Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Be Careful of your Friends

When looking at ways to improve our lives and how we can start to save more, we should start looking at our friends. Since we spend our free time with them, they will have a large impact on your behavior and your expenditure. So, shouldn't we be more careful of who our friends are?

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Your Best Investment is in Yourself

Spent some time reading the article "What's the best investment asset class? It is ourselves" (25 Oct) in the Invest section of the Straits Times today. If you want, you can read the article here as well. It talks about buying insurance and diversifying your investments to suit your job as well. Anyway, my post is not on exactly the same topic, but the article did give me ideas for this post on investing in yourself.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

50,000 Page Views

This blog passed 50,000 views a few days ago (really sorry about that, had no time to blog about it then), which is not bad considering that the blog is only slightly older than 4 months. I thought I should do a post to reflect on my experiences as a blogger, as well as to share some stats and info on the blog.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Is it Ever Too Late to Succeed?

Just started reading Ray Kroc's Grinding It Out: The Making of Mcdonald's, which set me thinking if it's ever too late for someone to succeed. I'm sure that as we get older, we feel that we shouldn't continue to strive hard and settle into our place in life, but there are many examples of people that have been able to find success at a later age in life

Friday, 16 October 2015

Is It Always Best to Buy At Dips?

Paying sky high prices for your investments is definitely not a good idea to grow your money. So, is the opposite, buying during the dips, a much better strategy to follow? I think so, but we also have to be careful when applying it as well

Sunday, 11 October 2015

3 TED Talks You Should Watch

This is my 100th post on this blog!

Ok, back to this post. It's not on investing or finance, but I wanted to share 3 of the TED videos which I've been watching in my free time this weekend, which I've found contains some useful information that we can use in our daily lives

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Is The Market Back On Track?

The market seems to be on an uptrend for the past few days, now the STI is starting to approach back to the 3000 level, but then is this growth sustainable? There seem to be many ideas floating around that a recession is possible, which may be so since a recession has come about every 7-10 years and we're already reaching the lower band of the time frame.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Staying Calm

Going through rushes of different emotions can really mess up our decisions. I think this applies to all aspects of life, letting our emotions influence our emotions is really something that we shouldn't do or we make end up making long-term decisions based on short-term interests

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Ostrich With Head in The Sand

The market seems to keep on going down, ok, maybe except for today, but the rest of the days seems to be having a downward trend. I was thinking, maybe being busy at this point in time is actually a good thing, with less time to check the market and worry over past decision. It's like when a ostrich hides its head in the sand (I know this is a myth, but I'm just using the metaphor) when it faces problems, what I don't see doesn't bother me.....