One Friday night, Piggy took some time to visit one of the largest casinos in the country. As expected, he was alarmed by the large scores of people that gathered there. Getting parking was a big struggle as the venue was extremely packed. As Piggy entered and walked into the main casino area, he felt …

Just as CNN’s Richard Quest would exclaim on his Quest Means Business Show, “It all begins with a humble penny!” personal budgeting is the foundation of effective financial management. Budgeting is a simple process that involves creating a plan on how to spend your money. In fact, it is recommended that you call it a …

A new income creation opportunity has come up through Vaya lift services which is an Uber-type ride hailing service that can be easily booked by riders via the convenience of a mobile app. The new service is targeted at individuals and business customers. This development has largely been a result of the growing usage of …

Most individuals and households tend to delay or avoid taking out life policies simply because discussions on life cover tend to revolve around the topic of death.  Further, certain groups in society may also be uncomfortable discussing about death and may not even see the need to have a life policy. In my view, this …

One of the most striking things that I experienced when I first visited the United States of America (USA) was the high levels of financial literacy amongst ordinary citizens. I landed at the JF Kennedy International Airport in New York and met with Rob, a Black American taxi-driver, who drove me from the airport to …

Diversification is one of the most important aspects when it comes minimizing risk within an investment portfolio. The rationale is that a portfolio constructed of different kinds of investments poses a lower risk than any individual investment within the portfolio. Diversification therefore helps to mitigate the unpredictability and volatility of markets for investors. By increasing …

A common feature when one looks into how households allocate their income on a monthly basis is that a significantly large proportion of household income is being directed towards motor vehicle expenses. This is partly due to high car maintenance costs, insurance, parking, petrol, and licensing expenses. Ideally, a healthy budget should allocate about 35% …

Globalisation, innovation and technology have not only changed the way people live but also impacted consumer trends. Consumers now have new tastes, are more mobile than ever and are targeting new markets and asset classes. Increased mobility and new technological trends are demanding that consumers be in full control of their money and have a …