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A Penny Saved Was Never A Penny Earned
Forbes: Blaine McCormick, Ph.D., chair and associate professor of management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, writes about sayings incorrectly attributed to Benjamin Franklin. He says the inaccuracies are indicative of the financial illiteracy that plagues the United States.
Do Retirees Take Too Much or Too Little Risk With Their Investments?
The Wall Street Journal: William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor of finance and The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, is featured in this Wall Street Journal “The Experts” blog in which he advises retirees on how to allocate assets. In part, his advice to retirees: “[I]nvest in a diversified portfolio of low-cost domestic and international stocks and bond funds. Furthermore, avoid firm-specific (i.e., inappropriate) risk from having more than a small portion of your funds in any individual stock or low-grade bond.”
What Should Couples Do When Downsizing in Retirement?
The Wall Street Journal: William Reichenstein, Ph.D., The Pat & Thomas R. Powers Chair of Investment in Management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about what home modifications should be made to prepare for old age.
Where Did All the Entry-Level Jobs Go?
Wall Street Journal: VIDEO INCLUDED: Andrea Dixon, Ph.D., The Frank M. And Floy Smith Holloway Professor of Marketing and executive director of the Keller Center for Research and the Center for Professional Selling in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, was interviewed for this article about the change in climate for entry-level jobs. Dixon shared the successes of Baylor’s Center for Professional Selling and how it trains and equips new graduates to step into high-impact, high-paying sales careers in companies such as Humana Inc., Oracle Corp. and 3M Co. The readiness and preparedness of these students presents a cost savings to employers.
Baylor Professors Bring College Exam Prep to Waco Area
The Waco Tribune-Herald: Blaine McCormick, Ph.D., associate professor of management, and Steve Bradley, Ph.D., assistant professor of management, both in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, are quoted in this article about the More Than a Teacher program, an SAT and ACT prep course. McCormick and Bradley brought the program to Waco in 2013. Since then, more than 100 students have gone through the SAT or ACT class or the PSAT boot camp. “We prepare students for a very serious four hours,” McCormick said. “A 50-point rise can mean thousands of dollars in financial aid.”
FOX Sports Southwest Partners with Baylor to Promote Texas High School Sports
FOX Sports Southwest: FOX Sports Southwest's new campaign to promote the network's Texas high school sports programming this fall received an assist from creative students in the Sports Sponsorship and Sales (S3) program in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, who presented a winning proposal through a real-life marketing and sponsorship project in the FOX Sports University program. The marketing campaign, “The Future of Football Starts Here,” developed by Baylor students Laura Cade, Alexa Charpentier, Daniel Knight and Collin Simpson, and led by Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D., professor and The Edwin W. Streetman Professor in Retail Management, will be incorporated into the network's high school sports marketing campaign this fall.
Addison, Dallas Entrepreneur Center Join Forces to Help Support Startup Companies
The Dallas Morning News: Baylor’s Accelerated Ventures program is mentioned in this article about an effort in Dallas to help support entrepreneurial businesses and startup companies. Quoted is Baylor alumnus James Blair, who launched LionsMouth Digital, a design firm. Also mentioned is David Grubbs, a former Baylor lecturer in management and entrepreneurship in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business who directed Accelerated Ventures.
Sex Worker Trade Booming in Silicon Valley
USA TODAY: Scott Cunningham, Ph.D., associate professor of economics in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, studies risky behaviors, crime and illicit labor markets. He was interviewed by USA TODAY for this article on the Internet’s role in the surge in prostitution in Silicon Valley.
Social Security Earnings Test Ensnares a Spouse
Kiplinger: William Reichenstein, Ph.D., The Pat & Thomas R. Powers Chair of Investment in Management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about the “earnings test” for Social Security benefits.
Why Some Say Growing Demand for Soccer Gear Will Last
Market Watch: Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D., The Edwin W. Streetman Professor of Retail Marketing and executive director of sports and entertainment marketing in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about the impact of the World Cup on the U.S. soccer market. “We are now at least one generation in of parents who grew up playing soccer as a child,” Wakefield said. “So, they understand the game and are likely to include their children in the game, particularly compared to the boomers and older generations.”