Tom Corley spent many years observing the habits of the ultra rich and compared them to that of the poor. He wrote about it in his book “Rich Habits – The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals“. His belief is that if you adopt some of these wealthy habits, you can dramatically improve your life that will lead you to uncover more success or opportunities down the road. One of his findings was that 63% of wealthy people listen to audiobooks during their commute to work, versus only 5% of the poor. Since most people in Singapore use public transport and don’t need to concentrate on traffic signals and patterns, it’s a great opportunity to adopt this “rich habit” rather than to be entertained with music, television dramas, or Candy Crush. (more…)
When I ask people why they don’t cook their own meals, the first reason they usually give is not having enough time to cook. However, I would argue that dining out can take just as much time, if not more when you factor in travel time. But I have do use some methods and techniques that greatly increase efficiency and productivity in my kitchen. And with this one kitchen appliance, I can whip up a quick, delicious, and healthy meal and not be reaching for junk food when I’m hungry. Without any pre-preparation, I can also cook an entire multi-course meal for 20 guests in less than two hours time. How is this possible? (more…)
In our “food paradise” nation, there is no shortage of choice and variety when it comes to food. Wherever you are, you’re only a few step away from a food court or restaurant. Despite the abundance of good-tasting food, I do more home cooking here than I ever have done in all my years living in the States. There are two main reasons for this. (more…)
I haven’t really found a restaurant or venue with a special Valentine’s Day meal that is, what I would consider, value-conscious. It seems that most places just by virtue of adding the three words, “Valentine’s Day Special” double their prices while giving you maybe just slightly more than their usual offerings. But I have found several free events and activities, for those who want to do something other than (or in addition to) having a nice meal. Here are my top suggestions for free or inexpensive things to do on Valentine’s Day or during the following weekend. (more…)
Gym memberships in Singapore usually cost over $150 a month. People will tell me that they feel it’s not a high price to pay for health, but that assumes you can’t achieve good health in a less expensive way. Here’s how I do it without an expensive gym membership: (more…)
In a few hours, it will be Chinese New Year, and many people hope this new year will bring to them luck and wealth. That’s why I want to share with you the biggest investment that I am banking on.
First, let me say that there’s no shortage of investment advice out there. There’s always a new algorithm or new formula for finding the best investments your money can buy. Personally, I’ve been to a handful of investment talks – from property to forex to overseas projects – and all proclaim that their method and investments are safe, low risk, high yield, and you’d be a fool not to buy them or use their strategies. But there is one outstanding and smart investment that finance folks and savvy investors rarely speak of, let alone invest in, and you will find this not in a get-rich-quick book, not with your broker/financial planner, and not in a seminar. You’ll find this by…. (more…)
It’s just 4 more days till Chinese New Year, and people are busy cleaning their homes and clearing their unwanted goods. Many people are also shopping for a new outfit to wear on the first day of the new lunar year. Hence, this is a great time to visit a second-hand/thrift store. Here are my 8 (auspicious) reasons why you should consider buying used. (more…)