Originally Posted by CasinoRoyale
If saying short bear stearns or buy apple is cheating isn't saying anything that puts you in a better situation financially, emotionally or physically or whatever cheating? Where do we draw the line?
With those though its just like metro said with the basketball manager. Sure knowing what you know now, buying aapl would make sense but what if instead of going back in time to your 20 year old self you just became a 20 year old in 2010. You might have better knowledge of investments but you don't know exactly which stocks will explode or die off. At the time, buying bear stearns or selling apple may have been sound decisions.
Originally Posted by Flambeur
Sometimes it's much cheaper to go to a better rated public university than a more expensive and lower rated private school.
Hell, its almost *always* cheaper to go to a good public than one of those money grubbing low-rank privates (even if you don't live somewhere with a strong flagship). In a lot of situations it is even cheaper to go to a top private school than a lower ranked private due to better aid availability. I knew it at the time but I have met a lot of people (ok...so they aren't 20 yet when making this choice but its relevant) who completely write off the top schools because "there is no way I could afford it."...well you will never know if you don't try and apply.