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Fins Article: What Not to Say in an Interview

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

The Fins website published a list of seven questions to look out for in a job interview along with what NOT to say to each question. The questions/topics that could be pitfalls to a successful interview: Tell me about yourself. For some reason the first part of this commercial popped into my head: Why do […]

Pick Your Spot for the Upcoming Community Book Review of “Basic Economics”

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Sorry it’s taken me so long to get this out. Below is the chapter list and sign-up sheet for the community review of Thomas Sowell’s Basic Economics 4th Ed: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy*. You can click on the graphic to download a PDF version. If you’re interested in a posting a review […]

Gasoline Prices Could Be Heading Lower

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Yesterday’s WSJ had a little article about gasoline futures. They explained that gasoline wholesale prices were back below $3/gallon due to easing concerns of flooding along the Mississippi River. One thing I learned from the article is that retail gasoline prices are typically about $.70 higher than the wholesale level. They quoted the price for […]

Thomas Sowell and Unemployment and The New Deal

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

BG, left this comment on my post from yesterday: “It is weird that unemployment dropped after the market crash until the Smoot Hawley act passed and then it sailed into the double digits. ” That is a statistic that I can’t believe. If that were the case, then why was Smoot-Hawley even passed? It doesn’t […]

Rush’s “The Trees” Lyrics

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

During my run this morning, “The Trees” by Rush was played randomly by my iPod. I thought the lyrics were interesting: There is unrest in the forest There is trouble with the trees For the maples want more sunlight And the oaks ignore their pleas The trouble with the maples (And they’re quite convinced they’re […]

Thomas Sowell on Obama’s Economics

Monday, May 16th, 2011

This interview is a couple of years old but it’s still interesting to listen to. “In politics, what matter is not what the facts are. What matters is what people believe. Because people vote on the the basis of what they believe and not on the basis of what the facts are.” Fast forward to […]

Rich vs. Poor in Fixing Credit Report Errors

Monday, May 16th, 2011

I stopped by Starbucks yesterday afternoon with my wife, daughter, and my mom. While waiting for our drinks, I looked at the front page of the Sunday edition of the New York Times. On the front page was an article titled, With Credit Bureaus, It Pays to be on V.I.P. List. Here are the opening […]

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