Currently I funnel all purchases through a Bank of America VISA to get 1.25% (1% if you cash out under $300) back and pay it off at the end of each month (otherwise 1% isn't fighting the tide).
Given I'm not spending differently this is free money. I assume it works by helping people drown themselves in debt by removing some guilt of getting themselves there.
What credit cards do you guys (ab)use for their perks?
I've been interested in self improvement for a long time. I'd get into stuff like "Mega Memory", language tapes, or "7 Habits of Highly Effective People". For a while I didn't really like to talk about being interested in this stuff because it was slightly embarrassing.
Bettering oneself isn't embarrassing, of course, it's the association with "those types of people". You know... the people who read all the books, go to all the seminars, and then don't do a thing about it. Maybe the most embarrassing part is that I was one of those people to a degree. There were a LOT of things I'd start and either not finish or not get results from it.
Is this the fault of the program or the book? Not at all. It's up to ME to follow through and implement the things I learn.
I know many A-level economics students complain about how difficult it is to follow international and local news, and even when they try to read some of the economic news, they find themselves having difficulty understanding the material. I was once in your shoes as well, and I can understand how discouraging the whole process might be.
I am going to try and help you solve this problem.
That's right, I am going to introduce a newsletter. It will be published on a weekly basis and it will feature important news events from all over the world, with a particular focus on Singapore news. It is not just a mere summary, because I will be giving inputs on how you can use A-level economic theory to understand some of these issues as well as how you can potentially use some of these news events in your essays.
Bring with you your commitment and interest to learn more about economics.