Author Archives: Evan

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 areContinue Reading

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 $1,500Continue Reading

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 throughContinue Reading

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 myContinue Reading

Festival of Frugality 291th Edition

I am happy to be hosting this week’s Festival of Frugality, a Blog Carnival.  A blog carnival is a round up of blog posts across the many different sites with a common theme.  The Festival of Frugality tries, to spotlight the excellent ideas that are floating around out there to help squeeze a few extraContinue Reading

August 2011 Net Worth Update Look Where I Came From Edition

In January of 2011 I started tracking my net worth, but I wasn’t comfortable putting the number out there, so I came up with a system where I calculated my net worth and made that number a zero.  This way I can share my gains and loses.  Thankfully since January I have only  had gainsContinue Reading