Author: Lynn Han

Asset Allocation: Plan A or B?

Dear reader, Sometimes the world of investments can be quite overwhelming. (This is me just trying to figure out our CPF, for instance.) With the plethora of financial instruments availed to us at the click of a button these days – Singapore Savings Bonds! IPOs! Crypto! Equities! CFDs! Options! Property! REITs! And if you have extra cash…wealth management banking services! Accredited Investor privileged access! (which comes with its own set of eyebrow-raising risk/reward ratios) It can be difficult to sieve through the intricacies of each asset class, filtering out the diamonds in the rough (assuming you find any), before...

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One Year Project: A Letter To The Future

What would the future me say? Dear reader, Exactly one year ago, I wrote down a little message to my future 27 year-old self at a Central Provident Fund (CPF) roadshow: Save Early For Retirement One year later, I could only gape at the short, army-green note – trying to recollect exactly when and where I could have written such a poignant memo to myself. You see, I’d been a busy accounting and business teacher over the past two years, and writing about managing finances for the long-run never had been part of the 2016/17 masterplan…planning finances for my...

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How much is a weekend getaway at Nongsa Point Marina Resort, Batam?

How much is a weekend getaway at Nongsa Point Marina Resort, Batam? Good question, dear reader- and one I fully intended to find out. Having bought a weekend package for the hub’s 30th birthday, it was only a matter of time that both of us packed our bags and headed to the nearby isle for a relaxing couple retreat. Stay at Nongsa Point Marina & Resort (Deluxe Garden View Room) International buffet breakfast Rijjstafel set dinner Return ferry from Tanah Merah – Nongsapura 10% off F&B consumption at Selera Restaurant. Welcome drink. Wi-Fi at hotel room, restaurant and lobby. Return land...

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Insights at Miss Kaya’s Take Charge: A Financial Series for Women Seminar

Disclaimer: The following post is based on my personal opinions and permission has been granted by the organiser to write accordingly. Quick shout-out of thanks to the Miss Kaya team for inviting me to their inaugural financial series for women! — So when I first received the invitation from Miss Kaya to their first-ever financial workshop for women, this visual popped into my head. It’s raining money! That’s because Miss Kaya (in Malay) means Miss Wealthy (in English). The workshop was organised to support women in cutting through financial gibberish to plan their future, assess goals and understand ways to...

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My thoughts on Investors Exchange 2017

In one word? Mind-blown. Disclaimer: Dear reader, the post comprises of my personal thoughts and photos (which includes trademarks when possible) of the Investors Exchange 2017. Quick shoutout to Seedly (Singapore’s no. 1 personal finance tracking app) for kindly awarding me a ticket to the wonderful conference. Ps: If you saw a lady furiously typing away at her handphone throughout the whole event, that was me. Behold – exclusive insights to the Investors Exchange: First Speaker: Xeo Lye, Capital Gains Studio Stepping into the auditorium fashionably late from an earlier morning event, I found that Xeo already had the...

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How to budget for a surprise party

If time is money And money can’t buy time – How can time be spent? — Recently, I threw a surprise birthday party for the hubs for his upcoming 30th. Inviting his close bros and buddies, it was to be a cosy gathering of friends, food and fun. In the process of spending at least SIX hours of intensive planning over A MONTH with numerous friends, family and stakeholders – I picked up ONE Key take-away on how to budget for a surprise party, along with the experience of spending over $500 on the entire event Looking back, every penny? Well-spent. So here’s...

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