Author: 30 Year Old Investor

Why we should keep our Resume updated, always.

If you are currently job hunting or even at a stable job, you should think about keeping your Resume/CV ALWAYS updated. This can come in the form of resumes updated on job portals and even our LinkedIn profiles. tl;dr1) We are always prepared if things go south. not wait until the end of the road2) We have a chance to be headhunted, even while we are not actively looking3) It helps us in our preparations emotionally and also for doing homework preparations for interviews As with my last post, my situation at being retrenched set off a scenario I...

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I’m retrenched: 3 things to think about

When it rains, it pours. In life, we always have to be prepared for the unexpected. I was just posting about how one should have a Plan A and a Plan B for his/her career on 31st March and here I am one week later, retrenched at age 31! It took me a while to process this piece of news and let it sink in. (Note: This is not a post to garner sympathy. Don’t.)I have called a “Safety Time Out” on buying counters as my immediate priorities have been changed, albeit unwillingly. I too, once thought it won’t happen to me. At...

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Investing in our Career (Taking care of the goose)

There was once a farmer who owned a prized asset: Le’ Goose!  This was no ordinary Goose. The farmer took care of the Goose, feeding it and tending to its needs daily. Behold, each morning when he checked the Goose pen, inside was a shimmering, shiny Golden Egg! Each afternoon, the farmer went to town and sold the egg. The consistent money received from the sales of the golden eggs soon allowed the farmer to live comfortably. However, the farmer started to get annoyed that the goose only laid ONE EGG per day. “It’s far too slow! I need...

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Creative: My (un)biased analysis on Sxfi and Shares

In this review I will mainly analyse 2 things:1. Creative’s new S-XFi tech2. Creative technology’s C76 stock. Creative: The company that survived transitions. Creative is a brand-name that rings a bell for many Singaporeans. Set up in 1981, it has seen its fair share of success in its Sound Blaster cards to its “challenges” in fighting Apple over patents to its Zen Touch vs the Apple Ipod. How has Creative managed to survive it all is no simple feat and as K.C. researched into its history, one cannot help but be inspired by its story. It has now survived long...

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When investments go south: Painful lessons to learn

15 min read Investors lose money all the time. It is not the first time and it won’t ever be the last. Often, retail investors who couldn’t afford to lose their hard-earned money fall victims to their own greed and are also done in by their utter lack of due diligence/incompetency in the investments they put their money in. Many lost money through unregulated investment schemes and frauds hatched to swindle money. But, what about the “supposedly regulated” stocks or securities listed on the SGX, the bond market supposedly governed by regulations in Singapore? This certainly raises eyebrows. Curious case of...

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