Category Self improvement

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 […]

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 […]

Clutter free with kids

A lot of people asked whether this was possible. Clutter free and kids? That seem kind of like an oxymoron. Similarly, when we first welcomed Ally into the family, there seemed to be so much stuff that we needed to prepare. Retailers telling us that we needed this and that and promoting to you the […]

Textile waste

Channelnewsasia published a very informative documentary about textile waste in Singapore, as part of their Trash Trail series. Here are a few key points that were mentioned: According to a survey, Singaporeans buy 34 pieces of clothes, bags, shoes on average in a year And throw out 27 items from their wardrobe Every 5 mins, […]

Minimising negativity towards work

Mark Twain once said “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life”. Wow…. isn’t that awesome? But wait, I don’t quite love my job. How am I going to enjoy work? I am sure this is a problem that many of us in the rat race […]

Random thoughts of the day: A couple’s perspective

Dave and I are mutual friends with this couple, Allan and Serena (names changed to protect their identities). They are both wonderful people, married for 5 years and have 2 great kids (with a 3rd one on the way!). Like us, they are also pursuing FIRE (Financial independence, retire early) and have put a system […]

Change

The other day on the subway, Dave shared a certain quote with me that goes… “You can’t change the people around you, but you can change the people around you“. It took me about 10 seconds before I finally realised the meaning of that quote.   You can’t change the people around you. Who are […]

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