Saturday, 1 December 2018

Singapore Dividends for Financial Freedom - Random Thoughts on Sunday Morning



I can't believe 2018 is drawing to a close. It's been a quick one for sure. I remember as a kid adults would talk about how times flies when you get older. Never have truer words been spoken. It's like a celestial time-lord has lost it and is tweaking with the laws of space and time. Boom! there goes another year!

So, with only one month to go and the party season fast approaching, what's an investor to do? For December, I'll be taking it easy and reading up the usual blogs on sginvestbloggers It's my no. 1 go to place these days. In particular, I like financialhorse for his informative and well written articles. I don't think I'll be investing in the month as a took a rather large bite of FIRST REIT a few weeks ago when it crashed over 20%. I know this was a gamble, but I still think in the long term the investment will pay off. Presently, it is paying a divided of over 8% as well, so I'm happy enough grabbing this yield with both hands and pumping it back into my portfolio down the line.

I'll be getting a close eye on the following counters:

THAIBEV
SATS
AIMSAMP


The FIRE trend seems to be reaching a tipping point now with the BBC etc. running segments about it. Personally, I've always run away from trends like this. They're cool when few people are involved, but when it becomes mainstream, I tend to loose interest. That said, I do read mrmoneymustache and admire his way of thinking. FIRE does have a Millennial vibe to it though, just like manicured facial hair, veganism, fruit drinks and Instagram six packs. However, investing enough so that you can get out of the 9/5 rat-race is a much more worthwhile cause, and Mrmoneymustache's blog is full of tasty morels we can all learn from.

As we drift effortlessly into 2019, I need to give my blog a re-think. I'm not sure what direction I want to take it. Should I go Mrmoneymustache style or should I try and incorporate more of my literary and philosophical influences into my articles? This remains to be seen.

Anyway, I hope you are all well wherever you are and enjoying life.


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3 comments:

  1. Hi SDC

    Just keep writing what's on your mind and no pressure. That way, you can keep it going on for years.

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    1. Thanks for the advice. I find typing a few words every week to be rather therapeutic. Onward!

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  2. MMM is more of a late Gen-Xer. He & wife made most of their money in highly-paid IT sector during the dot-com boom. He was in the s/w dev side, but hated programming. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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