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Visualizing The World

What’s up Frugal Samuraites!

Hope everyone’s having a great time.

MrsFrugalSamurai and I are still recovering from our magical wedding day, was worth every rocky step of the journey planning it.

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Only the bravest and strongest can find the perfect wedding dress.

We took out some of MrsFrugalSamurai’s relatives from overseas afterwards to thank them for making the long journey to celebrate with us.

During lunch, a relative of hers (a very successful career woman in financial services) found out that I too worked in financial services.

As you do, we both started talking about… you guessed it – financial services.

The conversation twirled from the Australian economy, to how hard difficult it is to purchase real estate in Hong Kong (it’s madness) to the direction Trump will lead the United States with his foreign and economic policy.

Somewhere between feeling intimidated and going into interviewee mode I quietly asked her if there was any useful resources she could recommend me so that I could enhance my learning:

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Interviewee mode on.

(nervous laughter)

“HA, HA, HA, HA – that is SO funny… (long pause)… so ummm… do… do you have any helpful… any helpful hints or tips for me so… so I can be as smart as you?”

“Haha, I’m not that smart, just work with smart people, what kind of hints or tips would you like?”

“Something easy to understand and learn please”.

“Well… have you heard of visual capitalist?”

“Sh…should I have?”

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Did you forget your name again Forrest? Your name’s Forrest, Forrest Gump.

She then proceeds to give me a life-changing lesson by showing me a truly amazing website:

http://www.visualcapitalist.com/

You see, I’m not that smart, which means that the easiest way for me to learn is through pretty pictures and quirky graphs.

Visual Capitalist has this in spades.

For example, check out where the global billionaires are:

The 25 Countries With the Most Billionaires

Or maybe you want to compare the cryptocurrency market (as of March):

Comparing the 25 Most Notable Cryptocurrencies

Or what about if you’re scared of a real estate bubble in your city?

Real Estate Bubbles: The 8 Global Cities at Risk

How about the 20 most valuable companies:

Dutch East India Company compared

And there’s plenty, plenty more where that came from.

Man, what a website – I literally spent until the wee hours of the morning bookmarking and going through the rich visual content.

It’s an amazing resource and like a kid waiting for the candy shop to open – I honestly can’t wait to sit down properly on the weekend and go through it thoroughly.

Here’s hoping you get as much value out of the material as I do!

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