Category Archives: Personal Situation

Using Ellis Island Records to Find Relatives for Free

I don’t know much about my dad’s family history, so any insight always excites me.  My dad has a limited knowledge but it isn’t his fault.  My Papou (Grandfather in Greek) was the youngest of eight and was 60 when my dad was born!  So if you do the math it is possible that all ofContinue Reading

Evan By Numbers May 2010

One of the main reasons that I started this blog was to hold myself accountable, since I truly believe that Accountability Leads to Success when dealing with personal finance and me.. it is even in my FIRST post from August 2008 it is right there in the first sentence of published work on this blog! I updatedContinue Reading

The Wife and I are Expecting a Baby!

It has been a long journey thus far, but The Wife and I are expecting a baby.  Missed the Journey?  Well, it went from: Happiness To Sadness To More Sadness Then Yesterday, when the doctor pointed to the screen and said this is your little yolk sack (kind of gross they call it that but whatever). Continue Reading

Evan By The Numbers March 2010

One of the main reasons that I started this blog was to hold myself accountable, since I truly believe that Accountability Leads to Success when dealing with personal finance and me..  Oh so you want to question my belief? Check out my FIRST post from August 2008 it is right there in the first sentence ofContinue Reading

Goals and Objectives for 2010! Need Help Solidifying

The main reason I started this blog was to create a diary of My Journey and it didn’t take long for me to realize that accountability leads to success.  As such, every year I create a sort of Goals and Objectives, my latest one being my Goals and Objectives for 2009.   I then highlighted throughout the year how IContinue Reading

Four Words in Personal Finance that Piss me Off…and The Wife Says them All the Time

I can’t explain it, but for some reason whenever The Wife says the words, “We Can’t Afford It” my blood boils. I mean makes me argue something fierce. Hell, even writing about it makes me use weird terms like “something fierce.”  The anger can actually compound if those words are, Said to someone else; and/orContinue Reading