For the first time, the state’s graduating high school students must demonstrate a basic understanding in 14 areas of personal finance.
Oklahoma is about to coronate one of the most comprehensive statewide school-based financial education programs in the country. Beginning this May, to graduate from high school students must demonstrate an understanding of 14 wide-ranging money management concepts.
Over the past several years, consumer brands like Oreo have started making the trip to SXSWi, the annual tech festival taking place right now in Austin, Texas. But once upon a time, brands were not nearly as tech savvy. We used the Wayback Machine, which archives old websites, to dig up the truly terrible sites brands like Coca-Cola and McDonald’s had when they first launched in the mid-90s. Remember, these sites were built back in the day when no one really knew what a website was supposed to look like.
When it comes to dividends and my portfolio, I follow one golden rule. I try to forget about the dividend as much as possible, at least when it comes to the equity part of the portfolio. Bonds and preferred shares are different, obvs. I don’t care if a stock is paying 1% or 5% or nothing, I look at book value, earnings, cash flow, potential catalysts, and all the usual junk us value guys go for. I will make a note of a company that’s paying an exceptionally large dividend that looks likely to be cut at some point soon, waiting to jump in until after the dividend cut.Continue Reading