The Arithmetic of Loss

If you played King of the Hill as a child, you’ll remember the goal was to beat the other kids to the top. Not easy (at least it wasn’t for me). But going down the hill was a breeze. The other kids and gravity were always ready to help! It’s easier to go down than up – this is the […]

Some Truths about Compounding

Is it me or does the teacher in the picture not look happy? That’s odd because we’re going to talk about compound growth, which is a seemingly pleasant financial principle. Compounding is supposed to be a boon to investors and by the way, also mankind’s greatest invention. The idea is if you invest for long periods of time you’ll get […]