Yearly Archives: 2011

Increasing my 401(k) Contributions to Avoid Leaving Money on the Table

I mentioned about a month ago I would open my books a bit more so I can look back at my archives and understand where I came from.  In both my goals and objectives for 2011 and my halfway update for those goals I mentioned that I contribute the amount to my 401(k) which garnersContinue Reading

When is an ETF not Actually an ETF?

Exchange Traded Funds have been popular for decades since they provide diversification with the ease of trading and dollar cost averaging.  They have gotten so popular that the actual topic of ETFs now include specific industries, super concentrated funds and even active investing.  However, when is an ETF not really an ETF? Exchange Traded ProductsContinue Reading

How your Address Affects your Car Insurance

If you drive a car and have ever moved home, you may have noticed that the change of address can have a (sometimes quite significant) impact on your ability to get cheap car insurance. Sometimes this is great as moving works in your favor, meaning you can get cheaper insurance more easily. Other times itContinue Reading

Happy 30th Birthday Evan

I can’t believe I turn 30 years old today. Growing up didn’t 30 seem old? It wasn’t like turning that cool 21, or even 25…it was 30! It was substantial almost like you aren’t “that kid” anymore. Not as shocking that I survived to 30 is the fact that I have been writing on myContinue Reading

Travel Medical Insurance and Other Travel Tips

Even though dreaming about and planning for your upcoming vacation can be half the fun, many travelers find themselves worrying about things that might go wrong during their trip, especially when traveling abroad. No matter how well you research and plan your travels, sometimes the unexpected happens and things come up. Keeping a few tipsContinue Reading

Don’t Assume Your Time is Worth a Monetary Amount

This past Saturday I found out that my local BJs had gas which was about 30 cents cheaper then most local competitors and since The Wife and I both had our gas lights (literally) on I figured I would fill us both up.  The Wife hates getting gas so I figured I would do itContinue Reading