Why We Are Secretive About Our Money

“Money is a dangerous subject.  Polite conversation avoids it.  You may talk about economics, but not raw money.”  – Max Plowman (1883 – 1941) People are generally quite gregarious.  We interact all the time and continually seek out the company and approval of others.  We talk about a variety of topics that would have been tabooContinue Reading

Could A Lottery Help Boost Our Savings Rate?

In their best selling book, Freakonomics, and its sequel Superfreakonomics, economist Steven Levitt and writer Stephen Dubner used unconventional analysis and creative storytelling to tackle problems like high crime rates, low test scores, and global warming. Related: My 20 favourite business books Their latest work – Think Like a Freak – takes us inside theirContinue Reading