How to prepare for a market crash

The stock market has been going up for quite some time now, and every now and then we can read about some market analysts predicting the next crash or crisis. The common consensus is that it's not whether a market crash will happen, but only when it will happen. And I fully agree. It would … Continue reading How to prepare for a market crash

What to do with your Christmas bonus?

I am sitting at Starbucks (SBUX) and listening to some old Christmas jingles. Yes, even the Starbucks in Thailand is playing American jingles as Christmas is drawing near. For many hard-working employees out there, this time of the year is not only an opportunity to spend some days with friends, family and to eat more … Continue reading What to do with your Christmas bonus?

Assets and Liabilities

These two words rarely come up in conversations. Even with my friends and colleagues, unless initiated by me, I have seldom noticed anyone popping them up into a regular chat. I guess there are good reasons for that. They sound complicated. They sound very "financial". They just don't fit in the "what are you planning … Continue reading Assets and Liabilities

Missing Targets – 2019 Full-Year Forecast

2019 has only a few more weeks to go and unfortunately, my budget is telling me that I am going to miss some of my personal financial goals and targets this year. Since I had a one month gap in between jobs (which was a goal for 2019 to have) and missed one salary payment, … Continue reading Missing Targets – 2019 Full-Year Forecast

3 Things you should know about FIRE

The dream of financial independence and early retirement has gained a lot of steam in recent months. But despite the popularity of the movement, there are some important points that need to be understood and which I would like to point out. It's easy - and it's not Frugal living, saving as much as possible, … Continue reading 3 Things you should know about FIRE

Get independent and stop dealing with CRAP

There are many reasons to strive for financial independence. For me, some of them are company politics and the never-ending dealing with CRAP. It's one of my favourite acronyms: Criticism Rejection Assholes Pressure You can't become a leader in any organization without it. It's part of the deal. No matter what you do, once you … Continue reading Get independent and stop dealing with CRAP

Dividends are everyones friends

I am a strong promoter of companies that benefit shareholders by distributing dividends. While many companies refuse to do so in order to keep the cash for future investments, I believe that since a shareholder carries risk in regards to the companies success, he or she should also reap a reward from his investment and … Continue reading Dividends are everyones friends