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Mary Taft-McPhee Joins Neighborly

Hi, I’m Mary, the new data scientist here at Neighborly! In my previous incarnation as a convertible bond trader for a large bank I got plenty of experience with people’s perceptions of financial activities and their social value. When I told someone what I did for a living I would often see their face fall.
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Muniland Minute: May 27, 2016

New Bill to Boost Revenue for CA Schools, $2-Billion Plan to Ease Homelessness Across CA, Munis Show Strength as Recovery Continues

Get up to speed with the public finance market in a minute with our curated collection of news articles.

Legislative Update: Updated CSBA Positions and New Legislation on Local Bonds, Lease-Leaseback

“CSBA plans to actively support a bill introduced by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond that would allow school districts to generate greater local revenue to meet facilities needs by amending current restrictions on bond values.
neighborlyblogMuniland Minute: May 27, 2016

What’s the Difference Between a Muni Bond Fund and a Muni Bond?

How to Pick the Right Investment Path For You

Even if you’ve never bought a municipal bond before, if you have an investment account, there’s a good chance you have some muni bonds sitting in your portfolio. But what if you’d like to invest in a specific public project, place or sector by buying an individual muni bond directly?
neighborlyblogWhat’s the Difference Between a Muni Bond Fund and a Muni Bond?

Muniland Minute: May 13, 2016

Welcome to the Neighborhood, Puerto Rico’s Warning Signs, Muni Market Resilience, SFPUC Green Bonds

Get up to speed with the public finance market in a minute with our curated collection of news articles.

New to the Neighborhood? Take a Joyride!

Using a new product in a professional context is rarely an easy switch. It may feel about as uncomfortable as switching banks or using a new health care provider. That’s why we’ve launched a system called ‘joyrides’, where you get a walkthrough of the page you’re on and its key features.
neighborlyblogMuniland Minute: May 13, 2016

Dylan O’Carroll Joins Neighborly

Hey I’m Dylan, a new software engineer here at Neighborly. In addition to being a coder, I’m also a finance nerd and hobbyist investor. I love keeping up on economic news and market trends because I believe it’s a great way to watch history play out in real time.
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Muniland Minute: April 28, 2016

Orange County to Offer Munis, Big Banks Boost Long-Term Funding, MSRB Expands Data Access

Get up to speed with the public finance market in a minute with our curated collection of news articles.

Orange County, California Hopes to Offer Municipal Bonds

It was once the largest county to file for bankruptcy in U.S. history. Now, Orange County, California hopes to issue its first long-term bond sale in nearly a decade.
neighborlyblogMuniland Minute: April 28, 2016

Life Cycle of a Bond

How does an idea become a bond? It’s a journey in five phases The first is the planning phase. 1 Planning Every few years, issuers like cities and school districts create Capital Improvement Plans These Plans describe critical projects like building new schools, parks or infrastructure and estimate the funds that will be needed to support those projects. Public improvement bonds often need public approval This occurs in  phase two – the campaign phase. 2 Campaign Public officials and political campaigners collect signatures in support of a bond issuance, backed by voter taxes. If a petition reaches a certain percentage of signatures from qualified citizens, the proposition is added to the ballot. Some issuers, like school districts can submit a petition directly to the ballot without collecting signatures. Now the real campaign starts.
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