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Alcander Seow

Asked on 27 May 2020

How to create a passive income? I am a 19-Year-Old investor aiming to self-pay for my university (SMU ~$66K), after my NS (yet to enlist). Which investment paths should I look at?

Also, want to have $100k by 25YO preferably

Hopefully, retire by 50YO or 60YO

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Aaron Leow

Aaron Leow

Level 8. Wizard

Answered on 28 May 2020

Invest in yourself. You have to work. That will be your highest return on time and investment in your youth. There is no substitute for hard work. Keep expectations on investments low and do not expect it to fully fund your education. Making it your only source of cash inflow is risky and concentrated and certainly not guaranteed.

$100k by 25 is entirely possible. And it is very possible to accumulate that in one year. You do not need 6 years, even if you are in your early 20s. The question is, do you have what it takes to learn the skillsets required to achieve that? Stay humble, try new things, knock on doors, and opportunities will come.

As for investments, the only type of investments which can attract 100x of your money are extremely risky, you have to be prepared to lose the entire capital, even owing debt if you leverage and gear your moves. As such, it is often not recommended to assume such risks when you are younger. The safer path is to explore ways to increase your cash inflow with opportunities that requires very low capital requirements.

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Alcander Seow

Alcander Seow

30 May 2020

Hi Aaron, thanks for the reply. I really appreciate this post of yours. I'll see any opportunities that are of low capital cost but won't invest yet till I'm fully prepared. I'm trying to change my lifestyle to be able to absorb as much skillset as I can. (cos I'm an introverted- extrovert, shy at first, slowly open up after a while). Thanks for the help again. 😄😄😄😃😃

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Junior

Junior

Level 5. Genius

Answered on 28 May 2020

Hello! I am also a 19 year old. I am currently in my NS journey!

I think the major think you should look at would be to increase your income first. Thinking about a passive income is a great start. Since you have yet to enlist, you can start tutoring (popular and quite lucrative but not "passive").

There are also some other passive incomes you can start such as a small business! Maybe you can sell some second-hand goods, maybe you can sell some handcrafted goods. Then you can build your presence and slowly push your product.

I am glad to see my peers being financially woke haha

You can read some of my thoughts over at my blog.

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Junior

Junior

31 May 2020

Great to hear that you are prudent with your money. On the checkup day itself, bring the relevant health documents. (Anything you want to declare about your health). Once you reach there just follow their instructions don't worry. As for the math test, I think it is more like an IQ test. Don't worry about it. It is nothing much. I don't really know what they are trying to identify using it anyways.

Alcander Seow

Alcander Seow

31 May 2020

Oh. Ok, thanks for the info, really appreciate it.

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