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Even Steven Money

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Even Steven Money
Early Retirement
Debt, Frugality/Saving
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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I have hit publish 52 weeks in a row here at Even Steven Money.  My first year of writing and sharing my story is complete.  Some of the stories were from the days of yesterday with a fresh new coat of paint and commentary.  While others were brand new straight from Miami an entirely new […] The post 52 Weeks in a Row & What’s Next appeared first on Even Steven ...
Posted: Nov 24 2019 @ 8:00 PM
In the first part of Creating an Investment Philosophy I talked about my investment vehicles including retirement and brokerage accounts.  The investments themselves are today’s topic as I discuss my investment benefits and strategies I use.  Hot stock tips not included.  Sexy individual stocks, maybe just a little.  Boring core index investing, absolutely i’ll take […] The post My Investment Benefits and Strategies appeared first on Even Steven Money. ...
Posted: Nov 18 2019 @ 8:00 AM
Over the past 20 years of my life I have made many investing mistakes.  At the same time, I have learned from these mistakes and about who I am as an investor and my strategy to grow wealth.  This education in investing has led me to create my investment philosophy. What is an investment philosophy? […] The post What’s Your Investment Philosophy? appeared first on Even Steven Money. ...
Posted: Nov 11 2019 @ 8:00 AM
When I talk with coaching clients one of the biggest fears I hear is investing.  Anything from not having enough money to invest to not knowing what and where to invest.   Probably not surprising is that only around 50 percent of American families have any exposure (direct or indirect) to the stock market.  Big […] The post Automatic Investment Plan appeared first on Even Steven Money. ...
Posted: Nov 04 2019 @ 8:00 AM
I’m excited for another update in the 2019 Beat Last Year’s Budget!  Check out my last update here to see how we have been doing.  Each year my wife and I make financial goals for the year ahead.  While a large number of these goals are personal, my financial goals often intertwine with my personal […] The post Spend Less on Groceries Another Update appeared first on Even Steven Money. ...
Posted: Oct 28 2019 @ 8:00 PM
Over the last year I have had paid for a haircut only twice.  I have went from a shaved head and nothing more than 5 o’clock shadow to a side swept undercut style haircut and a full beard.  For the longest time I was doing my own haircuts because it was that easy.  My wonderful […] The post Is an Expensive Haircut Worth It? appeared first on Even Steven Money. ...
Posted: Oct 21 2019 @ 8:00 AM
All of my life I have been a W-2 employee.  I would get a paycheck and my taxes would be taken out.  After time and research I understood my investment shelters like my 401K, H.S.A., and IRA.  In 2019 all of this changed. I’m self employed. I get to learn a new language. Let’s take […] The post Learning All About Self Employment Taxes appeared first on Even Steven Money. ...
Posted: Oct 14 2019 @ 8:00 AM
During our recent trip to Italy my friends emphasized 2 crucial points.  Don’t order food at restaurants with pictures on the menu and to plan ahead when traveling.  I repeated this sage wisdom to my wife and we violated each point of emphasis within the first week.  Let me tell you a little story about […] The post Plan Ahead When Traveling appeared first on Even Steven Money. ...
Posted: Oct 07 2019 @ 8:00 AM
As my wife and I talked about our slow travel vacation plans in Italy, she mentioned the usual places to visit like Rome, Florence, and Milan.  However when she brought up Lake Como, her face brightened with excitement. As I shared with friends in conversations the places we would visit, Lake Como was mentioned as […] The post George Clooney Money appeared first on Even Steven Money. ...
Posted: Sep 30 2019 @ 8:00 AM
One of the opportunities that financial freedom can provide is the opportunity to help others.  As part of our freedom we were able to travel and visit my parents for a full two weeks in November last year around Thanksgiving.  Mom and Dad became my first coaching clients and so far they have become my […] The post Financial Success Story Mom and Dad Paid off $24,000 in 9 Months appeared ...
Posted: Sep 23 2019 @ 8:00 AM


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