Listen on-demand to our show from June 9, 2013 in our podcast. We covered the news of government surveillance programs that probably captured information on each of us -- as well as a new idea for making all of us smarter and richer.
The old cliche "things average out over time" really can make you quite rich -- if you're able to tell when you're living in a time of extremes, and are willing to bet on a return to averages over time. For instance, I'm worried for Iowa's sake that farmland prices are at an extreme, and that the factors pushing the prices are all at extremes themselves. With the stock market pretty much on fire lately, should we have the same concern? Honestly, I don't think so. It's impossible to know where the markets will go in the short run, but over the long term, there are a lot of factors pushing the market both up and down, but the biggest factors are generally going to push it higher.
A couple of interesting links we mentioned on air:
Thanks for listening this week!
Tonight, we shared some thoughts on how to honor Memorial Day -- yes, the obvious, like making a donation to the USO or attending a service honoring our war dead -- but also the not-so-obvious, like how we can honor our fallen by going back to work on Tuesday and working just a little bit harder, so we can make the land we hand on to our children better than the one our servicemembers worked so hard to defend.
Thanks for listening tonight!