1 Mwh of sunshine

the sun helped us to produce 1 Mwh of electricity

“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” — Steve Martin I personally prefer sunshine (though perhaps with less heat here in Singapore), because, since early August this year, we are the proud owners of a Solar or Photovoltaic (PV) System at our…

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Extreme Discounting

hyperbolic discounting

When we are presented with distant commitments, we tend to stumble on the difficulty that our brain has in placing us in the future with any degree of accuracy. Why is that? Because our brain evolved to make determinations about our…

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Others are just like me

We have the tendency to overestimate the degree to which others agree with us; therein making this—tendency—just another of those predictable patterns of thought and behavior that lead us to draw incorrect conclusions. Psychologists call this the False Consensus Bias. Let me ask you: “Is agreeing…

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Weakness of will

This is the tendency to consciously do things which we genuinely know are not beneficial to us. A non-financial example includes smoking cigarettes (we know we shouldn’t, but many do anyway), while a financial example includes not living within our means, or saving up …

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Whatever you earn – live within your means

Now, that is a no-brainer! Others might even call this a “know-brainer”. Still, I know from personal experience that this principle is not easy to apply; nevertheless, it is worth your utmost attention as it is the key to growing your savings. People are always talking about character,…

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