Let’s face it we all make mistakes. Mistakes are part of learning and often bring some value to our lives from the experience gained. On the other hand some mistakes are true disasters and as the following list shows can come with a huge price tag. All costs have been adjusted to 2011 US dollars.
Tom Corley is an accountant and financial planner from New Jersey, US. He studies both the rich and the poor to see if there are noticeable differences in their lifestyles or habits that could explain the difference in their wealth.
Social scientists have been studying marriage and marriage happiness for over a hundred years. It is often forgotten that the idea of marriage for anything but economic or political reasons is still relatively new in the world, and still rare in many places, particularly in developing nations.
So if you’re thinking of popping the question, read on and get the more interesting research findings regarding marriage and how it affects our happiness.
Currency is a medium of exchange. It allows people to store value in a symbolic way without having to carry around bulky or awkward items of actual value. A virtual currency is a form of unregulated digital money, not issued or guaranteed by a central bank, which can act as a means of payment.
We all see and feel the impacts of major events on the economy like natural disasters or manmade banking disasters. However, there are also common occurrences that also drain the real economy every year. Whether it’s sick days from work or all those delayed flights, when you consider these events as a whole (and economists do), they have a real effect on the underlying economy. And while stats of this nature are not available in Vietnam one can only extrapolate the effects here of hangovers, tardiness, delayed flights and traffic, black/brown outs and much more.
As they say, ‘tis the season to be shopping. And with so many gifts possible for those loved ones, where does one begin? Well if you’re a billionaire you cannot just gift any old pair of pyjamas to let the receiver know you are ‘a bit of a big deal’. And with that in mind, here is my list of the most expensive gifts possible for Christmas 2014.
When we think of expensive things we tend to conjure up images of sports cars, diamonds or luxury houses. However these pale in comparison when put next to the cost of some projects financed by corporations or governments. So what is the most expensive thing ever conceived in the mind of man and completed with huge sums of capital?