Author Archives: Evan

Buying Life Insurance on a Child Part Two

I received an interesting e-mail in response ot my post about buying life insurance on a child.  In that post, my basic contention was that if someone isn’t able to work because of a loss of child, why wouldn’t they insure the child’s life so that one can grieve without the worry of working?  The e-mailerContinue Reading

Buying Life Insurance on a Child’s Life

Warning this post might be considered too morbid for some people. I had an interesting conversation the other week with one of the financial planners in my office that got me thinking.  There was a client who was in the midst of buying life insurance on a young child (about 5 years old), I hadContinue Reading

Obama Wants your Tax Opinion! Are you Freaking Serious?

This is not a Personal Finance or Estate Planning post, but rather is part of “Are you Freaking Serious Fridays” where I take the last day of the week just simply to bitch and complain about whatever topic I feel is necessary to complain about. From the White House Website: President Obama has asked theContinue Reading

Forget the Federal Estate Tax, You May Need to Worry About State Estate Taxes!

Almost every single day, I have to explain the Federal Estate Tax. The people I have to explain the federal estate tax to are not tax professionals, they are either financial advisors, other attorneys, or successful business owners. So, needless to say, I better explain estate taxes from 30,000 feet above. The details do notContinue Reading

The Horror of Just Paying Monthly Minimum Payment to Credit Cards

I think a lot of the people’s consumer debt stems from charging a large ticket item into “manageable” monthly minimum payments.  However, the problem that often arises is that a person only pays back the minimum. If we take a credit card bill of $5,000 with an interest rate of 15% and the minimum payments atContinue Reading

Children Singing Obama Song! What the Hell is This?

This is not a Personal Finance or Estate Planning post, but rather is part of “Are you Freaking Serious Fridays” where I take the last day of the week just simply to bitch and complain about whatever topic I feel is necessary to complain about. This week’s bitchfest is about a viral video that isContinue Reading