The Annual Spring Dance of Peninsular Conflict

North Korea and the rest of the world are flirting yet again in their annual dance of military posturing – what else is new?

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The Economics of Classic Cars

Cars have always been considered a bad investment and you will always lose money on buying a new car. So why might investors flock to cars to make a long term profit?

Financial Analysis of the Balance Sheet (Part II)

In my previous article, I teased you with two items from the balance sheet and how to interpret them (darn 1200-word limit).  It’s okay though because I am back to teach more about the balance sheet and how to interpret it (I know, such a relief).  Well, no words to waste today, only stick around…

The NCAA and its Indentured Athletes

Imagine that you’ve been offered a job at Company X. This job is based on the fulfillment of a contract, which we’ll get to in a bit. Company X is a multibillion dollar, not-for-profit organization, but instead of offering you a salary they exempt you from paying a scholarship fee at one of the hundreds…

Why Textbooks are so Expensive and How They’re Getting Cheaper

Since 1978, textbook prices have gone up by 812%. That’s double the cost increase of new homes. From 2003 to 2013 alone, these prices have gone up 82% which was twice the rate of inflation over that period. The only college-related expense that rose quicker during that time was, unfortunately, college tuition. Why is college…

Financial Analysis of the Balance Sheet (Part 1)

If you are like me, then doing your own proprietary research to formulate your own ideas sounds fun to you.  If that sounds as far away from the real you as can be, then you’re probably similar to the majority of humans on this planet (must be nice).  However, being different from the majority definitely…