During the month of April, Get Rich Slowly featured a series of videos about financial literacy. These short clips were created by Michael Fischer, a finance professional and author of the book Saving and Investing. Michael dropped a line yesterday to ask for requests.
I just wanted to touch base as I am planning to release a series of videos in the coming week. Topics that I intend to cover include:
- fiscal and monetary policy
- what does a central bank do
- saving and investing in the US vs. other countries
- what is an IPO
- P/E ratios
- what is private equity
- market efficiency
- index funds
I am planning to record them over the next few days. If you have any thoughts on what else or what could be focused on, I would be interested to hear that, and see if I can integrate it.
What about it? What topics would you like to see covered in a new video series? I know that many of these subjects are high-level, but this is a great chance to have financial concepts explained by an expert. If you have requests, leave a comment or drop me a line.
Just over a year ago we sold our house and moved from one state to another. As part of this process, we held a huge and rather successful moving sale. What follows is a list of tips that contributed to the success of our sale. The main caveat here is that we generally run our sales with the intention of clearing stuff out, as opposed to maximizing profit.
Finally, if you’re a bookworm like me, you’ll want to check out Adam Pash’s 13 book hacks for the library crowd over at Lifehacker, including:
- LitSum, free on-line book summaries
- Book Burro, which allows you to simultaneously search your library and online booksellers
- Daily Lit, a service that delivers bite-sized chunks of classic books via e-mail
- An overview of how you can get the most out of your public library — online
There are several other tips in the article and in the comments. Makes me want to drop everything and head over to my local library…
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