Category Finance

The Seven Money Habits for living the life you want – “Love your life not theirs” by Rachel Cruze – Part 1

I recently went to a newly re-opened public library at Compass One mall which went through a major asset enhancement. The selections were very little on personal finance but I managed to borrowed this book “Love your life not theirs” by Rachel Cruze who is also the daughter of financial guru Dave Ramsey. She is a seasoned communicator […]

Apr 2017 – Expenses Update

This month is where we feast as we kind of allocated more funds for food indulgence after we done most of our streamlining on all our other expense categories. We also try out Deliveroo for the first time to celebrate my father’s birthday where we lunch at the comfort of our own home. We could actually eat quality […]

“Stop Acting Rich” by Dr Thomas J. Stanley

I guess a lot of people might have read about this best selling  book “Millionaire Next Door” by Dr Thomas J. Stanley. Recently, I read  another great book  from him call “Stop Acting Rich”. These two books help me gain new perspectives about a real millionaire habits and lifestyle. It also ends the myth of […]

Mar 2017 – Expenses Update

This month we went for our family trip to Bali where we booked a very nice villa surrounded by padi fields (via Air BNB). This is a really meaningful trip as this is the first time I brought my parents and my grandma overseas (including Ally, its 4 generations together in one trip!). As my […]

Do you consider of the leasehold of the flat when you buy your HDB?

Every now and then, we read about a mega HDB unit that is being transacted for over a million dollars. That normally becomes the talk of town for a while and before we realised, another similar article pops up in the headline. A lot of these units transacted are in established, mature old towns, such […]

Losing your $14,000 a month job at 48

I came across a recent article on The Straits Times, of an individual losing his high paying job at the age of 48. It seems that previously, he was a high-flyer in the banking industry and was drawing about $14,000 a month (I think that might have been exclusive of bonus, but even if it […]

CPF talk

Last week, Dave and I managed to spend sometime together after work. It has been a while since we had these date nights moments, and we had dinner together before attending a seminar. The seminar we attended was about “Optimising your CPF“.  It was organised by BigScribe, a group of personal finance bloggers in Singapore. For […]

Feb 2017 – Expenses Update

Kate and my birthday both falls on the same day in February (what are the odds, even though I’m slightly older). Thus, we have been celebrating our birthdays together ever since we knew each other nine years ago. This year, we celebrated our birthday with a simple Chinese restaurant lunch and a family trip to […]

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