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Link Roundup #33: 10 Things to Know This Week

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Accelerate your personal finance knowledge with this regular feature on Ringgit Oh Ringgit – the Link Roundup! I promise you’ll find these 10 links informational 🙂

1. This Is What People Think of You When You Wear Headphones at Work (According to an 800 Person Study) – Inc

Do you wear headphones at work? I did. I never really thought of how others would think of me (I just wanna get work done okay), but apparently here’s the breakdown of this study’s responses:

  • Want to be left alone — 27 percent
  • Focused — 22 percent
  • Busy — 17 percent
  • Love music/music quality — 16 percent
  • Rude/Pretentious — 9 percent

This sentence made me laugh: “Interestingly, the perception of being pretentious tripled when co-workers were wearing in-ear headphones (like AirPods)”.

If you still get interrupted for wearing headphones, or can’t for whatever reason, then click on the article to find other ways to minimise disctractions at work.

2. ‘Ringgit Oh Ringgit’ on Savings, Tracking Expenses and Money Stories from Malaysians – BFM Radio

Guess who finally appeared on BFM Radio???

You can  listen to the podcast on the BFM page, or at Spotify at this link.

3. Grow Your Audience Guide ClickWP

I co-wrote a digital marketing guide with ClickWP 🙂 We covered topics such as:

If you struggle with getting more audience for your business or website, give it a read okay? All the best!

4. How to Trick Yourself into Shopping Less – The Cut

TL;DR – companies made the shopping process too easy, so you have to make it harder for yourself.

How can you do that? Some tips from the article:

  • Disconnect all payment methods from your phone (if you buy online too often)
  • Use cash instead of credit card or other cashless methods (more ‘pain’ when handing it over)
  • Find your shopping triggers then do something about it

Thanks @adella for sharing this article with us 🙂

5. How To Fix Procrastination With Psychological Tricks, According To Experts – Bustle

Amazing article which addresses the root causes of procastination and what you can do about it.

If you think you’re a chronic procastinator and procastinate on reading this article, I can’t help you no more buddy.

6. 11 signs you’re not ready to buy a house, even if you think you are – Business Insider

House purchase is no joke. We throw around phrases like ’30-year mortgage’ like it’s nothing, but oh my God that’s an absurdly long time to commit to something. Read the article so you are ABSOLUTELY SURE.

This is also a good slot to share this twitter thread:

(go read the rest on Twitter I’m lazy to embed all the tweets)

7. Better Work-Life Balance Starts with Managers –  Harvard Business Review

You know that quote? ‘Employees don’t leave companies. They leave managers’.


8. Are you adding your soft skills to your resume? Here’s how – The Ladders

If your current resume isn’t getting you any interviews, perhaps adding soft skills might help?

Read the article to find out exactly how you can do that. The article included top soft skills that employers look for, how to identify your top soft skills, and how to insert it into your resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile.

9. I Made $50,000 from Android Apps and You Can Too – Android Authority

A self-introspective post and a brilliant case study written by a programmer who analysed how the app he created to fix his own problem end up selling well in the Play Store. Love the humility within the post.

10. Free Lectures on Islamic Banking – Safdar Alam

Safdar Alam is an Islamic banker, Author, and the former Global Head of Islamic Structuring at JPMorgan. An expert, basically.

Aside from writing articles at, he recently started to produce free lectures on Islamic Banking. I think it’s a great resource if you’re interested in the topic. I’ve embedded the first lecture below:

As of time of writing, Safdar have uploaded up until Introduction to Islamic Banking: Lecture 5. Watch the rest at his Youtube page.

That’s it for this round, catch you next time! Want to submit a link you thought was great? Reach out to me on FB or Twitter.

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