Category: Finance Smiths

Self-interest and tuning out on pay day

It’s pay day today. Which is always an exciting time for me. In some months, I have so many plans for what to spend my pay on that I’m quite conscious of counting down to the day itself. E.g. Clearing the credit card bills, mortgage, investments, savings etc. In other months, the day just creeps […]

Getting ready for Smartly and StashAway

Had a busy weekend and still feeling a little tired. We went out for dinner with friends on Sat and the whole group went back to our place to have dessert and drinks while watching the French Open tennis women’s finals match. It was a lot more exciting than expected. I played badminton on Sun before […]

Can I survive driving Uber?

It’s mid-week and my wife & I have been busy at work. Given the way things are going, I guess we should count ourselves fortunate we still have work to do and a job to go to? Haha. Oh well, we just have to take it one step at a time. I read Mr.WealthMachine’s recent post […]

Net worth update and no manual DCA

Foreign ETF portfolio restructuring Just updated the portfolio, net worth, passive income and expense figures on my blog. You will notice a big drop in the value of our foreign ETF portfolio. This is due to a small sale event in May 2017 where my wife sold her Vanguard All-World ETF (VWRD on LSE). We […]

Dividend income for May 2017

It’s a big dividend month for us despite the recent sale transactions and portfolio restructuring. Let’s get into it! SGX M1 (B2F): S$360 Starhub (CC3): S$423 Semcorp Industries (U96): S$164 SembCorp Marine (S51): S$55 Vicom (V01): S$148 SPH (T39): S$60 Starhill Global REIT (P40U): S$9 Keppel REIT (K71U): S$60 Dividend income for May 2017: S$1,279 […]

Buy transactions for May 2017

Good to know we were still able to make investment purchases for May 2017 despite being away from Singapore half of the month. Automated Investing Maybank Kim Eng Monthly Investment Plan (Maybank KE MIP) Buy 29 units of SPDR STI ETF (ES3 on SGX) at S$3.28 per unit on 8 May 2017 Buy 92 units of Nikko AM […]

Back in Singapore after US holiday

We are back in Singapore after a 2 week trip to West Coast US. The holiday was a lot better than I expected given it was our first time there. We have been to different parts of Europe a few times and never really considered US as a travel destination until recently. Didn’t think US […]

Dividend income for Apr 2017

Another long weekend to enjoy and we are busy going for our various personal care appointments & shopping for stuff that we need for the upcoming 2 week trip to West Coast USA. It’s going to be a short week for us since Mon is a public holiday and we will be flying off to […]

Buy transactions for Apr 2017

It’s time for the monthly post on our investment purchases for the month of Apr 2017. Automated Investing Maybank Kim Eng Monthly Investment Plan (Maybank KE MIP) Buy 30 units of SPDR STI ETF (ES3 on SGX) at S$3.19 per unit on 10 Apr 2017 Transaction cost of S$1 POSB Invest-Saver Buy 30 units of Nikko AM […]

Add Nikko AM REIT ETF to Maybank KE MIP

It’s the end of the work week and the weekend is here! Going to be a busy one as we will be catching up with some ex-colleagues and friends over lunches and dinners. We are thinking of watching The Fate of the Furious, which if you are not familiar with, is the 8th instalment of […]