Conquering the corporate ladder

Its a reality of corporate life that sometimes to move up you need to move across, or move out. But does it always make sense to climb up the ladder in the first place?  [Read more...]

The Key to Investing Success

I have recently finished reading The Future For Investors by Jeremy Siegel. This was a very well written, hugely insightful book. I thought I’d address some of the key takeaways here from the book.  [Read more...]

My Growth Portfolio : Q2 2015

It has been a while since I’e updated progress here, but overall, things are moving along well.

 

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My Dividend Portfolio: Q2 2015

Happy July 4th to all!. Even happier over here because Q2 2015 dividends are in!. This update summarizes portfolio progress year to date for 2015.

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My Investment Strategy

I’ve been sharing my views on different aspects of my investment strategy just recently. I’ve included a few extracts in this post.  [Read more...]

Planning ahead for my kids education

The cost of college is expensive. And I’m talking right now. I’ve been doing a little thinking to see what the options may be for my kids in 15 years time.

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How to retire early, wealthy and happy

Early retirement and wealth building is a subject that many of us obsess about. But there’s no clear blueprint for what you should do and how best to get there. I thought I’d share my views of how to map out and achieve your own dream of a happy, (and hopefully early!) retirement. [Read more...]

What is safety net investing?

Active investing is an activity that can be fraught with risk. So much so that Buffett’s advice to novice investors is that they simply stick their investments in a managed fund and be done with it. But if you are going to be an active investor, how can you derisk your investing?

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Why “buying the dip” doesn’t always work

I’ve been hearing a lot lately from people who are very keen to build a diversified, high quality stock portfolio but who are concerned about the level of stock prices and instead want to wait to “buy the dip”, While that theory sounds great in practice, it doesn’t always work out well. [Read more...]

Does a low yield strategy make sense?

Going through tax time every year brings into sharp focus for me just how much tax we pay. The significant chunk of dividend income that I have rolling off doesn’t make this burden any lower year on year. [Read more...]