Can Money buy Happiness?

Can money buy happiness?

All of our parents or guardians have told us that money does not buy happiness. Instead, they attributed it to other things, like helping others and being a good person. But is that really the case? One study, in particular, performed by three gentlemen in 2010, found an intriguing link, not between the amount of … Continue reading Can Money buy Happiness?

Bitcoin and Lessons in Greed

What is happening right now reminds me of the heady dot-com bubble days of 1997-2002 and maniacal times that preceded the 2008 meltdown. Both events ended in a bloodbath for investors, and so might the one we are in right now. The common theme throughout has been the investors' herd behaviour. 

The 10 Richest Sporting Events in the World [updated 2017]

Top 10 richest sports events in the world

The top 10 richest Sports Events in the World. I have applied the 'Total Prize Money' filter to draw this list together. Just for clarity: a) Figures in the brackets indicate the 'Prize pool' for the whole tournament and b) all figures are for the most recently held tournaments.

6 Simple Ways to Stay Ahead of Debt

ways to stay ahead of debt

Staying out of debt should be your paramount obsession. It has become mine over the last few years. Last year, a personal situation left my financial plans in tatters. The unpredictable nature of life had hit me in the face. The only reaction I could think of, while still reeling under the impending demands, was … Continue reading 6 Simple Ways to Stay Ahead of Debt

Book Review | Makers and Takers: How Wall Street Destroyed Main Street

Book review of Rana Foroohar's 'Makers and Takers: How Wall Street destroyed Main Street'. She shows in her new book how financial greed came to disengage the economy of the vast majority of the population from the Wall Street economy - the economy that belongs to the top 1%.

Book Review | The Ascent of Money

The Ascent of Money book review

"The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different." - Aldous Huxley 'The Ascent of Money' is a scintillating journey tracking the evolution of money from the erstwhile Babylonian clay tablets to the exotic financial instruments of modern day. … Continue reading Book Review | The Ascent of Money