Once upon a time

Once upon a time, there was a rich merchant. He owned a trading post in the middle of a forest of dense mists. People would come to visit him on their journey North and buy supplies from him. One day, a young man came to visit him. "Sir, would you like to buy some insurance? … Continue reading Once upon a time

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The 13th Warrior and… financial planning?!

I have these ideas in my head when I'm doing financial planning, and they somehow connects to movies that I've seen. For this week, the inspiration comes from The 13th Warrior starring Antonio Banderas. The first quote from the movie is:" I listened!" Scene here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnnREr8BV24 Those who watched the movie will remember that the … Continue reading The 13th Warrior and… financial planning?!

Sun Tzu and the Art of Personal Finance Part II

I've mentioned before that War is the Art of bringing more weapons to a battle than your opponent. To me, Sun Tzu's The Art of War discussions on military strategies, tactics, battlefield arrangements and spying is all about maximising one's weapons in a conflict while restricting your opponent's capability to bring his weapons to the battle. … Continue reading Sun Tzu and the Art of Personal Finance Part II

A short rant about cynicism and the distrust of professionals

I am not normally pessimistic, generally I do not like to write FEARful stuff as they are usually False Experience Appearing Real. However sometimes I do read something and get all worked up over it. It's no secret that financial professionals are generally distrusted. Bankers, Agents, CONsultants, Advisors, etc... these names have built up a … Continue reading A short rant about cynicism and the distrust of professionals