We live in an age where DIY is common. There is no issue doing so, in fact here are some of the things you should take note. 1. Look beyond increasing salary When dealing with an uncertain future, the usual response is 'I gotta get a higher salary' 'I gotta change job' 'I gotta find … Continue reading What are the common blind spots in an amateur financial plan?
This is a line from a movie I saw this year, which made me question the value of criticism. We all hate it, yet we all do it all the time. 'If only...' is the usual word used. When The Greatest Showman was aired, there were a lot of negative buzz about how it wasn't … Continue reading A theatre critic who can’t find joy in the theatre… now who’s a fraud
Rebalance: a systematic way of selling high and buying low. Question: When we do rebalancing, how do we know whether we are not selling off winners (high) to buy losers (low)? This question arises because we are used to buying more of the stuff that makes us money, and selling off the stuff that loses … Continue reading Interesting Financial Questions
Recently I'm playing a game called The Witness, it is a highly rated game which finds resonance with a lot of people. It is, at the first glance, a puzzle game. A puzzle game in the sense that there is a problem, there is a solution, and there is a rule governing the solution to … Continue reading The Witness and the process of interpretation
Previously in my blog post: Capturing Upsides , I explained that capturing upsides is essentially investing as early as possible and letting it grow. That works in the long term in a growing economy. Today I will explain an advanced strategy which applies to short term in a volatile market. Volatile meaning a sideways trading … Continue reading Taking advantage of a volatile market
Once there was man named Ah Chong. His wife joined a homemaker entrepreneur's club. As a husband he was very proud. Most wives would have been contented being just a homemaker, but no, his wife wants to do business. Anyway the children have all grown up, what was the wife to do? Unfortunately, the wife's … Continue reading Stories of being in debt
”How many times have we said ‘this’ is it! Once I’ve achieved ‘this’, I will be happy. However once we achieved, maybe we will be happy for awhile, and then there will be the next... and the next... and the next... some people came to the conclusion that humanity always wants ‘more’ but actually, we … Continue reading How to satisfy wanting ‘More!’