Category: Life & Money Q&As

We are often invited to answer interesting and thought-provoking questions on money and life
by those who know us through Quora as well as in conversation or by email.

Quora’s mission is to share and grow the world’s knowledge. A vast amount of the knowledge that would be valuable to many people is currently only available to a few — either locked in people’s heads or only accessible to select groups. Quora connects the people who have the knowledge to the people who need it, brings together people with different perspectives so they can understand each other better, and empowers everyone to share their knowledge for the benefit of the rest of the world.

Its a privilege to respond to these questions and you will find our answers on these pages, as well as links to the original question so you can read the responses of others and get involved in the debate if you so wish…

What about gardening?

This question was expertly answered by Rudyard Kipling over a century ago in 1911. I certainly cannot improve on his views on the Glory of the Garden.

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How to say no

Learn to say no by setting values and aspirations. Use them to decide when to say ‘yes’. Refuse with compassion ,helpfully and positively.

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Accelerate personal growth

Guidelines and techniques for accelerating personal growth, illustrated with a true story, which can lead to staggering transformations.

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Morning runs

I am less inclined now to take prisoners than I was five years ago, which is why my answer to this question now is different from my 2014 answer.

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Old people

As the old and bold march at Remembrance Day parades, do they deserve our respect for what they have given, or merely because they are old.

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Negative self-talk

Negative self-talk is a consequence of stress; it can damage your effectiveness and should be remedied before it reinforces a vicious cycle.

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Financial mistakes

A key component of the financial mistakes we make is our lack of understanding of our own financial situation, especially our expenditure.

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Money saving lifestyles

develop a money saving lifestyle by defining where you spend your money, then thinking about your life and what you want to achieve.

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Overcoming failure fear

Reframe fear of failure as a source of wisdom and growth. Let go and embrace the creativity and change that comes from vulnerability.

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What can dogs teach us?

Dogs have developed their own wisdom for living amongst different species. They would teach us about friendship, habits, giving and taking.

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Planning questions

Ask yourself about facts and data as well as questions of self-discovery. The questions are usually more important than the answers.

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Why financial planning?

Financial planning balances short term passion and longer-term prudence. However, weak assumptions can invalidate your plan.

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How do I invest time at 22?

Follow your dreams. Decide what’s really important. Don’t follow the crowd. Travel and explore when you have little or no commitments.

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How do I live positively?

A positive attitude is a pre-requisite for success. Develop positive day-to-day habits. Don’t wait for success to bring a positive attitude to you.

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Why life coaching?

Life coaches aid you in the rewarding process of self discovery and personal development. Sports coaches train you to learn processes.

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Retire or work?

We will continue our flexible work pattern as we grow older, but on our own terms; whether we retire or work is also less clear cut.

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Smart and wealthy?

Why aren’t all smart people wealthy?This question from the founder of MommyGO has produced a significant response…

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Freedom from budgets…

Budgets set boundaries, within which you have freedom to spend as you will to achieve goals. They are both restrictive and freeing.

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