should-you-get-a-cfa,-mba-or-both?

Further education after college has become a prerequisite for career advancement in many investment fields. For those considering a career in the investment field, the great debate has been whether to obtain a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or The CFA Institute‘s Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Both have theirContinue Reading

should-central-banks-be-independent?

Historically speaking, the U.S. Federal Reserve and central banks of other nations have enacted irresponsible and counter-efficient monetary policies. After all, policymakers are ever-tempted to line their own pockets at the expense of their citizens’ purchasing power. This has led to brutal hyperinflation in countries like Argentina, Hungary, Zimbabwe, andContinue Reading

how-long-should-you-hold-on-to-a-short?

Short selling is a common trading strategy employed by investors. It is, however, an extremely risky strategy due to the potential of unlimited losses on a trade. That is because short selling takes a bet on the decline of a stock price, so a loss occurs when the price ofContinue Reading

why-you-should-stick-with-the-big-banks

When it comes to banking, there are many options including credit unions, online banking institutions, small banks, and large national chain banks. The latter in the past 10 years have received negative press including a nationwide protest on Nov. 5, 2011, called “Bank Transfer Day” where dissatisfied big bank customersContinue Reading

how-much-should-i-spend-on-a-car?

Leather interior. Rearview cameras. Automatic emergency braking. While you may dream of a shiny new car with all of these features and more, you may need to prepare for sticker shock.  The average new car costs more than $40,000, and used cars average above $21,000. Of course you can buyContinue Reading

should-you-lease-to-buy-a-car?-pros-and-cons

For anyone facing an expiring car lease, it’s decision time: either buy the car from the finance company or return it and find a new set of wheels. Deciding what to do with your current vehicle is always a personal choice. Maybe you really like your current car and feelContinue Reading

should-retirees-buy-or-lease-cars?

The debate over whether to buy or lease a vehicle is a seemingly endless one. Credible arguments can be made in favor of either option. Buying a car gives you the freedom to drive as many miles as you want, allows you to pay off the vehicle and end yourContinue Reading