What *really* is Quality of Life? aka ‘why famous people commit suicide’

The longer I am in this field of wealth management and financial planning, the more I have to concur to this fact: Making a good living/standard of living contributes a lot to one’s quality of life. Basically, Money = Good Life. The other factors are not as important. … BULLSHIT. … Unless you’ve thought it…

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How I save 70.9% on a printer (you can do this too) and 4 things to learn from this

Picture this: The normal price of an item you want costs RM 784 But you finally were able to get it at a fraction of the cost. Which is RM 228. A saving of 70.9% or RM 556. This was what I’ve been through in May 2017. Wanna know how I did this? Is this…

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Genting family dispute-can it be avoided? 10 Views from a financial adviser

By now you would have read in the media regarding the Genting family dispute which has broken out in the Lim family, who control the multi-billion ringgit gaming and leisure company Genting Bhd. In case you haven’t, The Edge Market Oct 10 2016 is where you could read about it in detail. Joey Lim Keong Yew,…

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Why we failed at delayed gratification and what to do about it

Let’s pretend for a moment that you are a zebra in an African savannah landscape. Every now and then, you get human visitors on safari taking photos of you. The biggest difference between you and your zebra peers and the humans taking your picture is that nearly every decision you make provides an immediate benefit to…

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Great! 6 Best Medical Cards in Malaysia 2017-2018: complete comparison

Medical card products from major insurance companies in Malaysia are always evolving rapidly, ever-trying to outdo each other to become the best medical insurance in the eyes of consumers . The best in this sense in terms of features and costs; such thing is actually very good for us as policyholders. The best part of being an industry…

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Akrasia: Why We Fail in Achieving our Financial Goals

One explanation for why we make plans but don’t take action has to do with a behavioral economics term called “time inconsistency.” Time inconsistency refers to the tendency of the human brain to value immediate rewards more highly than future rewards. 2 common words synonymous with this is ‘instant gratification’ and ‘procrastination’ in personal financial planning.…

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