Lessons From An Ex-Trader

.. “We are consumers. We’re the by-products of a lifestyle obsession.” Tyler Durden .. Recently on a cab ride back home, I chatted with the cab driver, asking him about traffic conditions on the route out of the business district.  The conversation delved into work, the current economic conditions and the crowded clusterf*** of a…

Being Happy Can Be A Choice

“Happiness is taking control of our destiny.” – Anonymous On some of my business trips this year, my colleagues and I occasionally talk about the latest political affairs and the state of our own native countries. These are some of the things said by respective citizens of their countries: S. Korea is increasingly referred to as…

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,…

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…

Inside the Powerful Mind of an Investor

“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago” – Warren Buffett  A few years ago, I googled the richest men on the planet. A few names popped up: Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim etc. The whopping huge figures of net worth made me momentarily lose control of my jaw…

Buying an Apartment – Mind the Finances!

“Property is organized robbery.” – George Bernard Shaw Property is organized robbery. I cannot concur with the above statement more. When I told my family and friends that the 110 sqm flat that I just purchased costs slightly lesser than SGD$400,000 (USD $322,000), most actually exclaimed that the price of the flat is cheap and…

Building More Sources Of Income!

“How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case” – Robert G Allen Upon graduation from University 2 years ago, I pondered over what was going to happen next….. Securing a 9-6 job….and work over-time as and when needed by my company. Look forward to…

How I Started Investing

“It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction”. – Warren Buffett Influenced by negative news of people losing their fortunes due to the stock market, I have always frowned upon the idea of putting my savings into this area…