Monday, 15 June 2009

Straits Times Index

STI has made a spectacular run since 10 March for a good solid 3 months and magically, it has crossed the neckline at 1941 and hit the double bottom target of around 2427. A correction would be healthy for the index at this juncture. The first target for this correction should be around 2220. A break of 2,200 support will mean a more severe correction to around 2050.

Friday, 12 June 2009

It has been a long time!

It has been a long time since i last updated this blog. No excuses but i just couldnt find the energy and motivation to update it being busy with work, with my life and with my kids.

I have always been thinking of how to retire early since i was young. When i was in my teens, i was always on the look out for quick bucks. How to make fast money but to be honest, it is easy to get burnt when you want 'fast money' and i for one, have been burnt. Luckily, it occured while i am still young, and i have nothing much to lose. There is no such thing as "fast and safe" money unless you know how to "print" money which is what the US government is doing now - printing money to spend its way out of the recession. It is amazing that the US/SGD is still not 1 to 1 now.

It is important to have a dream because it keeps you going. I have always been 'dreaming' of travelling round the world. I am still far from it but i am working towards it (both the financial freedom and the travel-round-the-world part) hahaha and trust me, i dont "scrimp and stinge" to work towards this dream. I personally think that to live a life of a miser just to be rich is so miserable and this is not the life i want to lead.

I have spend many months thinking how i can retire early. For sure, to retire early, i will need some passive income. Passive income means that whether you work or dont work, you get the money. I realised that i have been very lacking in that regard, i.e. to create a portfolio of stocks that can give me a passive income. Since this website is entitled "the inspiration for financial freedom", i better inspire myself first. hahaha.

I will update more again in another date, now need to be driver for my kid's CCA during holidays.... I better be more 'on-the-ball' in updating this blog. :) TTYL.
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