Author Archives: Evan

Waving the White Flag on Actively Trading my Traditional IRA

About a year ago I decided to put some money towards an investment idea I had been thinking about for years.  I was going to buy stocks for the sole purpose of selling covered calls on them.  My thought process was simple enough: Buy equities that were near option call levels Sell a covered callContinue Reading

Can’t Believe How Much My Financial Life Has Changed

I had the sudden urge to go through my ever growing mail pile on my kitchen table (that urge may or may not have been nurtured by The Wife).  In that pile were 3 credit cards I had to activate due to the old ones being expired.  Currently, The Wife and I only use 2Continue Reading

First Thing You Need to Understand When You Want to Open ANY Business…

I was talking to a colleague the other day who happened to open up a restaurant when he reminded me of the most important thing to understand and know before you start ANY business.  It wasn’t the point of the conversation, but it came out pretty quickly.  I know it will sound trivial and rudimentary,Continue Reading

Updating and Tweaking the Parameters of my Dividend Watchlist June 2013

My dividend investment account has gone through one main change since starting it a few years ago.  That change was because of my move from share builder to fidelity, so I needed to buy stocks in bulk rather than put a small amount into fractional shares .  Today, I just make a minor change whichContinue Reading

Are People’s Priorities Distorted? Do I Judge too Quickly?

This past weekend I was visiting the in-laws when their DVR suddenly stopped working.  While I was naturally the guy to blame since I played with the system to try and get it back up, it was actually probably my son who “may” have spilled OJ on the grates that allow liquid to drop rightContinue Reading

Should Tax Money Be Used to Stop Consensual Sex?

I can’t figure out why adult consensual prostitution is illegal.  If two consenting adults want to boil down their brief relationship encounter to an exchange of dollars for “services” why should I care?  Is it breaking down the moral fibers of society? If so, shouldn’t society be broken considering it is known as the world’s oldestContinue Reading