Author Archives: Evan

Updating, Upgrading and Increasing my Life Insurance

I knew that after I bought the new house it was time to take a step back and really reevaluate the basics of my personal finance situation.  One of the first things I did was to make sure any newly acquired consumer debt was at zero percent interest.  I, then, calculated my new monthly nutContinue Reading

Recalculating My Monthly Nut

It has been about a year since I calculated my monthly nut so it is about time I lay it on the line for both readers and myself.  I would hate to lie to myself about my family’s spending. What is a Monthly Nut? A monthly nut is your fixed costs, month to month, absent jobContinue Reading

Back from Vacation

I just got back from vacation with The Wife, The boy and another couple we are really good friends with (who have “1 and a half  boys” – one is 6 months older than my son and the other is just about 6 months old).  We went to an all inclusive resort in Aruba calledContinue Reading

Why Buy a New Construction Home

When there are so many properties now on the market, why buy a new home? Maybe you are longing for attractive period features such as original crown moulding and cornicing, or traditional sash windows. But all these beautiful features can be found in, or added to, new homes, without all the problems of ones thatContinue Reading

February 2013 Net Worth Update

After my terrible January I was excited for February for both personal and monetary reasons.  Overall February was a much better month in the mental health department.  The Wife and I are adapting to our new home pretty nicely.  Actually it has been a lot smoother than I expected with just a few hiccups (likeContinue Reading

Funding growth by heading overseas

As the economy continues to struggle, many businesses are looking overseas as a means of driving growth. This notion is important, one of pushing into new markets and territories to expand your customer base and potentially grow your business. However, for some small businesses it is easier said than done. In order to push yourContinue Reading