Author Archives: Evan

Understanding Losses In Your Portfolio

Understanding Losses In Your Portfolio

I don’t think most individuals really understand what happens when their investments take a hit and lose value.  I was reading a great article about using protective puts and covered calls with index funds to provide for hedging and while the article was very interesting (and something I am going to look into and writeContinue Reading

Weekly Links – Easter Edition 2011

Every Sunday I take a moment to thank those bloggers who linked to me because they really liked my article or found it good enough to highlight it in a blog carnival: GreenPandaTreehouse and TheFinancialBlogger both liked my post on the Portability of Credit Shelter Amount LazyManandMoney liked my post about my First Experience withContinue Reading

The Very First Step When Eliminating Debt

The Very First Step When Eliminating Debt

This past weekend, I was involved in two separate conversations regarding debt repayment.  Interestingly both conversations concerned married couples that despite varied lengths of marriage had failed the first step when it came to destroying debt.   The very first step in getting rid of debt is actually knowing exactly how much you owe to creditors.Continue Reading

What is Portability in Estate Planning?

What is Portability in Estate Planning?

There were a lot of tax law changes (as well as a lot of things that were kept the exact same) when President Obama signed into law the Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation of Act of 2011, but there was one change that simply put, shocked me.  It was the brand new idea thatContinue Reading

The $300 Giveaway Weekly Thank You

The $300 Giveaway Weekly Thank You

Every Sunday I thank those bloggers who linked to a post of mine because they really liked it OR accepted my post to their carnival. However, first thing is first, Gene from StoopidSuccess is giving away $300 on May 15th and with 14 ways to enter everyone should head over and enter for free money!Continue Reading