Posts by Georgina Armstrong


Georgina Armstrong

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Georgina is a data ferret and a gamer and an economist. She makes kiff pictures with numbers. She plays a mean ADC. She cares about endowments and targeted taxation. She doesn't get out much.
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History of Money 3
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A brief history (and future?) of money (part 3): Alternative currencies

Money doesn’t have to be coins, or cash, or even cards. Its very recent history is full of innovation and experimentation. And some of it seems to be sticking.

History of Money 2
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A brief history of money (part 2): Chocolate coins, gold coins and other currency

Money has taken many forms. Here’s a little about what it could be, has been, and is.

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Risk Part 2: Diversifying

Georgina Armstrong follows risk and return into safer waters, and the relative calm of diversification.

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Risk Part I: Compensation for Sleepless Nights

“Risk.” “Reward.” No longer are these high-falutin financial concepts exclusively for the informed few. As our Georgina Armstrong explains, you actually already understand them.

Hyperinflation: who wants to be a multigazillionaire?
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Hyperinflation: who wants to be a multigazillionaire? (Not me.)

There’s inflation. And then there’s what happens when inflation goes steroids. It’s not pretty.

Why do prices go up all the time
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Why do prices go up all the time?

Ever wondered just how it happened that a beer your dad used to pay 21c for costs you R21 now? Here’s an explanation.

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Of rats, cats, and compound interest

Actually, compound interest and its effects are simple concepts. So here they are, demystified.

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Valentine’s Day: to spend or not to spend?

Is it about how much you spend on Valentine’s Day, or simply how you spend Valentine’s Day? Or don’t spend it? Here are 2 opinions.

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Bucks to the future: purple money, grownup moments and high fiving yourself in 20 years.

22seven has a new spending group: Invest-save-repay. Here’s the method behind the sanity. And how it can help you turn one marshmallow into two.