Category: Cheerful Egg

Your Financial GPS – A Whiskey-Inspired Review

This is a sponsored post done in collaboration with DBS. I very rarely accept sponsored posts, and only do so when I already use or like the product. All opinions are my own. You get the best insights over whiskey and KFC. I had some time to kill yesterday, so I hung out with Alvin […]

Why Pre-Paying Your Home Loan Could Be Awesome

Sometimes, I wish I were a 4th-century king in medieval England. I would spend all day sitting on my throne, deep in thought, slowly sharpening my broadsword and staring out into the abyss. My subjects, fearful of breaking my concentration, would whisper amongst themselves. “Perhaps His Majesty is coming up with a way to reduce […]

Can Facebook Solve The Community Conundrum?

Note: I often take an interesting business problem and try to imagine what I would do in their shoes (often letting my imagination go crazy). I call this exercise a “Business Braindump”. I’ve always been too embarrassed to share these thought exercises on my blog, but today I got inspired to pen down my thoughts on Facebook’s […]

How To Bend Others To Your Will (And Make Them Like You)

Heya! It’s been another crazy month of travelling (Hanoi and Tokyo!), full-time work, and Church activities, which is why I haven’t been blogging much. But I’ve been reading this awesome book Thank You For Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion (awesome title) by Jay Heinrichs. I’m only a […]

To The Folks Who Meet My Sister

My sister has autism. She’s 30 this year, and she’s had it for as long as I can remember. She’s probably the most joyful person I know. Maybe it’s because she doesn’t have to deal with, y’know, jobs or bills or angry clients. She sings to herself. She eats with gusto. When we scold her […]

The 2017 cheerfulegg Annual Review

Every year, I do an annual review where I look back at the past year and write down what I did well, what I could have done better, and a couple of lessons to distill from the journey. I also take a look at my personal / professional goals that I set the year before, […]

Beware The Ol’ UOB Annual Fee Trick

Oh, UOB. You are such a hard-to-understand entity. (That’s about the extent of my rhyming prowess. I’m a blogger, not a poet). On one hand, you provide such fantastic credit cards to earn miles, like your UOB PRVI Miles World Mastercard, and the UOB Preferred Platinum Visa card. On the other hand, you resort to […]

Which Singapore REIT ETF Would I Invest In?

Heyyyy it’s yo boy L-dawg, the financial blogger who doesn’t really write financial blogposts. (go figure) Today I decided to switch it up and actually write something money-related, because a bunch of y’all have been emailing me to ask abouuuuuttttt… REIT ETFs! (woot woot!) This particular post is a little more technical than my usual […]

What I Learnt Being Bored For A Week

I love bathroom breaks, especially when it’s time to get down to uhm, “serious business”. That’s the only time in my day when I get to mindlessly scroll through Facebook and Quora without feeling guilty. But this week, as I sat down in my usual cubicle, I started to panic. As part of an experiment, I […]

Reader Challenge: Be Bored For One Week

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You’re waiting in line to order your ban mian. There are about 5 people ahead of you. What do you do? You pull out your phone and check your Instagram feed. You head to the office bathroom to do your morning ahem, rituals. After settling in, you pull out […]