Asked by Anonymous
Asked on 04 Sep 2018
Just curious in a world that money is so important, what would people do if money was actually no issue?
Qs: If finances was not an issue, what would you do with your life? What would you work as?
I will be doing What I am doing now.
As for what work to do will depend on situation and sometimes passion.
If you really want an answer, i see it as a duty rather then work
that brings joy and protection to everyone and it really takes a lot of work to do it.
Most people will realised too late when they do not focus on the good ppl around them whether they are rich or not.
This is a good question :) Never really thought about it actually.
Will spend some time to think about it. But it keeps going back to a image quote I saw recently:
Find THREE hobbies you LOVE:
I went from wanting to be a Comic artist to a movie director to a businessman and finally to an tech entrepreneur :) And let's see where life takes me next!
What I highly recommend people to do is to make a note in my calender on ONE day a year to reflect on the journey so far and whether it is still aligned with my beliefs or thoughts in the last year. And keep going on from there!
So that's life, there is no one answer to this but you can only connect the dots looking backwards (lol much ripped off Steve Jobs but it's so true). All the best in life my friend :)
05 Sep 2018
Top Contributor (Jun)
I'll start a business and employ a lot of people that needs job and provide them with basic job and set good company culture and directions , trainings so that most working there will be happy and willing to share and do more social works to help other less fortunate.
I'll learn to invest more in factor based investing and divident investing, then share with the peers and others who was stuck in a day job to learn and apply that so as to one day the students can also does the same for others and help others be financial independent.
I'll invest to get return of more $ and use the $ to start a school that helps the less able to acquire future proof skills such as block chain, data science and AI and another school to learn financial planning so that they can take care of themselves and their family and grow up be a sensisble person and continue to spread the good seed!
haha! Any millionaire wanna help me to realize the 3 dreams above ? :) Contact me .. haha :)
I would really want to try and become an artist!! put up paintings and hone my skills. or be a travel food blogger.
Id stay w my current job. Happy w job scope but kinda underpaid i think:/
Doing things that I really enjoy... e.g. Travel photographer cum writer...
But definitely would like to spare more time on volunteering, organizing meaningful events such as photography cum scrapbook sessions for the elderly and kids from low income family... although now already try to do it once a year on my own with my friends...
Start an endowment fund to help others who are in less fortunate circumstances. And a centre to teach financial concepts tor recepients of the fund so that payouts will be used properly
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I will do everything I want.
World tour, world cruise.
Eat all the michelin restaurant around the world.
Experience the wonders of the world.
Buy a yacht and sail around, fishing.
Buy farmland, do farming, gardening.
An impractical and impossible idea.... but I would love to try multiple jobs, change a job every 2 months or so. Anything from wine making to being a teacher.
If finances were not an issue, I would have worked as an financial advisor.
I would advice my clients to invest in SSB, STI ETF, do voluntary top up into CPF SA, Buy term and medical Insurance to insure themselves and grow their retirement and plan for childrens' education. In the process, I will only make about $150 in comission per client. Bi-yearly, I will meet up with them to see if they are in the right step in planning for their finances and using their surplus fund to invest in the above mentioned instruments.
Such a combination of investment plan is in the best interest for my client because they would be earning returns that are far superior to any insurance plan in Singapore. It too will fulfill my aspiration of helping people achieve financial independence and they will live happy and fulfilling lives
Alas, I realise it is only a dream. To earn a decent living and fulfill the above, I would need to persuade, meet up/talk to and do the paperworks for 700 clients anually to sustain my livelihood. It means having to work close to 350 days a year. Being a good guy to help people achieve financial independence is not worth it in Singapore :p
I'd definitely want to travel and spend a few years in each country to get to know the good and the bad, as well as the culture of each country!
I would travel around the world, write all about my adventures and help people along the way with what I can. Even if it is teaching them 1 English word.
I would want to open my own bed and breakfast/Airbnb some were in the mountains and host people from around the world. I also like to collect teas so I want to have a teashop filled with random teas from my travels, where people can come and drink teas and pay what they feel is worth! (Idk how that would work though...but money is no issue so 🤷)
I would start a tuition centre and offer free tuition for the poor and low income.
I will travel the world and write blogs on the destination. Volunteering to help out in old folks home too.
Telecommute/Freelance - Work on the go through my laptop while travelling around the world :)
I'd definitely want to start a school, I love teaching and sharing knowledge.
A lot of people equate money with success, so it will be really interesting to see what people truly value if there was no need for money.
What would people define as successful, or significant in their lives?
For me, even with money in the world, I define my success by how my actions remain in this world even after I die. So it's the lives I change, the things I do for others, the impact I've made in their lives. If these people go on to change the lives of those around them, to teach them, to impact their loves, even after I'm long gone, then I would think that I have truly succeeded in life.