Best Mutual Funds, Fake Apple Stores and Toilets

First, Anil Kumar Kapila who is a regular commenter here and other finance blogs as well has given some great input to Hemant to create a very good post about selecting the best mutual fund for SIP.

They have put in quite a lot of details in the post, and it’s definitely worth checking out.

Next, BeMoneyAware have a free e-book about basic financial planning that you can download here. You can download this in chapters, or the whole book.

I read the first chapter which is about 19 pages, and learned a few facts about the size of our currency notes, and the number of currencies in the world that I wasn’t aware of.

If you follow me on Twitter – you probably see that I tweet about different kind of numbers fairly often, so I definitely found something of interest in the first chapter.

Have you read about China’s fake Apple stores yet? It’s an incredible read – it seems that some companies have created fake Apple shops which sell real retail products, and they are so convincing that even some of the employees really think that they work for Apple!

Equally amazing are these portraits made of pencil shavings!

Bill Gates has been talking and writing about re-inventing the toilet for quite some time now, and here’s the latest on that.

Finally, the best piece I’ve read this week is the profile of Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, which is the biggest hedge fund in the world.

That’s it for this week – enjoy your weekend!

3 thoughts on “Best Mutual Funds, Fake Apple Stores and Toilets”

  1. The article on Ray Dalio was simple the best I had ever read. a training manual based on his principle was mentioned. I went to the site of Bridgewater and downloaded the trainig manual. I have started reading it and the only word I have at present is marvelous. a great thanks for bringing us in touch with the thoughts of this great people.

  2. Hello,
    With reference to your amazing portraits made of pencil shavings!
    Justine Smith of London creates beautiful art out of banknotes and coins.On a physical level, a banknote is just a piece of paper, but it is what a banknote actually represents that is central to Smith. Check it out at


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