Best Mutual Funds, Fake Apple Stores and Toilets

by Manshu on July 23, 2011

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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!

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