Marina's Monetary Musings

Mirror, mirror on the wall - who's the best fund manager of all?

There is a belief that people with psychopathic traits do well in the financial industry – but is this justified?

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Marina’s Monetary Musings: How to become an ‘effective altruist’

Large charities embroiled in scandals have brought charitable giving into disrepute, from Oxfam staff who sexually exploited victims of the Haiti earthquake, to harassment at Save the Children.

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Marina's Monetary Musings: Yet more unhelpful advice

Yet more unhelpful advice for millennials: Barclays has joined the admonishing chorus by announcing that millennial couples need to stop spending an average £3,500 on annual cruises or £5,946 a year on eating out twice a week.<

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Marina's Monetary Musings: First money memories

What’s your first memory of money? Psychoanalysts could have a field day unravelling how people’s first memories shape their views of finance. So, what do you remember?

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Marina's Monetary Musings: Who is wealthy?

As this column is dedicated to money matters, one question we should probably consider is a very basic one: what is wealth?

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Marina's Monetary Musings: Where automation only half-replaces humans

Much has been written about how automation will replace humans in the workplace. But what about those who have only been half replaced?

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Marina's Imaginary Millions: Why money buys happiness, sometimes

Literary critics are not usually known for their views on money.

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Marina's Imaginary Millions: Lessons from Richard Thaler

How do we decide what to buy and how much to save, and how do we experience these financial transactions?

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Marina's Imaginary Millions: The easiest way to travel to Germany is by train

I have lived in London for many years, and I still can’t tell King’s Cross from St Pancras station. But I know where platform 9¾ to Hogwarts is, and I also know that the easiest way to travel to Germany is by train.

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