No doubt many of you watched, either cheering or agonizing for your favorite team, as the NCAA men’s basketball tournament took over the screens and attentions of most American sports fans during March and early April.
Like some of you, I just watched the thrilling women’s NCAA basketball championship game between Baylor and Notre Dame. Spoiler alert: the Baylor women won, 82–81. But the game wasn’t decided until the last 0.3 seconds (that’s right, less than one-third of a second).
We all use models of various types every day. Did you check the weather forecast before getting dressed for work? You used a model. The last time you used the map application on your smart phone to find an unfamiliar address? You used a model then, too.
The latest way to do well by doing good
Impact investing—using wealth to create positive change in the world while also benefiting financially—has become increasingly popular, as the idea of “doing well by doing good” has gained traction among investors.
You’ve probably heard some version of it all your life, said by everyone from your mom to your home room teacher: “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” Most of us, at one time or another, have rolled our eyes upon hearing this old chestnut.
For the last several years, Roth IRA accounts have become increasingly popular as a versatile tool for retirement savings. One reason is their flexibility.
Fans of the novels and the hit HBO series Game of Thrones are familiar with the motto of the House of Stark: “Winter is coming.” This clan lives in the far north of author George R. R. Martin’s fictional land of Westeros, and their family proverb underlines their belief that it is always important to be prepared for hard times.
The recent devastation in the wake of Hurricane Harvey on the Texas Gulf Coast, the horrendous wildfires in northern California, and the disastrous aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, along with other recent natural disasters, have focused public attention on both the massive scale of loss and the all-too-frequent inadequacy of both
Several years ago one of my sisters sent me the following poem. It meant a lot to me, and I wanted to share it with you today:
One of My Favorite Days
We all love Christmas. Halloween is scary sweet.
I’m thankful for Thanksgiving, boy how we eat!