Yearly Archives: 2012

Don’t Subsidize My Life–Optimize Your Expenses

I was having a conversation with a colleague the other day and somehow we got to the topic of certain expenses in our life.  When I found out he pays about 50% more than I do for our cable, phone and internet package I was shocked.  More than shocked I came up with a probably

First Time Buyer Checklist

Evan’s Note: With my home search heating up I figured this post by Katie was very timely. With the cost of homes and interest rates both at an all-time low, many people are tempted to become first-time homeowners. Before you even start looking for your first home, you must first have a clear picture of

May 2012 Net Worth Update

While I still made positive movement this month, it was probably one of the lowest upticks I ever had since I started tracking my net worth and providing updates about 14 months ago. Calculating my Net Worth The assets I include are: My Cash Savings Accounts – This has been my main focus for well

An Update on the Selling of our Home and Buying a New House

I recently mentioned that our house was on the market, so I figured I would put an update as to what was going on. Our Home Sale Not surprisingly, the non-profit in charge of selling the home did absolutely nothing for us.  Anyone work for a non-profit out there? Why do they move slower than

Is Going Green Important? How to Prove Your Business is Green

When it comes to good public relations, it seems that “Going Green” is the new tactic that everyone voices as important.  People seem to think that corporate social responsibility is vital for businesses looking to enhance their standing with customers and the local community, but I am always suspect at best. First, how do you