Category: Cheerful Egg

The Overfitting Fallacy

When I was in college, I was an obnoxious smartass. Like every ambitious, testosterone-driven Singaporean male, I believed I could trade my way towards becoming a millionaire. So I bought some trading software, some market data, several hundred dollars worth of trading books, and begin to craft my own strategy. Back then, “rules-based” technical trading […]

Singapore Robo-Advisors: Yay Or Nay?

Soooooo a bunch of robo-advisors have launched this month in Singapore. When I first heard about them, I got REALLY EXCITED. I tried sharing my excitement with my friends, which is probably why no one invites me to parties anymore. Now that I have nothing better to do on Friday nights, I did a little […]

IPPT Gold In 4 Weeks – Is That Possible?

One of the biggest complaints about my blog is that I don’t write enough about “personal finance stuff”. Well whoops, because here’s yet another non-money blogpost to annoy you with. 7 months ago, I wrote The Ultimate Guide To Achieving An IPPT Gold. It went on to become one of my most searched-for posts, because […]

You Don’t Need A Miles Card To Earn Miles

Before we start: I’m experimenting with short, tactical and specific posts like these with nuggets of practical tips. They’re easier to write than my longer strategic (rambling?) posts, but may not necessarily apply to everyone. I’ll likely end up doing a mix of both, but let me know what you think! === Everyone knows that if […]

No One Is Naturally Good At Pitching

Lots of people downplay the amount of preparation it takes to achieve something impressive. I was first introduced to this idea by Ramit Sethi in this blog post: That behind every every impressive feat lies a HUGE amount of preparation. You only see the results, but you almost never hear about the hours and hours […]

“There’s No Way I Can Save Up For That”

Don’t you just hate it when you hear lame, generic advice that everybody knows? You know what I’m talking about: “Just eat less and exercise more!” “Make sure you leave work on time!” Or my personal favourite: “Spend less than you earn!” Ohhhhh man. One of the reasons why I stopped reading personal finance books […]

“There’s No Way I Can Save Up For That”

Don’t you just hate it when you hear lame, generic advice that everybody knows? You know what I’m talking about: “Just eat less and exercise more!” “Make sure you leave work on time!” Or my personal favourite: “Spend less than you earn!” Ohhhhh man. One of the reasons why I stopped reading personal finance books […]

What A Priest Taught Me About The Meaning Of Work

WOW. You guys are awesome. After last week’s post “Is Your Work A Necessary Evil?”, you sent me dozens of long, well-written answers to my questions. THIS IS WHY I LOVE HAVING A BLOG. But today’s post isn’t about financial freedom. Instead, I wrote this post because I found a fascinating invisible script among some answers […]

What A Priest Taught Me About The Meaning Of Work

WOW. You guys are awesome. After last week’s post “Is Your Work A Necessary Evil?”, you sent me dozens of long, well-written answers to my questions. THIS IS WHY I LOVE HAVING A BLOG. But today’s post isn’t about financial freedom. Instead, I wrote this post because I found a fascinating invisible script among some answers […]

Is Your Work A Necessary Evil?

So I was hoping you could help me out with something. I’ve been pondering it all weekend and I just can’t figure it out. Usually, when this happens, I sit down and do a brain dump of all the thoughts swirling in my brain. Then I organise it, write several drafts, find a nice picture, […]