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Investments

Robo-Advisors

Is it advisable to start investing via Robo-advisers now given the impending recession?
Boonhow Eng
Boonhow Eng
Level 4. Prodigy
Updated on 01 Sep 2019
Hi i am testing it out. doing $10 per month. some platforms can really go low amount. It's interesting to invest via robo as it is new. We will only know the results after a long long long time. i write about it in my blog http://www.engboonhow.com/robo-investing-july-2019-update/ By the way, "impending recession" sounds untrue. Not sure where you get the info. Anyway, if you do robo investing, you would most likely be very happy when the market drops. As you will be able to buy more, using the same amount.
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Investments

Robo-Advisors

What are some of your thoughts on robo-advisors?
Boonhow Eng
Boonhow Eng
Level 4. Prodigy
Answered on 19 Jul 2019
Robo advisors quite simple and easy to understand. they are generally cheaper than many "expert human advisors" out there. their allocation can generally be found too. if you are comfortable with it, go for it. if not, then stay out. human advisors may tell you to stay out of robo advisor investing. but robo advisors wont try to talk you out of engaging human advisors. whats the logic behind this? its up to individual to evaluate this. personally, i put small tiny amount every month to try robo investing out. no harm trying.
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Investments

AMA First Investment

How can I begin my investment journey with limited funds?
Boonhow Eng
Boonhow Eng
Level 4. Prodigy
Updated on 07 Jun 2019
reduce debt before investing. during this time, go to the library to borrow some books to read. if interest in to stocks/etf/real estate etc, find related books. get some basic knowledge first to prevent being scammed. too many people want to take your money out there.
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Whole Life Insurance

Insurance

An agent recommended me Whole Life insurance multiplier with a premium term of 20 years. Can I treat this as a way to save my monthly income for the surrender value at the end of the policy's life?
Boonhow Eng
Boonhow Eng
Level 4. Prodigy
Updated on 07 Jun 2019
personally, i dont use whole life plan as savings. insurance is not saving, use it as insurance. you can save your money in other forms.
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Endowment Policies

Savings

Should I cancel my Endowment policy?
Boonhow Eng
Boonhow Eng
Level 4. Prodigy
Answered on 08 Apr 2019
If $100 monthly for the next 19 years doesnt affect your life, then keep it. Theres some sort of saving in it afterall. Take it as looooooooong term locked up savings.
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Investments

What is a good amount to start investing with?
Boonhow Eng
Boonhow Eng
Level 4. Prodigy
Answered on 05 Mar 2019
100$ per month is a good amount to start. use extra cashflow to put up savings for reserves/emergency fund and capital for investment. meanwhile use this time to learn and explore suitable investment techniques
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Family

Lifestyle

My girlfriend's parents constantly makes me pay for meals when we eat together. They know that I'm well to do, and I know they are not. Am I just being petty?
Boonhow Eng
Boonhow Eng
Level 4. Prodigy
Answered on 14 Jan 2019
communicate this before it rolls into a bigger issue in future
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Investments

Hello. Looking at the current market, most of the stocks have fallen. I am thinking if should be buying? I am looking at SGX and i want to be a passive income investor.?
Boonhow Eng
Boonhow Eng
Level 4. Prodigy
Answered on 27 Oct 2018
if you see the market drop and you are worried about it, most likely you are not suitable in picking individual stocks. Stock price drops = cheaper, if you fear, maybe you should consider etf instead. If you still fear that the etf price drop, maybe you shouldnt invest in stocks and etfs at all.
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Investments

I’ve a diversified portfolio totalling 130k but currently at a loss of about 30% due to market downturn - I don’t need the money, shId I just leave e investment there ?
Boonhow Eng
Boonhow Eng
Level 4. Prodigy
Answered on 27 Oct 2018
if the reasons you bought them are still intact, then you should keep them. paperloss of 30% due to market downturn is not a "right" reason to cut loss.
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Retirement

Savings

Career

Would you rather make $30,000 a year doing a job you enjoy or making $100,000 doing a job you don't like?
Boonhow Eng
Boonhow Eng
Level 4. Prodigy
Answered on 23 Oct 2018
i had a higher paying job when i was out of uni, about 100% higher worked long hours, always fall sick. spent most of my money at the doctors. i did like my job and worked hard. but now my pay is much lower, it is more fulfilling, more autonomy, freedom to explore ideas and to execute and i love it. maybe you have to go through both to really know which one is more suitable for you.
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