Category: My 15 Hour Work Week

Expenses Update: September 2017

Even though we spent above $4,200 this month, I thought it was quite an impressive feat considering we made a couple of frivolous purchases like the $1,200 laptop and a $230 Samsonite luggage. Most notably, the duality of cooking more…

Portfolio Update: September 2017

Even with the North Korean tensions escalating, the market remained somewhat flat during the past month. So I was pretty delighted to eke out some decent gains for the portfolio, especially with the crediting of close to $2k worth of…

Portfolio Update: September 2017

Even with the North Korean tensions escalating, the market remained somewhat flat during the past month. So I was pretty delighted to eke out some decent gains for the portfolio, especially with the crediting of close to $2k worth of…

Being “Miserly” To The Mrs?

I read SMOL’s post on the difference between frugal and miserly with quite a bit of interest. Not to mention the conversation it generated with the numerous comments. He basically summed up the difference as: A frugal person loves to…

Being “Miserly” To The Mrs?

I read SMOL’s post on the difference between frugal and miserly with quite a bit of interest. Not to mention the conversation it generated with the numerous comments. He basically summed up the difference as: A frugal person loves to…

Expenses Update: August 2017

We managed to set a new low for our expenses in August, spending less than $3,150 and after including this month’s expenditure, our average monthly expenditure this year has been cut to around $4,259. Since we have switched to UOB One…

A Thoughtful Teachers’ Day Gift

Honestly, I did not expect any gifts from my students on this day. Well, to me, the irony is that any teacher that “expects” to receive something in return for their hard work probably isn’t deserving of any. Not to…

Reflections On Optimisation And Benchmarking

On Optimisation “Huh? I have to eat Cai Peng everytime because it’s the most value-for money? What’s the point of retiring early then?” “What?! Manage 10 bank accounts? You should spend your time on activities that can potentially generate more…