Category Archives: Personal Situation

Thinking About Getting Solar Power with Vivint

Being from Long Island I have one of the most expensive electricity costs in the entire country.  My average is right in line with the linked article from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.  After fees I pay .21 cents per kilowatt hour (Kwh).  For comparison purposes my rate is about double the national average.  As… Continue Reading

Creating a New Cash Flow Chart for my Family

It took The Wife and I about a year of marriage before we created a cash flow strategy that worked for us and the last time the strategy was even looked into was 2011!  While we could continue down the same path, The Wife and I decided it was time to switch it up a bit due… Continue Reading

September 2014 Net Worth Update

For the first time in two and a half years I failed to update my net worth (either on my spreadsheet or on this blog).  The fantastic summer I have had this year has really derailed me in both in terms of keeping up with my blog and my personal finance goals.  Now that it… Continue Reading

Regaining Focus After a Crazy Summer

To say I have had a great, but busy, summer is an understatement.  Starting way back in May it has been crazy around my house.  The Wife, the boy and I went to Disney inviting our mothers with us.   Then in June we had a trip to The Wife’s family in PA as well… Continue Reading

I Just Converted from Oil to Natural Gas

A few months back I calculated how much money I would save from switching from oil to natural gas to heat my home.  I came up with the following calculations: First thing I did was contact my oil company to get an idea of how much oil I used in a year.  That number was… Continue Reading

July 2014 Net Worth Update

Wow the market will just not quit, huh?  This has to end and it is going to be an ugly place around the Evan household when it does!  Not because I will have to sell anything, but I am absolutely affected by loss aversion.  Loss Aversion is the idea that a $100 lost hurts more than… Continue Reading