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Family 05 Mar 2018 | 7:50 PM Premium

Financial expert urges women to take charge of their money

Women live longer so they must manage their finances well, and take full responsibility in managing their money.

Business 10 Aug 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Can money buy you happiness?

ACCORDING to a new report by the Psychological Science Journal, how much you are respected by those around you contributes more to your overall happiness than the contents of your bank account. The researchers believe that money may not necessarily buy you happiness because we adjust to new levels of wealth, making happiness derived from money, transient.

Business 13 Jul 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Invest for long term to grow wealth

IRENE Bergman turns 100 this coming August. She is the longest-serving financial advisor on Wall Street and still calls her clients regularly. The Bergman story serves to reinforce basic rules in investing – invest long term to grow wealth and do not time market for quick gains.

Personal Finance 15 Jun 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

No to knee-jerk reaction to weaker ringgit

It is better to have a clear portfolio diversification strategy.

Business 18 May 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Whip the wallet — it takes will power!

The world we face in the future may be like that in the Avengers movie where a higher authority decides what is best for us. We need to fend for ourselves, maybe not against artificial intelligence robots but against goods and services tax (GST), rising prices, lower returns, high medical or school fees, and so on.

Business 11 May 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Tips on what to do with your EPF money

THE recent proposals from the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) on raising the withdrawal age to 60 has drawn a lot of flak from EPF members, most of whom objected to the proposal. Now that the decision to keep the withdrawal age unchanged, their fears have been put to rest.

Business 27 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Be your kids’ action hero

IT is a wonder what a little baby can do to her parents! For some new dads, they transform into action heroes to do the responsible thing.

Business 20 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Burning the candles at both ends

A JOYOUS occasion and the long-awaited baby liven up my brother’s home front. At 45, he becomes a first-time dad.

Business 30 Mar 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Your highest calling

Be prepared financially if you plan to include caregiving for one or both of your parents.

Personal Finance 23 Mar 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Decide who will care for the children

It was also the day MH370 disappeared. Its loss, still raw in the hearts of families and next-of-kin, remind us of the need to get some matters prepared.