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Mental Accounting

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Understanding the mental accounting helps with spending, budgeting and investing decisions. Mental accounting means that people mentally divide their assets and income into buckets. Depending on the mental account, vastly different decisions are made regarding the money. Even though money should be exchangeable. Scientists mainly seem to be interested in trying to predict and explain behavior, so they do not necessarily label mental accounting as a negative thing. There can indeed be some positive aspects to mental accounting. However, when a mental accounting decision has a negative impact on current or future net worth and there appears to be no rational motive for it, it is a mental accounting error.

Five Areas in Life that Impact Us Most

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A lot of people know what to do, but only a few actually do that they know. Knowledge can only be valuable due action. You must take action. But, when the action becomes really important?

Top Ten Online Markets

Market-Size

A profitable internet business model needs a huge target market. The larger the market, the higher the upside.

Impulse Purchase

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How to attract impulse purchases? What motivates impulse buying? Consumers made even large purchases on impulse. Three sales arguments are related to such impulse decisions. Valuable information for both, the conscious consumer and the eager salesman.

#3 The Friend

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Why you should let time and capital work for you together as a mantra.

The most powerful force in the universe is compound interest. — Albert Einstein

#2 The Enemy

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Reality is hard. Everybody wants something from you and you have to be cautious especially with your financials. Knowing your enemy, you will automatically select the right information in communication and think about the right questions (due the selective perception effect in your reticular activating system).

#1 Why Financial Independence?

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Most people or even companies live from paycheck-to-paycheck. You want to escape this debt-powered and self-imposed treadmill or hamster-wheel and jump into a new lifestyle.

Three Things We Do Not Learn in School

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They did not teach us the most important skills in life. There are three areas which are completely overlooked by all western public teaching systems. What a pity that those areas are the ones that are most likely to determine your success, fulfillment and happiness in life.

Assets & Liabilities

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The problem with financial education is that it is not taught in schools. So usually parents teach. Unless your parents are in the top 1%, they usually teach how to be poor. Not because they do not love you – they just do not know what they are teaching. They do not read books like “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” by Robert T. Kiyosaki and learn how to work with money.

Start Budgeting!

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Budgeting awakes many negative associations. No wonder that one-third of people do not budget at all and two-third say they are unsuccessful at budgeting. Household budgeting often stands for fantasy, guiltiness, irrelevance or negativity.