Category Finance

Surviving the 11.11 challenge

I have a confession to make. Even though I try to live minimally, and purchase only things I need, I do a lot of window shopping. Online. Ok, that is an oxymoron, some might say. If you are a minimalist, you won’t even bother looking at stuff like that. Because, you probably don’t need any […]

Oct 2017 – Expenses Update

October is the month when we celebrated our 5th wedding Anniversary and we went for a family day out at River Safari. Ally enjoyed free admission with each accompanying adult for the month of October. This is the third time we went to River Safari with Ally and she is so excited about it that […]

A closer look at our expenses

Our blog has garnered a lot more traction over the last few months and we thank our readers for your continuous support and comments. One area which has garnered a lot of eyeballs is definitely our monthly expense reports. We share our expense reports with fellow readers as part of our journey towards minimalism and […]

Interview Series – Minimalist who wants to step foot on all Seven Continents before the age of 35

This interview is about a friend of mine, Yong Sheng, 30 who aspires to travel to the seven continents before he reaches the age of 35. He is also a practicing minimalist with a keen interest in investing and photography. Currently, he is working as an operation executive in a logistic firm. I’m very impressed […]

THE BIG PLAN – Counting down with 1000 more days to FI

THE BIG PLAN Exactly 5 years ago, I came out with a big plan to aggressively save a considerable portion of our combined income to invest and grow our stock portfolio with a focus on dividend stocks. The objective is to have enough dividends generated from our stock portfolio to cover our annual expenses in […]

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 […]

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