The great Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully is retiring from the broadcasting booth after 67 years!   67 years!   Mr. Scully had an amazing run broadcasting some of the greatest games in baseball history.  I was fortunate to grow up in Los Angles in the shadows of Dodger Stadium.   The...

Getting a car fixed is not fun.  When my check engine light comes on in my car my blood pressure rises.  A flat tire, a cracked windshield or an engine failure usually require a visit to the automotive shop.

One of my best friends from high school has been fixing cars for as long as I can remember...

9/11

by Bill Parrott on

In 1990 I spent four weeks in training at Two World Trade Center in New York.  Two World Trade Center was the retail headquarters for Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc.  During my stay I felt like a New Yorker.   A few years later I had the privilege to manage a branch office for Morgan Stanley in...

The Rio Olympics recently ended with the athletes and host country putting on quite a show.  The Summer Olympics occur every four years and for a brief moment in time most of the world stops to root for their home country.  

Here are five things I learned while watching the Rio Olympic Games.

1.  ...

Last week I helped my daughter move into her college dorm room.  It was a rush of emotions as my thoughts drifted from college bound freshman to tiny infant.   Eighteen years flew by much faster than I thought possible.  It seems like yesterday I was teaching her how to swim and ride her bike and in...

Eve Plumb, AKA Jan Brady, recently made headlines for selling her Malibu beach house for $3.9 million after buying it for $55,300 in 1969.   A tidy profit for sure. 

I’m a child of the ‘70s and grew up with a heavy dose of the Brady Brunch.  If you grew up watching the Brady Bunch, I’m sure you can...

Creating a budget is about as fun as getting your wisdom teeth pulled.  Budgeting is a painful task for most people and most would rather do anything else besides figuring out where their money is going.  However, to be a successful saver and investor it’s imperative to spend some time reviewing...

The Dow Jones, S&P 500 and the Nasdaq all hit new all-time record highs yesterday.   The last time this occurred was in 1999.   I am thankful and nervous to hear this news because after the stock market peaked in 1999 it corrected in 2000. 

With the markets at all-time highs what is an investor to...

Should you watch CNBC?   CNBC is a great resource for picking up news nuggets for what’s happening around the world.   It’s a combination of 60 Minutes, ESPN and Jerry Springer.  While I’m at work I have it on in the background but I listen to it with a heavy set of filters.

CNBC is a news channel...