Author Archives: Evan

Don’t Accidently Forgo Your Charitable Intent at Death

Don’t Accidently Forgo Your Charitable Intent at Death

Even those with strong charitable intents (religious or otherwise), actually fail to provide for the charities of their choice at death.  In essence their charitable intent is often ignored, and it is usually by mistake! I was reading a Last Will and Testament of a high net worth client the other day, and came across…Continue Reading

What is Intestacy? Don’t Let the State Determine Where your Assets Go!

What is Intestacy? Don’t Let the State Determine Where your Assets Go!

Regardless of whether you know it or not you have a Will – the Will is called Intestate Distribution and is determined by the State Legislature. When one dies without a Will it is often said he or she died intestate, and their Will enters Intestacy.  I am sure different parts of the country refer…Continue Reading

How Much Interest do I pay to Financing Companies and Banks? TOO MUCH!

How Much Interest do I pay to Financing Companies and Banks? TOO MUCH!

This post was inspired by a post written by Patrick at Cash Money Life titled, “Do you Know How Much Interest You are Paying Each Month” and Matt Jabs at Debt Free Adventure titled, “How Much Interest am I Paying? Hint, its Less.” Interestingly Patrick uses just examples, and Matt uses his real numbers. When…Continue Reading

Sometimes in Life You have to Ignore the Costs

Sometimes in Life You have to Ignore the Costs

This post is inspired by my Dog’s 5th Birthday – I love my dog, and I don’t care if she is the right or wrong personal finance decision.  Sometimes, you have to ignore the right thing, mathematically, and live your life.  So please meet my dog, Tinkerbell: No, she is not manly nor does she…Continue Reading

My Experience with Quicken Online

My Experience with Quicken Online

I have never really gotten into budget software packages; I think it is stems from my original feelings that I didn’t want nor need a Budget.  After starting this blog and getting my finances in order, my feelings about the subject changed and The Wife and I created a Plan. Despite the change in feelings,I…Continue Reading