What to Do If Your Job Does Not Give You Insurance

What to Do If Your Job Does Not Give You Insurance

Obamacare

In my adult life, I've had two short spells where I didn't have insurance from my job. The first time was while working as a server at a restaurant between jobs in 2008, the second is right now, where my new company's insurance doesn't kick in for 90 days. In those times, I have had to find my own insurance or be in scary situation of not having insurance. … [Read more...]

6 Awesome Benefits of the Affordable Care Act

6 Awesome Benefits of the Affordable Care Act

United States Capitol

I have spoken to many friends over the last month or so about the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, about the benefits they can get from the new law. There are so many lies and so much misinformation out there regarding the law, it is important to understand the key benefits you get from this historic legislation. … [Read more...]

7 Unexpected Uses for Banks

7 Unexpected Uses for Banks

Bank ATMs

Most of us think about banks for checking and savings accounts, tellers and ATMs, but don’t know about the wide array of services some banks offer. In my time working in a bank, I learned a ton about what we had to offer, and some larger, national banks offer even more. … [Read more...]

Understanding Your Home Insurance Policy

Understanding Your Home Insurance Policy

Apartments for Bad Credit

As many of you know, I bought my first condo just over a year ago. Going from renter to buyer, I learned a lot about insurance. When it is time for you to renew or evaluate your next policy, you should know the basics of what is covered and what is not. … [Read more...]

Investing in Fine Art

Investing in Fine Art

Me with Michael Godard

On Saturday afternoon, I went to an art gallery and bought my first very high quality painting. I have graduated from the college days of posters to the grown up days of fine art. A lot went through my head before I handed over my credit card. … [Read more...]

How to Prepare for Disasters

If you hadn’t seen the news, there are several large fires right now in my home state of Colorado. I have seen the smoke up close. I was four miles away when the Treasure Fire started just outside of Leadville and work just over the hill from the Flatiron Fire in Boulder.Yesterday, I was told a family friend in Colorado Springs lost their home to the Waldo Canyon Fire along … [Read more...]

Fixing Your Own Economy

If you read the news today or listen to talk radio, you will most likely hear some mention of unemployment and how bad the economy is. I disagree, the economy is in great shape. You just need to look after yourself to ensure your personal economy stays on top. Education Education is the core to most people's financial success. If you look at top CEOs today, almost every … [Read more...]

Simplee Automates Your Insurance

Simplee Automates Your Insurance

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It is no secret that I am a huge fan of automation and aggregation. The fewer places you have to look for your financial information, the less time you will use and the less likely you are to mess up. Simplee simplifies and automates your insurance just like Mint or Adaptu does with your finances.What It DoesSimplee works with your insurance account to make sure you … [Read more...]

Annual Insurance Check Up

I recently had two major insurance changes, and it reminded me of how important it is to shop around when renewing or finding a new policy.Since I was 16, I had paid my parents for my part of the car insurance. I was always paying my own way, but I had never shopped around for my own policy. My Dad recently decided to kick me off and force me out on my own.First, I … [Read more...]

The Disgusting State of American Healthcare

I have really good insurance. I work at a great company with great healthcare benefits. My monthly cost is only about $60. Even with that, things are not always as they seem.A few weeks ago I got sick. Really sick. I had a fever over 101. I was coughing, sweating, freezing, vomiting, had a headache, and just felt like crap. After a couple of days of my symptoms only getting … [Read more...]

Carnival of Personal Finance #321 – The Fraud Edition

Carnival of Personal Finance #321 – The Fraud Edition

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Welcome to the 321st edition of the Carnival of Personal finance. I had a lot of fun reading everyone's submissions and added a few new folks to my reading list. I am excited to host this carnival for my first time. If you are new to Narrow Bridge Finance, be sure to check out some of my best posts and read about why you should listen to me.This month I dealt with the … [Read more...]