Author Archives: Evan

My Favorite Saying and a Cool New Personal Finance Blogging Group

This has very little to do with personal finance, but since its my blog I’ll share it anyway!  I am completely stealing this from my boss, but one of my favorite sayings is, I want to Build a Mutually Beneficial Relationship I use it all the time.  I used it today when I met myContinue Reading

Picking Dividend Aristocrat Stocks

I recently explained that I want to set up a dividend paying portfolio.  In that post I went over how I planned on starting to create this perpetual passive income account.  So this is basically my thought process on how to narrow down 4 or 5 stocks to create the dividend portfolio, which I amContinue Reading

My Introduction to Dividend Investing and Multiple Streams of Income

Throughout the life of this blog I have talked about my desire to create multiple streams of income.  While I have been trying to do more side legal work in addition to my day job and I have my prosper account up and running, I have yet to create a dividend based portfolio which isContinue Reading

Why Does Everyone Hate on Financial Planners? Defending Financial Advisors

Almost every personal finance blog out there (even the best of the best on my blogroll) hates on financial planners, financial advisors, investment advisors, etc., but I don’t understand all the expressed hatred.  A financial advisor could be very useful for those that need help, despite all the negative information out there. Before even starting, I willContinue Reading

What is the Middle Class Task Force and Who is on it?

I never knew until today that the Obama Administration, in his/their infinite wisdom, created The Middle Class Task Force.  According to the White House the Middle Class Task Force’s main initiative is to, [raise]the living standards of middle-class, working families in America. With specific goals of, Expanding education and lifelong training opportunities Improving work andContinue Reading

How Financial Planners SHOULD Act

Due to my position at work, I get a ton of trade magazines on a daily basis.  It just so happens that “trade” in this case means law, money, financial planning magazines so that is pretty okay with me!  In my daily flipping to find out if anything life breaking has occurred I came across aContinue Reading