Category: My 15 Hour Work Week

The Art Of The Good Life: Overview

This is a book that I finished reading last week and I do highly recommend it. The highest compliment I can give? It will add on to my collection of about 10-15 non-fiction books that deserves to be re-read and…

Ruminations On Blogging

I haven’t been blogging that often in the past few months. If not for the typical monthly expenses and portfolio updates, the blog would have gone AWOL during this period. Blogging is another typical activity that is simple, but not…

Expenses Update: March 2018

It has probably taken months, (if not a couple of years), but we have finally settled down into a “consume home-cooked food” by default routine. It helped that some of our favourite go-to places have either removed their set lunch…

Portfolio Update: March 2018

The volatility that I talked about last month has appeared to be a non-event on hindsight. The STI has since climbed back to above 3,500 and is just a few percentage points away from this year’s high. Perhaps just like…

2017 Expenses: Summary And Reflections

For some people, tabulating expenses can be a nightmare scenario. Be it the hassle of recording, the shock at finding out how much your healthcare insurance have increased or the guilt at finding out how much you had spent on…

Expenses Update: February 2018

Finally, a month when I might be able to associate the word “frugal” with our expenses without feeling too sheepish. Even though there was CNY to contend with, it was balanced out by the relatively short month. We spent about…

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…