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Raziah Ahmed writes a weekly financial column in the Sunday Trinidad Guardian Newspaper.

Easy steps to make a will
Sunday 8th June, 2008
‘Magic’ of a will
Sunday 25th May, 2008
Mediation can help in divorce distress
Sunday 18th May, 2008
Single benefits on joint accounts
Sunday 11th May, 2008
Where there is a will
Sunday 4th May, 2008
Ban yuh belly
Sunday 27th April, 2008
Naming a beneficiary
Sunday 20th April, 2008
Let’s transfer the wealth Sunday 30th March, 2008
Homeowner savings after divorce Sunday 9th March, 2008
BIR will not accept online receipts
Sunday 2nd March, 2008
The window is open
Sunday 24th February, 2008
Get tax benefits from health benefits
Sunday 17th February, 2008
Adding value to space
Sunday 10th February, 2008
Don’t play the devil with your future
Sunday 3rd February, 2008
Buy health insurance when young
Sunday 27th January, 2008
Health premiums are for the young
Sunday 20th January, 2008
Never too young for insurance
Sunday 6th January, 2008
Santa Saga Sunday 30th December, 2007
Timing when to save
Sunday 23rd December, 2007
Maximise tax benefits
Sunday 16th December, 2007
Let credit card debt lag to save home
Sunday 9th December, 2007
Mortgage loan can be modified
Sunday 2nd December, 2007
Flight into the future Sunday 25th November, 2007
No ownership without title Sunday 18th November, 2007
Real value to estates Sunday 28th October, 2007
In the shadow of the Burj al Arab
Sunday 21st October, 2007
Small man looks at land of the future
Sunday 14th October, 2007
Get beyond the mortgage
Sunday 7th October, 2007
The $3 million challenge
Sunday 30th September, 2007
Grow up to grow old happily
Sunday 9th September, 2007
Plan pension to retire in comfort
Sunday 2nd September, 2007
Cycle of life
Sunday 26th August, 2007
Singapore... Tourism with a difference
Sunday 19th August, 2007
City innovates ... city thrives Sunday 29th July, 2007
Thailand... a world apart Sunday 22nd July, 2007
Things that make dreams come true
Sunday 15th July, 2007
Save today to bankroll retirement
Sunday 1st July, 2007
Career agents give better advice
Sunday 20th May, 2007
$mall span of control
Sunday 13th May, 2007
Prices equate quality
Sunday 6th May, 2007
Awareness profits future returns
Sunday 29th April, 2007
Calculated risk improves savings
Sunday 22nd April, 2007
Beat the odds
Sunday 15th April, 2007
Harness resources to succeed
Sunday 8th April, 2007
Power to guide investment
Sunday 1st April, 2007
Monetary policy explained
Sunday 25th March, 2007
Fiscal policy tosses hard workers
Sunday 18th March, 2007
Save for the rainy days
Sunday 11th March, 2007
Saving money for the future
Sunday 4th March, 2007
Work hard at yourself
Sunday 25th February, 2007
Is the sum same as the whole?
Sunday 18th February, 2007
Wealth is there for the working
Sunday 11th February, 2007
Where money doesn’t matter
Sunday 4th February, 2007
Where money doesn’t matter
Sunday 28th January, 2007
Light shed on inflation terms
Sunday 24th December, 2006
Collective use of resources
Sunday 17th December, 2006
Cover your bases
Sunday 10th December, 2006
Analysing cost data with bar code
Sunday 3rd December, 2006
Mopping up the cash flow
Sunday 26th November, 2006
Measuring wealth with per capita income
Sunday 19th November, 2006
Better safe than sorry
Sunday 12th November, 2006
Inflation calls for long-term savings
Sunday 5th November, 2006
$36,000 limit for college claims
Sunday 29th October, 2006
Loss, gain a natural flow
Sunday 22nd October, 2006
Bite the bullet while young
Sunday 15th October, 2006
Economic knowledge... informs our choices
Sunday 8th October, 2006
Beware of the grey market
Sunday 1st October, 2006
Preparing for retirement
Sunday 24th September, 2006
No short way to wealth
Sunday 17th September, 2006
Unethical behaviour must be addressed
Sunday 3rd September, 2006
Reporting grievances in customer’s best interest
Sunday 27th August, 2006
Don’t invest cat-in-bag
Sunday 20th August, 2006
Have your documents in order
Sunday 13th August, 2006
Take out your mortgage when rates are lower Sunday 6th August, 2006
Buying a home?
Sunday 30th July, 2006
Checking, balancing towards your dream
Sunday 23rd July, 2006
Role and duty of the trustee
Sunday 16th July, 2006
Avoid ‘smoking deals’ by planning your estate
Sunday 9thJuly, 2006
Trust in trusts
Sunday 2nd July, 2006
Believe in your potential
Sunday 25th June, 2006
Decide to rise above your circumstances
Sunday 11th June, 2006
Make it on your own
Sunday 4th June, 2006
Managing money after making it
Sunday 28th May, 2006
High price of geopolitics
Sunday 21st May, 2006
When there’s loss, everybody loses
Sunday 7th May, 2006
Chaos theory can guide stock choices
Sunday 30th April, 2006
We rise and fall
Sunday 23rd April, 2006
Efficient markets adjust quickly
Sunday 16th April, 2006
Predicting the future of shares
Sunday 9th April, 2006
Compare EPS before you buy
Sunday 2nd April, 2006
Make sure you show up
Sunday 26th March, 2006
Choose feathers or gravel
Sunday 19th March, 2006
Prepare for the unknown future
Sunday 12th March, 2006
Don’t let illness sicken your nest egg
Sunday 5th March, 2006
Long term savings can create cash estate Sunday 26th February, 2006
Make something of your tax relief
Sunday 19th February, 2006
Welfare systems far from M commerce
Sunday 12th February, 2006
The uncertainty of insurance Sunday 5th February, 2006
Optimism in liability insurance
Sunday 29th January, 2006
Income tax deductions in 2006
Sunday 22nd January, 2006
Globalised money market
Sunday 15th January, 2006
Self preservation ...nature’s first law
Sunday 1st January, 2006
Family vacation saving worthwhile
Sunday 25th December, 2005
The value of foreign currency
Sunday 18th December, 2005
Consumers, beware of fraud
Sunday 11th December, 2005
Use money saved to pay credit debts
Sunday 4th December, 2005
Money and its intricacies
Sunday 27th November, 2005
Zakaah: poverty instrument
Sunday 20th November, 2005
Growth must be holistic, global
Sunday 13th November, 2005
Free spending fosters economic growth Sunday 6th November, 2005
Long-term health depends on performance
Sunday 30th October, 2005
Capital flows where rewards are greater
Sunday 16th October, 2005
Earning power and motivation
Sunday 9th October, 2005
Smokers going down faster
Sunday 2nd October, 2005
Making wealth last
Sunday 25th September, 2005
Principles for success
Sunday 18th September, 2005
Getting out of the vicious cycle
Sunday 11th September, 2005
Insurance: Bearing each other’s burdens
Sunday 4th September, 2005
Insurance, banking within Islamic system
Sunday 28th August, 2005
Insurance creates future wealth
Sunday 21st August, 2005
Accumulating wealth
Sunday 14th August, 2005
Double check and realign
Sunday 24th July, 2005
Principles of fairness
Sunday 17th July, 2005
No compromise on ethics
Sunday 10th July, 2005
Licence to help retirees
Sunday 3rd July, 2005
Get a good financial adviser
Sunday 26th June, 2005
Foolproof your assets
Sunday 19th June, 2005
Prudent investment
Sunday 12th June, 2005
Insurance proceeds for business continuity
Sunday 5th June, 2005
Insuring key persons
Sunday 29th May, 2005
The costs of failure
Sunday 15th May, 2005
Legacy Neil left behind
Sunday 1st May, 2005
A millionaire by 40
Sunday 17th April, 2005
Having the will
Sunday 10th April, 2005
Achievement through vision
Sunday 20th March, 2005
Now for financial independence
Sunday 13th March, 2005
Money for old age
Sunday 6th March, 2005
Who inherits what
Sunday 27th February, 2005
Ownership rights
Sunday 6th February, 2005
How to create an estate
Sunday 30th January, 2005
Resist temptation to spend
Sunday 23rd January, 2005
Stocks are risky business
Sunday 16th January, 2005
Get in on the stock market
Sunday 9th January, 2005
Interest rate risk
Sunday 26th December, 2004
Stock market risk
Sunday 19th December, 2004
Expanding risk insurance
Sunday 12th December, 2004
Think insurance
Sunday 5th December, 2004
Know your NIS benefits Sunday 21st November, 2004
Know exemptions, allowances, credits Sunday 14th November, 2004
Save before taxman’s take Sunday 7th November, 2004
Planning for health care Sunday 24th October, 2004
Inflows, outflows, managing cash Sunday 17th October, 2004