• 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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  • How Do You Graciously Decline a Job Offer?

    How Do You Graciously Decline a Job Offer?

    So the past 4 weeks I’ve been waiting for a job offer to come through. It is in a different department, but in the same company. I’ve interviewed a 3rd time and talked with the hiring manager on several occasions stating that everything SHOULD be in proper order. The salary will fit, the position title […]

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  • Are The Tax Rebate Stimulus Checks Just a Crafty Way To Catch Cunning Criminals?

    Alliterations aside, it makes for an interesting argument. To have been (and still be able until Oct 15, 2008) eligible to receive a tax stimulus package from the US Government, you need to file a 1040A form; once you file the form, you’re in the system – is it putting out a short bait to […]

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  • Weekly roundup #5 (November 25, 2007)

    Well lets take a trip down memory lane for this week – what caught my eye in the past 7 days? 1.  Timothy Sykes talks his “4 core stocks” strategy – it makes sense, maybe when I get around to diving in the individual stocks, I’ll hop back to this site – good info. 2.  FILAM  […]

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  • Hanks Weekly Hangouts #39 (July 21, 2008)

    Good weather made for some good posts this week including Good Socks – The Things I Don’t Mind Overspending And Overloading On, The Last Taboo: A Journey from Silence to Truth, Courtesy of Deb Wunder, and be sure to enter (for $300 of cold hard cash) Hank’s Holiday Handout #3! M.I.B Is Giving Away $300 […]

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  • I Got In A Car Accident This Week And Saved Some Big Money; How’s That?

    Well, it’s true. A guy ran into the backside of my car with my and my family inside. Everyone was ok for the most part. The youngest was drinking from a straw in a water bottle and it cut her lip a little bit, but nothing serious. A travesty to her milk, but that’s about […]

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