In last week’s The Sunday Times, there is an article titled “Me & My Money: Investing for long term to build retirement nest egg”. Me & My Money hasn’t had a good article for very long. This time it featured the Chief Investment Officer from AIA talking about her personal investment strategies. Her honest sharing and down-to-earth advice have struck a chord with me. I am especially impressed by her no-frills investment strategies. Below are five lessons I learned her interview.

Lesson #1: Don’t blow your own horn

Most of the so-called investors appeared in Me & My Money sang their own praises throughout the article. Since this is a property blog, let’s take the past interviews with property agents as an example. The agents boasted what big money they made from investing in properties. Any time is a good time to buy because property investment can surely make money.

It is not surprising to see

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