Author Archives: Evan

Take Personal Responsibility for Your Retirement it is Your Problem

I am not sure where I fall on the issue of egregious CEO compensation, but there is never a shortage of people attacking CEOs for making too much money.  Like a lot of things in life, the issue itself doesn’t excite me as much as trying to understand the extremes on both sides.  So IContinue Reading

Do You Compartmentalize Spending Decisions Also?

This past weekend I went into “the city” (i.e. NYC) for a friend’s birthday and the place he chose was this trendy bar which was set up as a speak easy.  All drinks were served in tea cups with saucers, the beers were served in brown paper bags or mugs if it were a draft. Continue Reading

The Best of Money Carnival 103rd Edition

The Best of Money carnival is different than every other personal finance carnival in that it limits the amount of those bloggers that can be featured.  Thus in ensures that each article is going to be fantastic!  This past week I received and read way over 60 entries.   Considering some of the bloggers that participateContinue Reading

What Do You Have to Do Mathematically to Get to Your Goal

At least 3 times a month this great blogger named Crystal discusses her goal to become free of a traditional job and it got me to thinking about what she actually has to do to achieve her goal.  It doesn’t work for everyone but breaking down larger goals into smaller, obtainable short-term goals provides meContinue Reading

Using DealTracker to Save Money

Recently I wrote a post about using online promotional codes, and I found another useful site called, DealTaker.   In the original post I shared that I always go online to find a promotional code before buying anything online. It’s just common sense. If you can save money on shipping, or get a percentage off why wouldn’t you?Continue Reading

Would You Buy a United States Government Annuity?

As the baby boomers get older and older it is almost impossible to pick up a financial publication that doesn’t discuss turning one’s nest egg into a stream of income.  It has been a while since I explained both an immediate annuity and deferred annuities, but basically they are financial products that turn a sumContinue Reading