Category: Financial Reasoning

GDP

The GDP or Gross Domestic Product of a country is one measure of its wealth. What can this data tell us about the U.S. economy? Are we getting wealthier? Are each of us really wealthier after inflation? What else does this data tell you?

Coin Problems

Suppose Briley has 10 coins in quarters and dimes and has a total of $1.45. How many of each coin does she have?

Lease or Buy

If you are in the market for a new car, you often have a decision to make. Do you want to buy the car or lease it. I have, over the years, developed a simple model to help me decide. I call it my rule of 6.

Gas Money

If you commute to work or school, you understand how expensive driving can be. Choose a car in this interactive spreadsheet as it breaks down the cost of driving, using MPG, distance traveled, and cost of gas.