Category Finance

Pre-school in Singapore

This is one of the hottest topics right now at the moment, and especially since it is an area of focus that is highlighted by our Prime Minister at the recent national day rally.  With a preschooler in the house, we read with interest on the developments in the sector, and are definitely heartened by […]

August 2017 – Expenses Update

This month we have a couple of birthday celebrations with our immediate family members and Ally ‘s early birthday celebration. We ate out for Kate’s father birthday and celebrated my mum, my grandma and Ally’s birthdays together where we feasted at home with home cooked food courtesy of Kate’s wonderful culinary skills. Everybody enjoys eating […]

Debt or no debt?

In a commentary published earlier this month on The Straits Times, Lorna Tan, an investor writer and senior correspondent of the bureau wrote a “letter” to her daughter, who had just graduated from tertiary education. Basically, in the letter, she wanted to provide her daughter with some money tips, or financial literacy, as she takes […]

July 2017 – Expenses Updates

This month is the month where we pay our yearly income tax and it is also the month where most people will have their cash outflow. This is a norm for almost everyone in this world when they start getting their pay cheques and I guess most people grew quite accustomed to it. For me, […]

A little by little adds up to a lot

As readers of this blog are aware, since the beginning of the year, Dave has posted our monthly expense reports to chronicle our family’s expenses. Similarly, now that we are in the month of August, Dave is busy tallying our expenses for the month of July so please watch out for his next post! One […]

The road to financial freedom

Dave and I have a common objective – achieving financial independence. We have set a tentatively timeline for ourselves, when our portfolio have reached a certain level, that will be the time when we think we have achieved our financial independence. But whether we will be leaving our jobs entirely, that’s altogether a different matter […]

The Seven Money Habits for living the life you want – “Love your life not theirs” by Rachel Cruze – Part 2

Continued from Part 1 Habit 4 – Talk about money (Even when its hard) Rachel and her husband Winston often have couple nights together and loves to talk about what they want life to be like in the future. They talked about all kinds of dreams like places to travel, owning rental properties, bringing their […]

June 2017 – Expenses Update

This month, we spent quite a bit on Grab credits top up where we top up $50 this week and will get to enjoy $6 discount on all rides for the whole of next week (limited to 4 redemptions per day). This promotion has been ongoing for 4 to 5 weeks and we find it very […]

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