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Don’t Assume You Will Send Your Kids to College: An Investment Thesis

Is a university degree a good investment? The Economist Magazine asked this question last year and while the article concludes that statistics support the proposition that a college education generally makes good financial sense, it also concludes that, “like so much else in economics, [it] boils down to supply and demand.” In other words, a college education does not always make sense from a strictly financial perspective.


It's never RICO!

It’s Never RICO! What this Column Presupposes is, Maybe Sometimes it is

If you type the phrase “It’s never RICO” into Google, you’ll get a bunch of hits, including this clever and interesting discussion. The Google image search returns “House, M.D.” memes. I would beg you, dear reader, not to Google “RICO Trump”. It’s a rabbit hole where you will see all sorts of nonsense about alleged forthcoming sealed indictments […]


Financial Poise Radio

Episode 81 with Ethan Knight – Co-Founder of the American Gap Association

Gap Year: using a year between high school and college in particular ways in order to maximize the value of college. In Episode 81, Chris Cahill talks Gap Year with Ethan Knight, co-founder of the American Gap Association. The AGA serves as a comprehensive resource for those interested in the programmatic Gap Year’s instructional, experiential, and adventuresome qualities.


Scary Word(s) No. 1 – GAAP

Ok, so what is GAAP? GAAP, short for “Generally Accepted Accounting Principles,” is the accountants’ equivalent to the bro code. But what exactly does this mean to your business? I mean, who really, really understands GAAP? GAAP is made up of three basic concepts: Assumptions, Principles and Constraints…


A Few Minutes With…Allen Kors

Allen Kors is Founder and CEO of Achieve Lending, the first search engine for private student loans. Kors says students can use the Achieve Lending platform to shop, compare and choose between lenders and interest rates, often in as little as 30 seconds. Launched last year to help take some of the confusion out of the education marketplace, Kors says he wants to help students avoid the often catastrophic effects of misguided financial decisions. He’s partnered with lenders who will help students finance both a college education and non-traditional forms of education, such as online courses, trade schools and specialty training.


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