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…

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…

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…