Finance never made much sense to me even though I studied engineering economics, learned to count money (stacks of material treasures such as coins of copper, generic gold, Apollo Space dollars. Later, on the job I learned government bean counting as a U.S.G. civil servant. Needless to say I was surprised when I started my own business to discover I had forgotten how to keep books even though I could still balance a checkbook since mom taught me how when I was first entering high school and then I aced the personal finance class in high school. Later, after building my own almost successful 12 person person firm that peaked at approximately 500k$ I went bankrupt either because money is compressible (I thought the caculations were excessive because I did not understand that money and value are totally different things. I will be back to see what other insights this class has that I have avoided. I am interested in investing in the stock market because I was born in 61 and I wish to be able to retire somewhat comfortably ..... the stock market scares me because I do not yet really grasp why I should ship my money threw New York for the benefit of others rather than myself. For now I pay as I go and I can at least usually remember that there are people whom I truly love as myself and whom I know love me in the same responsible way. Mirwin 19:01, 28 November 2007 (UTC)
- Consider the analogy. Cash is like "water weight" in dieting. If your goal is to lose weight, then just quit drinking water and hoard it. This was a very beautiful post because it is tough to explain to people why a business degree isn't actually useless.
- Physics and science courses are straightforward. Business education teaches you to understand this complex stuff you have said. I hope you took all your money out of the stock market as of the time you posted this. You would have doubled your money. 184.108.40.206 10:57, 22 December 2008 (UTC)