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A tiny look at the history of money

Let’s get this party started with a brief look at the history and purpose of money. This wont be an argument on which types of money is best or that whole gold standards or fiat money thing, I’ll get to that latter. This post looks at money from where it …

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New series: Money

Money! Money, money, money, moooooooooney. Mooooooooooooooooooooooooney! It’s been called every name under the sun and everyone wants it. It has many definitions, such as:. It is just a physical representation of the abstract concept of effort or It is an abstract representation of barter. or It is a medium of exchange …

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Goals vs Wishes

Goals vs Wishes Today I was having a chat with a friend who told me that she didn’t want to work at her job for the rest of her life, so naturally I asked what would she rather be doing instead? She told me she wanted to be an events …

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Habits for Success

Habits For Success Habits are defined as those things we do on auto pilot, Wikipedia says “A habit (or wont) is a routine of behavior that is repeated regularly and tends to occur unconsciously.” while the free dictionary says “A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired through …

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Frame of reference

I’d like to share a few things I’ve learnt recently, all of which revolve around the concept of frame of reference. Let’s get this show on the road and start things off with a few quotes: To put it plainly, seeing is not believing – believing is seeing. We see …

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One of those days

EDIT 27 Aug 2014 : Whew, this post really does not make much sense. I was in a bad place when I wrote it, I’m in a better place but I’m leaving it up to remind me not to go back to that dark place. Ever had one of those …

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A part of all I earn

I’ve divided the Michael Principals into two parts, the Personal Laws and the Financial Laws. This is the first of the Financial Laws. Just like the first Personal Law it’s a very simple statement with profound meaning which is easy to grasp but harder to put in practice.   A …

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The first rule

How to win friends and influence people has changed how I view the world and how I interact with people and as such I believe it’s only fitting that the first Michael Principal be stolen straight from the book. Do not criticize, condemn or complain. It’s such a simple rule …

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The root

For the last couple of months I have had bit of a rough time, everything I went through is not the topic of this post, just the root cause, but I feel I need to introduce a little back story for you to understand why I’m writing.

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