Asked on 19 Sep 2018
Many people here talk about their mistakes in finances, but I don't just want to just learn from the mistakes, but also the great things that everyone does
Best financial decision?
Joined Seedly. Learned a lot from seedly co-founder, staff, friends and members in seedly who shared learned a lot.
The financial blogger / guru blog shared by seedly. Learned a lot from their sharing / blogs.
The product review of seedly, reviewed contributed by past product user of seedly members allow me to check and know more about the truth about the product before getting them.
Finally and most importantly : Getting feet wet, trying all things new after understanding and some planning , reading review and started really investing.
Never move then I'm going no where , do something , take a step, then at least I see something and understand even better.
Cheers ! Thanks Seedly and Members!
Biggest wins in Q3 2018:
Investment in people and human capital.
Volunteering and giving out of pure goodwill. There's no wins in hoarding knowledge.
Stop lurking and started writing conscientiously for Seedly instead of for a new blog for selfemployeds in SG.
Contribute article ideas which I neither have the time or resources to do but will be big wins for some blogs.
In the 3-4 months since I started writing here and other niche interest groups, I have 8 people who are helping me with my new business venture/project (previously 0), pointing me to resources and network that would have taken me hundreds of hours to get there.
Give and it will be given back to you.
Ask and you shall receive.
Seek and you shall find.
In the last 4 weeks, I've met and meeting some Seedly members face to face + long PMs with hidden dragons who are so generous with their sharing. Tonight I'm also getting accepted to attend a talk on CPF investment by the speaker although the tickets are all sold out.
The wisdom I'm gleaning gave me SO much clarity and direction to work on my investments.
I took some photos for reference but no, I'm not posting them here to respect the privacy of these folks.
19 Sep 2018
Trying to find some financial groups and then found seedly which I learnt a number of things. Having a community that is ready to answer any question is better and more efficient then asking friends/ forums. There are also more people answering and thus can consider a wide range of views.
Clearing my housing loan on my own in a little more than 5 years. the feeling of being debt-free is priceless and i feel energised to spend time at Seedly and learn about how to power up my money!
Understood the concept that a dollar saved is a dollar earned. Saved alot more money ever since.
Learnt the power of compounding. Glad that I started investing in my mid 20s.
1) Join Seedly
2) Covering myself adequately for insurance
3) Completing my degree
4) Learning from my job
Invest together as a couple. Apart from the economies of scale, I think it really helps to be aligned on the long term goal and work towards a common objective together.
The best financial decision is to control my spending. Many people think its how much you make that determines how rich you will be. Instead, I choose to believe its how much you will save that determines your wealth. It is also a good habit to cultivate from young.
Definitely is joining seedly!!! I have learnt quite a bit here and now working on reviewing my ins policies, savings and CPF, etc... However, really need some time to digest the vast information received in the group and to identify the unbiased comments / info.
being enlightened that I need to invest to retire
joining investment communities
Joining a workshop on selling options and portfolio management 2 years ago. Will be using this to supercharge my retirement and fire my boss soon