Author Archives: Evan

My First Carnival!

Check out the Carnival of Personal Finance #167 – “Highlights from the Beijing 2008 Olympics” hosted by Broke Grad Student!  My first carnival post how exciting!

Top 5 Finance Sites

I spend an healthy amount of time on the Internet, so I figured I would share my favorite 5 free finance related sites.  The reason I limited the list to free is not due to alliteration, but rather I am part of the generation that assumes everything on the Internet should be free, including great information.  I decidedContinue Reading

Come on! Olympic Walking?

When did walking become an Olympic sport?  I understand it is power walking, but come on! Why do they have to look like their waddling?  Just some thoughts. Yeah that is what is on CNBC at 12:45am.

Reasonable Car Purchase – Why?

I was in the middle or writing a post about a theory I came up with about selling my car to take advantage of the crazy deals Detroit is putting out there (See GM and Ford and Jeep), but as I wrote the post I realized how truly happy I am with my car andContinue Reading

Introduction to Financial Aid

A co-worker needed information as to financial aid planning, so I started researching away. It should be noted that beyond my parent’s attempt (it should be noted that they completely failed at navigating this world), and my independent status during law school, I have very little experience in the way of college planning. If thereContinue Reading

My Paycheck

Like a lot of people out there, today (Friday) was pay day, who-ooo (Simpson’s reference – anyone? anyone?). But as I looked at my bank balance, I started to think…Why is my take home so low!? Like 85% of my generation, I utilize my employer’s direct deposit option, so I rarely even look at myContinue Reading