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The Dangers of Blended Living- When the Lines of Work and Play are Blurred

The Dangers of Blended Living- When the Lines of Work and Play are Blurred

Most of the world has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic since March 2020. That’s about 17 months of going through work and lifestyle shifts, relying heavily on technology, and not having traveled. It’s fair to say that there’s a fair bit of monotony setting in. As an entrepreneur, parent, spouse, friend, and team leader, it’s definitely taken a toll on my mental and emotional wellbeing.  I’m all up for…

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Independent Financial Advisors Versus Tied Agents- Which One Is Right for Me?

Independent Financial Advisors Versus Tied Agents- Which One Is Right for Me?

A question I’d like you to play with is, “how much do I trust my financial advisor?”.   Is the trust enough for you to give them total responsibility on the handlings of a lifetime’s worth of wealth?   If you’ve been having doubts about this, that’s great. Always question everything. If not, then you definitely should be. One of the critical distinguishing factors that determine an…

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Leveraging Bank Deposits to Increase your Networth?

Leveraging Bank Deposits to Increase your Networth?

When you’d like to pass down money to your heirs, saving your life’s earnings into a fixed deposit account or investment portfolio is a common option. You depend on estimated interest rate fluctuations or returns from your investment portfolio to determine your growth. And you have the added benefit of being able to draw out the funds should there be an emergency.  But what would happen when the…

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Have You Been Audited Recently?

Have You Been Audited Recently?

Hearing a statement like this may scare most people. No, I’m not referring to being audited by tax authorities. You don’t have to pay fines or dues- at least not in the traditional sense. But what you don’t know can hurt you.  What am I referring to? When I talk about having been audited lately, I’m referring to how the average man, people like you and me, goes about fulfilling our financial needs. How…

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Planning Your Estate as a Muslim – a Life Insurance Hack

Planning Your Estate as a Muslim – a Life Insurance Hack

If you are of Arab or Islamic origin, legacy planning can become tricky when you are also required to follow the Shariah law. As the creator of impressive wealth accumulated over the years, how would you distribute those assets among the beneficiaries of your choice? If you’d like for one of your heirs to receive more than the other, for whatever reason, while ensuring that the rest of your assets are…

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Employee Increments – Based on Tenure or Performance?

Employee Increments – Based on Tenure or Performance?

As business owners, our number one goal is most definitely to grow our revenues and profits, whether that be by an influx of service demand or due to process efficiencies in the business workflow. Let’s say we do achieve these goals and grow significantly every year, what then do we do about our team members, who’ve supported us and contributed to this growth? Employee…

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