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Be Rich, Not Famous: Living Low-profile

You are not under the watchful eyes of the public.   Famous people are being followed by paparazzi, get interviewed on TV, have their entire lives scrutinized and even made into reality shows.  Imagine you walk into a hawker center in […]

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Living an alcohol free life

There are 3 major expensive vices in Singapore.  Alcohol, Smoking, Gambling.  I do not smoke nor gamble and I stopped alcohol intake since June 1 2018 and have never felt better!  I have the same amount of energy the next […]

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Hotel Review: Pan Pacific Hanoi

As I travel quite often for work, I’m going to keep a record of all the hotels I’ve stayed in, to serve as a reminder of what works and what doesn’t. It’ll make future bookings much easier. The Sheraton Hanoi […]

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Baby Bonus, Child Development Account (CDA), CPF

“When I’m old and my memory fails me, this post serves as a reminder on what to do.” Every child born as a Singapore citizen is given a Child Development Account (CDA), with the government having the intent of cushioning […]

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Hotel Review: Novotel Halong Bay

As I travel quite often for work, I’m going to keep a record of all the hotels I’ve stayed in, to serve as a reminder of what works and what doesn’t. It’ll make future bookings much easier. Unfortunately there was […]

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Renewing rental property contracts

Every 2 years, I have to renegotiate the property lease with the tenant.  If the tenant was good, I usually extend their lease – it’s pretty much a no brainer, unless they’re lowballing me. Costs to factor in when you […]

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Hotel Review: JW Marriott Phuket

As I travel quite often for work, I’m going to keep a record of all the hotels I’ve stayed in, to serve as a reminder of what works and what doesn’t. It’ll make future bookings much easier. Location: Situated on […]

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Renting out a room in our spare apartment

We have a spare apartment in the Northeastern end of Singapore for my parents to stay when they visit, and it’s empty about 90% of the time. To gain some extra income, I decided to rent out the 2 rooms […]

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Hotel Review: Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral

As I travel quite often for work, I’m going to keep a record of all the hotels I’ve stayed in, to serve as a reminder of what works and what doesn’t.  It’ll make future bookings much easier.  Forgot to take […]

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BCIP: Banks in a rising interest rate environment, US-China trade wars

I started building my child’s college fund when she was 6 months old. All her 红包’s are channeled straight into this OCBC account, and I registered for their Blue Chip Investment Plan (BCIP). It’s a monthly investment scheme into a […]

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