Price elasticity of demand and How it Affects a Business?

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Price elasticity of demand basically deals with price and quantity demand and their relationship. It evaluates how a change in price can also create a considerable change in quantity demanded. Heavily influencing marketing mix and decision making with respect to price, it is one of the most important and necessary business tool and concept. Many […]

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Congratulations: You won $1,000,000 you can claim today or in 5 years, which do you choose?

Sure we would all choose take it today, but there is a finance theory behind why you may want to take it today.  Ever heard of the expression a dollar today is worth more than a dollar tomorrow but less than a dollar yesterday.  Well if not, now you have today we look at the time value of money.  What the time value of money calculation and the principle means is that a dollar today is not equivalent in value to a dollar tomorrow or a dollar yesterday.   It is a very simple principle to understand, but can have big ramifications in your retirement planning. Now what do I mean it can have big implications in your retirement planning.  For starters you want to make sure you are putting away … [Read More...]

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WTF (Wait That’s Finance) Part I: Deep in the Money Naked Calls

Oh no here come the financial concepts, time to clear the cob webs we are going to talk about derivatives.  Want to sound smart at work today, drop the word derivative in some random sentences and wait for the looks you get.  This is how my wife fell in love with me. Except this was back in college and I was a Chemistry major at the time.  I started dropping some names of the elements off the periodic table and the rest is history.  What is a derivative? What does the word mean, let’s take the root, derive.  Derive means to have origins in something else.  The lakes name was derived from ancient Mayan mythology.  With that said the derivative in the financial market is a security whose … [Read More...]

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Move over King there is a new girl in town and her name is Wendy!

For as long as I can remember it has always been 1. McDonald’s 2. Burger King and 3. Wendy’s.  Well that is not the case any longer as it has just been announced that Burger King was surpassed in US sales volume by Wendy’s.  This change up brings makes me reminisce of those days back in college and that Nelly song “Number One.”  You know you remember Nelly, he sung Country Grammar!  Google it if you forgot who, but make sure you come back to finish up this article.  As I digress….. Hey hey hey hey hey hey - now let me ask you man What does it take to be number one? Two is not a winner and three nobody remembers (hey) What does it take to be number one? Ok I am back; I just hit it up … [Read More...]

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Help!… Jerry is burning the bridge

While not directly related to personal finance, it can have big implications on your job search should you burn the bridges behind you.  Let’s face it if you are looking for work and there are burnt bridges out there it can make it a little more difficult and that my friend will affect your finances…badabing!  Let me share with you a little story of something that happened at work this past week.  Jerry was a happy employee of my company (1),his boss left the company to go work elsewhere.  His boss contacts Jerry and recruits him to work there with him.  Jerry obliges and accepts the job to work with his new boss at company (2).  Jerry turns in his resignation and a competitor entered our … [Read More...]

Week 6 Recap: Feels like I have been doing this forever!

Well here it is the Five For Friday: March Madness Edition. This week we have had an explosion with traffic.  Out of left field we must be getting noticed.  Thank you and I appreciate you stopping by, hopefully I haven’t bored you too much that you come again or subscribe.  Now to take a look at the sites that caught my eye this week:  I wrote an article about your emergency fund the other week, but here another blogger, Frugal Portland, poses the question to the world.  Great we have an emergency fund, now when can we use it?    Anthony Thompson over at the Joyfulselfmanager.com talks about how we lose brain power as we get older.  The article suggests changing things up is one way to … [Read More...]

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All good things must come to an end…It was a good run while it lasted…RIP Encyclopedia Britannica print edition

Childhood….Ahhh those were the days of no responsibility where my only recollection of money was that my parents had it and I needed it to buy candy or that new toy.  But what I do remember as a youth was that my parents subscribed to Encyclopedia Britannica.  I asked my mom a while back how they ended up with the encyclopedias and she gave me the spiel where a salesman came door to door saying something about how it was going to be the way of the future.  They had just had me as their first child and they didn’t want me to be left behind as everyone else was subscribing. Well, Encyclopedia Britannica is calling their 2010 print edition of the famed 32 volume print edition its last.   … [Read More...]