Author Archives: Evan

Using Chaikin Portfolio Health Check to Analyze my Portfolio

As a personal finance blogger I get approached to review products all the time.  Most are terrible and don’t hold my attention long enough to even begin to think about writing a post.  Notwithstanding, some are pretty cool and I was excited when I was approached to check out the Chaikin Portfolio Health Check.  TheContinue Reading

July 2012 Net Worth Update

After denouncing the idea of tracking my networth for a year or two I started tracking my net worth since January 2011 and after my smallest gain in May 2012 and my first negative month in June 2012 I am back track! Since I am not comfortable sharing whole numbers I provide growth information.  IContinue Reading

What The Hell is Wrong With Some People? Emergency Funds vs. The Smart Phone

I choose not to discuss them often but the basics of personal finance are the same whether you are making $46,000 or $460,000.  I feel like most people are smart enough to understand if you are spending more than you are making that is is unlikely that you’ll get out of the situation you areContinue Reading

The Secret Business I am Dying to Open Up

I have been giving a lot of thought lately about a very specific type of business to open.  While I have had some businesses in my past (some I am not proud of, and some like this blog that I am very proud of), I have never run a brick and mortar business so theContinue Reading

Why is Yield Less Important than Yield on Cost When Dividend Investing

My favorite investment asset is my very small but growing dividend investment account.  When we finally move (circa 2014 at this point lol) I will be focusing a lot more energy and money on the account.  It is my hope that one day Future Evan and The Wife will be able to turn off dividendContinue Reading

We Decided to Go With a Real Estate Broker After All

When we first decided to put our house on the market The Wife and I talked about using a real estate broker or agent for selling our home, and opted against it since the price on the home is priced way under the market.  However, after losing our buyer The Wife and I were prettyContinue Reading