Monday, August 04, 2008

Agora Financial argues against marriage

I've been reading Agora Financial's 5 Minute Forecasts, and I'm excited about seeing their IOUSA movie on August 21st, the one night it's playing. But, I just checked out their 'Rude Awakening' and saw this:
[I] prefer as little irrational volatility in life as possible. It’s the reason he prefers gold over Pakistani tech start-ups; a simple espresso over a $19 frappa-mocha-something-or-other; a steady girlfriend to an ex-wife. To be sure, there’s probably value to be found in the riskier alternatives, but the opportunity cost of perusing them invariably outweigh the potential benefits. 
Ah, OK. Apparently getting married is an increase in volatility. Well, there you go.

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