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Uncertainty Example: The Boss Of the Yankees And His Estate

LISTEN: Uncertainty Example: The Boss Of The Yankees And His Estate (mp3audio) (7:42 min) On December 13, 2010, BTN Research, referencing information from Forbes, published the following news item: “George Steinbrenner, the principal owner of the New York Yankees baseball … Continue reading

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Understanding the “Real Cost” of Financial Decisions Takes Some Imagination

One of the standard methods of assessing the desirability of a particular financial decision is to evaluate the benefits and associated costs. But what is the true cost of a financial decision? Even in the simplest transaction, the cost isn’t … Continue reading

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Blips on the Financial Radar

LISTEN (mp3audio) (20:16 min) Buzzwords, Trends, and Unintended Consequences Here are a few financial particulars currently receiving a fair amount of attention in the financial press: BUZZWORD: PHASED RETIREMENT The combination of a struggling economy and declining asset values has … Continue reading

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INVESTING AND GAMBLING

LISTEN (mp3audio) (5:45 min) Right before the 2010 Super Bowl, a page 1 article in the February 5, 2010 Wall Street Journal opened with this sentence: “Investors are sometimes accused of treating the stock market like a casino. Now, one … Continue reading

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Have You Been Framed?

“Some macroeconomists say if we just study the numbers long enough we’ll be able to design better policy. That’s like the sign in the bar: Free Beer Tomorrow.” – Russ Roberts, Economics Professor LISTEN (mp3 audio) (14:12 min) One of … Continue reading

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A Plan for the Information Age

Want to put your mind at ease about the current financial turmoil? Here are two perspectives that may help you get out of today’s funk and on to better things. Continue reading

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