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My Stock Report Card for Feb 2015

My Stock Report Card for Feb 2015 Total Dividend Collected from Jan – Feb 2015 : SGD $3,125.85 Income distribution this month came from SGX, Suntec Reit, Cache Log Trust, Capitamall Trust, Keppel Reit, Sabana Reit, Apple, Citibank. Sold Cache Log Trust. Am staring at a paper gain of 645,260.553 SGD for my portfolio (Having butterflies in my stomach...

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Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish Series : He QUIT to travel the world with only $16K savings

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition … Stay hungry, Stay foolish.”  This is what Steve Job shared with the Stanford students in his commencement speech. I have always believed that we should always go after what we are passionate about in the process of accumulating wealth. Recently, I came across many Singaporeans who...

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What is the price of your dream?

How much money will you need to be financially secure, independent, or free ? Is it $1 million ? $5 million ? $ 500 million? This was a question that Tony Robbins asked in his recent book “Money, Master the Game”. He shared that dreams may not be as unreachable as it seemed, but because we are constantly seeking significance, comparing ourselves with someone else so we never feel fulfilled. There’s always someone bigger, taller, stronger, faster, richer, funnier, younger, more handsome, more beautiful , with a bigger yacht, a nicer car, a nicer home. He gave an example of...

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My Stock Report Card for Jan 2015

My Stock Report Card for Jan 2015 Total Dividend Collected from Jan 2015 : SGD $40.90. Income distribution this month came from Keppel Reit and Singtel. Keppel Corp announce to take Keppel Land private at 4.60. Apple and Facebook results were smashing. Facebook’s advertising strategy is looking really promising. Alibaba didn’t meet earning...

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Breadwinner Series : Are your aging parents ready for retirement ?

As the breadwinner of a family, I noticed that when I planned for retirement. My biggest challenge is to determine how much buffer I need to factor in my retirement to fulfill my dependencies (aging parents) daily and special needs. As shared in my earlier post, money has always been a sensitive topic within my family. Thus, I needed a way to broach this topic in the least destructive way so that I could get the information I need to build my buffer. Else, I would never dare to retire. This is what I did to get started which...

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Breadwinner Series : If I could turn back the clock…

Having to take over the “Bringing the Bacon Home” responsibility since graduation has never been easy for me. Although I have always been earning my own pocket money (teaching piano, tuition, part time jobs) since young, I didn’t have a clue how much I really need to bring in to feed a family of four when I first started. I remembered juggling between 3 jobs after graduation (full time job, teaching piano/tuition, weekend job). My friends were always complaining that I had no time to join them for social gatherings and that I am too obsessed with earning money....

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My Stock Report Card for Dec 2014

My Stock Report Card for Dec 2014 Total Dividend Collected from Jan – Dec 2014 : SGD $59,072.58. Income distribution this month came from Aims Amp Capital Industrial Reit, SPH and Bank of America. Bought Keppel Corp. Despite revising my targets from $65K to $60K middle of this year, I still missed the target as most of my funds were diverted to the property I just bought as well as renovation :-(. Crazy year, will share more in the coming weeks. Stay Tuned !!! Happy New Year and Merry Christmas to All...

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My Stock Report Card for Nov 2014

My Stock Report Card for Nov 2014 Total Dividend Collected from Jan – Nov 2014 : SGD $57,070.68. Income distribution this month came from SGX, Keppel Reit, SMRT, Suntec Reit, Cache, Capitalmall Trust, Starhub, Sabana Reit, Apple, Citigroup. No transaction this month. Sabana Reit looks terrible and Twitter has been downgraded to Junk. Alibaba is my new darling...

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Personal Financial Investment Seminar, Jan 15 2015

There is an interesting financial workshop happening on 17th January 2015 next year. Roland, the organizer has taken the toll to connect with many bloggers inviting them to speak at this seminar. After 3 months of planning, he managed to secure 5 interesting bloggers, thus If you are now setting your goals for 2015. If you are looking for a little inspiration in financial planning and investment. If you are looking to connect with like-minded people who are passionate about financial planning and investment. If you are looking to catch a glimpse of these bloggers in flesh and blood. If you...

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USD $90K Passive Income Through Blogging

One year ago, my energy level was at it’s lowest. I just passed my 39th birthday and I wasn’t as passionate at work as I used to be. The BIG 40 is just one year away and suddenly there seemed to be an urgency for me to relook at the priorities in life. Time is running out, I need to do things that I want to do and love before it’s too late My Bucket List , yet I need to make sure whatever choices I make is not going to affect the bread & butter that I need to bring to...

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My Stock Report Card for Aug 2014

My Stock Report Card for Aug 2014 Total Dividend Collected from Jan – Aug 2014 : SGD $42,861.15 A fruitful month. Income distribution this month came from SMRT, Keppel Corp, M1, Singtel, Suntec Reit, Cache Log Trust, Keppel Reit, Starhub, UOB, Capitalmall Trust, Sabana Reit, Apple and Citibank. My US portfolio is getting more and more exciting. The banking stocks are recovering and my social media shares are outperforming. Am looking forward to the 9th September Apple product...

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