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Financial Planning | Pensions | Investment

5 common mental errors that affect good decision making

By: Sam Instone
December 13th, 2018

I like to think of myself as a rational person…

But I’m not.

None of us are, in fact.

As humans, we are irrational and make mental errors.

Here are 5 of the most important ones to know.

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Financial Education | Financial Planning | Investment

This one piece of advice will save you $20,000 (AED73,460)

By: Sam Instone
December 10th, 2018

Investing is an essential part of any financial plan.

But it confounds me that many people don’t do it…

Keeping their money out of the market for a variety of reasons…

And inevitably losing out on enormous growth.

Let’s put this into perspective…

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Financial Education

The 7 best financial accounts on Twitter (in my opinion)

By: Sam Instone
December 6th, 2018

Twitter remains one of my favourite platforms.

I get up-to-the-minute information on all my favourite topics.

(Finance being my number 1 of course).

Here are some of my favourite financial accounts…

And why I like them.

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Financial Planning | Pensions | Investment

Think you know what you’ll need in retirement? Think again.

By: Sam Instone
December 5th, 2018

When your working years come to an end…

And your employer’s no longer subsidising things like healthcare…

Phone bills and wellness memberships…

How much will you really need to cover everything in retirement?

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Financial Planning | Pensions

5 true 'mini retirement' stories (and how they did it)

By: Sam Instone
December 4th, 2018

I’m intrigued by people who lead seemingly simple lives…

Yet travel the world and take long holidays…

That I envy from behind my work desk.

How do they do it?

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Financial Planning | Investment

Why new funds are best avoided

By: Sam Instone
November 29th, 2018

When a fund management company launches a new fund…

They often do so to a lot of fanfare…

With advertisements and media coverage.

But that doesn’t mean it’s a good idea to invest in them.

Here’s why.

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Financial Planning | Pensions | Investment | Financial Education

How to think about money (in 10 simple ways)

By: Sam Instone
November 28th, 2018

Recently, I read a book titled: How to Think about Money

The final chapter was particularly interesting.

So I thought I’d share a summary of it…

In 10 simple points.

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Investment | Financial Planning | Financial Education

What do glaciers and investing have in common?

By: Sam Instone
November 27th, 2018

Warren Buffett swears by it.

Apparently, Einstein did too.

And it’s no wonder.

Because the returns are exponential.

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