Lifestyle


Marshmallow anyone?

As the silly season rapidly approaches, stores are already filled with Christmas goodies (in October, really?). Many of us may be wondering how we’re going to survive the next two months without overspending, overeating or drowning in too much debt (or aperitifs). So how do we resist all this seemingly endless temptation? And what coping strategies can we use?

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Mind the (Behaviour) Gap

“It’s not that we’re dumb. We’re wired to avoid pain and pursue pleasure and security. It feels right to sell when everyone around us is scared and buy when everyone feels great. It may feel right-but it’s not rational.” US financial planner Carl Richards, calls the distance between what we should do and what we actually do when it comes to managing our money, the ‘Behaviour Gap’.

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What comes first? Happiness or Money?

Is getting richer all that it’s cracked up to be? asked The Economist a while back. The UK weekly noted that it is clear that there is a positive relationship between income growth and well-being. What is not clear is whether happiness leads to money or vice versa.

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Money isn’t everything. Calculating your true worth.

What are you worth? Is it really limited only to the amount of money you have, your investment portfolio, the property you own, your so-called tangible assets? Have you ever recognised that you have other assets that you also need to manage, invest in and nurture? We take a look at your precious but invisible possessions, your intangible assets.

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