Author Archives: Evan

Differences Between Nontraded REITs and Exchange Traded REITs

Outside of investing a small percentage of my bi-weekly 401(k) contributions into a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Fund, I have very little personal experience investing in these interesting vehicles, however, when I saw a FINRA Investor Alert I was curious what it had to say.  The FINRA Investor Alert was titled, “Public Non-Traded REITs

Why the Hell are There New Active Public Pension Plan Participants?

I was talking to a buddy the other day and somehow the discussion of public employees came up, and we asked ourselves the same exact question at almost the same exact time: Why in the hell are new public employees still able to join State backed defined benefit pension plans? First and foremost, I am

January 2012 Net Worth Update

I can’t believe it has been about a year since I started tracking my net worth.  I resisted the idea of doing so since the beginning of this blog because of two reasons.  One, I didn’t believe it would help me with my long term goal of increasing my net worth, and two, I felt

Goals and Objectives for 2012

A couple of days ago I “graded” myself as to how I did for my 2011 Goals and Objectives and with only  a couple days left in 2011 it is about time to lay it on the line for what I expect for myself in 2012.  One of the main reasons I started this blog

Our Credit Card Spending November to December

I read an inspiring post on Financial Samurai titled, “Credit Card Enlightenment: Track Your Expenses Wisely” that made me want to get a handle on monthly expenditures, but as explained before I feel like I started in the wrong month, but oh well!  Unlike my net worth updates, I am going to provide exact dollars