Author: SG Wealth Builder

The Finance is Singapore’s best personal finance blog

My blog has recently crossed the 100,000 pageviews milestone. Compared to other famous blogs in Singapore, I think this achievement is nothing fantastic. In fact, one well-known blogger announced that his blog garnered more than 20 million pageviews a couple of weeks ago. Whilst I envy his achievement and hope to emulate his success one day, one thing I would like to register is that investment is very niche topic compared to other blogs such as lifestyle, food and fashion. The pool of interested readers for investment or personal finance is much smaller compared to more popular themes like food and...

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Proven way to become rich

Robert G. Allen will be holding an event in Singapore, titled “Multiple Streams of Income”. Robert has probably helped to create more millionaires in America than any other single person. He is the author of some of the most successful finacial books in history. “Nothing Down” which is the largest selling real estate investment book in history, has sold more than 1,250,000 copies, and his other books – “Creating Wealth”, “Multiple Streams of Income”, and “Multiple Streams of Internet Income” – have all been major New York Times bestsellers. A popular guest on radio and television shows including “Larry...

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My thoughts on "Letter about leaving Singapore"

Recently, I came across a yahoo article on an open letter penned by a blogger who was leaving Singapore for good. I felt compelled to blog down my feelings as the letter struck a chord with me. Like the author, I feel very jaded living in Singapore. In fact, last year, my wife and me were seriously contemplating leaving Singapore for Australia. In the end, we aborted our plan because of our aged parents. We love them too much and thought that we should not be so selfish and left them behind in Singapore. The rich gets richer, the poor gets poorer Friends and...

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Jim Rogers And the Share Investment Conference 2012

The english version of Share Investment Conference 2012 was held at the Rock Auditorium, Suntec City Mall on 1st September. Like many others, I had attended the conference because investment guru, Jim Rogers, was one of the keynote speakers. I wanted to hear his views on the current market trends and his insights on the future outlook. As I know every investors should have his own investment styles and strategies, I did not expect the guru to share any “hot tips” on investments. Upon reaching the venue, I was a bit surprised by the large turnout. There were about 400 participants,...

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Investing in your human capital

Investing can be very lonely sometimes because it is a never-ending journey that requires you to constantly learn and hone your analytical skills. Time is the most important factor for an investor. You will have a head-start if you start learning how to invest since young. But the fact is, nobody is born to invest. Investment skills and knowledge has to be picked up and learned, either through the hard way or attending courses. Henceforth, it is important that you invest in your human capital throughout your life. Otherwise, you might end up paying expensive tuition fees to Mr Market. The Shares...

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How to become a millionaire in Singapore

Quite some time ago, I wrote a couple of articles on how to become rich in Singapore. A few readers commented that I had touched on the “what” and did not address the “how” aspect. Indeed, there must be a structured and systematic way to become rich in Singapore. The millionaires cannot possibly be rich by chance. To this end, I am pleased to announce that due to popular demand, Robert G. Allen will be holding an event in Singapore, titled “Multiple Streams of Income”. Robert G. Allen has probably helped to create more millionaires in America than any other single...

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Stock Investment Insight: k1 Ventures

I have been tracking k1 Ventures for more than 7 years and had invested in the stock over the years. k1 Ventures is an investment holding company invested in diverse sectors such as finance, transportation leasing, education and oil and gas. Those who are vested in this counter would know that this is an excellent stock which had paid out huge dividends over the years. Since FY05, it had consistently paid out dividends amounting to a total of $0.2275 per share. If you had bought the share 7 years ago at $0.33 and hold on to them till now, you...

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Philip Capital Investment Conference (Singapore)

Philip Capital is organizing an investment conference called “Shares Investment Conference”. Investment guru, Jim Rogers, will be one of the key note speakers. Below is the details Date – 01 September 2012, Saturday (English Session) Time – 9am – 1pm (AM Session Pass)           – 2.30pm – 7pm (PM Session Pass)           – 9am – 7pm (Fold Full Day/Platinum VVIP Pass) There is a Chinese session as well. Please see the below details. – Speakers: Professor Chan Yan Chong and Hu Li Yang Date – 15 September 2012, Saturday (Chinese) Time – 9am – 1pm (AM Session Pass)           – 2.30pm...

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Shares Investment Conference 2012

I just finished my two weeks of in-camp reservist training recently. During this period, I did a lot of catch up with my bunk-mates and had several great conversations with them on topics regarding investments. One of my friends is running a successful hawker stall and has shares investment amounting to more than $100,000. Although he is not as highly educated as me, he shared with me that investing in shares without a personal strategy is like shooting blindly in a dark room. On this aspect, I agreed with him that investing without a strategy is like gambling in the casino...

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My views on Far East Hospitality Trust

Some time back ago, I received a query from a reader asking for my views on Far East Hospitality Trust IPO. As mentioned in one of my previous posts, normally I refrain from giving advices on IPO, especially business trusts or REITs. I must admit that my knowledge in business trusts and REITs is lacking. But then again, investors needs to understand that business trusts and REITs are very different from shares trading in the stock market. The structure and nature of the business model can be quite complicated for the man in the street to comprehend. For example, investors need to...

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Higher Starting Salaries for Fresh Graduates

A recent survey released by Hay Group last week revealed that fresh graduates are drawing higher starting salaries compared to 2011. Those without Honors drew S$2, 678 while those with second upper Honors and higher drew S$2, 766 and S$2, 882 respectively. It also revealed that those working in the engineering sector drew the highest average salaries of $2,777 without honors. Jobs in research & development and merchandise operations ranked second and third, with the graduates earning S$2, 764 and S$ 2, 742 a month, respectively. I am actually quite surprised by the survey as I always assumed that...

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Personal Finance Expert, Dennis Ng, passed away

I was shocked to learn that Dennis Ng has died suddenly of heart attack on 26th July. Dennis was well-known in Singapore to be a personal finance guru. He was the author of bestsellers, Mastering Your Personal Finance and What Your School Never Taught You About Money. He was also the co-founder of HousingLoanSG.com, an independent mortgage consultancy portal. This article is dedicated specially to the man who have contributed greatly to personal finance literacy in Singapore. I read from fellow bloggers in the investment community that he was someone who was willing to share his financial expertise and...

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Special appeal to all Singaporeans to support Adelyn

Many times, we took our health for granted. It is only when we lost our health, then we truly appreciate the beauty of life. I chanced upon this blog by a Singaporean girl called Adelyn Xinhui. She is born with cornea defect. I think many Singaporeans would recognise her face as she appeared in several Mediacorp charity shows before. Xinhui has just released a music album, hoping to raise money for a cornea transplant operation. The operation cost more than $40k for each eye. Please read her story in (http://adelynxinhui.blogspot.sg/). In a gesture of support, my wife and me...

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Robert Kiyosaki & SG Web Reviews

In recent months, I have been receiving enquiries from media and event organizer looking to promote their events on my blog, SG Web Reviews.One of them was an event organizer who wished to promote Robert Kiyosaki’s event “The Power of Financial Education” held at Singapore Expo, June 2012. I was approached a couple of weeks before the event was due to take place and was at first a bit skeptical. I mean my blog, SG Web Reviews, is not even a popular investment blog in Singapore, so why would the event company chose to promote their event in it? I told my...

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A new milestone for SG Web Reviews

SG Web Reviews stormed past 51,000 pageviews today. This is a new milestone for my blog and to be honest, I am very pleased that my blog’s readership has been rocketing over the last six months. Although I started this blog three years ago, I stopped blogging for quite a while in 2011 because of work commitments. At the end of 2011, pageviews for my blog was 8500. The increasing popularity of SG Web Reviews is a compliment to me and serves to reinforce in me that I am going the right direction. I hope that by the end of this year, my...

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