The Guaranteed Renewability on your Term Life Insurance Policy is Likely Not a Viable Option

The guaranteed renewability option on your term life insurance is likely to have no real value if you are like many adults who survive their initial term and still need insurance. My in-laws are about 60 years old and there is still a real need for life insurance on my father in law’s life.  He…Continue Reading

Is Cash Fungible? Do You Create Separate Bank Accounts for Goals?

Building on the basics of personal finance that I started talking about last week, one of the biggest changes that The Wife and I made years ago was agreeing that cash isn’t fungible.  It took some convincing on her part to prove to me that creating different cash and investment buckets for specific purposes and goals would…Continue Reading

What Should Someone Do After Paying Off All Consumer Debt? There is No Right Answer

I received an email yesterday from a reader named Jared that reminded me among my recent posts about investing and Buffett I may have been ignoring some basic tenets of personal finance.  Jared wrote me and asked, Evan,  First off, THANK YOU. Your blog has been wonderful to read and has been very useful to…Continue Reading

Warren Buffett’s View on Dividend Policies and Paying a Dividend

I am not shy about discussing my dividend investment portfolio, however, that has not limited my recent fascination with all things Buffett (who as discussed below feels differently on the subject for Berkshire Hathaway).  As soon as I finished The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life I immediately downloaded all of his shareholder letters.  If…Continue Reading

June 2014 Dividend Research

Every month for the past two years I share my process to screen for undervalued dividend paying stocks that have increased their annual dividend payment for 20 or more years.  Considering the market has been hitting new intra-day highs almost on a weekly basis I was afraid that I was going to find nothing undervalued,…Continue Reading

June 2014 Net Worth Update

With another month in the books I come back to the site to track how I have done.  While it is a positive number I think it is largely because of market gain versus responsible personal finances.  The past two months or so were harder than average on the old credit card.  I have been…Continue Reading