Who doesn't fancy not having to worry about overshooting their monthly cellular data limit imposed by those greedy and monopolistic carrier companies, costing the average mobile user tens of dollars each recurring month? This silly hack might be something no telco wants consumers to know about...
Like in all viable and long lasting relationships, both parties have to give and take. The magic happens then. That magic is called love. Love is powerful, and in the universe of possibilities, humans are one species that sense affection more than the rest can.
I'm firmly rooted into thinking that if you love work, work will always find a way to return that love, and reward you in ways you may or may not have imagined. No relationship is ever perpetually smooth going. There will be times where you just want to throw in the towel, punch your partner in the face, or slur a line of vulgarities at the other.
A healthy relationship with work isn't easy to build. An attitude of diligence has to be cultured over time for you to love work. Personally, I know when I've gotten to that stage where this concept can me epitomized — the longer I'm parted from work, the more terrible I feel. Not seeing a life partner for a week can be stomached. But not seeing him or her for a month at length is just too much to bear. It's painful!
Be happy. Always be happy. In life, perspective is not everything. It's the only thing that really counts. This is all so true in an increasingly materialistic world, where society measures "success" by the number of digits in your bank account, the credit card you overtly swipe a posh dinner restaurant, or by the car you drive. Easier said than appreciated.
Free time is really the enemy of progress. To progress in life, you need to be active. You need to be always doing something. Something productive, something that adds value in anyway to your life.
To be good at something, you need to exercise. To be a master, you need practice. Repetition, regimes, discipline, and progress. Life without progress is not life.
Time really flies! We're a mere 4 hours from turning the page into 2016 and what an epic year 2015 has been on all fronts. But first we must celebrate our One Year Anniversary here at Business Of Finance by popping a Dom Perignon! A toast to our team for making it through what has been a rather spicy year. And we kid you not, we throughly enjoyed 2015. It has been a blast!
But on a more encompassing note, 2015 was a lexicon of events that have brought both the good and bad side of humanity to light. At the end of the day, or more aptly the year, the light always emerges at the end of the tunnel however dark and cold it was. Good will always prevail over evil as long as the spirit of humanity lives on.
So to summarize the principal of everything, let bygones be bygones, forgive and forget, love and respect each other, look forward to progress, but never forget the lessons the past has taught us. Happy 2016 folks! Stay safe where ever you are in the world, and we'll catch you in 2016.
Technology has progressed to the point where it’s affordable and prevalent throughout the modern world - a unicorn scenario just 10 years ago. With that much information at our fingertips, it’s unsurprisingly hard to stay disconnected. But what about the negative effects?
Sleep forms a third of our lives, leaves us refreshed to conquer the day ahead, and generally just feels great to indulge in. Of course, sleep goes far beyond making us feel good and fresh.
Sleep is important, sleep is great, and sleep feels good. Why then do so many of us avoid making this vital process of our lives a priority when it's time for bed? Take good heed to the suggestions made here, and don't be too surprised that you start enjoying your sleep more.
Greece, the sick prodigal child that should have never joined the European Monentary Union, has gone through quite a rough patch in recent years. We could banter all day about its graying history through the yellow lenses of austerity, or we could just let pictures do the talking.
Looking back, it has not been as picturesque as it is artistic.
We are penning this a few hours before Greece becomes the first ever European nation to default on a payment due to the IMF.
It is also during a period of time when Greek banks will be closed for an entire week at length, and when the stock market in Athens will remain shut alongside its banks - all these have never happened before in all of Greece's legendary past.
This week, one of subscribers, which we shall nickname Tim, sent us a rather interesting email about his close shave with falling prey to an online fraud scheme.
Tim is based in Singapore, and was engaged in an online transaction through the popular online marketplace, Carousell. His account of what happened next makes for a pretty intriguing story, and is something Tim wants "the general public to be wary" and cognizant about.
His close encounter with a "cleverly planned" fraud across multiple mediums shows just how far people will go just to rip others off. Thankfully, Tim's quick-wittedness saved him from loosing a beautiful timepiece to a shameless invertebrate who was apparently inept in even crafting an email.
With material evidence courtesy of Tim, we delightfully expose a dumb fraudster's attempt at daylight robbery. The sensitive details of all persons (excluding the fraudster's) have been concealed to protect their identities.
You might not be aware of this, but in 2014 alone, the street of high finance saw a near record number of higher profiled suicide cases involving bankers and individuals who were directly involved with gargantuan amounts of money. Didn't stocks soar to record highs in 2014? Yes they did.
It therefore beggars question of why the rich and wealthy want to end their lives more so than the average person in middle the middle class would. Today's story will unearth some of the common mysteries that shrouds upper echelons of society.
Imagine "loosing" $14 billion in just over 30 minutes. How does one react to that, inquiring minds are curious. Well, according to financial media the likes of Forbes and Bloomberg, this pretty much happened to China's second richest man when publicly trader shares of his company plunged by 47% on Wednesday.
90% of investors loose money over time. The odds are stacked against us, but is there a way to surmount those odds? There certainly is. The first thing you need to do is to know the truth about the business of investing. In this exclusive piece, we turn to a former market professional, Lukas Neely, to help us discern fact from fallacy in our perpetual quest to shed light on the truth.
Lukas explains how value investing can be made simple and provides readers with an easy to understand framework that aids in long term profitability. Through his excellent new book, Value Investing - An Investor's journey through the unknown, he generously shares his timeless knowledge gained over his professional investing career.
We are delighted to be collaborating with Lukas on the common grounds of helping the retail community find their success in the financial and capital markets. We hope you enjoy the read!
Meet Max-Hervé George, a Frenchman who so happened to be endowed with what many call the "worst contract in the world". When Max was at a tender age of 7, his father bought him what was called a Fixed Price Arbitrage Life Insurance Contract. In essence, this contract was designed to allow wealthier clients to purchase funds at last week's prices - hence the term "arbitrage".
What this meant was that the client could never ever possibly loose money if he had done his homework right and churned the funds quickly enough. Essentially a guaranteed profit, week after week, with absolutely no chance of loosing.
During the period between 1997 and 2007, Max-Hervé George's contract realized a 68.6% exponential rate of return, annualized. Extrapolating this figure, the value of his contract would be €1.26bn by 2020, and a staggering €234.2bn by 2030. If all else holds, Max will be worth more than the world's largest life insures combined. This puts even Bernie Madoff, possibly the modern world's most notorious Ponzi Artist to shame.