To begin with, here is a summary of this book in a sentence: Ten tales, in the form of inspiring parables for the modern man, set in the ancient civilisation of Babylon, the historical cradle of finance. The truth is always in front of us in plain sight; we choose to avoid it. We all […]
Way back in primary school is when I first came upon the phrase, ‘Common sense is not common in people.’ Admittedly, it sounds a little trite any time it’s thrown down in a conversation between grown-ups, but, make no mistake, there does exist an undeniable grain of truth in it. It is this grain of […]
“Nothing will ever separate us. We will probably be married another ten years.” –Elizabeth Taylor, five days before filing for divorce Long-term thinking is easier to believe in than accomplish. Most people know it’s the right strategy in investing, careers, relationships – anything that compounds. But saying “I’m in it for the long run” is […]
A DIFFERENT WAY TO LOOK AT SAVING: Coming from a perspective that draws on behavioural economics, in this blog, I explore why thinking about saving may not be the most effective, easy, or exciting way to meet your saving goals.
We all want to feel happy, and each of us has different ways of getting there. Here are 10 steps you can take to increase your joie de vivre and bring more happiness into your life: Be with others who make you smile. Studies show that we are happiest when we are around those who are also happy. […]
TAPPING RESOURCES: There is money. And there are different ways to use it. It's important to allocate wisely. Mixing money for business with money for personal needs can hurt your life plans. How to get this equation right is what we are going to tell you.
Some of these things have been mentioned by us before. But they are important enough to be reiterated. In fact, they are often forgotten. We’d like to take this opportunity to quickly take you through five things that you must watch out for when it comes to planning your personal finances. Forget financial goals – Instead […]
When you don’t reach your personal and financial goals, it can be both frustrating and disheartening for you and your clients. How can we change this for the better? Research has shown that using the principles of Self-Determination Theory your clients can dramatically increase their chances of success. This happens when you focus on a meaningful […]
If your portfolio comprises investments in mutual funds, how does the rise and fall in market indices affect it? Does it? If not, why not? All this and more we will demystify/illustrate in this short note about the relationship between your fund investment and broader market indices. The recent euphoric all time rise in Sensex […]
Change is hard. All efforts of changing things in business, organization, society or home boils down to one fact – Can we get people to start behaving in a new way? Chip & Dan Heath give a framework to how to instill this change and SWITCH behavior to achieve the desired outcome. In Switch: How […]