Posts Tagged ‘opportunity cost’

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    An Annoying Penny

    Jan 16, 12 • 460 Views • 2 Comments

    People do not want to pay $2.01 for a tall coffee at Starbucks. No, the problem is not the $2.00. The problem is the penny. Starbucks recently raised the price of a tall coffee to $1.85 in NYC. With tax, the total is $2.01. As a result, baristas are dipping...  [read more]

  • Our Transportation Infrastructure is Crumbling

    Time or Tolls?

    Jan 8, 12 • 272 Views • No Comments

    The tolls on New Jersey’s major north/south toll road are up 53%. The response? Some drivers took a cheaper route. The catch? Time wise, it was more expensive. Confirmed (unscientifically) by 1 reporter who took the turnpike and the other, the free...  [read more]

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    Employee Holidays

    Dec 21, 11 • 242 Views • No Comments

    Just some facts today on who gets the most paid time off. According to the Economist, looking at a combination of public holidays and annual leave days for which workers have to be paid, Austria, Greece and France are at the top of the list while Canada,...  [read more]

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    Why Might People Cheat?

    Dec 7, 11 • 253 Views • No Comments

    When are people more likely to cheat? Behavioral economist Dan Ariely says to look at sweatshirts, the Ten Commandments, dollar bills and cans of Coca-Cola. In one experiment, Ariely discovered that more students would copy someone’s seemingly dishonest...  [read more]

  • The ROI From College

    College Matters

    Nov 23, 11 • 286 Views • No Comments

    Assume you are an 18 year-old high school graduate with $102,000 to use for a lifelong investment. These are your choices: triple-A rated bonds housing common stock Bachelor’s Degree (4 year college) Associate’s Degree gold long term treasuries...  [read more]