My wife and I were having a conversation the other day about saving for retirement and what regrets, if any, that I had. I had accumulated a fair share of debt early in life and when I finally decided it was time to repay that debt I ignored saving or investing. Sure, I had a laser like focus on paying down that debt, but did I do myself a disservice by not also saving for retirement at the same time? Believe it or not, a variation of this issue is dealt with by quite a number of individuals in various stages of life.[Read more…] about Can I Really Afford to Save For Retirement?
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 companies we work for, is it a good idea to invest in our company's stock?[Read more…] about Should I Buy Stock in the Company I Work For?
Hope everyone is having a great April so far. You are catching me right in the middle of one of the busiest travel times in my entire life. Never fear, I never forget about my favorite people, the readers of Narrow Bridge Finance. I have lots of goodies for you below.
A new finance tool, the Five Minute Retirement Plan, does what the name implies. In only a couple of minutes, the site will create a free, customized retirement plan based on your age, current assets, and ability to invest in the future.