Retired by 40… Wouldn’t it be nice?

This is a question that’s been on my mind for the last decade.

Since 2009, I’ve been working like madman to try and make this dream become a reality.

As I’ve discussed at length in past posts, I arrived late on the investing scene and only began to show interest in the stock market in 2015.

Read about my story here and here and here and here and here

Since then I’ve injected almost a million Singaporean dollars into a dividend paying portfolio, which payed me just under $40,000 in 2018.

Read about this here and here.

Also, I’ve built a 5 story building (office space and 10 apartments) and bought three houses. My property portfolio generates a decent amount of passive income per month as well.

Presently, I pay a mortgage on the 5 story building and one of the houses, and my plan for 2019 is to wipe