Education in Action

On 12/22/2011, in Formal Education, by Jordan Wilson

Smart companies hire less on a candidate’s grade point average and more on what the applicant can actually do.

As I have written on more than one occasion, it is almost impossible to compare marks between applicants. The grading system fluctuates between institutions. And the quality of post-secondary graduates differs between education systems.

Today a brief example of how education systems hurt future employees. 

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Back to School Advice

On 09/19/2011, in Formal Education, by Jordan Wilson

School is back in session and students are already up to their eyes in assignments.

Or up to their eyes in kegs of beer, as the case may be.

I read a good article recently concerning advice to college students. 

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Choosing an Online Broker – Part II

On 08/16/2010, in Investments, by Jordan Wilson

In Part I we looked at a few areas of concern when comparing online brokers: reputation and reviews; minimum funding levels; available methods to make trades; commissions; fees.

All important and fairly obvious.

Today we will look at a few more areas to compare online brokerage firms.

Some of these may be less obvious, but I think they are also important for investors. Especially those that wish to create cost effective, well diversified investment portfolios.  

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