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Get 10,270 Miles Easily With KrisFlyer Amex Card

New to the whole KrisFlyer miles game? Great news for you. Decent offers are hard to come by but hey, if you’re just starting out this will give you some bonus miles for a start. 10,270 KrisFlyer miles to be exact. Almost enough to fly you to Bangkok! Find out how below. American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Credit Card Here’s how it works. Really simple with low requirements too. Just sign up for the credit card and spend $700 within the first six months. That’s it! Here are information that I grabbed off the terms and conditions. Welcome Bonus = 5,000 miles Welcome bonus...

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We should be Experiencing Financial Freedom before the Wealth Security at the End. Yet Wealth Security is still a worth while Milesone

B from Forever Financial Freedom did a review of his goal of retiring at 35 years old. And it turned out he is not there yet. His goal is to do it in 10 years, when he was closer to 25-26 years old and if he took stock today, it is somewhere close to midpoint. Some of the things that was impeding him was the rate of return but also the contribution amount came down over time. His contribution amount is defined as a combination of money from his disposable income and dividend income. When your Financial Independence Plan hit some...

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Playing The Air Miles Game For A Trip On Singapore Airlines Suites

Unless you’re extremely wealthy or is lucky enough to be flown around the world in business class or even better cabins for work-related trips, chances are that we would have to make do with budget flights and at most, economy class flight tickets when we travel. I mean, this is perfectly fine. Most of my flights are taken on budget flights like Scoot and honestly, I have very little complains. Flights are mostly just a form of transportation to me in order to get from point A to point B. To me, premium luxury travel is an experience to...

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The Carousell Miles Strategy: How To Evaluate Mileage Deals

Last week, I wrote a post about how my wife and I redeemed Singapore Airlines Suites tickets with our KrisFlyer miles. The next thing I knew, I was receiving tonnes of queries asking, “EH WHICH CARD YOU USE AH? I ALSO WANT TO FLY SUITES LEH.” Okay, okay. Ruh-lax. First of all, assuming that you can redeem a Suites ticket with just one credit card is like saying you can marry someone with a single pick-up line. It’s not that simple. Sadly, there’s simply no magic bullet that will give you a lifetime of free First Class travel without any...

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How To Get The Most Out Of Your KrisFlyer Miles

Since last year, I’ve been fascinated by the wonderful world of travel hacking. I’m still a novice at this game, but after doing some research and optimising our spending this year, it paid off: My wife and I used the miles we earned to redeem a ticket on the fabled Singapore Airlines Suites – something we’ve never flown before – for our honeymoon in Europe next year. The cost? A mere $280.60 for the taxes and fees: That same ticket would have cost us over $8,500 (one way) if we had paid for it in cash: If you know...

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The McDonalds App Strategy Of Earning Miles

Psst. I’m gonna teach you how to get free food at McDonald’s. You ready? You see, I visit McDonald’s at least twice a week to blog. Some people work at Starbucks, others do better at the library, but I get my creative juices flowin at Mickey Ds. They’ve got free wifi, cheap coffee ($2.60 for their premium roast black coffee + unlimited refills is Singapore’s best kept secret), and just enough background noise to work in. I also have a hack that I’ve been using for years to score free or discounted food and drinks at McDonald’s. I’ve used it to...

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2016 Weekly Review – Week 9 [Bear Army defeated. 200K Milestone]

Quite a fair bit of happenings on week 9. Finally a major turning point in the war against the Bear Army.  5 successive days of victory surely defeated the Bear Army…… There was no more Bear troops in my territory since Wednesday.  My portfolio turned positive on Wednesday (not counting dividends collected). My total portfolio value jumped more than $10K just this one week and its value crossed 200K for the first time. My worst performing counter is still Keppel Corp, but its unrealized loss has narrowed to 23.3% its invested value after week 9.  HPHT is second worst...

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30-Year HDB Loan? A 5-Years Milestone

How time flies. It has been more than 8 years since I have applied for my HDB apartment and almost 5 years since I have collected the keys. While these are personal milestones, perhaps let me take the chance to show you the grass on the other side. Whether or not you think they are green enough, it is up to you. Shorter Or Longer HDB Loan? It is rather common to hear cases where couples would rush to pay off their HDB loan in 10 years or less, utilizing every single cent of CPF ordinary account. In an alternate...

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150,000 and 180,000 Milestones

I have written a similar post on the 4th day of the Goat Year in February 2015.  At that point in time, the page view on my blog has crossed “100,000” and my total portfolio value has crossed “170,000”. As many of my counters were at or near 52 weeks high then, I thought it would be just be “a piece of cake” crossing 180K. How wrong was I? A mini-bear attack lasting from July to September.  STI retracted more than 20% from 2015’s high.  My troops barely holding the fortress during the Bear Army attack. Finally come October...

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Milestone – 10,000 pageviews. Thank You

Dear Readers   I woke up this morning and had a pleasant surprise. The pageviews for this blog has crossed the 10,000 mark. I thank you very much for the support and constructive comments and feedback which you have provided.   I continue to want to keep this page ad-free as my sole purpose is to help the cause of improving investing education and sharing also my journey to full-time investing and hoping that it may inspire others to do the same.   The recent market gyrations has not been an easy one to navigate. However, I strong believe...

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A “Frequent Flyer Miles” Card For The Masses – The Amex IMAGINE Card and Travel Smart Rewards

In the unending quest to save money on as many expenses as possible, I stumbled upon Travel Smart Rewards a few years back, a “points for miles” (technically it’s “points for kilometers”, since we use the metric system here) scheme where you clock points with your ez-link card by travelling during designated decongesting times in the morning, in order to reduce passenger load on the train. Do take note that this only applies for commutes by train, though. With the points, you can use it to play a “spin the wheel” game to convert the points to cash to be credited to...

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100,000 and 170,000 Milestones

Happy New Year to all! It is a bit late as today is already the 4th day of the Goat Year. But as the saying goes, “better late than never”, wishing all “Huat Ah” in the new year. Yesterday there was a spike of the page views on my blog and the page view counters crossed “100,000”. I started this humble blog as a personal tracking on my investment and also a logbook for my small boat on the journey to Financial Free Kingdom. Thanks everyone for the encouragement and support! On the other front, my stock portfolio values...

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A milestone achieved!

Today, I’m very excited to share that this blog has hit 10,000 page views! I really want to thank all of you who have shown me your constant support. This blog started as a personal tracking for my personal investments but it slowly grew into an enjoyment for me to share my thoughts and findings. This is definitely just the beginning and I look forward to coming up with more research and articles that could be of use to you all! I will keep reading and learning to learn how to extract better insights so as to benefit readers...

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A Small Milestone At A Time – Thank You All!

TGIF! Wish all have a great weekend ahead. After slightly more than 7 months later (since the born of this humble blog), I am pleased to share my excitement in reaching a small milestone i.e. crossing the 100,000 pageviews yesterday! It is not an huge achievement by any standard but it is still something that make me smile ;-) Hence, I like to take this opportunity (post) to thank all who have visited my blog! THANKS! So, what did I do to “celebrate” this small milestone? I think some of you might have guess it, I went to watch a movie called...

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Top 10 Financial Milestones Every Singaporean Should Look Forward To

In a recent study conducted by Nielsen, it was reported that nearly two-thirds of Singaporeans share the optimistic belief of achieving their financial goals in the future. However, we all know life would be a whole lot simpler if survey optimism was an indicator of our financial destiny. The financial expectations and needs of Singaporeans at each stage of their life are variable, and a pro-active approach to managing these goals via a healthy savings and investment portfolio is the singular key to financial survival. We have to remember the fact that one-third of Singaporean respondents still felt that...

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