Bond Default Rates

Dec 14, 2014 by

Bonds are rated by Moody’s, S&P, and Fitch, based on their perceived risk of default. Each of the raters uses a slightly...

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Have a simple business card

May 27, 2014 by

Business cards are tools and serve three purposes: They identify you at the beginning of a conversation They tell or remind people of...

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Airline Mergers vs. Hospital M...

Sep 14, 2013 by

Given the large number of recent hospital mergers, and the attempted merger between American Airlines and U.S. Airways, some may...

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Why America Lacks High Speed R...

Jul 13, 2013 by

Over the past year, I’ve visited China, Japan, and Taiwan. During each visit, I had the delightful opportunity to use high speed...

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Fixing Medicare

Feb 8, 2013 by

Medicare’s problem is structural in nature. The program is funded by a combination of taxes on people in the workforce and user fees....

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Using SigFig to Track Performa...

Jan 9, 2013 by

Upon upgrading my computer to Windows 8, I discovered the service SigFig, which enables people to easily keep track of their financial...

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Psychological Defaults and the...

Dec 23, 2012 by

In December 2012, the United States was alarmed about the possibility of the nation “going over the Fiscal Cliff” –...

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Considering Analyst Ratings

Oct 22, 2012 by

Given the extent to which market sentiment can drive the pricing of a stock, it is important to periodically consider the nature of...

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