I remember every first day of work I’ve ever had. That feeling of nervousness and excitement. Knowing that I have a great opportunity in front of me and an opportunity to prove myself for future promotions and career growth. New passwords and logins. Meeting new people. And, oh yeah, paperwork.
My Grandpa Joe lived through the Great Depression. It was not an easy time for most Americans, and some of the lessons from the Depression stuck with its survivors for the rest of their lives.
I’ll never forget the morning that I found out my old company had been acquired. While getting ready for my day of volunteering, I turned on Denver’s 9 News just like every morning. But this day was different. Business reporter Greg Moss, usually entertaining me with market and local business news, was telling me that […]
Narrow Bridge Finance reader Yvonne sent in a question about IRA fees for her account at Meryl Lynch. She received a letter that said her annual account fee would be going up to $100 per year, and that didn’t pass her gut check. Here’s her question.
What a great time of the year! We are out on our bikes at least once a week exploring our new city. We are traveling around the country. We are spending time with friends and family. And, on top of that, with the great weather we can drink beer on patios.
If you pick up the Wall Street Journal on any particular day, you might find an article that mentions HELOCs. You probably see that word on a poster or rate board at your local bank as well. You might get something in the mail (or e-mail) from your credit union advertising the best HELOC rates around. That is all great if you know what a HELOC is. Consider this post HELOCs for dummies.
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.
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 […]