Author Archives: Evan

Make Sure Your IRA Beneficiary Is Correct

A few years ago the United States Supreme Court ruled in Kennedy v. Plan Administrator for DuPont Savings and Investment that 401(k) proceeds would go to the decedent’s ex-wife (divorce occurred in the 70’s) instead of the new wife (marriage was in tact for more than a decade) because that is what the account beneficiary

Management Lessons Taught by an E-Mail Forward

Management Lessons Taught by an E-Mail Forward

I am not a huge fan of e-mail forwards as they are often not funny, but this one actually had me laughing out loud so I figured I would share it! 6 Minute Management Course Lesson 1: A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the

Business Succession Planning Should be a Priority for Business Owners and Professionals

Business Succession Planning Should be a Priority for Business Owners and Professionals

There is one aspect of running a business that most business owners often overlook; succession planning.  I am often reminded of the vary scary scary fact that, Approximately 90 percent of U.S. businesses are family firms, ranging in size from small “mom-n-pop” businesses to the likes of Walmart, Ford, Mars and Marriott. Family businesses are

How Have I Increased My Net Worth 50% This Year

Someone commented on my most recent Net Worth that really got me thinking about how I have continued to increase my net worth this year.  First a disclaimers: I am no where near a high net worth individual.  Despite being the same percentage (50%) it should be pretty obvious that getting from $1,000 to $1,500

What To Do if Your Flight is Cancelled

If you follow me on twitter, @MJTM, you would have noticed that I was away last week, and due to mechanical issues I was reminded of my ritual when a flight is canceled including the use of “Rule 240.” I traveled to the mid-west and on the way back I had a connecting flight through

Stock Investing Will Have its Up and Downs

Stock Investing Will Have its Up and Downs

I started writing a post about dividend investing research and then realized that how could I with good conscious write about anything other than my feelings about the market.  While I love preforming my own analysis I don’t pretend to be an “investment guy” and  that is probably the reason that despite my obsession with my