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.

August 16, 2016
August 16, 2016

Save when you can

I have been a big fan of this great investor who also happens to be a billionaire. From his various advices, I have learned to live well, and spend money carefully and wisely, but most importantly,...

August 2, 2016
August 2, 2016

Gifting and guiding your children

None of us know what the future holds for us and being prepared for any eventualities should be a part of our lives. The world has changed and so have people's mindsets.

June 21, 2016
June 21, 2016

Health insurance for travellers

Travelling overseas has become a norm for most Bangladeshis, be it for a vacation, a business meeting or a medical check up.

April 26, 2016
April 26, 2016

Penny Wise: Investments for retirees

Sooner or later everyone with jobs and self-employed professionals, will retire so it is best to start preparing for that day from early on.

March 1, 2016
March 1, 2016

Fall in interest rates

I am writing this article focusing on individuals, not corporates.

February 16, 2016
February 16, 2016

Keep your financial instruments safe and secure

We do not realise how important it is to keep our credit cards, chequebooks, and ATM cards secure and in a safe place until something happens!

February 2, 2016
February 2, 2016

Imperative to Share Financial Information Between Spouses

I was at a dinner the other evening and we were discussing a friend's husband who had passed away. A lady sitting next to me said.

January 26, 2016
January 26, 2016

Understanding confusing signals from our bankers

I keep hearing from friends and family regarding receiving letters from their banks about providing documents for particular accounts with threats that otherwise 'restrictions on withdrawals&...

December 1, 2015
December 1, 2015

Penny Wise–Pay Your Bills On Time & Save

Personal finance is full of decisions: Rent or buy? Save or build credit?

November 10, 2015
November 10, 2015

Money Matters For The Young Professional

During my early years of marriage, despite the fact that I had a comfortable life, I decided that I needed to have a job, not so much for financial...