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Jared Seah

Me and My Scooter – Revisited

August 26, 2014 by Jared Seah
This is the last of the trilogy of “peeling the onion” stories about me. Me and My Scooter This story has nothing to do with principles or outlook on life. While others prefer to quote this authority says this and that, that guru sermons so and so; this scooter story shows my love of writing […]
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The Willow and the Oak tree – Revisited

August 25, 2014 by Jared Seah
This is the 2nd story dear to my heart: The Willow and the Oak tree Of course it’s not about banging your head against the wall, or throwing yourself in front of a oncoming freight train. But there will be a time where we need to make a stand. To be counted. And not hide […]
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The Grasshopper and the Ant – Revisited

August 22, 2014 by Jared Seah
I’ve noticed that I have some new readers playing here recently. Adopting the environment friendly mantra of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle, I would like to take the opportunity to introduce to new readers 3 old stories that I wrote ions ago. These 3 stories can best encapsulate my current philosophy and outlook on life. This […]
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Embrace Meritocracy; Not Paper Chase

August 18, 2014 by Jared Seah
No prizes where the inspiration for this post came about. Most will focus on CPF (money, money, money); I focus on people. Let’s get the bogeyman out of the way. Embracing meritocracy will not increase happiness. In fact, it may probably increase more stress, angst, and burst the illusions for those who collect paper qualifications […]
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Just One Thing

August 16, 2014 by Jared Seah
If your marriage is on the rocks, you feeling burned-out in your career, or you having your mid-life crisis, you may want watch this 1991 Western comedy film City Slickers starring Billy Crystal. In this movie, Billy Crystal was having his mid-life crisis – is this it? Those who are questioning their marriage, career, and […]
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The Essence of Rich Dad Poor Dad

August 12, 2014 by Jared Seah
Many people have been inspired by this book Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. But I noticed something quite interesting. 10 people read the book, 1 or 2 will have their own interpretations – based on their own life story and personal experiences. The rest of the 8 or 9 persons will tend to […]
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What the Big Boss Man really cares about

August 11, 2014 by Jared Seah
For those young shepherds starting their corporate careers, if I ask you what are the 2 things the landowner really cares about when he hires you – do you know the answer? Put yourself in the shoes of the landowner. If you hire a shepherd, what 2 things you expect the shepherd to do for […]
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Lemon to Lemonade

August 2, 2014 by Jared Seah
I have a stammer. When in primary school, it’s not so fun when I got teased by my classmates. Ever noticed we were at our “cruelest” when we were young? Luckily, I was able to notice I stammered whenever I get too excited (out goes my Playboy collections). So begins a lifetime journey of monitoring […]
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Opportunity comes – we recognise it?

August 1, 2014 by Jared Seah
I had a lot of fun the last few days facilitating a moot question here recently. One spin-off which deserves a post by itself is this thing – If opportunity knocks, can we recognise it? When I was working on the selling floor as retail sales assistant, the dream for most of us was similar […]
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Round Table Reflections on Rental Property or Dividend Stocks exercise

July 28, 2014 by Jared Seah
Thank you everyone who participated in our exercise on which we would prefer – a rental property or dividend stocks? Again I stress there is no “right” or “wrong” answers, only opinions. Who is to judge whose opinion is better? For those who have attended workshops or trainings, at the end of the session, there […]
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Rental Property or Dividend Stocks?

July 24, 2014 by Jared Seah
If you only have a million $ and you are allowed only 2 choices: 1) To buy a rental property to collect rent. 2) To invest in equity to collect dividends. Which one would you choose and why? My esteemed reader temperament asked this question and I think this can be a fun exercise to […]

in Categories: Investing, Property

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REITs versus Brick and Mortar Properties

July 23, 2014 by Jared Seah
Yes, REITs do own property assets. They could be residential, commercial, or industrial properties; hotels, hospitals, and what have you – just as long it’s a building or space where you can lease it out to tenants. Does that mean when I own REITs, I am a property investor too? You can call me Al! […]

in Categories: Investing, Property

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