• 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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  • Q3-2008 Magic Quadrant of Personal Finance Blogs

    Q3-2008 Magic Quadrant of Personal Finance Blogs

    The Q1-2008 MQ and Q2-2008 MQ saw some good traffic and excitement and the idea has had a lot of publicity and interest generated with a healthy dose of new entries from folks wanting to get in. I figured out a more in depth way to go about evaluating each blog in the realm with […]

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  • Can I Fund My Spouses IRA If They Don’t Work?

    Dear Hank – My wife is a stay at home mom. With a traditional IRA she is eligible for the “spousal IRA.” Can she open a Roth IRA as her spousal IRA, meaning I can invest $8,000 of my income, with half of that in her name? – Peter from Mississippi Hey Peter – Good […]

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  • How Preferred Stocks can benefit a Portfolio

    A major challenge for most investors is finding areas that can provide them with stability and income. The volatility in the stock market (over the last few years) has forced a number of individuals to rethink their retirement strategy. In this case, they want to find areas that can protect them against a host of […]

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  • Do I need a Last Will and Testament?

    Do I need a Last Will and Testament?

    I have been rolling this one over for a bit now and wondering where it fits in my investment path. I just got back from a trip to Australia and probably 3-4 months ahead of it I asked myself the worst case scenario. What happens to my kids? What happens to my house, cars, cat, […]

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