Category: My 15 Hour Work Week

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…

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…