Agrabah had fallen on hard times and Aladdin* decided to leave in search of better pastures for him and his wife, Jasmine. He decided to come to Singapore since knew that he would have little problems qualifying for Permanent Residency (PR). Afterall, he was a famous celebrity like Jackie, Jet and Gong Li. It also helped that the wages were relatively high for an officer worker in Singapore.

After a few months, Aladdin slowly settled into his $5,000 a month office job. Having the good fortune to stumble on this great blog, he also started to have dreams of an early and comfortable retirement. Aladdin agreed that Mr Average was indeed setting a low bar and he knew he was more than that. He vowed to reduce his expenses and also read up more to gain knowledge on investing. In the end, he was able to save 20% of his income and invest it in …