How Often Do You Plan For Your Retirement?

How Often Do You Plan For Your Retirement?

There are so many people out there that see retirement as a distant future event and feel that they don’t even need to start thinking about it until 20 years down the road. In fact, it is common for a family to spend more time planning for their big vacation each year than on planning […]

Should My IRA Charge Me a Maintenance Fee?

Should My IRA Charge Me a Maintenance Fee?

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.

August 2014 Earnings and Investments Update

August 2014 Earnings and Investments Update

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.

Tips for Investing in Gold

Tips for Investing in Gold

Gold is the age-old hedge against economic catastrophe. When the stock market crashes, disease pandemics break out, terrorists attack, or the value of local currency plummets, people convert their paper money into gold. The basic reason is simple. Throughout history gold has been a highly valued and treasured commodity.

How to Save for Retirement When You’re Self-Employed

How to Save for Retirement When You’re Self-Employed

As someone who has been self-employed for a little over two years there is quite a bit I have learned. However, the thing I continue to come back to is that no one is going to do anything for me, meaning it’s all up to me. That ranges from finding the work and knowing what […]

What Would You Do If You Had $10,000?

What Would You Do If You Had $10,000?

Have you ever thought about what you would do if you suddenly had a $10,000 windfall? Perhaps a relative left you a portion of their estate, or maybe you win the lottery (which I wouldn’t recommend playing by the way), or you have an anonymous check show up in your mailbox with no explanation. What […]

Flip Houses or Rent Out Real Estate?

Flip Houses or Rent Out Real Estate?

Have you ever thought about flipping houses on the side? Or maybe you’ve always wanted to buy real estate and rent out your property to make a consistent semi-passive monthly income? Both strategies can potentially make money, but is one option better than the other?

Should I Buy Stock in the Company I Work For?

Should I Buy Stock in the Company I Work For?

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 […]

Tracking Stocks Online

Tracking Stocks Online

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 […]

What To Do With a Public Employee Retirement Account?

What To Do With a Public Employee Retirement Account?

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.