Jed Emerson is an internationally recognised thought leader in impact investing and the originator of the concept of Blended Value. "I coined the term Blended Value to reflect what I felt was the reality that value was whole and that what all of us were bumping up against was a bifurcated world which asked us … Continue reading What is the Purpose of Capital?
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Earning more and more money to spend more and more money. Does it lead to happiness?
Twenty years ago I made my first investment in an IPO*. It was 1996 and I'd not long finished my economics degree. I was young and dumb but armed with just enough knowledge to be dangerous. My grandfather had been a long time investor and he sparked what until then had just been a passing interest. The … Continue reading Red or Black, Buy or Sell
When I was 19 I moved out of home for the first time (I did boomerang a couple of times). I was working full time but as an undergraduate accountant at a Big Four firm I was just scraping by. Most of my friends and I lived pretty much the same way: When you got … Continue reading What Money Habit Did Eating 2 Minute Noodles Teach You?
There have been numerous variations of this search question that have lead people to my blog. Do you think that earning a certain amount of income or reaching a particular level of wealth will make you happy? I thought it was a little strange that anyone would be asking that question online. It turns out … Continue reading How Much Money Do You Need to be Happy?
Sometimes choosing to do nothing can be good for you - it can even save lives. A paper by Eric Johnson and Daniel Goldstein titled Do Defaults Save Lives? examined the organ donation consent rates across European countries. In the table below you can see there is a significant variation between some of them. Why do … Continue reading When Choosing to Do Nothing is Good For You
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit" – Aristotle We all have some bad habits when it comes to money. But there are not always easy to break - even if you realise how much better off you might be. One of the most commonly used examples for … Continue reading Breaking Bad Money Habits
Guest Post: Count Financial We all know that money can’t buy love and money isn’t the key to happiness. At the same time, a number of studies have demonstrated what we instinctively know – that having enough money to live comfortably makes a big difference to our overall well-being and life satisfaction. A US poll,1 … Continue reading How Much Money Do You Need to be Happy?
In a post last year I outlined the steps to Take Control of Your Cashflow. There are plenty of lists like that around. I'm sure you've seen them before and probably read them too and thought - that's a good idea, I should do that. Well what are you waiting for? If you are serious … Continue reading Take Control of Your Cashflow – Time to Do It