• 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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  • I Have An Advertiser Looking Advertise On Sites I Refer; Would You Like Me To Refer You?

    I have a direct referral advertiser that is looking to advertise on blogs I refer with one line text ads. This advertiser pays well and is looking to get their page rank up in google (similar to how the meme tag’s work) but with real $$$. He prefers to advertise on personal finance blogs (he’s […]

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  • The Checks Have Started Arriving!  There Are Better Things To Spend On Than Botox Or Gambling!

    The Checks Have Started Arriving! There Are Better Things To Spend On Than Botox Or Gambling!

    So I’ve been told people with Social Security numbers ending in 00-20 have already received their stimulus package. Those ending in 21-75 will be getting them May 9, and 76-99 will receive them on May 16. I fall in the group that should see them today! From the sounds of these folks in Minnesota, the […]

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  • What Do I Lose By Not Going To The “Certified” Annual Credit Report Site?

    There is still 4 days 3 hours 15 mins and 52 seconds left to get entered for some great free stuff at Hanks Holiday Handout #2 giving away $200+ of prizes! Have you ever noticed how many “get a free credit report” commercials are on tv anymore? How do you know which ones are legit […]

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  • Use Your “Gut” Instinct When Deciding Who And When To Tip

    Yes, I’m pretty tight with my money; I’ve done some downright cheap things in my past and I’ve turned out alright. But there is one thing I don’t scrimp on – tipping my food handlers. Let me clarify, tipping my DELIVERY food handlers. They know things and I know OF things they’ve done to poor […]

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  • Will A Tankless Water Heater Really Save Me Money?

    I saw an ad after the Super Bowl (which is about 2.1 million less to run I’d guess than the DURING game ad) about these tankless water heaters. I thought it sounded like a good idea because by the time the wife and kids hit the shower in the morning, there’s nothing left for ol’ […]

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