High numbers of domestic abuse cases. Sexual Harassment Bill objected by the Malaysian Employer’s Federation. Malaysian mothers blocked from passing on their citizenship to their children.
It sucks that we have to use the ‘don’t treat us badly because you’ll suffer too’ argument. It sucks that some of my sisters live with fear of being abused and killed, even by their own family members and romantic partners. It sucks to beg and fight for it but I’ll do it again and again just so we will eventually live in an equal society.
Researchers analyzed the data from 21,736 Americans who participated in the American Time Use Survey between 2012 and 2013. Participants provided a detailed account of what they did during the prior 24 hours—indicating the time of day and duration of each activity—and reported their sense of well-being.
The researchers found that as free time increased, so did well-being, but it leveled off at about two hours and began to decline after five. Correlations in both directions were statistically significant.
This is excellent information. Having time is good, but TOO much isn’t. The sweet spot is actually around 2 hours of free time a day.
“Our findings suggest that ending up with entire days free to fill at one’s discretion may leave one similarly unhappy. People should instead strive for having a moderate amount of free time to spend how they want. In cases when people do find themselves with excessive amounts of discretionary time, such as retirement or having left a job, our results suggest these individuals would benefit from spending their newfound time with purpose.”
The study is US-specific, but WOAH. Given how crypto investors are given this bad stereotype of being rash and having ‘gambling’ mindset. The outcome of the study disproves that. Crypto investors (in the US at least) are richer and better educated than the rest of the adult population.
Excellent article by Between the Money on BNPL (buy now, pay later services). You already know it is bad for impulsive shoppers. However even the ‘disciplined’ ones too may end up choosing the higher priced products and/or add more products where BNPL is offered.
For example, instead of buying the RM200 pair of shoes, you may get the RM600 one, split into 3 x RM200 payments, AND/OR buy the shoes PLUS some other accessories.
So, if you’re tempted to use BNPL, make sure NOT to upgrade okie.
10. Personal Finance Malaysia Creators that I follow and recommend! – The Personal Finance Challenge
Happy belated Malaysia Day! So thankful to the Malaysian personal finance community – in this space, everyone from different backgrounds shares helpful money tips with each other
We have grown so much in the last 10 years – when I first started, most of the content was from US and not applicable here! Now there are so many amazing personal finance content creators. I am very thankful and very much look forward to continuing learning from everyone 🙂
Special thanks to Personal Finance Challenge channel for including me in this particular list of PF content creators 🙂
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.