“We Thought Our Pay Would Be Higher” –Bankers

Theory: Expecting X and getting X+ = happiness; expecting Y and getting Y- = unhappiness, even if Y- > X+.

“There is no crying on the private wealth management floor”

Julissa Arce, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, fought — and occasionally bluffed — her way up through the ranks at Goldman Sachs.

How to Understand Stuff Without Really Trying

If you, like me, want to know What Is Up With That Stuff, but not so much that you’re willing to read Barron’s everyday (or ever?), here’s what you should do.