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 Thai anti-government protesters blow whistles during a rally at the Metropolitan Electricity Authority in Bangkok, Thailand. Rungroj Yongrit / EPA

Best photography from around the world April 23

The National View's photo editors pick the best of the day from around the world

 Visitors look at the medieval inventor Al Jazari’s water-powered Elephant Clock. The clock is on show at the 1001 Inventions exhibition at Sharjah Expo Centre. Photos Antonie Robertson / The National

1001 Inventions: in praise of Islam’s gifts to the world

Down the centuries, from camera obscura to designing a sail that allowed early seafarers to tack into the wind, Muslim scientists have made many significant contributions to science. Rym Ghazal and Asmaa Al Hameli visit an exhibition in Sharjah that celebrates those contributions

 Mumbai Indians fans cheer they team on the opening match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2014 at Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Ravindranath K / The National

Earn cash back with the IPL cricket in the UAE

Dunia finance promotion allows cricket lovers to earn up to 6 per cent unlimited cash back on any spending they make on a day when an IPL match is played in the UAE.

 Manager Jose Mourinho of Chelsea looks on from the dug out during the Champions League semi-final first leg match against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. Paul Gilham / Getty Images / April 22, 2014

‘Now the game of our lives is at Stamford Bridge’ says Mourinho after Chelsea, Atletico draw

After Tuesday's scoreless draw, Jose Mourinho revealed Petr Cech's season was over and John Terry was also done unless they could reach the Champions League final.

 Khalifa Bin Zayed Air College students participate in the 2014 Innovation Challenge. Delores Johnson / The National

In pictures: the UAE Innovation Challenge 2014

The engineering competition brought together almost 100 students from across the country competing in teams to build the best unmanned aircraft.

 Former Manchester United manager David Moyes, right, speaks to Manchester United's Welsh midfielder Ryan Giggs during a training session at the team's Carrington training complex in Manchester, north-west England on April 22, 2014. Andrew Yates / AFP

Giggs a better fit for Manchester United than Moyes

The winger, who has played 962 games for the club, has been placed in interim charge of the first team and will be assisted by his former Manchester United teammate Nicky Butt.


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Financial management more than book learning

April 11, 2014

Becoming financially savvy isn't as simple as taking a course in personal finance management. To be truly literate, you need to understand how to manage your money to suit your own needs.

Misery for misers but freedom for the frugal

April 5, 2014

Nima Abu Wardeh reveals the difference between being a miser and being frugal: Frugal equals freedom. Miser means being enslaved.

Uncle Sam’s demands on tax go far and wide

March 28, 2014

Every American citizen must declare their income to their government, regardless of where they live or earn, and that foreign financial institutions must report to the Internal Revenue Service about their American clients.


Let’s keep checks and balances in perspective

March 21, 2014

In the wake of the global financial crisis, the world's banking community is now obsessed with compliance. But it makes it a nightmare for the ordinary customer trying to take out a mortgage, writes Nima Abu Wardeh.

Learning to play the hand we are dealt

March 14, 2014

If you look at multiple generations, social mobility is lower than presumed in most nations – in other words we stay stuck where we start out.

Bringing investment power to the people

March 7, 2014

Nima Abu Wardeh: We don’t need to be mega wealthy or tycoons to get a foot on the investment ladder. What we need is to stop accepting status quo and take the majority of people on the road to financial freedom.

Don’t shy away from the networthometer

February 28, 2014

Nima Abu Wardeh: Measure your net worth to find out how your finances are progressing. Are you in the green, the black or the red?

Nima Abu Wardeh: do your maths homework – it’ll pay you back with interest

February 21, 2014

The evidence out there is that the better we are at maths, the better the quality of our financial decisions, our "on the money" columnist writes.

Read carefully, because there’s often a catch

February 14, 2014

We humans are conveniently selective when it comes to pretty much everything in our life — we hone in on information that backs up our decisions — and boy can we justify anything to ourselves.

The true meaning of ‘paying yourself first’

February 7, 2014

Pay yourself first with 25 per cent of your income. That way you can reap the rewards of your earnings at a later date.

Chart your path to financial prosperity

February 1, 2014

The goal is to put money to work in different ways that provide you with additional streams of income.

Embark on a cash diet for a truly healthy figure

January 24, 2014

So are you up for the challenge of nailing your spending habits and sticking to a budget?

Make your soldiers of fortune work for you

January 17, 2014

Make your money work for you rather than the other way around.

On the money: make this the year you find financial dignity

January 10, 2014

To me, financial dignity means many things, such as living debt free and having enough money if I am not able to earn.