Money Lessons Learnt in 2020

As we enter into the last day of an unprecedented year, I thought it would be good for me to take this time of the year to reflect on the past 12 months and share some of my key takeaways with [...]


Demystifying Universal Life Policies

Since 2003, we have been advocating the use of term insurance instead of whole life policies. The thinking is pretty straightforward: the primary purpose of insurance is to replace income loss [...]


Financial Lessons From The Garden

In 2008, the year of the Great Financial Crisis, I wrote an article in July that year, that was published on The Business Times and it went like this: It was Monday (yes, just 2 days ago) and I [...]


The Importance Of Having A Will

Do you know that there are two ways to die in Singapore? One is to die testate –with a will and another is to die intestate – without a will. When you die without a will, your assets will be [...]


Investing Is Simple, But Not Easy

Last week, we introduced the Personal Wealth Equation to you. And if you still remember, on the investment side of the equation, there is really no need to constantly guess where the markets are [...]


What Gives You Contentment In Life?

“Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.” —Socrates In our consumeristic-culture where discontent is promoted and material gratification is encouraged, learning to be content [...]


Are You Team Y.O.L.O or Team F.I.R.E?

Instead of living for the weekends, or counting down the years until retirement, you need a reason to get out of bed every day. And that reason needs to stem beyond money. After all, what are you [...]


Retiring in an Uncertain World

In a world with so much geopolitical issues and uncertainty, retirement seems to be a scary subject to think about. Retirement planning during withdrawal phase is more complex because retirees [...]

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