Everyday Finance

fund managers apples with near apples

100% of Fund Managers Can Underperform The Market

We're not comparing apples with apples, you see. More like: apples with mostly-apples.

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Retirement and the golden number

Retirement: the 4% rule, and should you be worried?

The 4% rule is widely regarded as the golden rule for your golden years... But is that really enough for retirement?

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Purchasing Power

The Power of Purchasing Power

Worried about planning a holiday? This map will show you where to get the best deal. Because purchasing power, guys. It matters.

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financial literacy

Financial Literacy: Here’s A Test

It's a pretty dumb test. And also, the incredible financial literacy of the poor.

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Apple products

Apple, why aren’t your products cheaper?

Preamble: I wrote this post about Apple products (and Apple pricing!) a few years ago. I’m re-sharing it today. Mainly because I re-found the ‘bad advice’ tumblr blog over at the Establishment (this sentence will make sense shortly). And spoiler alert: that tumblr blog is still awesome. One of my favourite ways of occupying time […]

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car trade-in

Car Trade-In: When Is The Right Time?

Costs, benefits, and the incentives of car dealerships.

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GMO foodstuffs

Yes, But We Need GMO Though

Go go GMO. All the way. Yes. Because the economic alternatives are worse.

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Legalizing The Trade in Rhino Horn

Or could this all be trumped by a clever facebook campaign?

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astrology and the science of birthdays

The Economic Explanation for… Astrology?

How your birthday affects your life - and might even explain the long-standing belief in Astrology and star signs as predictors of your personality...

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