Why working hard at your job doesn’t pay off

Have you ever felt your hard work isn’t appreciated by your company? You spend more time at work than anyone else but it seems everyone is getting promoted except you. This week, my department is letting 2 staff go. It wasn’t a cost cut-back. Upper management thinks they underperformed. The rest of the team is […]

Cristiano Ronaldo: Finding the ingredients to be a top performer

Cristiano Ronaldo (Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro): transferred from Manchester United to Real Madrid for 80 million pounds in 2009, making him the most expensive player in the world at that time. Winner of 3 Fifa World Player and 16 professional competitions with 500 goals to his name, history will remember him as one the […]

Captain America Civil War Edition: Maybe you’re not right

Mild spoilers for Captain America: Civil War ahead! If you haven’t heard, Captain Amerca and Iron Man and fighting each other in a cinema near you. And you should go watch it! It’s an interesting take on the conflict of superheroes. Anyone realized they seem to blow a lot of things up in this movie? […]

How to stop procrastinating

We know what we should be doing when it comes to our finances. Whether it’s by making more money through starting our own business or doing some freelancing, or planning for our retirement by setting up our investment accounts. Yet, we never get around to doing it. Why? There’s always something that comes up, another […]

Passive income is simple

One of the many ways that rich people have invented to make us poor people feel better is to swamp us with movies reminding us that, money isn’t that important in the end. Of course, these movies always seem to feature people who have great jobs or runs some sort of company etc. fancy cars […]

The weird psychological trap everyone falls into

The mental blind spot we all have Here’s a simple way to watch the Internet burn. Go to Reddit or any forum and bring up fat people. Watch as the crowd goes bat-shit with the fury of a million exploding suns. I predict replies like how easy it is to lose weight because they were […]

5 ways to improve your workplace social standing

Here’s snarky contrarian view: social skills matter more than technical skills the further in your career you go. You must have the ability to communicate ideas powerfully to advance your career. These are some strategies I’ve researched and used myself.    1) Tailor your ideas to your audience The first rule in the workplace: nobody cares […]

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 […]