Socialism in a Capitalist’s World

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I must admit, when I was “flying high” and living my version of the capitalist’s dream in my job that turned out not to be as stable as I might have first thought, my attitude to anything which even vaguely resembled socialism was a rather arrogant one to say the least. It’s very easy to […]

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What I learned from Working for a Company that Went Bankrupt

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It’s perhaps very easy to look back with a bit of jest at the situation I found myself in, when the company I dedicated a good few years of my life working for went totally bust. We were all laid off, bar no one at all, but as much as I never thought I’d get […]

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Rediscovering the Integrity of the MLM Industry

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The Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) industry has become interchangeable with pyramid schemes, all because someone at the top of the “pyramid” gets a bit greedy and is too lazy to come up with a real product or service they could otherwise sell legitimately without getting rich off of the backs of desperate people in their down-time. […]

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The Unintended Effects of Modern Day Security Features

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For the first time in a long time, I found myself stuck in traffic and that had me thinking back to the days when I had a full-time job, prior to the company I worked for going all the way bust. I definitely don’t miss being stuck in traffic and having the option to travel […]

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Deep, Dark Money-Pits that Pose as Assets

I reckon it was somewhat of a blessing in disguise that my interaction with the financial sector had me first coming into contact with the industry as a consumer, then as a professional working right at the heart of it and then finally as a consumer again. I mean, having the company you work for […]

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Navigating the Perilous World of Forex Trading

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If it seems as if I’m dwelling a bit too much on that period in my life when I lost my job due to the company I was working for going bankrupt, it’s because it really had a huge impact on my life and perhaps played the biggest role in shaping the man I am […]

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Why Tax Havens Aren’t Necessarily Bad by Design

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Generally, when there’s a story in the news about so-called tax havens it’s met with an air of negativity because of what people ordinarily use tax havens for. I’m not saying tax havens aren’t in on these sinister dealings like hiding ill-gotten gains or evading and avoiding tax, but by design, tax havens aren’t necessarily […]

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My Love-Hate Relationship with the Insurance Industry

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I remember the very first morning I woke up and didn’t have to eat breakfast in my car sitting in a rush-hour traffic jam. We had been warned about two weeks before the end of the month that the company had gone bust and that we’d effectively be working off our last few days, so […]

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The Importance of Distributed Economic Inclusion

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There was a golden period in the development of our economic system during which things pretty much followed the operational model of the Industrial Revolution, followed by a growing desire for wealth acquisition and uninhibited consumption. I guess it was okay because there was a sense that there were enough resources to go around for […]

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Building and Maintaining Good Financial Relationships

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When a big business you work for starts branching out into that business which requires financial sector regulation, you should either be worried silly or it’s a sign that the company is a really healthy one in terms of its balance sheets. Unfortunately for me the former rather than the latter applied to my situation […]

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