Category: uncertainty

April 25, 2011

Refunds, risks, and time value of money: A case of insurance policy analysis

Some important aspects to consider when deciding about insurance purchases

After a generic intro, a few key factors of policy alternative evaluations will be scrutinized, using the example of a 25 year old healthy woman who is concerned about …

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July 27, 2009

New ways of creating personal pension type retirement income producing portfolios

Invitation to a conference dealing with annuities and optimal allocation in retirement provides an opportunity to evaluate two special calculators, one (from a major Canadian insurer) kept for financial advisors and insurance agents/brokers, while the other freely available for anyone …

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January 29, 2009

Allocate assets and products, and more kinds of them, wisely

Closely related to broad and creative goal-setting and synchronous balancing of many factors is giving robustness and resilience to your plans by involving more asset and product classes. It makes sense to step even further, beyond financial assets, and think …

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Learn lessons of the past, and from long term running of numbers

It became obvious recently that relying on the lessons of recent history only can gravely mislead us. Real life examples and review of both historic and long-term made-up scenarios can help in finding best personally viable asset-allocation strategies, and protect …

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Creative play with widely different planning scenarios

One of the trappings of planning is that memories of the past, especially the most recent ones, constrain our ability to even consider potential futures significantly different from what we already know; it’s very beneficial to fight this tendency. Related …

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Four useful avenues

Filed under: planning,risks,thinking,uncertainty - 29 Jan 2009

Before forking into four more or less separate branches of my recommendations, in this section you can read and watch some thoughts about dealing with the future in general, the roles and limits of forecasts, and dealing with risks and …

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