Ten Tricks to Reading a Puzzle

Puzzles are different than problems. Problems have solutions that are usually obvious.  There’s nothing hidden. Puzzles are problems designed to test ingenuity or knowledge. There is always something hidden. Discovering that hidden thing is the core of the puzzle. The Puzzlers I’ve been preparing for financial professionals for over ten years […] Read more

A Puzzle. A Solution. An Experiment that Validates the Solution. Whew!

My Puzzler columns in REP, a magazine for financial advisors, have been popular for over six years. Many puzzles draw hundreds of responses. But I didn’t expect the enthusiasm that a puzzle I called “Odd Balance” published in November 2013 continues to generate.   To recap, You have a balance […] Read more