May Net Worth Update Fan of American Express Edition

Between a combination of my side business income and market forces this was a pretty good month for my household.  On January 18, 2011 I decided to start a new way to track my net worth.  I created a private spreadsheet and zeroed out my net worth. By starting at Zero, I can share my

Giveaway Edition of Evan’s Thank You

Before thanking those that linked to me this week, I wanted to highlight some fantastic giveaways! A contest offered by CheckNGo at The Centsible Life! To win the iPad 2! Enter to win here: http://bit.ly/TCLiPad WealthInformatics is giving away an Amazon Kindle to celebrate the 1 year anniversary! Win a $100 gift card to amazon for checking a

Why Americans Defend Higher Income Individuals

Why Americans Defend Higher Income Individuals

  I was discussing President Obama’s campaign promises (shut down Gitmo, get out of the 2 wars we were in, and lower unemployment lol) the other week with my in-laws and I came up with a theory why Americans, generally, defend higher income individuals.  I am sure the theory is not original or even all

7 Things Your Financial Advisor Won’t Tell You

A financial advisor is a professional that helps clients assess their financial situation and develop plans to help them reach their future goals. Financial planners will help clients analyze and budget their cash flow, make good investments, assist with retirement planning, plan their estate, get insurance, and minimize their taxes. The problem is that many

Social Security Gets Rid of the Pay Back Option

Social Security Gets Rid of the Pay Back Option

Despite my hatred for Social Security it will continue to be an important part of most retirees world and way back in 2009 I discussed a social security planning opportunity that has recently been taken away by the Social Security Administration. I was shocked to discover that before December 2010 you were actually able to

How Does a Balance Transfer Work?

A balance transfer credit card can be a tricky proposition, and if you aren’t familiar with the process, it can cost you money. It’s not complicated to transfer a balance from one credit card to another; a 0% balance transfer can even save you much, but there are issues you should be aware of before