How Much Is Enough For Retirement Or Emergency Funds? | How I Calculate My Monthly Expenses

Many people like to set a target of 1M dollars as the amount they need for retirement without actually confirming if it is too much or too little. If your expenses add up to $20,000 a month because you are living in a landed property with 2 posh cars, then 1M is probably going to … Continue reading How Much Is Enough For Retirement Or Emergency Funds? | How I Calculate My Monthly Expenses

10 Ways To Save Money To Help You Fight Inflation & Rising Costs Of Living

Inflation is making many essential items expensive and resulting in a higher cost of living. Other than trying to earn more money to cope with the rising costs, it is also important that we watch our expenses and find ways to spend less, and save more so that we will always have more each month. … Continue reading 10 Ways To Save Money To Help You Fight Inflation & Rising Costs Of Living

I Did These 10 Side Hustles While Working Full Time | 10 Side Hustle Ideas To Help You Earn An Extra Income

Many full-time working folks would not even consider doing a side hustle and they have good reasons not to. After a long and tiring day at work, you would want to spend some time with your family or simply relax by doing something you love, before the day ends and you have to report to … Continue reading I Did These 10 Side Hustles While Working Full Time | 10 Side Hustle Ideas To Help You Earn An Extra Income

Stock Yield Enhancement Program – Earning Passive Income Through Loaning Out Your Shares To Your Brokerage

I was pretty excited to receive the confirmation email from my brokerage, Interactive Brokers (IBKR), to inform me that my request to join the Stock Yield Enhancement Program (SYEP) has been approved because it means that I now can earn some passive income off my shares in a relatively low-risk manner. What Is The Stock … Continue reading Stock Yield Enhancement Program – Earning Passive Income Through Loaning Out Your Shares To Your Brokerage

How My Hospitalization Plan Helped Me Save Lots Of Money & Possibly My Life

When I first started my full-time job 15 years ago, my MIL gave me a very good piece of advice. She asked me to go upgrade my health insurance (hospitalisation plan) to the maximum coverage and her reasons were simple: I was better afford the increase in premium as I had started working and it … Continue reading How My Hospitalization Plan Helped Me Save Lots Of Money & Possibly My Life

How A Poor Kid Got To A 1M Investment Portfolio | Tips & Principles Of Building Wealth

This is not a rags-to-riches story but I hope to share my journey of getting to a million dollars investment portfolio and may you find some of the tips useful or inspiring to start working towards this target. I have a confession to make first. At this time of writing, my portfolio value is down … Continue reading How A Poor Kid Got To A 1M Investment Portfolio | Tips & Principles Of Building Wealth

Happy 10 Years Of Investing | 348k (Realised) Profit, 635k (Unrealized) Loss & 10 Lessons Learnt

This post is about a recap of the first 10 years of my investing journey, the profits I made, the losses I have incurred, and the lessons I have learned during this decade-long journey. I hope that the mistakes that I have made and the lessons that I have learned can help fellow investors, especially … Continue reading Happy 10 Years Of Investing | 348k (Realised) Profit, 635k (Unrealized) Loss & 10 Lessons Learnt

4 Reasons Why I Think Inflation Will Be Under Control

Inflation is the hot topic of 2022 as it is the main culprit behind the US stock market going into bearish territory. With inflation comes rising interest rates implemented by the Federal Reserves to try to curb inflation. The interest rate hikes resulted in companies incurring more debt when taking loans, which hurt their profit … Continue reading 4 Reasons Why I Think Inflation Will Be Under Control

Why I Am Optimistic After The 9.1% June CPI Results

When the June CPI data was released one hour before the US market opened on 13 July 22 (Wednesday), I feared a huge selloff. So, I camped in front of my computer, logged on to my IBKR brokerage account and waited for the market to open, so that I can sell some covered call contracts … Continue reading Why I Am Optimistic After The 9.1% June CPI Results

Here’s Why You Should Always Verify What Your Insurance Agent Told You

Most of us have this trusted insurance agent whom we met at a certain stage of our life. They double up as our financial planners who can help us grow our wealth through the different saving/ investment-linked plans offered by their companies. Despite keeping the leap of faith that these financial planners will have your … Continue reading Here’s Why You Should Always Verify What Your Insurance Agent Told You