Yale Lecture Topics on Finance and Insurance
- Behavioral Finance
- Application of Psych0logy in Finance
- Understanding Financial Instruments
- Regulation on Monetary Policy
- Democritization of Finance
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER:
Picture the worst you can imagine.
Ok. Its worse than that. Half of the Baby Boomers have NOTHING saved.
What’s crazier is 1/4 of them aren’t saving at all. Not even trying.
Every April as millions of people assemble their receipts and trudge wearily to their accountants, we all wonder why this annual parade takes place.
Just for fun I looked into the history of accounting. It’s troubling. Man has been counting stuff and keeping track of stuff since we began as a civilized species. I’m talking 7000+ years. In museums are ancient tablets of clay with tiny marks called cuniform writing. It’s an accounting ledger for the king of Mesopotamia’s grain warehouse. Not poetry or literature, accounting. So never feel bad at tax time. We’ve been doing it for 149 generations and counting.
Accounting can be a tedious, dry profession. Here’s some humor about accountants to brighten your day.
CPA – certified public accountant
Are you using the services of a CPA? Or do you generally do your own income taxes each spring?
You have heard the old saying, “All thumbs are fingers but not all fingers are thumbs”. Same goes for accountants. Becoming a Certified Public Accountant requires 150 hours of college credit, plus an exam and licensing. The CPA designation is hard-earned, and represents quality.
The work load used to be horrendous. Thanks to modern technology serious accounting students can take the certification at a more moderate pace with flexible testing.