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What Should I Do With My Money?

Tuesday, 18 November 2008, 18:04 | Economics, Investing, Psychology | 0 Comment
by Numan

Turbulent times confuse household investors. I know I’m confused An interesting and timely experiment was conducted by one of our local business papers. Trying to answer the eternal question of “what should I do with my money?” the paper set out to review what leading brokers, financial planners and money managers would ...

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Surprising (and Promising) Aspects of the Financial Crisis

Friday, 14 November 2008, 17:19 | Economics, Psychology | 0 Comment
by Numan

What do Playboy Playmates have to do with a very interesting article in the NY Times regarding the impact of financial crisis? Bloomberg reported yesterday that the number of visitors to the baseball hall of fame has reduced by 12%, on average. Fewer visitors and fewer donations find their way to the museum which is […]

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Email Becoming a Distraction? Here’s How to Keep Control of your Inbox and your time

Saturday, 8 November 2008, 16:31 | Career, Psychology, Time Saving Tips | 0 Comment
by Numan

Are you wasting 8 and 1/2 hours a week figuring out what you were doing moments before? Email have very quickly become one of more useful tools of our everyday lives. In the office, the omnipresent inbox is constantly beeping and teaming with new messages. The presence of email is hard to ignore. When a […]

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Shortcuts to Early Retirement – Absurd Frugal Thinking or Common Financial Sense?

Tuesday, 4 November 2008, 14:39 | Budgeting, Economics, Money Saving Tips, Psychology | 0 Comment
by Numan

Permanent income gone astray The past week has been exceptionally long. I’ve managed to work 42.5 hours in just three days. Since I found this particular project very interesting it hardly felt like work was robbing me of my spare time. I often dislike working long hours as it simply seems like the days are […]

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Making Investment Decisions Together Helps Avoid Common Investment Mistakes

Wednesday, 29 October 2008, 14:37 | Investing, Psychology | 0 Comment
by Numan

Two heads are better than one Most common investment mistakes are deeply rooted in psychology. Many of these mistakes can be avoided by allowing another person to take part in the process and by giving this person’s opinions and believes an equal weight in decisions taken. This person could be anyone from an investment broker, […]

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Senior Regulators to Senate: Surprised at the failure of Voluntary Regulation. Where They Really That Naïve?

Friday, 24 October 2008, 14:36 | Economics, Investing, Psychology, Risk Management | 0 Comment
by Numan

“.. for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth” (genesis 8:21) Three senior regulators were apparently very surprised by the behavior of financial institutions and especially investment banks and the part they played in the current crisis. Where they really that naïve? I find it a bit hard to believe. What the ...

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How I Saved $2,000 by Being Creative and What Else Did I Discover

Friday, 17 October 2008, 14:28 | Budgeting, Money Saving Tips, Psychology | 0 Comment
by Numan

The before and after pictures of my latest experiment are attached but there was so much more to the process. The straw that broke this camel’s back was a cream “oven painted” M.D.F bed and dresser priced at a whopping $2,400. We’ve been looking for a new bedroom for quite some time now but haven’t […]

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How Can they Possibly Afford That? Or Is Money in the Eye of the Beholder?

Friday, 19 September 2008, 16:12 | Budgeting, Economics, Psychology | 0 Comment
by Numan

Do we all see the same color of blue? Each passing day bring with it small new understandings into human nature and even bigger new puzzles. Ever since I remember myself I’ve had the good fortune of ranking in the top 10th percentile. Whether in SAT’s or GMAT or in terms of household income I’ve […]

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