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  • 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 ...

  • The silly things we do with our money.

    Wednesday, 25 April 2012

    If I ever write a book the title will be: The Extent of My Own Stupidity – the place where this stupidity has played out most in my life is in my relationships. AND my relationship with money was right up there in the category of extreme stupidity.

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    Are you a financial superhero?

    Sunday, 22 April 2012

    Teaching our kids about money has just got a whole lot more fun, with the launch of a new Marvel comic book designed to help educate young people in the UAE about the value of financial planning, budgeting and saving. The fun doesn’t stop there! Creative teens have until midnight tomorrow to create their own financial literacy comic – and be in with a chance of scooping a private screening of the eagerly awaited Avengers movie for up to 200 of their family and friends. Go on – be a saving superhero!

  • Want happiness? Start #SavingsSunday

    Sunday, 22 April 2012

    If you feel emotionally stressed about your personal financial situation, a key to unlocking this emotional drain and building well-being is to start by taking a few small steps to increase your savings. Saving money is a mindset, it is a habit and to create habits we need little triggers, reminders to take action – so let’s start a trend together – let’s commit to tweeting #SavingsSunday!

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    Banks throw open lending shutters

    Friday, 20 April 2012

    Mortgages, loans, credit cards... as it seems, the lending shutters at banks have been cast open again; their ‘open for business’ sign has been hung outside. But at what cost?

  • Student !? who cares ?

    Saturday, 14 April 2012

    Why would you have to dig deep inside a website to find a vague statement that the bank support students!? And please don’t remind me of the incompetent agents that don’t even know their own products.

  • Face the facts you have a financial management problem

    Monday, 2 April 2012

    Until we look in the mirror and admit we have a problem managing our finances there is no way we can change the defeating negative habits of spending what we earn (or spending more than we earn).

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    Shame on you RAK Bank and ADIB!

    Friday, 23 March 2012

    Which banks came up trumps and answered cashy's 'Five minutes with...' questions and which should hang their heads in shame?

  • Being happy with what you do have

    Monday, 12 March 2012

    Suddenly a wave of despondency washed over me, and I fell to my knees, tears streaming down my face. "What has become of my life." I thought: "Hear I am in the middle of nowhere, no friends or family around me and living in a wooden cottage, the size of which is smaller than my old kitchen." "what has happened with my life?"

  • Thought you were meticulous?

    Thursday, 8 March 2012

    This man tracks his spending like no other. 

  • Buying with our head.

    Wednesday, 7 March 2012

    Strangely it took me some time to apply this process to purchasing ‘consumer goods,’ furniture, work of arts, cars, etc.  I pretty much skipped this practice for quite a while – I bought too often on impulse, I jumped in when I should have thought more carefully.

  • Healing the Global Epidemic

    Tuesday, 6 March 2012

    Whether you are an individual or a business you have a cash flow problem. I say that with an unwavering assurance. How much free cash do you have at your disposal right now? If you pay all, and I mean ALL, your debts are you in a negative or positive cash position?  Be honest?

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    Does the size of the bling count?

    Monday, 13 February 2012

    Popping the question? Don't stress about your bank balance...

  • Does customer service exist in UAE banks???

    Monday, 13 February 2012

    Now that Dubai is an International player of some repute isn't it time that their banking system recognised that they need an overhaul on the customer service front.......ADCB will be my 4th bank.....still looking for that elusive customer sentric experience!

  • Fraudulent charges....

    Monday, 13 February 2012

    Why is it that Banks in the UK and USA take their customers side when dealing with fraudulent charges, BUT Emirates bank in the UAE (or Network International) instantly block the card and make you wait 10 days for a replacement (a disaster when travelling!!).

  • How much money is 'just enough'?

    Tuesday, 31 January 2012

    "Rich people aren't nice"... do you agree?