• My Friend Just Got Offered 290k To Work In Iraq – Would You?

    Plonkee inspired me the other day in writing “would you move for a lower cost of living? to craft up an “other side of the coin” post to ponder – How much would it cost for YOU to move to a war torn area for a year in search of big bucks?

  • What Do I Do During a Bear Market? What Do I Invest In?

    Photo by: artct45If you’re between 20-40 years old, don’t do anything. Stay where you’re at, markets fluxuate. That is their nature and that should have been something you learned before you got it. If this is your first time hearing about it, don’t worry and more importantly, don’t run. Let the traders panic. That is […]

  • How Much Should I Save Per Paycheck To Reach My Retirement Goals?

    This question is another tricky one because it depends on who is asking it. If you’re 18 and asking this question, well, I’d say you’re starting off right by asking, and if you are putting away 10% – even if you’re only making $20,000 per year, you’re saving $2,000/year and in 50 years you’d be […]

  • What Would You Do If You Were Given $50,000 Today?

    So the nice folks over at MarketLeverage have agreed to sponsor the contest this round as they’ve been duly impressed with the postings that come out of the M.I.B!  I’m happy to say that I’m happy to hear it!  That being said, the contest is giving away 3 American Express gift cards for $150, $100, […]

  • How Much Money Do You Make?

    It’s looked down on in a lot of circles to inquire, and maybe even rude in others and here at the MiB, we’re looking to dig deep into the depths of the questions.  Are you happy with your income?  Is your spouse?  Do your kids know how much you make?  What’s the standard?  How does […]

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  • A quick move to improve my Google PageRank and Technorati score

    Ok, I’ll bite as I’ve been tagged 6 times now. Everyone says it is building their Google Page Rank (currently 3/10) and Technorati Authority (currently 60 and 124,139), and I don’t want to be the party pooper. 😉 I’ll check up on the PageRank and Authority later in the week to see if it is […]

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  • Hanks Weekly Hangouts #34 (June 14, 2008)

    The weather showed the coldest June in 100 years up here in the Pacific Northwest! But MIB had some good posts this week including: My Landscaping Project That Is Going To Stick Me For A Pretty Penny, But It Will Pay Off Later! / Net Worth Update June 6, 2008 [$113,261.38(-3.08%)] / “Summer Savings Series” […]

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  • How Do You Help Families Get in the Habit of Saving?

    This is a guest post by Sam Renick – Sam is dedicated to teaching financial literacy and other empowering life skills and habits in a strategic manner (ie. both entertaining and educational) to youths of all ages, with a focus on young children and their families.

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  • Hanks Weekly Hangouts #31 (May 25, 2008)

    Hanks Weekly Hangouts #31 (May 25, 2008)

    It was a long week with little sleep this week and Continental Airlines didn’t help me to get any more sleep! This article actually led very well into my post about good customer service, of which they didn’t really have, but upon reading more on the web, I found that MANY people didn’t get to […]

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