Economics of Buying vs Renting a Textbook

Economics of Buying vs Renting a Textbook

As a college student, textbooks form one of the largest percentages of expenses (excluding tuition and housing). This leads to the very confusion question of when does it make sense to buy and when does it make sense to rent? Let’s examine the economics of buying vs renting a textbook by first analyzing the unique problem in the…

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Top 100 Economics Blogs of 2016

If you’re looking for practical, insightful and educational economics blogs, you’ve come to the right place. Here are the 100 best economics blogs online, listed in no particular order. Today, as you know, there’s no shortage of high-quality economics blogs on the web. But we decided to separate the wheat from the chaff and give you the absolute...
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How To Easily Create Your Own Free Vanity URL

What is a Vanity URL?  vanity URL is a customized web address that includes the name of your business for marketing, branding, and search engine optimization (SEO) benefits. They are usually short and descriptive, and can easily be recognized as part of your business’s branding A vanity URL is easier to remember, easier to share and…

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Why Venezuelans Use Amazon Gift Cards To Save Money

Venezuela’s Unofficial Currency: Amazon Gift Cards hrough a coincidence, I stumbled across a black market that could only exist in the Internet Age (not Silk Road). On a Reddit subreddit, I discovered Venezuelan redditors trading Amazon and Walmart gift cards for U.S. Dollars. This was very surprising given that Amazon and Walmart don’t operate in…

cheapest ipad

Where Can You Find The Cheapest iPad?

 year ago I wrote an article that compared iPod prices around the world to figure out, with currency fluctuations and inflation taken into account, where you could find the cheapest iPod. So this year, I’m going to figure out where you can find the cheapest iPad (the WiFi 16Gb) calculating the Real Exchange Rate. A few assumptions that…

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