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Is Your House an Asset?

“Managing your own property can be a full-time job.” – Robert Kiyosaki Is the house you stay in an asset? Or is it not? This might be an important question to ask as one’s views towards their properties can greatly influence their actions and management of the related finances, which is more often than not,…

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Thoughts of A Retail Value Investor

“Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing.” – Warren Buffett It’s really exciting… the first time you see the money in the investment account. Waiting for action. I remember vividly how it felt like, purchasing my very first stake in Wells Fargo & Co. You just can’t wait to get started, hoping for it to turn out…

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Successful People Who Just Didn’t Quit

  ‘Never, never, never give up.’ – Winston Churchill .. He was already in his mid-60s. His business has waned due to a new highway that snatched traffic away from his restaurant. All that’s left is a small house, an old car and a recipe for fried chicken that he had created . And he…

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How to Tell if Someone is Ready for a Relationship

. ‘It doesn’t take much to be in love. But it takes a lot to be in a relationship.’ – Anonymous . Recently, a friend of mine was sharing with me about this guy that she had been going out with for almost a year. A guy that she really likes. She makes soup for him when he’s ill. They…

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Reflections to kickstart 2014 with a Bang!

“Life’s a Journey; not a Destination.“  – Steven Tyler, Aerosmith . The year is drawing to a close. For some, the year whizzed by in an instant. For others, it couldn’t have been longer, right friends and colleagues? Feelin’ a little richer? Happier? Or not? Its been a real rollercoaster year for me. Lots of ups…

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Good vs Bad Bosses – How to tell them Apart

   “The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.” – Colin Powell Is your superior a good or a bad one? Would you wanna emulate your…

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10 Signs that Your Relationship is Progressing

 ‘Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.’ – Antoine de Saint-Exupery How would you measure the progress of your relationship with the significant other? Some might view the level of understanding of each other’s personality. Some might view the efforts spent on each other as…

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What’s lacking in the Singapore Education System

. ‘If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.’ – Gail Sheehy . Yes. On paper we look pretty good.  Out of the three full-fledged & local public universities, the two oldest (NUS and NTU) are constantly ranked in the top 100 universities globally. NTU dropped the ball…