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Carnival of Financial Planning – May 16, 2009 Edition

Welcome to the May 16, 2009 edition of the Carnival of Financial Planning. Today I’m having the pleasure of hosting the Carnival of Financial Planning on The Personal Financier. The Carnival of Financial Planning takes a long-term view of personal financial planning for individuals and families. We focus on efficient and sustainable ...

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What is the Recommended Investment Strategy for Household Investors?

Saturday, 16 May 2009, 4:10 | Economics, Investing, Risk Management | 0 Comment
by Numan

I’ve promised to update you, my readers, on my investment decisions. I’ve decided. After months of deliberation I’ve finally decided on getting my feet wet again and bought some stocks on Monday. As readers of The Personal Financier know I am a big fan of investment vehicles that track certain indices such as index funds […]

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On Causality and Correlation in Economics

Saturday, 18 April 2009, 4:07 | Economics, Philosophy | 0 Comment
by Numan

Causality is perhaps the most fundamental element of empirical evidence available to economists. However, it is also the source of many misconceptions due to its elusive nature. There are some things we take for granted. The relationship between cause and effect is so deeply rooted in us we sometimes forget they are merely a result […]

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The Japanese Banking Crisis of the 1990’s: Are We Facing a Similar Stagnation?

Saturday, 7 March 2009, 3:53 | Economics, Investing, Risk Management | 0 Comment
by Numan

What can we learn from the 1990’s Japanese banking crisis and the long slump in the Japanese stock market? Are we facing a similar scenario? Price levels in stock markets worldwide are increasingly becoming attractive with each day brining yet another slump. The time of the long term investors has come. Still, a relentless doubt […]

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Capitalism with Social Equality: A Powerful Though Experiment Demonstrates Our Moral Obligations

Saturday, 7 February 2009, 3:36 | Economics, Philosophy | 0 Comment
by Numan

An interesting thought experiment by American philosopher John Rawls demonstrates the morality of a more socialistic version of Capitalism I’ve been writing here, at The Personal Financier, for over a year and a half now. My skepticism regarding Capitalism as the best economic system, or lesser evil, should be quite familiar to my ...

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I Want To Be A Part Of You, New York New York

Monday, 12 January 2009, 3:03 | Economics | 0 Comment
by Numan

I Just returned from spending two working weeks in Manhattan, one of mankind’s most amazing creations. I’d like to share 7 observations I’ve had during my visit. The accomplishments of mankind Walking around Manhattan I always feel humbled by the achievement represented by this small island. I love the moment the skyline ...

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Is the Stock Market a Big Ponzi (Madoff) Scheme?

Friday, 26 December 2008, 1:23 | Economics, Psychology | 0 Comment
by Numan

Looking into the notion of the western financial markets as a big pyramid scheme I’m sure many of you are familiar with the tale of monkeys and villagers that cleverly demonstrates certain aspects of the stock market. Here’s a short version for those of you who aren’t.

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The Carnival of Money Stories Edition #90 – Happy Holidays Edition

Monday, 22 December 2008, 1:20 | Economics | 0 Comment
by Numan

The 90th Edition of the Carnival of Money Stories Hosted @ The Personal Financier Merry Christmas Welcome readers to this edition of the carnival of money stories hosted here, at the personal financier. This December the three dominant monotheistic religions are celebrating their holidays and I thought it would be appropriate to use it as […]

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