Author Archives: Evan

My Thanksgiving Weekend

I mentioned last month that I wanted to personalize my blog a bit more and I think the best way to do so is to share a little bit about my life that has absolutely nothing to do with finances.  Blasphemy, right? In addition, I think it will be really cool to look through my…Continue Reading

I Don’t Understand the Safe Withdrawal Rate Discussion

It isn’t hard to find an article that discusses Safe Withdrawal rates, but I am not exactly sure why it is such a hot topic in retirement planning.  Investopedia provides a pretty succinct definition of the Safe Withdrawal Rate (which they refer to as the 4% rule), What Does Four Percent Rule Mean? A rule…Continue Reading

When is an ETF not Actually an ETF?

Exchange Traded Funds have been popular for decades since they provide diversification with the ease of trading and dollar cost averaging.  They have gotten so popular that the actual topic of ETFs now include specific industries, super concentrated funds and even active investing.  However, when is an ETF not really an ETF? Exchange Traded Products…Continue Reading

Happy 30th Birthday Evan

Happy 30th Birthday Evan

I can’t believe I turn 30 years old today. Growing up didn’t 30 seem old? It wasn’t like turning that cool 21, or even 25…it was 30! It was substantial almost like you aren’t “that kid” anymore. Not as shocking that I survived to 30 is the fact that I have been writing on my…Continue Reading