Author Archives: Evan

Free Community College Won’t Solve Any Problems and May Lead to Unintended Consequences

Recently, President Obama proclaimed that he wants to provide free community college for those that want to work for it: Free Education! A fantastic goal, however, I believe there are two unintended consequences that will be discussed years after this program is enacted (if it is ever enacted at all).  Of course, politicians either often

February 2015 Net Worth Update

With another month in the books it is time to calculate the increase or decrease in my net worth month over month and year to date (which in this case is the exact same thing).  January was a big spend month and my bonus was already integrated into last month’s update, so I was really

What Does it Mean to Buy Your Stocks Like Groceries?

I am in the middle of re-reading Benjamin Graham’s classic book, The Intelligent Investor, and I came across a quick blurb that I can’t stop thinking about (well maybe that is an exaggeration, but I l do really love the quote).  For the uninitiated, Benjamin Graham is basically the father of value investing.  He is

Wall Street Journal Reviews the Balance Sheet of the Wealthy and Upper Middle Class

A few years back I wrote a post highlighting the common traits I often saw on high net worth balance sheets on a weekly basis at my job.  It wasn’t scientific at all, but rather, anecdotal similarities I saw working as back office support in a financial and estate planning office.  Notwithstanding my 200 word

January 2015 Dividend Watch List

For the past few years I have been using a very specific screening process with only a few changes. Once or twice a month I refer to my “watch list” and determine stocks I should purchase in $500 or $1,000 lots.  My goal is to find undervalued companies that have been increasing dividends for the