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The Latest Scams

April 21, 2017

Do you want to know what many of the latest scams are and how to avoid them? This web site is one source. It discusses the Scam of the Day, providing some details about the scam and how to avoid being a victim.   […]

Seniors and Scams

April 21, 2017

New research from Cornell University indicates why some seniors are scam victims. The study found that victims and non-victims have many similar traits. Their personalities are normal and they can do arithmetic just fine. But the study found that their brains are different, with the scam victims showing atrophy in certain parts of the brain. […]

Qualifies of Successful CEOs

April 21, 2017

If you buy individual stocks, you should read the study in the Harvard Business Review. The authors spent years looking into the qualities that are common among successful company CEOs. They found that the qualities most people believe matter really aren’t important. They concluded that four qualities are most likely to lead to success on […]

How Do Home Improvements Pay Off?

April 20, 2017

Remodeling magazine surveys realtors each year to determine how much various remodeling projects increase the resale of a home. In other words, the survey indicates what percentage of your remodeling dollars pays off in a higher home value. The survey also provides the pay off by region and tells whether a projects pay off increased […]

Entertainers and Their Money

April 20, 2017

Bloomberg.com interviewed eleven people in the entertainment industry, asking them about their money and what they’ve learned about money over the years. Some of the comments are merely interesting, while others can be used by regular people. Some of the lessons learned are worth passing on to younger generations. What do you wish you’d known […]

Sports and Investing

April 20, 2017

This is a blog post by a professional investor who in the past also bet extensively on sports. He explains how he engaged in intense research to develop his strategies for betting on sports. In the post, he also explains how the lessons learned from successful sports betting also apply to investing. Selection bias, over […]

Housing Starts in Perspective

April 19, 2017

People focus a lot on the month-to-month changes in housing starts. This month’s starts, for example, were below expectations and generally disappointed people. But consider the long-term view, as we recently down on the Bespoke Investment Group blog. The data show that housing is a long way from being even average for the post-war period. […]

The UK Election and Brexit

April 19, 2017

Election in the United Kingdom usually don’t affect the rest of the world directly. But the snap election Theresa May just called could. The goal of the election seems to be to both broaden and strengthen her political position. If she wins as decisively as the current polls indicate, then she’ll have more freedom in […]

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