• Managing Accounts Payable with Machine Learning

    Managing the day to day cash flows can impact a business in significant ways. Take accounts payable, for example. This part of working capital management can be managed more efficiently to save thousands of dollars every year. One area of growth has been...
  • What Makes Markets Tick: The Rules of Adam Smith

    This Financial Times video reviews the rules of Adam Smith and what makes markets successful Rule #1. Markets work best when as many people as possible are involved Rule #2. Markets are most efficient when prices are transparent to many participants...
  • Getting Hired in Investment Banking

    This video explains how candidates get hired into entry level positions at investment banks like Goldman Sachs. While a big ticket investment banking job on Wall Street isn't for everyone, there are a few lessons that all finance grads can take away...
  • Best Money Practices for Millenials

    This infographic shows some best practices that millenials can use to improve their money management habits. For discussion : What can you add to the list? source: Nationwide
  • The End of Open Outcry Trading

    The day of the trading pit with the shouting came to an end in 2015 when open outcry was replaced by electronic trading. We've all seen videos of the "old days," but this video below gives a brief picture of what that style of trading used...
  • Black Swan Events in Recent History

    According to Nassim Taleb, people had always believed that swans were white. That is, until the discovery of Australia, when the first black swan was sighted. Taleb uses the metaphor of the bird to describe events that are so improbably, no one would...
  • Are You Financially Literate?

    What is financial literacy? According to one source: The President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy defines personal financial literacy as "the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a...
  • Global Economic Outlook from the IMF

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) produced this infographic that shows the outlook for 2017-18. For discussion : Based on the outlook below, what investment choices seem to be the most promising? Source: International Monetary Fund
  • The Limited Reach of Apple Pay

    From a recent Business Insider article: Apple's service, which allows you to store your credit cards on an iPhone and pay for goods at retailers by just tapping your phones on a payment terminal, is gradually becoming available in more countries...
  • myRA: A Way to Save for Retirement

    Many American's approaching retirement have very little saved. With the myRA plan through the U.S. Treasury, more workers who do not have access to employer-sponsored retirement account can get started saving for retirement. Source: U.S. Tr...
  • Muriel Siebert: The First Woman to Own a Seat on the NYSE

    Muriel Siebert is the "Woman who kicked down Wall Street's doors." From the Time article: On her first trip away from her home in Ohio, in the early 1950s, a teenaged Muriel Siebert visited the New York Stock Exchange. Later, in her autobiography...
  • The Sound of Algorithmic Trading

    Three quarters of trades are coming from machines rather than humans. The average holding period for a stock on Wall Street is a mere 22 seconds. This TedX talk explains algorithmic trading and its importance to Wall Street. For discussion: 1. What...
  • What To Do With Extra Money?

    In this Dave Ramsey Show episode, the caller asks what to do with an extra $65,000 just sitting in a bank account not earning any money. Dave Ramsey gives some good answers, such paying off any remaining debt, setting aside money for a rainy day fund...
  • Should You Buy Life Insurance in Your 20s?

    Do you have anyone depending on you? Will your passing mean a financial burden for someone else? If so, you may want to consider buying a life insurance policy now, while you're young and the cost of coverage is pretty cheap. According to Kiplinger's...
  • Best Places to Work in the US

    This Mad Money segment talks to the CEO of Glass Door who describes the best companies to work for in the U.S. For discussion: What are the top 3 employers in the U.S. according to this video? What are the characteristics of great companies to...
  • Drivers in the Oil Industry

    This video from CFA Institute discusses drivers in the oil industry that matter to investors. According to Jens Zimmerman, CFA (2016), "Energy demand spikes are coming from developing regions in Asia, and by 2035, the region will account for 65%...
  • Should You Work At A Start-UP or An Established Firm?

    Working at a startup firm sounds exciting. Bringing an idea to market, being one of the key decision makers, possibly hitting the jackpot when the firm eventually gets sold. However, working at a startup is not without risk. The infographic below shows...
  • Finance Career Spotlight: Investment Banking

    Despite the notoriously long hours and high stress, jobs in investment banking continue to be the dream for many finance graduates. But what is investment banking? The video below describes the different areas of finance that involve investment banking...
  • Day in the Life of a Corporate Banker

    This video shows what it's like to work as a corporate banker at JP Morgan. In this video, the manager discusses some of the responsibilities of her work, and she talks about balancing responsibilities at home and at work. Though the excerpt...
  • Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

    This infographic from CareerBuilder via FinanceGraphics shows what it takes to stop living paycheck to paycheck and gain financial freedom. In this US News and World Report article, some common sense ideas to stop living paycheck to paycheck include...
  • Are You Financially Competent

    This infographic comes from ING eZonomics via AllThingsFinance and shows the results of an ING international survey. According to the survey, financially compentent people are more likely to be a little older (over age 25) and tend to make their own financial...
  • Ford versus the Investors

    Growing a business from a sole proprietorship to a corporation has its benefits and its drawbacks. As a privately held company, the owner has the sole decision making authority, but also has to come up with all the money. Becoming a larger company means...
  • History of Wall Street

    This History Channel describes why Wall Street is named Wall Street. From the Library of Congress : The history of the New York Stock Exchange begins with the signing of the Buttonwood Agreement by twenty-four New York City stockbrokers and merchants...
  • The Story of Warren Buffett

    He's the "Oracle of Omaha." His investing is legendary and he often offers his top rules for investing. He has been known to tell investors to stay away from leverage. "If you're smart, you don't need it. If you're dumb...