Author Archives: Evan

Screening Covered Call Options for my Traditional IRA

For the past couple years I have have mostly ignored my Traditional IRA.  I would put money into it every once in a while but it would mostly just purchase the only mutual fund that was in it The Fidelity Freedom 2050 (FFFHX).  I know that sunk costs shouldn’t matter but I promised myself if

My March 2012 Net Worth Update

At the beginning of each month I calculate to see if my net worth has gone up or down and share that with all my readers.  Quick knock on wood because I have not had a down month in the 14 or so months since I started tracking my net worth. However, because I am

Tracking My Monthly American Express Bill

Since December I have published my American Express Bill in a hope that it will force me to become more responsible with spending. When I was destroying debt I watched everything very carefully, but since we have no consumer debt (besides this revolving charge card which must be paid off in full every month) I

How Much Interest Do I Pay? An Update

In November of 2009 where I sat down and actually calculated how much of my monthly payments were going to interest; again, I repeated this exercise on June 23, 2011.  Well it has been another eight months or so, which means it is about time to figure out how much of my money is going

My Experience At a Storage Auction

When a buddy told me about his love affair with Storage Wars I let him know I wasn’t a fan of the show despite loving Pawn Stars and Shark Tank but the conversation still gave me an idea.  Why couldn’t this be another income stream? The idea seemed simple enough, someone who didn’t pay their