Author Archives: Evan

To Know Thyself is the Only Way to Overcome You!

To Know Thyself is the Only Way to Overcome You!

I believe that the only way to better one’s self is to be true to thyself.  No matter what the subject, if you are self aware you can compensate short comings or emphasize strengths.  If we are talking sports, if you are aware of your weaknesses you can work on it/them (or avoid that position/sport),

Avoid these 5 Financial Mistakes Regardless of intelligence

Avoid these 5 Financial Mistakes Regardless of intelligence

Linda  Formichelli from CNBC wrote an article, “Five Money Mistakes Even Smart People Make” which highlights 5 items that she thinks “even smart people” make mistakes.  I don’t really get the title (other than to get readers – it worked for me), I don’t think intelligence (a term hard to define) correlates with personal finance. Think about how

Carnival of Personal Finance #175

My article, “Stay Away from Seller Financing” was chosen to be featured in Carnival of Personal Finance #175 hosted by J. Money from Budgets are Sexy.  He threw me in the Finance section…but check out the whole carnival here. Here are some of my favs: Dan from Everyday Financing talks about his car buying HERE

Nursing Home Expenses May Be Deductible

Nursing Home Expenses May Be Deductible

I know we are far from the cultural event known as “tax season” but today, I came across a great tax deduction I had no idea about.  A Planner came to me today and asked, quite succinctly, Are Nursing Home Expenses Tax Deductible? I started with my normal logical reasoning, they are medical expenses but