Barbell investment strategy pros and cons

Recently I came into contact with the word 'Barbell Investment Strategy'. The concept is not new to me but it's the first time I'm reading it in detail. What is it? It's an investment strategy suggested by Nicholas Nassem Taleb based on the success of betting against the market during the financial crisis.The basic idea … Continue reading Barbell investment strategy pros and cons

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Breaking free of the Financial Bondage of a Rat Race

"What if I don't have financial goals and dreams? I'm a happy go lucky kind of gal, you know?" "It's impossible, if you don't have a goal or dream, it means you haven't dug deep enough. Somehow the possibilities are closed to you" "I guess I do want to provide for my family. I'm afraid … Continue reading Breaking free of the Financial Bondage of a Rat Race

What we need to know about products guaranteeing regular income

Next to free; regular and guaranteed income is the second most popular method to sell products. Our experience with investments has always been volatile and unpredictable. How wonderful it is to have something regular and guaranteed to us? We can all retire on this awesome product and not worry about our money for the rest … Continue reading What we need to know about products guaranteeing regular income

“Free? No thanks!” or “Free? Do tell! I actually understood all that.”

The financial world is full of people out to make a living. Like many other professions across many other industries, free stuff are usually used to promote services. Recently I got a call from a credit card company offering free insurance. “How much do I have to pay?” I asked “Nothing, sir.” End of the … Continue reading “Free? No thanks!” or “Free? Do tell! I actually understood all that.”