Author Archives: Evan

October 2014 Net Worth Update

With the S&P down for the month, I didn’t think this was going to be a particularly good month for my net worth calculations, and I was correct.  As I mentioned last month,for the first time in years, I have some debt I have to get rid of.  I think I only mention it to

Why Does it Seem Like No One is Worried about Growing Public Pension Gaps?

CNBC had an article the other day highlighting the disturbing public pension gap that is growing at an alarming rate.  While I didn’t read the study by Moody’s behind the article the statistics highlighted by CNBC are, to say the least, frightening: In less than a decade, that shortfall has tripled to at least $2 trillion—more than

Received My New York State Family Tax Relief Credit Check

Nothing makes my heart drop like a piece of mail from either the IRS or New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.  While my income is not large by most people’s standards I do own a couple of businesses so any type of notice from a taxing authority makes my head hurt even before

An Investment Club Update

Back in February of 2013 I started an investment club with 8 other buddies.  The idea was simple we would each put in $500 to start it up (creating an entity was the main expense) and then a monthly contribution of $100 thereafter.  I was worried about the longevity of the club at first, but

The Wife and I Welcome our Second Child

The Wife and I Welcome our Second Child

If you follow me on twitter you may have seen that a few days ago The Wife gave birth to our second child and first daughter.  It always brings a smile to my face to read my post sharing the details of when the night/day my son was born, so I thought I should memorialize my

The Failure to Save: How to Overcome a Global Financial Issue

According to a 2013 report conducted by global banking giant HSBC, the world is in the grip of a deepening pension crisis. The survey, which canvassed the testimony of more than 15,000 consumers throughout 15 global markets, revealed that a high number of citizens currently have inadequate savings to successfully fund their retirement. The U.S.