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The 7 levels of wealth: How much money do you need to be happy?

When it comes to money, there are a few famous sayings that describe that our rather complex relationship with it. For example: ‘Money can’t buy you happiness,’ but at the same time, ‘I’d rather cry in my Ferrari than on a bus.’ We all know that money truly isn’t everything. Yet for many people, much …

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What a low carbon economy looks like

The signs of a low carbon economy are almost everywhere in today’s world. Electric vehicles are growing in popularity and the number of electric charging stations is rising quickly. Solar panels and wind turbines are growing explosively in rural areas, with growing amounts of clean energy being transmitted via smart grids. Businesses are investing in …

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6 low risk cash investments in Singapore 2022

In the world of stock investing, knowing when to buy can be just as important as knowing what stock to buy. Unless you’re employing a dollar-cost averaging strategy for a broad-based index fund, seasoned investors know that patience is key when it comes to picking individual stocks for your portfolio. “The stock market is a …

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8 things I learned from the 2022 Mapletree Commercial Trust AGM

Mapletree Commercial Trust (MCT) is a Singapore-focused REIT that owns a portfolio of retail and office properties. In terms of property valuation, MCT’s top three holdings are VivoCity, Mapletree Business City I, and Mapletree Business City II. As of 31 March 2022, MCT’s total property portfolio was valued at S$8.82 billion. As Singapore eases its …

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Love it or loathe it: How to make the CPF work for you

Singapore residents working here contribute to the Central Provident Fund (CPF). Some think it keeps their hard-earned money locked up but it can also be a tool for investment and a big plank for retirement. Editor-in-chief of The Fifth Person Adam Wo…

8 things I learned from the 2022 Mapletree Industrial Trust AGM

Mapletree Industrial Trust (MIT) is an SGX-listed REIT with a diversified portfolio of 143 properties including 86 based in Singapore and 57 in North America. As of 31 March 2022, MIT’s total assets under management was S$8.8 billion. In view of the current uncertain economic landscape, tightening monetary measures, and geopolitical uncertainties, I was curious …

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7 things I learned from the 2022 Dutch Lady Milk Industries AGM

Established in 1963, Dutch Lady Milk Industries Berhad manufactures and distributes dairy products including growing-up milk powder, liquid milk, and yogurt. Dutch Lady is a household name in Malaysia. It was estimated that almost six out of 10 households in Malaysia consumed Dutch Lady products in 2021. Here are seven things I learned from the 2022 …

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8 things I learned from the 2022 Mapletree Logistics Trust AGM

Mapletree Logistics Trust (MLT) is Singapore’s first Asia-centric logistics REIT with a diversified portfolio of logistics properties that span across Singapore and the Asia-Pacific. As of 31 March 2022, MLT’s assets under management was valued at S$13.1 billion with a portfolio of 183 properties. In view of the current challenging global environment resulting from geopolitical …

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