It's a Wonderful Life, a Failed Banker Origin Story

It’s a Wonderful Life, a Failed Banker Origin Story

By The Banker | Blog Posts

First, my confession Before this week, I had never watched Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life. I know I should not admit this in a public place. I know this will land me on the Un-American watch-list with the data-miners at the NSA faster than shouting my support for Al Qaeda in Times Square. But [&hellip

TED Talk on Inequality - Insights from Rigged Monopoly Games

TED Talk on Inequality – Insights from Rigged Monopoly Games

By The Banker | Audio Posts, Inequality, Video, Wall Street

Definitely worth watching this. Social scientists rigged a Monopoly game to see how people’s behavior changes with changes in socioeconomic status.  And they tested other games to study the effects of money on things like empathy.  You may not be surprised, but you will be interested.     Please see related post on Monopoly and [&hellip

Book Review - Make Your Kid A Millionaire by Kevin McKinley

Book Review – Make Your Kid A Millionaire by Kevin McKinley

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Investing, Personal Finance

Anyone who enjoys engaging in the fantasy “My kid could have a lot more money some day than I do!” should read Make Your Kid A Millionaire – 11 Easy Ways Anyone Can Secure A Child’s Financial Future, by Kevin McKinley. I know I engage in that fantasy, which is why I took pains, and [&hellip

Excel Basics Introduction Video #6 - Autofill Function

Excel Basics Introduction Video #6 – Autofill Function

By The Banker | Audio Posts, Texas, Video

This video, #6 in the series aimed at introducing Excel for small business, shows the autofill function, an extremely useful tool in Excel.  Small business owners may find autofill saves a ton of time when tracking costs and revenues, making future business plans, and preparing for a loan.   Excel Basics Video #1 – Introduction [&hellip

Excel Basics Introduction Video #5 - Formatting

Excel Basics Introduction Video #5 – Formatting

By The Banker | Audio Posts, Blog Posts, Texas, Video

Small business owners need to know how to organize their customers, costs, revenues, loans, financial information, and more in spreadsheet format.  This video, #5 in a  series produced for a regional micro lending organization, continues to introduce key skills to help you get started with Excel.  Formatting cells, columns, and rows saves a ton of [&hellip