So I’m in my last year at college, which is strange to say.
After tolerating the boondoggle that is prerequisites in undergrad, I’m finally taking finance classes. It’s all finance from here on out – 30 hours of good ol’ stuff like international finance and principles of good investments.
Intro to corporate finance has been a blast. I never thought I’d learn to love school. I always had a love-hate relationship with it. Finance homework, though? Awesome! P.S. My professor basically admitted that finance professors make six-figures. Talk about a dream job. Pretty cushy, no?
The scariest part is knowing that undergrad probably won’t be the end of school. A bachelors degree is the new high school diploma. MBA? Probably. Hey – Columbia, let’s be friends? 😉 Let me cushion my GPA a little bit.
Here are some of the articles that caught my eye recently:
- 5 Reasons why bitcoins are the dumbest investment ever – Leave it to Dan to tell you like it is.
- Daily inflation calculator – From my buddy at DQYDJ comes a new fantastic calculator. And apparently I ran into the wrong comments on his post about alcohol and tobacco consumption. No matter – I still think health professionals affect the statistics. Just a thought, guys.
- The stock market is stupid and irrational – 101 Centavos rocks it with this one as he discusses the ridiculously-unprofitable-without-subsidy business that is “green” fuels. Confessional: I’ve made money with this insanity. See the post on why Wall Street hates Monopolies.
- The problem with “buy what you know” – From Financial Uproar, you’ll have to tolerate the off-color commentary, but the idea is sound: buying what you know is dangerous advice because knowing a company as a customer is not knowing a company as an investor.
Stuff I’ve Written Elsewhere
You can find me all around the blogosphere.
At ETFBase, I wrote an article about the death of the 4% rule.
At 20s Finance, I wrote about some of the most famous investors.
At The College Investor, I wrote about the water industry, and whether or not water stocks are a good investment. They’re okay.