Category: My 15 Hour Work Week

Portfolio Update: February 2018

We saw a little bit of volatility at the start of this month. In fact, within a couple of days, our overall portfolio was down by more than $10,000 at one point in time. This episode is a good reminder…

Expenses Update: January 2018

This is probably another frivolous spending month. We spent more than $4,800 in January and besides a bigger than usual restaurant allocation, there were quite a few one-offs like a trip to the dentist and aircon servicing. Well, the higher…

Profit From Macroeconomic Trends

After several years attempting to prospect companies, I finally recognised that this is not something I intrinsically enjoy. Getting to know how a company really functions is interesting enough but I would rather use my time to read other stuff like…

My Way Of Paying It Forward

My Own Experience (A Leap Of Faith) It’s been 3.5 years since I left my cushy, well-paying first job in the government service. With nothing concrete lined up then, it was a step into the unknown. A leap of faith. On…

Portfolio Update: January 2018

Similar to 2017, it’s a terrific start to the year for the markets. Month-on-month, the portfolio managed to increase by $10,000 and the value of the portfolio is now at $438,000. With work gearing up, we managed to inject $2,000 to…

Learning Through e2i’s ULeap App

The Need For Lifelong Learning It’s the Year 2012. Meet Mr Tan, a 50-year-old taxi driver who has been in this industry for the past 15 years. He learnt the tricks of the trade in his first few years. Whether…

Why I Have Never Topped Up My CPF (Yet)

Like many other financial bloggers, I logged in to the CPF website a week ago. The CPF interest for 2017 were finally credited. However, unlike other financial bloggers, I have neither done a CPF OA to SA transfer nor performed any…

Overcoming Potential Downsides Of Freelancing

Times flies. I have been a full-time freelancer for the past 2.5 years, deriving income from tutoring students and writing finance-related articles. I am plugged into the growing gig economy, alongside others like tour guides, delivery couriers and piano teachers.…

Expenses Update: December 2017

As we pre-paid for one of our trips in 2018, it’s no surprise that the past month’s expenditure surged past $5,000 again. In a month of celebration, catch-ups and gift-giving, we spent about $5,300. With December’s entry, the yearly expenditure…