Author Archives: Evan

Searching for Undervalued Dividend Champions – October 2014

Every month for the past few years I take the Dividend Champion list (which is defined below) and on a purely metric basis look for undervalued stocks.I use the dividend champion list for two reasons.  One, the dividend champion list includes companies that have paid an increasing dividend for the past 25+ years, and this…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading