The importance of being “money smart”

The importance of being “money smart”

Did you know that April is Financial Literacy Month? And that this week is Money Smart Week? Financial Literacy Month was designated officially by the United States Senate in 2004, via Resolution 316, during the administration of George W. Bush. (Interestingly,...
‘Quo vadis,’ stock market?

‘Quo vadis,’ stock market?

Although I am not a Catholic (my wife and kids are), I still find it inspiring to watch papal addresses to huge crowds on major holy days. On Easter Sunday, from my home, I watched Pope Francis deliver his 2018 Easter address and “Urbi et Orbi” message from St....
Passing the torch

Passing the torch

In just over a week, my daughter and I will be taking a long drive up to Cornell University for a very special occasion. We will be joining in the celebratory two-day event “50 Years of Transformative Teaching,” honoring Professor Daniel Schwarz, the Frederic J....
I’ll see it when I believe it

I’ll see it when I believe it

I was listening recently to an interview on Bloomberg radio with Thomas Gilovich, a well-known professor of psychology at Cornell University. He has conducted research in social psychology and behavioral economics, with a focus on human biases in decision-making. He...