How Money can buy Happiness

At TEDxCambridge, Michael Norton shares fascinating research on how money can, indeed buy happiness – when you don’t spend it on yourself.  Listen to surprising data on the many ways pro-social spending can benefit you, your work, and (of course) other people.

6 Ways Money Can Buy Happiness

Whilst the Beatles sang “Money Can’t Buy Me Love” and that is probably true, it turns out that “Money CAN Buy Happiness”. Scientific research has concluded that it is how you spend your money that can affect your level of happiness, both positively and negatively. To help you spend your money wisely, here are six ways of doing Read more…

What does money mean to you?

Money is not good or bad or evil. Money simply is.   It’s a marker for the value that you created for someone else. It holds no power on its own. Without you it is nothing. With you it is simply an enabler. What you do with it is your choice, and it’s how you bestow Read more…

Long-Term Thinking: 1800-2013

Long-Term Thinking died on Tuesday. His last true friend, Vanguard founder Jack Bogle, was at his side. He was 213 years old. Long-Term Thinking lived an illustrious life since the start of the Industrial Revolution, when for the first time, people could think about more than their next meal. But poor incentives and the rise Read more…

Investing: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Reliability and steadiness are essential to any successful career, whether you’re a teacher, a doctor, an engineer, or a barber. That’s because these qualities are directly tied to long-term performance. You won’t achieve success over the years if you don’t stick to your principles, if you fail to learn from your mistakes, or if you regularly Read more…

Picking a good investment

Smart Money Investing When you’re making any purchasing decision, you make a judgement about whether you believe you’re getting value for money.  Along with price, other things that may come into the calculation include convenience, great service or in the case of luxury goods, the perceived effect on your social status.  But when it comes to Read more…