Why Is The World of Finance Such a Mystery?

Money. It’s important. Like really important in that we literally can’t live without it. So why is the world of finance so confusing? If saving and spending money plays a...

The Economics of the Olympics: Does It Pay To Host?

Ah, the Olympics. “Faster, higher, stronger” may be the official motto, but economists would add a fourth item: “really really expensive.” The cost of hosting the Games...

Why Are Technology and Financial Markets on Fire in 2013?

If you’ve been following technology and financial markets lately, you may have noticed that both sectors have been absolutely en fuego over the past year. Let’s use...

2008 Financial Crisis: 10 Shocking Facts That Prove We Didn’t Learn Anything

You know that moment in horror movies when the characters are relaxing after surviving the terrifying psycho or zombie or nice-guy-turned-villain attack, certain that the worst is...

How Much Does Your Morning Coffee Actually Cost?

It happens to the best of us, frivolous purchases that we may not need, but convince ourselves we deserve… that specialty morning coffee, that handbag we spot...

Why Do The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Keep Breaking Records?

What do Usain Bolt and the stock market have in common? No, it’s not that they both leave you trailing in the dust. It’s that they keep on setting...

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