Here’s today’s earworm: “Don't worry; be happy.” Many might be thinking at this point, “Sure, if I just had a ‘happy’ button to push, wouldn’t life be great?” But actually, recent research suggests that there are some actual behaviors—things you can do—that promote feelings of contentment and satisfaction and combat feelings
Many investors in higher tax brackets utilize municipal bonds as a portion of their holdings for one simple reason: the interest from bonds issued by state and local authorities is exempt from federal income tax.
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.