Posts tagged personal finance
Life Lessons from an NFL Star Turned Ivy League Professor

Taking on a teaching gig is not Brandon Copeland’s first venture off the football field. During his undergraduate career he interned at UBS, a prestigious investment bank. During the early days of his NFL career he traded stock options and flipped houses in Detroit. These experiences helped him strengthen his conviction that everyone needs to be financially literate.

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Can money buy happiness? Yes and No.

Go out on the street and ask people if money can buy happiness and you will hear a variety of answers. Peoples’ first instinct is yes, of course it can buy happiness. Spending money makes our lives easier, raises our social status, and gets us things that we want. However, when we consider the psychology behind spending, we reach a different conclusion.

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