Lifestyle

Gifts — Cash or kind?

Cash gifts are still considered tacky, but many nowadays opt for that than a piece of jewellery, or any other material item. Historically in our subcontinent, wealth was measured by gold or land....

Managing finances the right way

A. Foreign Currency Account

New Year's resolution — managing your funds

"Money, like emotions, is something you must control to keep your life on the right track.”

Avoid wasteful extravagance

Consumption can be a remedy against boredom and may convey a sense of fictitious power and supremacy, by standing out from the crowd through the extravagance of the expenditure.

Profiting from our poor unsuspecting workers

It saddens me, and I am sure many others, to see how unethical some people can be.

January 21, 2020
January 21, 2020

Gifts — Cash or kind?

Cash gifts are still considered tacky, but many nowadays opt for that than a piece of jewellery, or any other material item. Historically in our subcontinent, wealth was measured by gold or land....

October 15, 2019
October 15, 2019

Managing finances the right way

A. Foreign Currency Account

October 1, 2019
October 1, 2019
May 28, 2019
May 28, 2019

Ramadan finances

Personally, I wish the weather was always cool and that we could fast comfortably. But the cool Ramadan days will come after many years, and that is something to look forward to. It may sound...

March 12, 2019
March 12, 2019

Sensible money management can give peace of mind

Money is an integral and powerful part of our lives. It is difficult to escape it. It is wonderful if you can control it, instead of it controlling you. It is a good servant, but not a good master!

January 1, 2019
January 1, 2019

New Year's Resolutions

First off, I would like to wish all my readers a very happy New Year. May we have a peaceful, prosperous, and most importantly, a healthy new year.

November 20, 2018
November 20, 2018

Financial tips for newlyweds

It is the time of year when wedding preparations take priority over other things. The crisp and beautiful weather of December and January are perfect for big gatherings, and if you have not booked...

November 13, 2018
November 13, 2018

Spending Beyond One's Means

Living beyond your means is pretty easy nowadays, especially since we live in a time when purchasing on credit has become the norm and ever so easy. However, remember that although it seems normal,...

September 4, 2018
September 4, 2018

The Debt Trap

Various banks make loans so attractive to us - before we know it, we have landed with an auto loan to purchase a car or a house loan to purchase a small apartment. All of us want to improve our...

June 26, 2018
June 26, 2018

Credit cards 101

In my mind, I cannot envisage a life without my credit cards. To me, they are a sign of comfort, security, and most importantly, convenience. Despite the benefits though, there is also a downside...