Author Archives: Evan

What Does 1% Look Like for Investing? Inflation? Debt?

People often think that 1% is not a lot when it comes to spending, investing, inflation, debt, income and home purchases, but it is through the wonder of compounding interest that 1% becomes a lot comparatively. What Does a 1% Increase in your Investment Return Look Like Each Year? One Percent may not seem likeContinue Reading

Where Did All the NFL Owners Obtain their Wealth?

There was a story a few weeks ago about the value of the Cowboys, and while impressive how much the Dallas Cowboys are/were estimated to be worth ($2,000,0000,000 yup that is 2 Billion Dollars) that is not what interested me more.  The article’s author, Mr. Ozanian, also provided the value for what Jerry Jones boughtContinue Reading

October 2012 Dividend Champion Watchlist Update

My Dividend Fund is literally my favorite piece of my financial empire 1650 peasant town.  As such, every few months I like to update the watch list for my Dividend Investment Portfolio (last update was in July of 2012) rather than a set it and forget it for a few years like I do withContinue Reading

The 401(K) Doesn’t Need to Be Overhauled

The New York Times recently ran a story titled “Should the 401(k) be Reformed or Replaced?” the author, Steven Greenhouse, seem to cover a litany of topics ranging from the 401(k) history to a new government mandated retirement account without actually discussing personal responsibility.  The 401(k) doesn’t need to be reformed, replaced or overhauled peopleContinue Reading

Covered Call Strategy in my Traditional IRA Update

Earlier this year I decided to finally man up and put some money into an idea I have had for a while.  The basic idea is to purchase short term covered calls on near the money stocks that are inexpensive in terms of whole dollars so I can buy multiple contracts (an option contract isContinue Reading

Why Do People Care About the New Health Care Surtax?

You literally can’t open a financial website or check out a financial magazine without hearing about the New Health Care Surtax and I don’t know why  It isn’t that a new tax of this magnitude isn’t important it is that just the majority of the people, call it 95%ish, will never encounter the new taxContinue Reading