Author Archives: Evan

Maybe There is Yield Out There! Bank Bonuses offered by Kasasa

When I first started to actually looking at my personal finances, even prior to the creation of this blog I was heavy into yield chasing and bank bonuses.  I thought I was doing myself a favor by squeezing out that extra half a percentage point, little did I know that the CC debt I wasContinue Reading

How Benefits Affect a DMP

If you receive benefits, you might be wondering whether you can use a debt management plan to bring your debts under control. The answer is yes. DMPs are very flexible, and setting up a DMP can be a really good way to turn your finances around. The good news is that any income can beContinue Reading

Seeing Personal Finance Bloggers Just Treading Water Bums Me Out

I have been blogging for about 4 and half years and during that time I have interacted and followed a ton of blogs.  I don’t read personal finance blogs because of the information they are sharing, but rather, the stories they are telling.  For some reason, I am able to empathize with their situation regardlessContinue Reading

Updating My Dividend Champion Watch List for February 2013

I would venture to guess that most people that follow their finances and investments closely have a favorite account or investment account.  Mine would have to be my dividend investment account made up of companies that have raised their dividends every year for the past twenty-five years.  As such, every few months I update theContinue Reading

Do You Consider Little Increases When Making Monthly Subscription Decisions?

I am in a constant fight with cable companies, cell phone companies, and most other monthly fees I am forced to pay.  Granted they may not know we are fighting, but trust me, we are.  Other than the internet I don’t feel like I ever get enough utility or satisfaction from most monthly services soContinue Reading

January 2013 Net Worth Update – Thank F’n God its Over!

I am very excited to have made it out of January 2013 alive and without a drinking problem as it was filled with some great highs mixed in with some terrible, awful lows.   First, The Wife and I moved out of the home we started our family (and somewhere along the line became adultsContinue Reading