Monthly Archives: May 2019

Home Sale and Purchase Update

It has been about 2 weeks since I wrote that I may be moving again, so I figured it was about time to come back here and provide future Evan with an update to read back and reminiscence. Home Purchase Update We received back the home inspection report (side note: really like who we used - stayed at the home with use for 2+ hours explaining everything and then provided us with a 125 page report with pictures! If you are looking for a Long Island Home Inspector I would check them out).  There were only a few issues: Biggest and most pressing problem [...]

By |2019-05-29T22:48:46-04:00May 29th, 2019|Personal Situation|0 Comments

Researching Your Next Financial Adviser

Who do you trust to give you advice about your investments? If you're like many Americans, you rely on the advice of an industry professional whose main niche is giving just that. Most successful investors keep their brokers and advisers separate, even if they happen to work for the same firm. When you move advisers, you need to be sure you're making the right choice. That starts by checking the credentials of your new candidates, but it doesn't end there. How To Check an Adviser's Status Before the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, investment firms that had [...]

By |2019-05-28T13:42:52-04:00May 28th, 2019|Personal Finance|0 Comments

Selling Your Home? Avoid these 5 Common Mistakes (or Else)

Arthur Miller, the patron saint of geeky playwrights who end up marrying unbelievably hot women, once sagely observed that in life “maybe all that one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.” Well, one assumes that Miller ended his days thrilled with regrets about hooking up with Marilyn Monroe. Even though their tumultuous marriage only lasted for five years, we’re talking about Marilyn Monroe here. What more needs to be said? However, one also hopes that Miller didn’t experience the all-too-common regrets — which are 100% miserable and never edifying — associated with selling a home. Here is [...]

By |2019-05-22T22:58:55-04:00May 22nd, 2019|real estate|0 Comments

Reasons Consumers Overspend

You may be among the many people consumed by unbearable debt. If so, it’s best to understand the root of that debt and why we as a society have such a tendency to overspend. After all, it won’t do you much use to take care of a problem if you don’t understand the root of the problem. If you don’t, there’s a good chance you’ll end up right back in debt. So, what is the reason for overspending and falling headfirst into debt? Impulse Buying Companies use psychology to get us to buy more, even when we don’t mean to. Sometimes, we [...]

By |2019-05-20T19:49:28-04:00May 20th, 2019|Personal Finance|0 Comments

I May Be Moving Again!

I get reminded about it every 6 to 9 months, but one of my favorite things of running a blog for the past 10+ years is the ability to rummage through my archives and put myself back in that situation.  Prior to writing this post it was kind of cool to take a look at some of my older posts about moving from my first home to our current home and all the things that went into it - selling my first home and the emotions thereof, and then subsequently buying our current home (along 5 or so updates during that time [...]

By |2019-05-29T22:35:38-04:00May 14th, 2019|real estate|0 Comments