For this thought exercise, you won’t be needing calculators or budgeting apps/spreadsheets. What you will need is an open mind. Have you ever wondered why some people who have millions feel poor and dissatisfied, while others who have very little feel wealthy and content? In short, monetary wealth is only one form of capital. There are many others that contribute to how rich you actually feel. (more…)
Category: Education & Self-Improvement
Complaining feels good, at least temporarily. It’s like getting some relief by scratching an itch. But scratch too hard and for too long, and you can hurt yourself. Your skin may break and bleed. And as your wound forms a scab, it starts to itch all over again. So the attempt to initially relieve your itch can turn into a vicious cycle. (more…)
We are all artists and creatives at heart, even though we may not think we are. And our smartphones enable us to do and create so many amazing things. The hard part is getting started and knowing how to start. Fortunately for Apple fans, Today at Apple has totally free and fun how-to classes and interactive activities for the public. (more…)
Of all the bad decisions I’ve made in my life, here are my top three: 1. I once stayed waaaay too long in a bad relationship. 2. I overpaid too much on my first home (16 years ago), and sold it at a huge loss. 3. At various moments in my life, I hold onto things I know I will never need or use in the future. What do all these have in common? They are examples of the sunk cost effect. (more…)
PM Lee’s May Day message1 was a call to action for us “to adapt, to embrace the change, to pick up new skills and take on better jobs.” Today, lifelong learning and upskilling are essential for staying relevant and mitigating risks in Industry 4.0. Our government offers many schemes and resources to help us do this. And as PM Lee said, “you should take full advantage of them.” One such resource is NLB’s LyndaLibrary.