• 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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?

  • 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 got 3 raises on my job last year – How did I do it?

    Photo by: Daquella maneraTwo words: Don’t settle.It’s your life and your compensation. Put yourself in the situation where you ARE #1 to your boss. Get things done on time, proactively take on projects, support and praise your peers on projects well done, start a new method of doing a certain task, SET the bar at […]

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  • Bah With Flooding the Blogosphere With Too Much of the Same (Hanks Weekly Hangouts #53 – October 11, 2008)

    These past few weeks have been tough on the financial markets around the world, and coincidentally I’ve noticed a lot of the posts in the Personal Finance realm have been catered to.  Yes, it’s a hot topic for sure, but I get fed up with mainstream chat all the time.  I can read most of […]

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  • Hanks Weekly Hangouts #51 (September 28, 2008)

    How time flies – we’re coming up on the 52nd addition (1 years worth) of Hanks Weekly Hangouts.  It’s been a good year with a lot of learning, networking, and adventuring.  Next week keep an eye out for the stats and analysis from the site marking the 1 year anniversary!!!

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