Now is a great time to buy a home. Housing prices have fallen in many parts of the country. Interest rates are at record lows.
The search for a new job can be stressful, especially if you’ve got bills to pay and a family to look after. In the current financial climate it could take you a while to find work, so it pays to look after your finances as well as you can while you’re between jobs.
I’m an uncle! That is two big months in a row! Married in May, uncle in June. I think I might take it easy on family changes this month.
This post comes from my long time friend and college instructor Andrew Levin. Here in the USA, we love our gas. Each day, we consume enough gasoline to fill up over 550 Olympic-sized swimming pools. There is an average of one car for every two Americans. And boy do we like to drive. According to […]
Millions of people in the United States work at public companies with stock available for purchase. Some of these companies give employees stock for free, others offer company stock to employees at a discount, many commonly offer company stock as a portion of 401(k) plans. While many of us are loyal and believe in the […]
I arrived at PDX for a trip to Santa Barbara around 5:00pm on a Friday afternoon. I had just grappled with an hour drive from my office south of Portland in rush-hour traffic to get to the airport, on the city’s northern border with Washington. I found parking in the economy lot, took the shuttle […]
As of this writing, I am in the midst of selling my condo and anxiously await the closing. But just five months ago, I thought that today I would be a landlord renting out my condo in Denver while living in Portland bringing in about $500 a month in profit to help me live the […]
I’m Married! That and other big news below this this month’s awesome earning and net worth update.
While I suggest new investors always buy diverse funds like an S&P 500 index fund to start, if you are building a larger portfolio and want to try your skill picking individual stocks, it is important to keep track of your investments. Each investment tracking site is different, so be sure to pick one you […]
My favorite online filing cabinet Manilla is officially closing its doors, so it is time for us to find other options for our online money tracking needs. Here are a few other great options that you can use to fill the gap.
Happy May everyone. It feels like summer is on the way! I might be a little over excited about this month, though. I am getting married in two weeks!
A reader sent me a note asking for ideas on moving to a new job after working for the State of Colorado, where the retirement plans are run by an organization called PERA. PERA works sort of like a pension plan and sort of like a 401(k). Read the question, and my answers, below.