So, the year of the rooster is here and I am still sticking to updating this little blog in the search for financial independence. Work has boring me a bit lately and I often find myself dreaming of pursuing other interests once I am financially independent. How much closer did I get?
An eventful year has come to an end. How did my investment plan and portfolio do? Did I achieve my goal for 2016? Read on for the full review including the monthly update for December.
November was a weird month. The US really elected Donald Trump for president, what a bizarre world. How did my investment plan progress in November?
In October I managed to exceed my yearly investment target and I received a new personal record amount of dividends. Read on for the details!
In September I traveled to Danang in Vietnam for a short holiday. At the same time my portfolio had its ups and downs. How did I do? Read on to find out!
Nearly one year has passed since Singapore Saving Bonds were introduced with much fanfare. Now things have quieted down somewhat. How has the scheme fared? Let’s look at some numbers together!
A lot of things happened in August. I traveled to Latvia, lost 800 Euros and then received a surprising windfall at the end of the month…
July just passed rather quickly without too many things happening. Stocks miraculously (to me) recovered after the “Brexit” shock and things seem back to normal. How did my portfolio fare in July?
Many of my friends are complaining this year: some got only tiny salary increases and for others their salaries even stayed flat. Gone are the days when companies in Singapore had to fiercely compete for good people and nowadays firms embark on cost cutting and optimization while cutting employee benefits. The only solution: we need to give ourselves a raise.
June was a rather weird month featuring Great Britain’s exit from the European Union, a decision that might just be remembered as an historic blunder for the country. Only time will tell. How did my investments fare in this turbulent month?