Saturday, September 7, 2013
Last year, I said that for the first time it was not ridiculous to put Texans and Super Bowl in the same sentence; this year, I think it's ridiculous not to put them in that conversation. For example, a recent listing of the odds for winning the Super Bowl slots the Texans behind only the Broncos, 49ers, Seahawks, Patriots and Packers. Is this the year we finally make it to the Super Bowl?
Thursday, April 18, 2013
- Converts current prices to equivalent prices any number of years in the future
- Compares purchasing power today to purchasing power in the future
Enter an amount, how far into the future you want to compute, and the inflation rate you want to assume. Below we see that at 5% inflation for 20 years, an item that costs $100,000 now will cost over $265,000. That means that 20 years from now the purchasing power of $100,000 will have been reduced by over 62%; $100,000 then will only be able to buy what we can buy now for about $37,000. (note: may not work in Chrome)
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Bingo!The Dow started the month closing higher 10 straight days. The close on March 5 finally established a new all-time high. So, slightly more than four years after the crash low, the Dow surpassed the October '07 high of 14,165. Obviously, the remaining closes in the 10-day string also set new all-time highs.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
|The Windows 8 "Start" screen|
This is the third post in a series, the first post is Windows 8: The Start Screen.
The Windows 8 “Metro” interfaceThe new appearance of Windows 8 is a screen full of small rectangles – or “half-rectangles” which are square boxes – the “Start” screen. The new look and feel is the “Metro” interface. Many apps or programs execute as “Metro Apps” or simply, the new “full screen” appearance. To end or close a “Metro App”,
Saturday, March 9, 2013
This Calculator Computes the Future Value of Your Bond/CD for Any Amount, Number of Years, and Interest Rate
Enter data only in the colored cells below.
Note: normal/annual compounding is once a year; semi-annual is 2 times/year; quarterly is 4 times/yr; etc. (may not work in Chrome)