Category Archives: Personal Finance

Looking to Egypt’s Poor To Inspire Sustainable Community Living

  I recently moved to Cairo in Egypt to accompany my partner as she pursues her studies at the American University here. Cairo is an amazing place filled with all the joy and sadness, love and hate, good and bad, rich and poor that could ever be stuffed into one place. There are also peopleContinue Reading

What is Wrong With Chasing Bank Rates

It took me forever to join ING Direct. Sure the interest rates were great at the time (definitely not now) but I simply had a customer loyalty towards  my local bank. The employees knew me on a first name basis. Some of the employees even went to high school with me. If any issues everContinue Reading

Are Prepaid Debit Cards Worth it? Pros and Cons of Using Prepaid Debit Cards

Prepaid debit cards offer the ease of a credit card without the drawbacks of a credit card.  Also, they are a simple and effective way to budget finances during this recession.  However, it is important to know the pros and cons of using a prepaid debit card before using one. Pros of Using a PrepaidContinue Reading

Three Common Qualities of High Net Worth Individual’s Balance Sheets

I recently wrote that it doesn’t matter whether you make $46,000 a year or $460,000 the basics of personal finance are always the same, and one of my readers/fellow blogger, Investor Junkie, made a comment, @Evan: It would be great if you could write a few blog posts on your observations you’ve had working withContinue Reading

Is there Anything More Important than Money when it comes to a Job?

There are a ton of people who either love their job, and alternatively, there are a ton of people who hate their job but the money is just too much to pass up.  But is there anything more important than the money? Are there characteristics about a job that make it amazing? What does Evan Do?Continue Reading

The Basics of Personal Finance are Not Hard It Doesn’t Matter if you Make $46,000 or $460,000

Every single day at work, I discuss multimillion dollar estates.  Every day I get to work with balance sheets with numbers I can only dream about…hell with numbers anyone can dream about.  Just today, I saw a balance sheet with approximately $21,000,000, and it was only $21,000,000 because he didn’t want it written down that he owns another $9,000,000Continue Reading