Should You Go To College?

Should You Go To College?

HOW IMPORTANT IS A COLLEGE DEGREE? At the University of Baltimore 2016 Midyear Commencement, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen shared her thoughts about the importance of college: “Economists are not certain about many things. But we are quite certain that a college...
The Gift of College Savings

The Gift of College Savings

LOOKING FOR A GREAT GIFT? If you have friends or relations with young children, consider starting or contributing to a 529 College Savings Plan. It’s a great way to fund a future education and, let’s face it, really young children often enjoy the box and wrapping more...
Student Debt More Than $1 Trillion

Student Debt More Than $1 Trillion

What Has An Estimated Value of More Than $1 Trillion? Is it the 2014 U.S. government-spending bill? Is it the 282 billion Big Macs? Is it 3.1 million Ferrari 599 GTBs? Is it the amount of U.S. currency currently in circulation? All of the above are estimated to be...
What Can A Volcano Teach Us About Investing?

What Can A Volcano Teach Us About Investing?

Markets Erupt Unpredictably – Be Prepared “We don’t know. We can’t see the future. The flow does what the flow does.” — Rod Macland of Pahoa, HI to CNN reporters at KITV-TV As folks in Pahoa, Hawaii wait to see whether lava flowing from the eruption of the...

Alexis De Tocqueville’s Democracy in America… and a parallel.

in 1835, in Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville said: “AMONG the novel objects that attracted my attention during my stay in the United States, nothing struck me more forcibly than the general equality of condition among the people… it gives a peculiar...