Sharing news and commentary about education, careers, investing, and life.

Sharing news and commentary about education, careers, investing, and life.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Today's Links (Monday, 8-20-07): Volatility

Our Linking Back feature has gotten positive feedback for being a good way of aggregating information, albeit information either beyond the scope of the blog or that we don't have time to cover. CK Tutors sees a need for a daily feature with similar characteristics that brings together the best of the blog and news world regarding (mostly) education, learning, and investing topics. Of course, we won't lose our cheesy sense of humor and we'll surely continue linking to fun things such as we did in last week's Linking Back.

Without further ado, here is the first Today's Links:

- Have you ever wondered what makes one college more appealing than another? via Freakonomics. This was posted Friday but came after we published Linking Back.

- Someone's undergraduate institution continues its trajectory upwards. The news is undermined by the fact that we're skeptical of these types of rankings in the first place.

- Not to be outdone, Emory had some nice news to report as well.

- In the most recent Everything Investing we warned budding investors to not try timing the market and to not panic. Taking a look at this chart from last week further verifies how difficult timing can be (just look at that volatility!):

- Speaking of stocks, a new place where stock culture meets pop culture via the Arizona Daily Star.

- Common sense advice, but a lot of people don't listen to some of these tidbits. From Star News.

- On making a career change, from the Wall Street Journal (subscription required but if you want to read the article send me an email and I'll forward to you). This applies to people in college because it has overall good advice.

- How do the presidential candidates feel about performance based pay? It's a topic we've covered here extensively so their views shouldn't be too surprising. From MSNBC.

- Boosting your mood naturally via the Imperial Valley News.

Addendum: A good summary of this week in preview (investing) from The Big Picture blog.

We work hard to bring you these links but if you have any suggestions please post a comment, send a Facebook message, or even send an email. Enjoy!

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