It’s that time of the year, bring out the pen and paper for new year resolutions. If you are planning on making new year resolutions that are financially relevant in 2020, then stay on board and let’s look at the options. Thinking about improving your financial state and to have good financial health for 2020 is a great mindset to have for the new year. On your own, reflect on 2019. Are you happy with how it went? If you could do things differently about your finances and lifestyle in the previous year, what would they be? Now it’s a[…]

I grew up in a middle-class income family. Money was certainly not something my mother would coin as easy. If there’s anything I remember about money as a child, it would be her favourite phrase – “You think money grow on trees ah??” in a typical Asian mum fashion. With two working parents, we had enough growing up. It wasn’t luxurious, but we weren’t entirely deprived either. There were enough to eat, we had a decent roof over our heads and the privilege of going to school. There were occasions where my parents gave in when I relentlessly wanted something,[…]

How can you relate a soccer analogy with investments? Easy. You can relate it for your asset allocation.  Successful asset allocation accounts up to 91% of a person’s financial success. What is asset allocation? It’s basically how you put your asset strategically into the different asset classes. This way you can optimize your return and minimize your risk. Using the Soccer Analogy, we’ve broken down the best way for you to allocate your assets. Whether you’re a retail or enlightened investor, you definitely need to check this out! Retail Investor As a retail investor, your Goalkeeper is your insurance or[…]

Finally ready to start investing in Singapore? Congratulations! That’s great news because if you’re seriously considering investing that means you’re also serious about achieving your financial freedom. We couldn’t be more ecstatic and happier for you! But at last, where should you start? Your first step to investments is opening up a brokerage account in Singapore. This process is fairly easy and nothing you should be intimidated about but we understand why it can be intimidating. Therefore, we’re here to guide you. Without further ado, let’s begin!  CPD Account There are basically two accounts that you need before you can[…]

Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago Warren Buffet Perhaps, this quote from Warren Buffet has finally convinced you to start investing. At this point, you are aware that saving money alone will never get you far enough, at least, not without doing some investments on the side. You understand that wealth is a combination of effort, patience, and strategy, and you want to get a head start. Good for you! Your initiative now means financial freedom later! What’s left is simply preparing you for your first time investing.  Getting started on[…]

If this is the first time you’re stepping into investments, you’re probably aware that you’ve got a lot of ground to cover, especially in stock investments. It’s a whirlwind of information and concepts, so we understand why it can be immensely confusing. Hence, here’s a list of basic stock concepts that you need to know! What is a stock? A stock is also known as a share, or equity. It is a financial instrument that symbolizes the company’s ownership. For investors, buying stocks increases their wealth. This is because they will be subjected to a proportionate claim of assets and[…]

Investment-linked products – what are the pros and cons? Is it true that consumers get the best of both worlds by having their life insurance coverage and investments managed for them? Or, is it better to invest separately and stick to regular life insurance? As consumers, we have to consider the pros and cons before committing to a plan. Before we delve deeper, we have to first understand what are investment-linked products or in short, ILPs. Investment-linked products are the hybrid of life insurance and investment plan. In other words, it means you’re protected under insurance coverage, and at the[…]

Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is gaining more attention and traction in Malaysia recently but did you know that this form of security investment plan was established back in 2004? REITs were first introduced to the public in America in the 1960s, but you may consider this form of property investment fairly new to this part of the world. If you are interested in property investment to diversify your portfolio, then REITs are “on-trend” right now for a unique way to invest. Additionally, if you prefer to invest in stocks, then REITs are right up your alley since this type[…]

One of the hardest investment programs to dabble in Singapore is property investment due to the high valued real estate in the country. Owning property in Singapore is something of an achievement as most citizens struggle to even afford their HDB flats but with the introduction of Real Estate Investment Trust (REITs), Singaporeans are able to invest and earn some income via property investing. What are REITs? Real Estate Investment Trust (REITs) or sometimes known as Singapore Real Estate Investment Trust (S-REITs) is an investment method that uses shares that are focused on real estate. Companies that sell their shares[…]

Bitcoins. Cryptocurrencies.  It took the world by storm when it was first introduced in 2009, leaving many bewildered, fascinated, many folds richer – but also poorer than before. Other than losing money in an investment we do not fully understand; people also lost their hard-earned cash to bitcoin SCAMS. Scammers manipulate emotions and desires in a person, identify their weaknesses even in the most well-educated person and prey on them – making them the next unwilling but unsuspecting victim in their elaborated web of lies. It may not be easy to tell the authenticity at first glance, but there will[…]

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