• 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 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 […]

  • 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, […]

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    Is Clipping Coupons Worth It?

    Coupon use has increased dramatically over the last few years, with many families looking for ways to cut costs during the recession. It has also been popularized by television specials on extreme couponing and hundreds of blogs that post guides

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  • Beware Of This Fast Food Marketing Ploy

    Beware Of This Fast Food Marketing Ploy

    I’m a fan of fast food.  We grew up on hot dogs and top ramen. Our monthly “dine out” night would usually take us to McDonalds or Burger King. Well, fast food providers have really done well in the past

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  • How To Live Frugally Where YOU Call Home!

    The MoneyLifeNetwork, cooked up some good money saving frugal visiting tips this month on how to stretch YOUR dime this summer! But we are not satisfied.  We want more!  Send us your tips from where YOU live and be included! 

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    Oh how many times has this very question rolled off the tongues of people over the past 100 years? You get your first car, you move to a new city, you broke down in the middle of a trip, you buy a lemon, etc, etc, etc… The list goes on, but the question is still […]

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  • Has anyone been contacted by the Forbes.com Business and Financial Network?

    Has anyone been contacted by the Forbes.com Business and Financial Network?

    I got an email back in December asking me to join the Forbes.com Business and Financial Network and add 2 banners (like the one above) to the right sidebar and bottom footer image. I got an email from my contact form saying: > Hello Hank! I’m assisting [secret lady's name] at Forbes.com with an exciting […]

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  • How did I get that progress bar widget on my blog?

    How did I get that progress bar widget on my blog?

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    Blog Action Day post about driving big cars -

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  • What Type Of DISC Profile Does The Standard Investor Have?

    What Type Of DISC Profile Does The Standard Investor Have?

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  • How Do You Graciously Decline a Job Offer? (revised repost)

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  • An Inspirational Quote From A Movie I Watched And How It Relates To The Personal Finance Realm

    I’ve actually had this quote listed in my “to write” column for quite sometime but hadn’t yet thought how to structure the post but I think it is VERY relevant to the theme on this site…

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