Category Minimalism

Random thoughts of the day: Counseling a junior member of the team at work

I played Aunt Agony to a junior of mine in the team at work the other day, and ended up spending more than an hour trying to “counsel” her and providing with a different opinion of the situation that she is in. Here’s a brief background. This junior of mine is one of the youngest […]

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 […]

What do we do with our old clothes?

This was a question posed by a reader previously. I thought we would share it here to provide our readers some ideas and options of where you might want to drop your old clothes. I had previously shared that textile waste is becoming a worldwide problem, especially with the proliferation of fast fashion – people […]

A simplified childhood

Over the last 2 weeks, I had come across a few quality articles on parenting, not just in Singapore, but generally, how we are overscheduling our childrens’ lives these days, packed with activities and what not, providing little free time, or freedom in return. In a nutshell, we are maximising their activities, and minimising their […]

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 […]

8 Ways you can pamper yourself without spending a penny

Today’s article is contributed by Amy Nickson, a passionate writer on finance. Share your opinions by commenting in the article. *** Rewarding yourself is important; it helps to recharge your energy. Doing so, you can go back to your work with renewed endurance. Not rewarding yourself to avoid credit crunch is not good, soon you […]

My spending habits

Missniao recently wrote a post on how she managed to save about 50% of her take home pay. It was pretty inspiring, and quite a fun read to see how a 27 year old millennial managed to do so. Of course, we could all start pointing out stuff like how she still stays with her […]

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