Data + Design Project

Pony Tales: A Story About Horses

Wednesday 10.17.2012 , Posted by

Did you know that ponies are six times more likely than other farm animals to falling victim to addiction, abuse, and neglect and eight times more likely to be suffering from some sort of financial ruin? Probably not because the sweet sounds of Sarah McLachlan have never been the soundtrack for a suffering pony commercial, but one fine pony advocate named Jay Speiden has taken it on himself to raise awareness for these tiny horses and you can help! By donating to Speiden’s Kickstarter you can make a difference in the life of one special pony named Palomino. [Read more…]

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The Cost of Bad Buy/Sell Decisions

Thursday 04.19.2012 , Posted by

Despite popular Hollywood portrayals of how investing works — a smart suit and someone with the last name Sheen or Douglas usually does the trick — research shows that most of us still try to time the market, typically resulting in buying high and selling low. No one likes being told they’re wrong or that they don’t have a grasp on the situation, but this graphic could be helpful in examining why many of our buy/sell decisions are wrong, why they cause damage to our portfolios, and how there can be better ways to invest for maximum returns over the long run. [Read more…]

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