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  • Aug 12, 2015
    The Daily Brief

    Robin Williams' Son Teaching Inmates About Financial Literacy

    The son of late actor Robin Williams has been partnering with San Quentin State Prison in California to teach inmates about financial literacy....More
  • Aug 5, 2015
    The Daily Brief

    Here Come The Short Sellers

    Noted short-seller Bill Fleckenstein sees the markets as "uniquely crash prone" and is getting ready to jump back into business....More
  • Aug 4, 2015
    The Daily Brief

    Charitable Thunder From Down Under

    The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that Australia’s richest person, the mining magnate Gina Rinehart, may contribute half of her estimated $10 billion fortune to charity under the terms of a proposed settlement agreement with her two adult children....More
  • Jul 28, 2015
    The Daily Brief

    The Cockroach Theory

    When it comes to evaluating stocks during earnings season, Fagan Associates applies the cockroach theory: “Where you find one ... there are usually more."...More
  • Jul 21, 2015
    The Daily Brief

    A History of Being Wrong

    Predicting calamity for the financial markets is a regular sport. Some even manage to turn doomsaying into a profitable gig selling newsletters, gold vaults and investment strategies meant to survive the fiscal collapse. But how often are these pundits right?...More
  • Jul 10, 2015
    The Daily Brief

    'People Are The Weakest Link'

    There’s so much chatter about the flood of cybersecurity threats around financial services firms, and the technology that can hold it at bay, it’s easy to forget most lapses are the result of personal negligence - even among people who should know better....More
  • Jun 5, 2015
    The Daily Brief

    What Can Investors Learn From The NFL Draft?

    The best companies don’t always make the best stocks for investors, yet many overconfident managers will pay full price for them. Savvy managers go against the grain, and pick up neglected names that will perform better over time....More
  • May 27, 2015
    The Daily Brief

    What TV Can Teach Us About Managing Wealth

    From Downton Abbey and Game of Thrones to Grey's Anatomy, the plots of multiple popular shows are dealing with real-life financial and family planning issues....More
  • May 19, 2015
    The Daily Brief

    In Defense of Lynn Tilton

    The Securities and Exchange Commission’s arguments for bringing its recent case against Patriarch Partners and its founder and CEO, Lynn Tilton, are weak and specious, according to an op-ed published by a Yale Law professor....More
  • May 14, 2015

    Does Yale Need Another $150 Million?

    Dylan Matthews at asks if Yale is the most deserving of charities to receive Blackstone founder and billionaire Stephen Schwarzman’s recent, and tax-deductible, gift of $150 million for a new performance hall....More
  • May 6, 2015
    The Daily Brief

    Diplomas Without Debt

    FutureAdvisor became the first robo-advisor to offer an automated college savings plan Tuesday when it launched the new “Diplomas Without Debt” service....More
  • Apr 2, 2015
    The Daily Brief

    Does Money Buy a Bigger Brain?

    Money can buy an education, a home in an environmentally beneficial area, language lessons and mind-expanding cultural excursions. So does it make sense that it can also buy you a bigger brain?...More

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