December 2014 Earnings and Investments Update

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I spent the first half of the week in sunny Santa Barbara, California and the second half of the week in Palm Desert. I had a great time with my California in-laws and I’m excited for two trips this month, to visit my Grandma in Kansas City and […]

Mint Alternative: Mint.com vs. Personal Capital

Today I want to compare two top personal finance tracking websites. We are going to look at long-time industry heavyweight Mint.com and a newer entrant: Mint Alternative Personal Capital. I have accounts with both and I have used each site extensively. Here is what you need to know when choosing between Mint and Personal Capital.

November 2014 Earnings and Investments Update

Happy turkey month everyone! I hope you had a fun Halloween and are charging into the new month full steam. I have some personal financial news to share and want to give you guys a preview of a new project I’m cooking up. What’s Eric Up To Nearly a year ago, I packed up and […]

Why Couples Need a Weekly Family Business Meeting

If you are married, live with a boyfriend/girlfriend/partner, or have anyone else in your life that you substantially share your money with, it is super important to make sure you are on the same page with your money priorities. My wife and I have an open and ongoing conversation about our money, and the best […]

October 2014 Earnings and Investments Update

Fall is falling, the weather is changing, and there is plenty of money to be made and saved! I’ve been at my new job for about a month now (expect a few more stories about the transition in the next month or so) and I’m still keeping at the side income streams, with a little […]

September 2014 Earnings and Investments Update

What a busy month this has been. I have a lot to share with you. I took a long trip, started a new job, and have pivoted again with some of my business strategies. Read about my online income, and my new plans, in this month’s earnings and investments update.

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?

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.

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.