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Buy on the Rumor – Sell on the News: Our Psychology at Work

Saturday, 1 August 2009, 4:50 | Investing, Psychology | 0 Comment
by Numan

A counter intuitive rule of thumb explained Rumors of new products, earnings, takeovers and mergers immediately raise share prices. This is understandable as the value of the company is expected to rise as a result and so investors who believe the rumor to be true (or true enough) can buy on the rumor with the […]

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Behavioral Finance in Everyday Life – The Lottery as a Case Study

Saturday, 31 January 2009, 3:33 | Book Reviews, Investing, Psychology, Risk Management | 0 Comment
by Numan

Is lottery a tax on stupidity or are our flawed psychologies playing another trick on us? My wife and I usually enjoy strolls around our neighborhood on weekends, especially on sunny winter days. We live in the city and in our last stroll I kept noticing lottery advertisements everywhere as if they were beckoning to […]

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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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Coming To Terms with Never Getting Rich – A Look at the Pre-Requirements

Friday, 12 September 2008, 15:59 | Budgeting, Investing | 0 Comment
by Numan

What If I just don’t have what it takes to get rich? I simply don’t have it. It being the elusive trait self made rich people have. Whether it is simply daring, risk ignorance, animalistic instincts or just a plain good old entrepreneurial spirit I simply don’t have it and I’m starting to think I […]

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Working Weekends – Free Professions Have Become an Ironic Oxymoron

Saturday, 6 September 2008, 10:26 | Career | 0 Comment
by Numan

Thoughts from my first (yeah, I’m lucky) weekend working experience I’ve just finished my first experience of working in the weekend. What once was a personal taboo of mine is no more. I’ve worked through the very late evening on Thursday to avoid bringing work home but still couldn’t avoid some required finishing work.

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No Salvation from Productivity Improvements: The Failed 35 Hour Work Week Experiment and Work-Life Balance Examined

Saturday, 16 August 2008, 4:40 | Career, Economics | 0 Comment
by Numan

Wouldn’t it be reasonable to expect improvements in productivity to result in shorter work hours? The quick answer: No. It’s up to us. The famous French 35 hour work week has recently received yet another blow leaving only a shadow of the once grandiose attempt at social policy.

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Financial Philosophy, Leaving the Office Earlier and Work Lunch Ideas @ The Roundup

Sunday, 25 May 2008, 15:13 | Philosophy | 0 Comment
by Numan

Sunday Roundup as Customary As some of you may have noticed I’ve switched to my own custom domain @ www.thepersonalfinancier.com. Hopefully everything will work smoothly as it always has. As always your suggestions, thoughts, questions and comments are always welcomed. The Money Hackers Carnivals #13 was hosted by Moolanomy. I made ...

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