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Accounting (6)
Understanding debt Understanding debt is important for personal development as well as success in business
Financial reconciliation Financial reconciliation compares actual with expected figures to protect against errors and fraud
Depreciation and revaluation Depreciation and revaluation are methods of allocating costs and values of assets over time
Balance sheet The balance sheet is designed to show how much a business is worth but you cannot rely on it
Profit Profit can be calculated in different ways using different methods and may even be unnecessary
Cash flow Cash flow projections are one of the most important tools for good business management
Basics (7)
Understanding opportunities Identifying and understanding opportunities for financial safety and wealth development
A basic financial plan A basic financial plan that focuses on income will maximize your financial freedom
Financial education The financial education you need is the one that puts you in control of your own money
Financial freedom If you manage your resources wisely you can have financial freedom without being wealthy
The true meaning of success Understanding the true meaning of success and why it is a concept that will not help you
How to get the things you want Learn how to get the things you want by increasing your own value instead of spending money
Wealth A definition of wealth as ownership of a significant amount of convertible resources
Business (50)
Cost averaging Cost averaging is a simple investment strategy for reducing risk in a volatile market.
The cost of risk The cost of risk is something that can be accurately calculated - it is not the same as the risk itself.
Take a risk Should I take a risk? Advice about risk is usually bad. If it feels risky you should probably not do it.
Changing direction If your strategy is not working, changing direction is usually better than trying harder or quitting
Getting paid Getting paid is about as fundamental as it gets when it comes to personal or business success
Horizontal integration Horizontal integration is a technical term for growing a business by doing more of the same
Vertical integration Vertical integration involves bringing sections of your supply chain under your direct control
Just in time supply JIT - Just In Time supply chain management provides benefits of efficiency and agility
Show more to sell more Optimal inventory for sales must take account of the strange psychology of show more to sell more
Astrology Astrology has enough basis to make it useful for correlating personalities and appearances
Choosing a business name Choosing a business name needs to be done with great care and can be surprisingly challenging
Power dressing There are many benefits of power dressing including personal brand identity and saving time
Business logos Business logos are often a waste of time and should at most play a supporting role in branding
Project planning Basic principles for good project planning that can be applied to even the smallest projects
Winning strategies Ambitious goals based on carefully thought out winning strategies are more likely to be achieved
Winners and losers The concept of winners and losers has different meanings under different sets of conditions
Opportunity cost Opportunity costs that do not relate directly to money can be difficult to quantify
Fallacy fallacies Fallacy fallacies happen when small mistakes are used to imply the bigger picture is wrong
Zombies are coming Zombies are coming! The common enemy strategy is effective even when the enemy does not exist
Charting for fun and profit Charting for fun and profit begins with using visual processing to reveal patterns and trends
Networking events Four types of people attend networking events but only one type uses them effectively
Rocket science The basics of rocket science are not difficult to understand and might be relevant to your business
Break-even The break-even point is the minimum sales volume required to avoid making a loss
Business memory A business memory is a way for businesses to find and use information from past experience
Choose your customers How it is possible to choose your customers and why it is an important aspect of any sales process
Diminishing returns The importance of understanding when the law of diminishing returns applies and when it does not
Pareto distribution The 80:20 rule is a special case of a Pareto distribution which is a type of power law
Customer Lifetime Value The Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) is an estimate of the total net profit per customer
Debt management Effective debt management skills are essential for success even when you have no net debt
Compromise Compromise is failure to arrive at a solution that satisfies the objectives of all parties involved
Dealing with complaints Dealing with complaints is your opportunity to show how good your customer service is
Customer service Good customer service should be the top priority for any business interested in long-term success
Loss leading Loss leading is an questionable but powerful strategy for gaining market penetration
Price vs quality When it comes to price vs quality it is usually price that wins... plus it can lead to better quality
The focus dilemma The focus dilemma is how to decide what to focus on when every specific detail needs attention
Tradeoff triangle The tradeoff triangle illustrates situations where only two of any three properties can be maximized
Computer system strategy A simple primer for personal and business computer system strategy (hardware and software)
Widgets Widgets used to be abstract units of production but the term is now used for identifiable things
The graph of success The graph of success in business is a helpful reminder that results come from hard work over time
The improbable salesperson The improbable salesperson is one of the rarest and most precious members of your sales team
Marketing Marketing is how a product or service is matched to the needs and desires of potential customers
DCF analysis made simple An introduction to Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) analysis made simple for evaluating investments
Sales is communication The key to effective long-term strategies for increasing sales is communication not manipulation
Balance sheet The balance sheet is designed to show how much a business is worth but you cannot rely on it
Back-calculating productivity Back-calculating productivity is a technique for matching actual sales and production to targets
Profit Profit can be calculated in different ways using different methods and may even be unnecessary
Cash flow Cash flow projections are one of the most important tools for good business management
Business plans The business plans necessary to run a business are different from those used for raising capital
Bootstrapping a business Bootstrapping a business means starting a new business from scratch using almost no money
Buying a business Buying a business that is already established can provide advantages over starting from scratch
Credit (14)
Credit file security freeze A credit file security freeze prevents credit checks and should help protect you against fraud
FIRE and WATER FIRE and WATER - the SMART way to pay off your student loan even if you do not have one
Debt management Effective debt management skills are essential for success even when you have no net debt
Personal credit rating You have a personal credit rating which is more important than your credit score
Credit utilization Per card utilization affects your credit score more than overall credit utilization
Installment accounts Having installment accounts on your credit report is necessary to maximize your score
Why I love credit cards Free money, rewards and purchase protection are some of the many reasons why I love credit cards
Credit card strategy This is my personal credit card strategy for achieving an optimal credit score all the time
Second cardholder How sharing an account affects the credit profiles of the second cardholder and the account owner
Average age of credit history How to calculate average age of credit history and the effect of adding new accounts
Credit score over 850 How it is possible to get a very high credit score over 850 (the upper limit of the FICO range)
Account in Dispute comments Why you might NOT want to remove Account in Dispute comments from your credit report
Credit monitoring The importance of credit monitoring to develop your credit history and improve your credit score
Financial freedom If you manage your resources wisely you can have financial freedom without being wealthy
Essentials (8)
Debt management Effective debt management skills are essential for success even when you have no net debt
Financial reconciliation Financial reconciliation compares actual with expected figures to protect against errors and fraud
Candlestick charts A basic introduction to candlestick charts and how candles represent price action in financial charts
Cash flow Cash flow projections are one of the most important tools for good business management
Credit monitoring The importance of credit monitoring to develop your credit history and improve your credit score
Spreadsheets A quick and easy introduction to spreadsheets which are extremely useful in financial applications
Compound interest and inflation How to calculate compound interest and inflation (and how they affect each other)
Algebra A quick and easy introduction to algebra for answering important financial questions
Fun (7)
Networking events Four types of people attend networking events but only one type uses them effectively
Taking a vacation How taking a vacation can be a matter of urgent business strategy by preventing burnout
This is easy and fun Choosing to feel this is easy and fun about the tasks you do will transform your workflow
Jewelry Jewelry may not represent a good investment but it does convey status and can be good business
Should I play the lottery? Should I play the lottery? Evaluating the risks, rewards, guarantees and probabilities...
Expensive cars How to enjoy high-status expensive cars without many of the downsides of ownership
Luxury Yacht You can achieve the luxury yacht experience without the costs of owning or maintaining one
Health (2)
Sleep behaviors Here is a list of the various sleep behaviors I use and my subjective evaluations of them
Taking a vacation How taking a vacation can be a matter of urgent business strategy by preventing burnout
Investing (9)
Cost averaging Cost averaging is a simple investment strategy for reducing risk in a volatile market.
Investing in funds is dumb Investing in funds is dumb unless you know exactly how the fund itself is invested
Self insurance With self insurance you can benefit from investing the fund as well as saving the premiums
Investing vs trading The key advantage of investing vs trading should be long-term gains with a lower risk-reward ratio
Investing in coins Gold coins are worth their weight in gold but can investing in coins that are rare be a good strategy?
DCF analysis made simple An introduction to Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) analysis made simple for evaluating investments
AUD as an alternative to gold Australian dollars AUD as an alternative to gold (currency-commodity correlation)
The special case of gold The special case of gold as a macroeconomic indicator and its limitations as an investment
Compound interest and inflation How to calculate compound interest and inflation (and how they affect each other)
Listicles (5)
Time frames Here is a list of approximate time frames for better planning and a happier existence
Sleep behaviors Here is a list of the various sleep behaviors I use and my subjective evaluations of them
News Websites featuring news and analysis of current issues relating to personal finance and economics
Reference Sources of reference for looking-up terms and acronyms plus explanations and examples
Humor A series of videos and websites that take a humorous approach to economics and mathematics
Markets (11)
How to start trading cryptocurrencies This article will walk you through the process of how to start trading cryptocurrencies.
Recording your trades Recording your trades in a trading journal is a useful discipline for improving your trading system
Copper The price of copper works as a macroeconomic indicator reflecting manufacturing health
Fallacy fallacies Fallacy fallacies happen when small mistakes are used to imply the bigger picture is wrong
Investing vs trading The key advantage of investing vs trading should be long-term gains with a lower risk-reward ratio
Support and resistance The concepts of support and resistance can be used to predict a change in price direction
Forex peer trading Forex peer trading without slippage can preserve your wealth while protecting your liquidity
AUD as an alternative to gold Australian dollars AUD as an alternative to gold (currency-commodity correlation)
Introduction to Forex A simple introduction to Forex (Foreign Exchange) currency trading for insight and profit
The special case of gold The special case of gold as a macroeconomic indicator and its limitations as an investment
Introduction to commodities A short and simple introduction to commodities and their use as macroeconomic indicators
Mathematics (16)
Finger counting Use finger counting with bases other than ten and positional notation to manage large numbers
Charting for fun and profit Charting for fun and profit begins with using visual processing to reveal patterns and trends
You are making a difference With everything you say and do, you are making a difference - the big question is: How much?
Rocket science The basics of rocket science are not difficult to understand and might be relevant to your business
Break-even The break-even point is the minimum sales volume required to avoid making a loss
Nothing is proportional Direct proportion is intuitive and expected but nothing is proportional in the real world
Diminishing returns The importance of understanding when the law of diminishing returns applies and when it does not
Pareto distribution The 80:20 rule is a special case of a Pareto distribution which is a type of power law
Customer Lifetime Value The Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) is an estimate of the total net profit per customer
Average age of credit history How to calculate average age of credit history and the effect of adding new accounts
DCF analysis made simple An introduction to Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) analysis made simple for evaluating investments
Back-calculating productivity Back-calculating productivity is a technique for matching actual sales and production to targets
Should I play the lottery? Should I play the lottery? Evaluating the risks, rewards, guarantees and probabilities...
Compound interest and inflation How to calculate compound interest and inflation (and how they affect each other)
Sharing to get things for free Buying in bulk at a discount and sharing to get things for free or make a profit
Algebra A quick and easy introduction to algebra for answering important financial questions
Philosophy/Psychology (36)
Take a risk Should I take a risk? Advice about risk is usually bad. If it feels risky you should probably not do it.
Monsters from the id Monsters from the id are deep rooted motivations that can limit your ability to make good decisions
Your name Does your name affect who you are, what you look like and how successful you can become?
If you are looking for a sign... If you are looking for a sign, you will probably see it - so it is a good idea to control this process
Astrology Astrology has enough basis to make it useful for correlating personalities and appearances
The unbroken chain method The unbroken chain method leverages the desire for completion to maintain productivity
Winning strategies Ambitious goals based on carefully thought out winning strategies are more likely to be achieved
Winners and losers The concept of winners and losers has different meanings under different sets of conditions
Opportunity cost Opportunity costs that do not relate directly to money can be difficult to quantify
List what you think you cannot do When you list what you think you cannot do, you can reveal and overcome hidden limitations
Micro tasks Breaking down objectives into micro tasks improves motivation and project tracking
Fear We have outgrown the need for fear to help us survive dangers without understanding them
Zombies are coming Zombies are coming! The common enemy strategy is effective even when the enemy does not exist
Correlation and causation Correlation and causation is often misunderstood when it comes to the habits of successful people
FIRE and WATER FIRE and WATER - the SMART way to pay off your student loan even if you do not have one
You are making a difference With everything you say and do, you are making a difference - the big question is: How much?
Business memory A business memory is a way for businesses to find and use information from past experience
Mantra Using a well-designed mantra can produce productivity improvements and psychological benefits
Nothing is proportional Direct proportion is intuitive and expected but nothing is proportional in the real world
Failstorming Failstorming is a variation of brainstorming used to protect against things going wrong
No regrets This is a very simple strategy to minimize mistakes and have no regrets in the future
This is easy and fun Choosing to feel this is easy and fun about the tasks you do will transform your workflow
Use of magic Understanding the use of magical symbolism such as a financial tarot for making better decisions
Mental acuity Mental acuity mental agility training exercises increase improve enhance speed and ability
Understanding debt Understanding debt is important for personal development as well as success in business
Dealing with complaints Dealing with complaints is your opportunity to show how good your customer service is
Minimum and Goal Use the minimum and goal method to develop new habits and increase personal productivity
Doing nothing Doing nothing is essential for creativity and can generate powerful natural motivation
Free thinking Free thinking is a catchall expression for various individual and group brainstorming techniques
Opposite thinking Opposite thinking is the simplest and most useful tool for business, life, the universe, everything!
Desire and determination Why it can be difficult to have enough desire and determination to achieve personal financial goals
Vision boards Vision boards can influence your subconscious and subliminally help you with your goals
The billionaire mindset myth The billionaire mindset myth exposed as a set of attitudes you probably already have
Defining goals as Utopian ideals Set yourself up for accomplishment and happiness by defining goals as Utopian ideals
Should I pick up money? Does every penny really count and should I pick up money I see lying in the street?
The true meaning of success Understanding the true meaning of success and why it is a concept that will not help you
Politics (7)
Winning strategies Ambitious goals based on carefully thought out winning strategies are more likely to be achieved
Winners and losers The concept of winners and losers has different meanings under different sets of conditions
Fallacy fallacies Fallacy fallacies happen when small mistakes are used to imply the bigger picture is wrong
Fear We have outgrown the need for fear to help us survive dangers without understanding them
Zombies are coming Zombies are coming! The common enemy strategy is effective even when the enemy does not exist
Introduction to politics A brief introduction to politics and how it compares to normal business administration
Compromise Compromise is failure to arrive at a solution that satisfies the objectives of all parties involved
Productivity (27)
Changing direction If your strategy is not working, changing direction is usually better than trying harder or quitting
Monsters from the id Monsters from the id are deep rooted motivations that can limit your ability to make good decisions
If you are looking for a sign... If you are looking for a sign, you will probably see it - so it is a good idea to control this process
Power dressing There are many benefits of power dressing including personal brand identity and saving time
Reverse Parkinson Law A Reverse Parkinson Law suggests that efficiency improves as time becomes more restricted
The unbroken chain method The unbroken chain method leverages the desire for completion to maintain productivity
Micro tasks Breaking down objectives into micro tasks improves motivation and project tracking
Finger counting Use finger counting with bases other than ten and positional notation to manage large numbers
Student loans are disconnected Financial instruments such as a student loans are disconnected from the normal rules of finance
Mantra Using a well-designed mantra can produce productivity improvements and psychological benefits
Taking a vacation How taking a vacation can be a matter of urgent business strategy by preventing burnout
Failstorming Failstorming is a variation of brainstorming used to protect against things going wrong
This is easy and fun Choosing to feel this is easy and fun about the tasks you do will transform your workflow
How to work from home You can achieve maximum productivity when you know how to work from home effectively
Use of magic Understanding the use of magical symbolism such as a financial tarot for making better decisions
Mental acuity Mental acuity mental agility training exercises increase improve enhance speed and ability
The focus dilemma The focus dilemma is how to decide what to focus on when every specific detail needs attention
Minimum and Goal Use the minimum and goal method to develop new habits and increase personal productivity
Doing nothing Doing nothing is essential for creativity and can generate powerful natural motivation
Free thinking Free thinking is a catchall expression for various individual and group brainstorming techniques
Computer system strategy A simple primer for personal and business computer system strategy (hardware and software)
The graph of success The graph of success in business is a helpful reminder that results come from hard work over time
Opposite thinking Opposite thinking is the simplest and most useful tool for business, life, the universe, everything!
ABCD system The ABCD system is a personal achievement and productivity tool that uses four simple lists
Eliminate procrastination How to completely eliminate procrastination and the internal struggle that accompanies it
Kickstart personal productivity Kickstart personal productivity with a small unfinished task of relatively low importance
Defining goals as Utopian ideals Set yourself up for accomplishment and happiness by defining goals as Utopian ideals
Tech (1)
Rocket science The basics of rocket science are not difficult to understand and might be relevant to your business
Things (8)
A new car can be good for you How a new car can be good for you financially as well as psychologically and can even save your life
Self insurance With self insurance you can benefit from investing the fund as well as saving the premiums
Investing in coins Gold coins are worth their weight in gold but can investing in coins that are rare be a good strategy?
Jewelry Jewelry may not represent a good investment but it does convey status and can be good business
Expensive cars How to enjoy high-status expensive cars without many of the downsides of ownership
Sharing to get things for free Buying in bulk at a discount and sharing to get things for free or make a profit
How to get the things you want Learn how to get the things you want by increasing your own value instead of spending money
Luxury Yacht You can achieve the luxury yacht experience without the costs of owning or maintaining one
Unclassified (1)
Stochastic price action tool Handy stochastic price action tool for predicting whether prices will go up or down

We have not tried to be comprehensive from the outset. Instead, we want this project to evolve as the articles are expanded through discussion, i.e. as a result of your participation. As additional concepts are introduced we’ll create additional articles.

Each article should inspire you to take some kind of action. We try to keep to one simple concept per page and avoid distracting you (side content, annoying pop-ups etc.). The most important information should be found in the first few sentences but you may need to read the whole article and the comments in order to fully appreciate it.

You may want to read several articles before deciding what action to take but even that isn’t as important as you might think: It’s best to organize and refine as you go along.

Start with articles in the “Basics” group. These are intended to help you clarify your perception, simplify your approach and save you from self-defeat. They are applicable to everyone and generally very easy to apply.

Next, take a look at articles in the “Essentials“ group. Depending on your level of education, you may already know most of this.

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