Bias for Day Traders

Bias will make you poor and it will make you poor without you even knowing it. See, the human mind is programmed to respond in certain and specific ways to things like loss, change, lack of control, and the way we process information. Since humans are the primary decision makers of the markets, it’s very…

What Asset Classes and your GPA Have in Common

Let’s take a look at your GPA. You’re studying hard for the five classes that you’re taking this semester. All of them are challenging and you hope to do well in each, but after grades are in and you’re home for break looking at your report card, you shudder to find a D at the…

Who Gets the Money: Girl Scouts Cookies

Why bother buying Girl Scouts cookies? Aside from being delicious, Girl Scouts cookies can teach us a lot about non-profits and how cookie sales work. Who would have guessed that a troop from Eastern Oklahoma all the way back in 1917 could have created a legacy that would become synonymous with “doing the right thing”…

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…