Author Archives: Evan

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) IContinue Reading

Why You Should Buy Life Insurance Regardless of Whether You Have a Spouse or Children

I believe that one should at least entertain the thought of a flexible life insurance policy regardless of whether you have a child, life partner or spouse.  I am aware that this contradicts main stream advice, but there are two main reasons, both of which were the basis of my decision to buy life insuranceContinue Reading

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 goingContinue Reading

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 theirContinue Reading

What Generation Has The Most Debt?

Who hasn’t wondered which generation has the most debt? The discussion actually led to a pretty heated battle in the Evan household.  While the people at Live Credit Smart provided us with actual answer of What Generation Has the Most Debt I believe it should be a deeper conversation: The Wife took the infographic atContinue Reading

Saving Money for the Future? Start Now

There are plenty of reasons why you might want to save money for the future. It could be that you’re saving for a new house or a car. You might want to save up for a fantastic vacation, to send your children to college, to plan for your retirement or simply save for a rainyContinue Reading