Want financial success? Budget time & energy before money!

In this guest post, R. Srivatsan¬†discusses the importance of time and energy budgeting for financial success! Srivatsan would only like to be referred as a “long time reader” of freefincal. Regulars may recall that he wrote a wonderful guest post on the importance of¬†looking at the earnings power of a stock:¬†It’s Earnings That Count: Forget…

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It is not possible to use the internet without being part of someones’ data experiment

Yes, that is right! Each time we get on the internet, search for information, get entertained, use social media, shop online, buy and sell stocks, pretty much anything, we are part of someones’ data experiment! Whether we like it or not, whether we consider it an infringement of privacy or not, we simply have no…

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Biggest Parenting Mistake: Assuming that we know our children

At work, I have the privilege of constantly interacting with gen-X¬†(or Y/Z/AA!) – 18+, 20+ young adults coming to terms with an environment very different from school. It is natural to encounter students who are generally unhappy with life and existence. They first seem distracted in class. Then they stop coming and if you ask…

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Business Lessons From The Mummy; Split; King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Here are some important business lessons from the box office collections of three movies released this year: The Mummy, Split and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. As a movie buff, I am also a box-office receipts buff and all money information is from www.boxofficemojo.com (as on June 28th 2017). Announcement: As readers may know…

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The Information Diet: How Less Information Can Make us More Informed

Technological advances in the past 25 years have reduced information access time from days/hours to seconds. However, our ability to process this information has not changed much and if anything, has only decreased due to an information-excess. Yes, most of us are addicted and slowly drowning in information that we practically have no use for.¬†…

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Have We Forgot That Aspirations Must Match Our Income?!

A few years ago, I overheard some lab staff talking. A middle-aged person, soon to retire, was talking about the preparations for his daughter’s upcoming marriage. His aim was to outdo the reception arrangements¬†he had observed in a recent marriage. I was invited to the event and found that it was extremely lavish for the…

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