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  • The stuff cycle

    Tuesday, 29 May 2012

    When Annie Leonard and her friends at Free Range Studios set out in 2007 to share what she’d learned about the way we make, use and throw away stuff, they thought 50,000 views would be a good result for her ‘20-minute cartoon about trash’. Today, with over 15 million views and counting, The Story of Stuff is one of the most watched environmental-themed online movies of all time...

  • Fizzy drinks impact your health and wealth

    Wednesday, 23 May 2012

    Some say that Elvis died because of his daily consumption of coke. Soft drinks are proven to be addictive ....moving on from the physical health cost and risk they are also rather a drain on our financial health.

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    The big debt write-off: what do you think?

    Tuesday, 22 May 2012

    Have consumers changed their attitude in the wake of the credit crunch, or is the debt super cycle far from over?

  • Mobile payments UAE ready but consumer awareness lagging

    Monday, 7 May 2012

    In a far reaching report conducted by Mastercard the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a very credible 7th place, of the countries analysed, in terms of being ready for mobile payments although actual penetration and consumer awareness is lagging.

  • Is limited attention the reason for your financial stress?

    Thursday, 3 May 2012

    The limited attention economy is part of the reason we have financial stress in our life. We don’t slow our brain down enough to think and give full attention to what is right in front of us. To give attention to what we are doing with our money.

  • Update...

    Thursday, 3 May 2012

    The ISM Manufacturing report was much better than expected leading to a stock rally. At one point the Dow hit a 4 year high. And the S&P closed higher for the 5th time in 6 days.

    What's not to like?
     Two things.

    1) Fade into the Finish: At one point the Dow was up 125 points. That was cut in half by the end of the day. The S&P was actually more than halved.

    2) Not Enough Speculative Fervor: Normally when the market is this close to making new highs you see the small caps leading the charge. This is ...