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.

June 12, 2018
June 12, 2018

Eid celebration and young savers

I remember growing up with my siblings and how excited we used to be during the last few days of Ramadan – the reason? Eid was around the corner! Back in those days, life was simple, and the two...

March 6, 2018
March 6, 2018

Congratulations To The Women Of Bangladesh

March 8, as we celebrate International Women's Day, I salute all women of Bangladesh from the garment workers, leaders in the corporate world, business entrepreneurs, school teachers, women in...

January 9, 2018
January 9, 2018

New Year's resolution — managing your funds

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

December 5, 2017
December 5, 2017

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.

September 12, 2017
September 12, 2017

Profiting from our poor unsuspecting workers

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

August 15, 2017
August 15, 2017

Teaching the value of savings to children

I was recently in the US visiting our daughters and their families. Our four-year-old granddaughter insisted that I bring her a gift every single day. She did not mind how small it was or what it...

August 8, 2017
August 8, 2017

Importance of sharing financial information with children

Reema (not her real name) passed away and her husband had pre-deceased her a few years earlier. Their three children, two of them living overseas, were left behind as orphans.

July 25, 2017
July 25, 2017

The necessity of sharing financial information

In our culture and social upbringing, we tend not to talk about finances, especially between spouses.

February 28, 2017
February 28, 2017

Steps to Get Out Of Debt

Sometimes, you can be in debt because you have spent too much money on a holiday, buying expensive things or living beyond your means.

November 1, 2016
November 1, 2016

Financial Security: the Key to Peace of Mind

I am often asked by friends and relatives for financial advice prior to their retirement from their jobs. Most of them get impressive gratuity and a substantial amount of Provident Fund and other...