Author: Singapore Dividend Collector

Retiring early and taking advice from Arthur Schopenhauer? Really?

As regular readers to my blog will know, I like to look at investing through a literary/philosophical lens from time to time. This is because I would much rather read a novel by Charles Dickens or Joseph Conrad than analyze a company’s annual report.  Sorry, folks.  I know there are many of your in the Singapore Investment Bloggers   community who love nothing more than whiling away your free time with a copy Singtel’s quarterly results, sipping on a hot latte.  If this floats your boat, then fair play to you.  It just doesn’t do it for me. So, why...

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How To Use Passive Income So You Can Retire Without A Care

Photo from Bankingsense I’ve been investing in property since 2013 and stocks/bonds since 2015, and I’ve found a way to generate around $40,000 Singaporean from equities. This is only part of my passive income. I also have property: 3 houses, 10 apartments and something else I call my secret weapon.  This I won’t reveal today. Thus, as you can imagine the passive income from the property side of the portfolio is decent as well. It feels good not to rely 100% on the dictates of equity markets as I march into the latter stages of my 30s. When I...

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Singapore Dividends for Financial Freedom – Portfolio Update 27-1-19

Good morning to you all. It’s unbelievable that January is drawing to a close. NYE feels like yesterday, but here we are entering into the second month of 2019. Frightening, eh? Anyway, January has been a good month for my portfolio. After the December 2018 bloodbath, I was chewing my nails a little, but deep down I knew the market would recover. Having said that never once was I tempted to sell any counters, for I’m in this game for the long run, rain or shine. To be sure, lots of folk must be looking back now on December...

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Singapore Dividends for Financial Freedom – 5 Goals for 2019

5 Goals for 2019 Hello to you all. I hope you are keeping well on New Year’s Eve 2018. Today’s the big day with countdown fever spreading across the globe from Belfast to Bangkok. How are you feeling? Is 2019 going to be the year you propel yourself forward towards becoming the best possible version of yourself? Or… will you be crying into a beer, teetering on the edge of a mental breakdown by the end of January? Only time will tell. Let’s go with the former and ride on a wave of optimism towards the crest of the...

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Singapore Dividends for Financial Freedom – Singapore Dividends for Financial Freedom – How I earned $37,000 in Dividends in 2018 (Part 2)

Part 1 of this series talked about three ways that enabled me to grow my 2018 dividend income to over $37,000. So, if you haven’t already read the post, go back and give it read. Part 2 of is a continuation.  My purpose of this series is not an exercise in ego, it’s simply to show how it is possible to build up a sizable dividend income without being a financial genius. Thus, I hope you will stick with me throughout this post and if you want to read more about how I got here, please go back and check...

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Singapore Dividends for Financial Freedom – How I earned $37,000 in Dividends in 2018 (Part 1)

If you are new to my blog, I strongly encourage you to read the following posts, for these will give you a little more background on my story: My Story 1   My Story 2   My Story 3   My Story 4   My Story 5 Also, nestled in between these are a plethora of other posts – some good, others silly. But sure, have a read and let me know what you think in the comment section below. Now, on with the show. — With so many conflicting ideas out there about how to build a sizable passive income, I thought...

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Singapore Dividends for Financial Freedom – The Tony Robbins Conundrum (part 1)

How many things in 2018 have you heard the following?: ‘Tony Robbins is amazing! You just have to check him out!’ ‘Tony Robbins changed my way of seeing the world. Do you know him? He’s powerful. Check him out. I’ll lend you a book.’ I have heard words of this nature at least five times this year, and not just from credulous types. So, the question is why does this man have such a passionate following?  What do his books contain that appeal to so many?  I needed to investigate. After a glowing report from a friend, I bought...

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Singapore Dividends for Financial Freedom – My Story 5 (Life Changing Advise from a Portuguese Trucker)

Evening all. I trust you are well. I just realized that it has been ages since I wrote My Story 4 which tells the story of a mysterious guy referred to only as ‘Mr X’. I strongly advice you click and go back and have a read because I tell a little about my hometown, my flirtations with aggressive literature, drinking myself silly in a forest, and also about my relationship with the amiable ‘Mr X’. Oh yes, and there are allusions to investing in there as well, of course! Today’s post contains an amazing fragment of my life. It’s an...

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Singapore Dividends for Financial Freedom – Total Dividend Income for 2018

As we fast approach the end of 2018, it’s time for balancing the books, counting the pennies and thinking about how we can make 2019 even bigger and better. But most importantly of all it’s time to tot up my dividends for 2018!!!! Yeah!! Equities around the world have been beaten and bruised and according to all forecasts 2019 mightn’t be much better. Bah!  That said, my disposition is much to optimistic to get cast into the doldrums over this prediction or that. In fact, the longer I invest and converse with others like me, I think many of...

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Singapore Dividends for Financial Freedom – Total Dividend Income for 2018

As we fast approach the end of 2018, it’s time for balancing the books, counting the pennies and thinking about how we can make 2019 even bigger and better. But most importantly of all it’s time to tot up my dividends for 2018!!!! Yeah!! Equities around the world have been beaten and bruised and according to all forecasts 2019 mightn’t be much better. Bah!  That said, my disposition is much to optimistic to get cast into the doldrums over this prediction or that. In fact, the longer I invest and converse with others like me, I think many of...

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Singapore Dividends for Financial Freedom – Can Meditation boost your Portfolio?

For years I’ve flirted with meditation. I’ve read many books and articles about how to sit, breath, let go etc. but like many others, I’ve never quite worked it into my daily routine. I always find an excuse not to bother. Anyone else in the same boat? Running is more my game, and it, too, is difficult for many to enjoy. During the first few months practicing, your body feels like its going to give up. We’ve all been there: lungs on fire, legs heavy and bursting with lactic acid etc. Now, I’ll be first to say feeling these...

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Singapore Dividends for Financial Freedom – Can Meditation boost your Portfolio?

For years I’ve flirted with meditation. I’ve read many books and articles about how to sit, breath, let go etc. but like many others, I’ve never quite worked it into my daily routine. I always find an excuse not to bother. Anyone else in the same boat? Running is more my game, and it, too, is difficult for many to enjoy. During the first few months practicing, your body feels like its going to give up. We’ve all been there: lungs on fire, legs heavy and bursting with lactic acid etc. Now, I’ll be first to say feeling these...

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Singapore Dividends for Financial Freedom – Epiphanies and Investing Woes

We’ve all had conversations and experiences that make us stop and think. It might be a word someone uses that evokes a deep and painful memory; maybe a loved one shuns you at an important moment; perhaps a once cherished and profoundly important place in your life ceases to be. Whatever happens, life will use this opportunity to reveal a truth, one previously veiled and unfathomable. In James Joyce’s first book, Dubliners, a collection of 15 short stories published in 1915, he explored this idea using early 20th century Dublin, Ireland as his experimental canvas. On this, he paints...

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Singapore Dividends for Financial Freedom – Epiphanies and Investing Woes

We’ve all had conversations and experiences that make us stop and think. It might be a word someone uses that evokes a deep and painful memory; maybe a loved one shuns you at an important moment; perhaps a once cherished and profoundly important place in your life ceases to be. Whatever happens, life will use this opportunity to reveal a truth, one previously veiled and unfathomable. In James Joyce’s first book, Dubliners, a collection of 15 short stories published in 1915, he explored this idea using early 20th century Dublin, Ireland as his experimental canvas. On this, he paints...

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Singapore Dividends for Financial Freedom – Random Thoughts on Sunday Morning

I can’t believe 2018 is drawing to a close. It’s been a quick one for sure. I remember as a kid adults would talk about how times flies when you get older. Never have truer words been spoken. It’s like a celestial time-lord has lost it and is tweaking with the laws of space and time. Boom! there goes another year! So, with only one month to go and the party season fast approaching, what’s an investor to do? For December, I’ll be taking it easy and reading up the usual blogs on sginvestbloggers It’s my no. 1 go to place...

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