Whatever you earn – live within your means

Now, that is a no-brainer! Others might even call this a “know-brainer”. Still, I know from personal experience that this principle is not easy to apply; nevertheless, it is worth your utmost attention as it is the key to growing your savings. People are always talking about character,…

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You’ve got a minute …?

Even if you do, it would be better if you do not (ever) admit to having any “spare time” as our culture still revolves around one’s ability to stay focused for hours or days on end and being busy—all the time. Because, unlike most addictions, workaholism is…

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My Background Story

47 years old, three teenage kids, one wife, home since 1997: Singapore After completing my A-levels in Germany, I started on the traditional path in acquiring some skills to earn money.  I did an Industrial Apprenticeship with Siemens.  Then worked, and…

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Hedonic Treadmill

What kind of treadmill is that?  You say, “I know only the treadmills from Horizon, Epic, and  Lifespan.” Like so many of us, I am quite sure that you have spent some time on the Hedonic Treadmill. The Hedonic Treadmill is one that some people are constantly running…

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