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…

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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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

The financial mistakes we make all occur primarily because we don’t understand our own financial situations.

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What can dogs teach us?

Dogs develop their own wisdom to live amongst different species. They would teach us about friendship, habits, giving and taking

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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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Funding retirement…

Should you drawdown or take income from your capital in retirement? A combination of sources of cash for spending adds diversity and reduces risk.

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