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No. 1 Reason Stopping You from Taking a Career Break
Personal Finance | Work

No. 1 Reason Stopping You from Taking a Career Break

After returning from a month-long trip from China, my morning routines have returned to the norm–going for morning walks followed by a 1-hour breakfasts and spending some time reading a book. I probably read more books this year, compared to the 2 years combined (and that’s not many books). These books offered me fresh perspectives…

Achieving Financial Happiness: Insights from ‘The Geometry of Wealth’
Investment | Personal Development | Personal Finance

Achieving Financial Happiness: Insights from ‘The Geometry of Wealth’

In my earlier article, I wrote about how I view “bullshit” jobs and provided a view about whether it is worth working for the next 9 years just to save $354,471.39. As I continue my journey in exploring and experimenting to define what I want to do with my life, I’ve allocated a few hours…

How to Evaluate ETFs When Constructing an Investment Portfolio
Investment

How to Evaluate ETFs When Constructing an Investment Portfolio

Last weekend, I met a few of my close friends for an afternoon walk in the park. During the walk, one of my close friends asked me about how I picked the ETFs used to construct my investment portfolio. When it comes to building a solid investment portfolio, Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) can be an excellent…

Career Break Thoughts: Finding Meaning Beyond the ‘Bullshit Job’
Personal Development

Career Break Thoughts: Finding Meaning Beyond the ‘Bullshit Job’

Late last year, I made a bold decision to take a career break. At the age of 41, it was a time filled with mixed emotions—relief from the daily grind of unfulfilling work, but also a looming uncertainty about the future since I am taking my foot off the pedal on my original retirement plan…

Why Language Barrier Is the Biggest Challenge for a Fulfilling Overseas Retirement
Retirement

Why Language Barrier Is the Biggest Challenge for a Fulfilling Overseas Retirement

Retiring abroad is an increasingly popular choice among Singaporeans seeking new experiences and lower cost of living in their golden years. Whether it’s the lush landscapes of Malaysia or the bustling markets of Thailand, the promise of adventure is tempting. However, beyond the logistical preparations, one crucial aspect often determines the quality of life abroad:…