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Secrets of Strategic Thinking (Podcast)

An interview with Professor Stanley Ridgley, Assistant Professor in the Department of Management at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business.

Marriage and the Psychology of Money (Podcast)

An interview with Sherrie Miller of the non-profit organization Choices of the Heart.

The Best Job for 2013 and Beyond

Sadly, people today, especially those just entering the workforce, lack the skills to lead their fellow workers.

The Fine Art of Optimism (Podcast)

An interview with Benjamin Zander, conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, and author of The Art of Possibility.

Market Design, Matching, and Me (Podcast)

An interview with Economics professor and Nobel prize winner Alvin Roth.

From Academia to Industry: The Story of Graphene (Podcast)

An interview with Noble Prize winner Professor Andre Geim, the developer of graphene.

Will the Iranian Threat Go Away? (Podcast)

When Bibi Netanyahu addressed the U.N. and challenged the world to take a tough stance on Iran, his call to draw a red line met...

Is Making Money on the Net Passe? (Podcast)

Making money on the internet is not just a science fiction fantasy.

Do Expatriates Still Have the Right to Vote? (Podcast)

Did you know that you still have the right to vote, even if you live overseas?

Keynes vs. Hayek: Which Approach Won Over the Economies of the West? (Podcast)

Keynes and Hayek were two of the most influential economists of modern times. But how did their economic philosophies and views affect the world today?

Marriage, Medical School, and Matching (Podcast, Pt.I)

The subject that brought this year’s Nobel Prize for Economics to winners Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley is pairwise matching. But what is pairwise matching, and how can it be applied to everyday life choices? Doug Goldstein interviews Nobel Laureate Professor Robert Aumann, winner of the prize in 2005, who explains what pairwise matching is and how it can be applied to life decisions, such as who to marry and which medical school to attend.

Three Things to Do Before Meeting Your Financial Planner

Did you know that the most important part of a financial planning meeting occurs even before you set foot inside your financial adviser’s office? Before you meet for the first time, you need to do your homework. Even the most professional adviser can’t help you if you haven’t done these three things.

Are You Thinking Clearly? (Podcast Part II)

How do you make the important decisions of your life, such as what to study or where to invest your money? Is there a mathematical strategy to thinking clearly? On this week’s Goldstein on Gelt show, Professor Michael Starbird, professor of mathematics and author of “The Five Elements of Effective Thinking,” talks about how we make decisions and how to think clearly.

Is Inflation About to Eat All My Investments? (Podcast)

Anyone who remembers life in Israel in the 1980s will cringe at the sound of the word “inflation.” Remember the soaring prices and the...

Three Ways That Your Pension May be Spent Before It Enters Your Bank Account

When saving for retirement, you may feel secure because you’re putting aside earnings into a pension plan. However, what you may not realize is that some of that money is going to be spent even before it reaches your bank account.

The Safety Net You Need

The last time you were at the circus did you gasp as the trapeze artist swung through the air? Even though his antics might be scary, there’s a strong safety net catch him in the event of a fall. Hopefully, the trapeze artist won’t ever need to use it. But it is always there – just in case.

Romney Can’t and Obama Won’t Do What America Needs (Podcast Pt. II)

Romney may say the right things, but will he really be able to affect change? And Obama says… and does… the wrong things, and he has no reason to change. Democrats complain that Romney has no sympathy for the unemployment problem. Here is part II of Douglas Goldstein's radio show.

Gold Buyers Beware: Fraudulent Gold Found in the Marketplace

Word has been spreading that some gold experts have cracked open the gold bars that they bought only to discover tungsten (a metal worth about one-fifth of the value of gold) inside. Since tungsten has a similar density to gold, it’s easy to confuse people, amateurs and experts alike. With bars of gold that weigh ten ounces or more, using regular x-rays to determine the chemical composition of the metal doesn’t work well since the x-rays don’t penetrate deep enough.

Romney Can’t and Obama Won’t Do What America Needs (Podcast Pt. I)

Douglas Goldstein interviews former Chief Economist for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Harvard professor Ken Rogoff on the American debt crisis.

How Marriage Can Make You Richer

Comedian Billy Connolly once said, “Marriage is a wonderful invention; then again, so is a bicycle repair kit.” However, what Mr. Connolly probably was not aware of when he said this was that marriage can also prolong your life more than a bicycle repair kit would.

Will Your Grandma Be a Victim of Financial Abuse

Have you ever met the kind of guy that would sell his own grandmother down the river? Since more and more elderly people are being swindled and financially abused every day, it’s crucial to learn how to protect your grandmother and other seniors you care about.

How Schools Prepare Kids to Fail in Business

I am a big believer in math. I studied many complex topics in college, and I think others should, too. But first teach kids practical math in school, and then if they decide to study further, only then start with the abstruse topics.

Are Your Investment Decisions Rational?

As a financial planner, I often ask new clients why a particular investment is included in their portfolio. One answer that I find somewhat worrying is: “I don’t really know how to explain it, but I just had a gut feeling that this stock was going to be a winner!”

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