I started having interest in Mathematics when I saw my father calculate the probability of winning 4D and TOTO when I was in Primary school. After watching "God of Gamblers", I wanted to be like the rich men, throwing money around at casinos as I wished, only difference is that I would be able to take calculated risks to "outsmart" the house. This led to me being interested in the concepts of money and risk-taking. Fast forward to after getting my O' Level results. Part of me wanted to become an investment banker so as to feel the excitement and power I have while I handle portfolios worth millions and billions of dollars. The other part of me just wanted to learn more about investments and the finance industry just to further educate myself. After graduating with a Diploma in Banking & Finance and currently serving the nation, I'm starting to put what I know into concrete actions - managing my own finance, reading up on companies and news to make smart investments, etc. While it's tough to do too many things with my $560 allowance, I see it as good practice to be able to learn how to spend within one's own means and start to be financially independent.