Finance or Money

Designer brands versus character

Yesterday in the papers, I read about people flocking to the Johor Premium Outlet in search for branded designer items like Calvin Klien, Coach, etc. Then there’s another article about those who make designer brand shopping part of their holiday plans- sometimes having to travel outskirts of cities to the factories. Sometimes I really wonder- [...]

How much we are meant to have is fated… or not?

There is a saying in Cantonese that is passed down from ancient times:  “How much a person can eat or wear is fated.” Some believe it to be true, some otherwise. Well, it does depend in interpretation. A lazy and weak-willed person would say, “if I am meant to have a million dollars, even though [...]

Heart disease that took yet another dad

I just received a very sad news that my investment agent Mr T had passed away suddenly from heart attack. It was a real shock to me to know that he is gone so soon. It’s even more sadder to see the photo he took with his daughter- how proud he had looked during his daughter’s graduation [...]

Some lessons I’ve learnt from my paycut job

There is a video that went viral about a man who quit his $80k job, sold his expensive home, downsized his life and worked in a grocery shop 3 days a week: He mentioned about how unhappy he was in his corporate job. Basically he had a nice government job and with the money, he [...]

It is not how much you have but how much you want

My friend shared with me recently on a talk that she had attended from a well known speaker, Ajahn Brahm. After his talk, a member of the audience asked him on how we can help the poor people in India? During her trip there, she saw so much of suffering and poverty and wondered what [...]