Feeling behind in your life? You’re not the only one

How do you feel when you scroll down your FaceBook feed and you see ex-classmates posting pictures of their vacations in Boracay or the Maldives? Then you scroll again and there’s the guy who tech start-up just got tens of millions of venture capital and is posting a picture of his new Lamborghini. Another swipe […]

Don’t invest before reading this: learn to beat Wall Street at the game

Have you ever heard the advice “don’t invest, you’ll never beat the pros”? It’s pretty scary for a first time investor, the thought that you have to compete with all the people playing the markets as their full time job. I’m here to tell you there’s always a way for the little guy to beat […]

Lessons from the worst investor on the planet

Meet Addled Aksel. The world’s worst “investor”. After graduating summa cum laude from university, he thinks he’s the smartest guy in the room. He starts his investing research by looking at the Straits Times Index’s historical data. “It’s so simple!”, he exclaims. You just need to buy when the chart starts sliding, I don’t know […]

Why some people can over-eat and still stay thin

Do you have a friend that chows down on fried chicken wings like a one-man piranha herd unleashed on clueless swimmers but looks skinnier than Victoria Beckham? Meanwhile, there you are looking glumly down at your pathetic salad and inwardly screaming to the heavens, “How have I displeased you, mighty Thor? That thou hast not […]

The one reason why your friends can’t keep their New Year resolutions

Have you ever successfully kept a New Year resolution? No? Don’t worry polls show that 88% of people are in the same boat. This is the time of year where people set resolutions they can’t keep. Well actually, they’re less like”resolutions” than a vague passing notion that boils down to: “This is how I’d like […]

It’s not your fault you can’t save money

Have your parents ever told you that you should clean your plate, there are starving children in Africa? I recently found out this little saying transcends borders. Parents everywhere say the same thing! And I thought it was only Asian parents. When it comes to food, we like to fantasize that we are the master […]

How our brains lie to us about money

I got hungry for a snack the other day. So I decided to get some tarts from this shop round the corner of my house. It’s my go-to stop for an after dinner snack now. After several visits to this shop, I noticed a fascinating sales technique employed by the Chinese woman at the counter. […]

Warning: Candy Crush’s 5.9 billion sale to Activision Blizzard creates new addiction empire

How do you keep people doing the same thing all day for all time? The video game designers for Candy Crush have answered that question in a most convincing manner. King’s Digital Entertainment, the company behind Candy Crush Saga has been sold for 5.9 BILLION dollars!! The addiction kings of mobile gaming merged with the […]

If you are not spending in your 20s, you’re doing something wrong

I followed this piece “If You Have Savings In Your 20s, You’re Doing Something Wrong” on Elite Daily with some interest . I felt a great disturbance on social media as it went viral, as if millions of financially responsible voices suddenly cried out, and immediately tweeted it. I fear something terrible has happened. I’m […]

How to invest without being a stock trader

I feel your pain. There is way too much information on finance out there. And the language used sounds foreign and intimidating. Much of it would only be useful if you wanted to become a “Certified Financial Something”. If you just want to get started investing, most of it is absolutely useless to you. For […]