Monthly Archives: July 2012

Alternate Strategies for your Job Search

The resume application world has changed a lot in the past 10 years.  The majority of the jobs available these days require you to submit your resume online.  This makes it easy for the applicant because you don’t have to get dressed up and go to the physical location of the business.  This might sound […]

Top 5 Business Podcasts

It has become my morning ritual to wake up, head downstairs, grab a drink, grab my iTouch, lie down on the couch, put my headphones on, and listen to a good podcast for 30 minutes to an hour.  If you have an iPod or iPhone and you are not listening to podcasts, then you are […]

Modern Portfolio Theory: Creating the Capital Allocation Line

In our third installment of the Modern Portfolio Theory series, we will be constructing the Capital Allocation Line, or CAL.  In a way, the CAL is an extension of the efficient frontier.  CAL takes into account a risk-free asset.  In theory there is no risk free asset, so we use what is known as a […]

Understanding what the Euro Debt Crisis is all about

You’ve heard it all over the news; the Euro Debt Crisis.  We know it is serious and it could affect millions of people in Europe, here in Canada, and throughout the world.  But, have you ever sat back and asked yourself, “What is the Euro Debt Crisis really all about?”  If you are unfamiliar with […]

The Trouble with the University Financial Model

I recently listened to a “Bloomberg on the Economy” podcast with special guest Gary Shilling, which talked about the current state of student loans, the financial models used by universities, and the effect on the economy. I found the interview had a few very interesting topics including: university education not providing the skills needed for […]

Learning How to Write Code for HTML, CSS, SQL, Javascript, and More!

In my last post, “Want to Learn How to Program?” I introduced you to a site called Codecademy.  It is a site that produces step-by-step courses on how to write code.  It adds in the fun aspect of awarding you with badges and points as you complete courses.  I’m still using the site to learn […]

Want to Learn how to Program? How Learning Programming Language can Beef up your Financial Resume

So, the first step to programming your VCR is to set the time.  Hold the “Time” button for 3.5 seconds; no more, no less.  Wait for the flashing display screen.  Enter your time according to time zone, unless your community does not subscribe to daylight savings time, then use time zone closest to you…  oh […]