Get Rich By Doing It Slowly

Get Rich By Doing It Slowly

Saving Money

Have you ever had the urge to get rich? To go out to eat whenever you wanted, buy that perfect cottage on the lake, and travel to every possible country you can think of? It sure sounds nice doesn't it? Many people actually have this lifestyle, but there's just one problem - they are NOT rich. They are just as poor as you or I (maybe poorer). Sure, they might earn more money … [Read more...]

Before Switching Companies, Learn About the Benefits

Before Switching Companies, Learn About the Benefits

Give Me a Job

How many places have you worked? Did you have a clear understanding of the benefits before you accepted each job? If I had to wager a guess, I would say that many of you knew what your starting salary would be, you knew if there was a 401(k) match, and if you have a family, you most likely asked if there was health insurance provided, but that was the full extent of your … [Read more...]

How I Moved to My Dream City, Found a New Job, and Got a Big Raise All At Once

How I Moved to My Dream City, Found a New Job, and Got a Big Raise All At Once

Keep Portland Weird

I felt stuck.I was living in the same city my parents chose when I was 5 years old. I was in an industry with lots of consolidation and at a company with little room for growth. I had a great boss and a great job, but didn’t see any path to promotion. I was happy in Denver, but had never tried anything else. I decided it was time to make a change. A big change. … [Read more...]

Should I Set Up a Company for Side Income?

Should I Set Up a Company for Side Income?

IRS 1040 Taxes

Many Narrow Bridge Finance readers work on a side project or hobby outside of their main job to earn side income. While managing the finance for side income is only a small project early on, as the company grows it becomes more complicated. At that point, it is best to decide if it is worthwhile to create a legal company for business operations. … [Read more...]

Are High Dividend Stocks Good?

Are High Dividend Stocks Good?

Stock Certificate

When you are searching for stocks to buy, you have the option to look at stocks that have dividends and stocks that do not have dividends. Your gut probably tells you that dividends are good because your stock is paying you. However, when you run the numbers non-dividend stocks may be a better deal. … [Read more...]

Turning a Hobby into Income

Turning a Hobby into Income

Turning a Hobby into Income

In 2008, I started this blog as a hobby with a goal of making a few bucks in extra income. It took a lot of hard work, but this site is now generating about 15% of my annual income before taxes. That is pretty sweet! Here are some tips to turn your hobby into income. … [Read more...]

Wealth and Taxes in America

“Anybody who tells you money is the root of all evil doesn’t f***ing have any.” -Jim Young (Boiler Room)There has been a lot of talk lately about rich people vs. poor people. In the height of the political season, fingers are being pointed, people are being accused, and even Fortune magazine took time to ask if it is still okay to be rich today in America. … [Read more...]

Money Tips for New Grads

Money Tips for New Grads

Graduation Day Cake Topper

This weekend, I had the pleasure of watching my sister graduate Summa Cum Lade from the University of Arkansas. While in Fayetteville, I watched thousands of students receive their degrees, but I realized that most did not get a financial education on par with their newly minted degrees.Here are some top tips for new graduates around the world. … [Read more...]

My Niche Site Experiment

One of my life list goals for 2012 is to start a niche site that makes money. Having never done this before, I was not sure exactly how to start and where to go. Rather than try it alone, I joined forces with my friend Jeff at Sustainable Life Blog to start our first niche site together. … [Read more...]

Sell Your Junk Easily With Amazon

I am always intrigued by the idea of selling my old stuff on eBay or Craigslist to make a few extra bucks. However, I rarely put in the time or effort to make it happen. My occasional listing on Craigslist did nothing, so I put the idea on the back-burner. However, a new option to sell your stuff has piqued my interest. … [Read more...]