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…

Overcoming envy

Take responsibility for overcoming envy. It is only by taking decisive action that society will heal itself of the wounds dealt by envy.

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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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Saving young

What is the best way to start saving money when you are young? We would suggest turning this question on its head…

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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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To learn or play?

Is it better to save money you would otherwise spend on going out and socialising and use your saved money for your education?

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Red flag advice

Not all advice is good, unfortunately. How do you recognise poor advice and what should raise the red flag? Here’s our views…

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About saving money

I was delighted to answer this question about saving money on Quora: What easy, little things can anyone do every day to save money?

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Budgets and stress

How do you help someone who is simply unable to understand a budget or follow one and it’s causing tremendous stress?

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