Category Archives: Personal Finance

Three Ways to Increase your Credit Score Without Using a Credit Card

Your credit score is very important whether you are going to be financing a car, leasing a car, buying  a home, applying for insurance or even applying for certain jobs.  In today’s society your credit score is a necessary evil.  Sort of like needing experience but not being able to be hired to get that

An Alternative Idea to Government Stimulus

An Alternative Idea to Government Stimulus

I have been thinking a lot how much easier all our lives would be if Congress acted like they are supposed to, and I mean abiding by their own rules and regulations not arguing whether spending like Keynes on Crack with a Black Amex is a good idea. The first idea I came up with was

Running Your Personal Finances like Congress is Supposed To

Running Your Personal Finances like Congress is Supposed To

I know you may not believe me but Congress is supposed budget itself.  I know all you hear about is how Congress isn’t/won’t/can’t keep within a budget.  However, they should be at least according to rules set in place by President Bush (#41) and re-ratified by every President since (Including W. and Obama).  Regardless of how

What do you Think of “Sure” Investment Articles?

Whenever I see an article titled like the The Wall Street Journal’s, Ten Money Moves that Will Always Pay Off, I always read it.  Always.  I have no idea why I am attracted to lists like this.  It may have to do with the search for that elusive financial unicorn? or the quest for knowledge?

Do You Need to Force Yourself to be Cash Poor to Stay on Track?

Like most things in life, I truly believe that the basics of personal finance is a combination of mental toughness and knowing yourself.  I know I need barriers between me and cash; this is the very reason I can’t carry cash on me.  Talk about a weird feeling when I have debit card $3.33 from McDonalds (don’t

Is Evan a Personal Finance D-Bag Part 2?

Is Evan a Personal Finance D-Bag Part 2?

Last time I asked the question of whether I was a personal finance D-Bag I went to The Met and paid the full “suggested” price to get in.  I couldn’t decide if I was a good humanitarian or a personal finance blogger d-bag.  I got some great responses, If you can afford to pay the