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10 Ways Ethics Adds Value to You

10/31/2014 |

[dropcap background=”” color=”” circle=”0″]E[/dropcap]thics is something that lies very close to my heart and I have taught both CFA and university students for many years. In today’s world we often hear about the lack of ethics but no one really talks about what ethics adds to your life. To me ethics is first of all…

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Principle 9: Diversify to reduce risk of loss

10/30/2014 |

[dropcap background=”” color=”” circle=”0″]I[/dropcap]f you’re a frequent reader of personal finance books and articles, the word “diversify” in its financial context should not be new to you. This is one of Andrew Stotz’s most valuable principles when it comes to investing your hard-earned money. As discussed in previous posts, the award-winning financial analyst and public…

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Principle 8: Keep your financial costs low

10/28/2014 |

[dropcap background=”” color=”” circle=”0″]A[/dropcap]gents, brokers, financial analysts; practically everyone in the financial world is making money on their investors’ cash. When you buy insurance, your agent gets a portion of your payment. When you join mutual funds, fund managers take money out of the sum that you choose to give. When you buy a home…

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Principle 7: Start building wealth through savings

10/23/2014 |

[dropcap background=”” color=”” circle=”0″]W[/dropcap]hat is your attitude toward your paycheck every month? Do you consider it your reward for working hard and your key to unwinding through shopping, eating out, and the like? Or do you immediately feel that your salary is inadequate for your bills and spend the day sulking in a corner while…

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Principle 6: Avoid big mistakes, especially early in life

10/21/2014 |

[dropcap background=”” color=”” circle=”0″]E[/dropcap]ver heard that advice that says don’t be afraid to make mistakes while you’re young? Or quotes telling you to be “young, wild, and free”? I have to tell you, after listening to award-winning financial analyst Andrew Stotz’s thoughts on personal finance, I can say that while we should not be afraid…

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Principle 5: Do it yourself

10/16/2014 |

[dropcap background=”” color=”” circle=”0″]P[/dropcap]ros don’t always work for you… Internationally acclaimed financial strategist Andrew Stotz encourages people who have time, knowledge and interest to handle their own assets rather than paying fund managers hefty fees to do it for them. After all, fund managers are well-educated people who need to be paid in accordance with…

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Principle 4: Be realistic about stock market returns

10/13/2014 |

[dropcap background=”” color=”” circle=”0″]I[/dropcap]f you’re under the impression that investing in the stock market is your ultimate ticket to the life of the rich and famous, please wake up. Dreaming big is not a problem in the world of finance, but assuming everything will turn out great for your money is. If there is one…

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Principle 3: Time really is money

10/10/2014 |

[dropcap background=”” color=”” circle=”0″]T[/dropcap]ime is of the essence. Time is golden. The concept of time as man’s most priceless asset has been around since the days of our earliest ancestors. But Investing-in-Asia expert and financial literacy advocate Andrew Stotz’s take is more direct: Time is money. The good news is that many investors still have…

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Principle 2: Simplicity beats complexity

10/07/2014 |

[dropcap background=”” color=”” circle=”0″]H[/dropcap]ave you ever dealt with documents overloaded with numbers, jargon, and charts that you can’t just seem to make sense of anything? Or have you had a shopping experience for a gadget where your salesman gave too many information for each product that you ended up buying nothing or worse, buying the…

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Principle 1: Create a written plan and follow it

10/04/2014 |

[dropcap background=”” color=”” circle=”0″]A[/dropcap] lot of people love creating lists. Just like a huge chunk of the world’s obsessive compulsive population, I plan my holidays ahead, list down in order my grocery items for the week, revise my life’s bucket lists from time to time, and so on. I have apps on my smartphone to…

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