Category Archives: Personal Finance

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 howContinue Reading

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?Continue Reading

What are Payday Loans? Should you Use Them?

Payday Loans are blasted throughout the personal finance world, to be avoided at all costs, but what exactly is a payday loan? What is a Payday Loan? According to The Payday Place, a pay day advance is, a loan that can get you a sum of money (usually a few hundred dollars) to tide youContinue Reading

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’tContinue Reading

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 theContinue Reading

Does Income Change Who You Are as a Spender? or your Tastes?

When The Wife and I normally go away, we keep to the all inclusive resorts out of the country.  Why? Well I have been known to drink a few cocktails and we just like to not have to worry about any sort of bill at the end of our trip.  However, when we were planningContinue Reading