Building wealth in 2023
This should be my last article for 2022. As we look back and reflect, 2022 would be remembered as the year in which US Federal Reserve unleashed its aggressive interest rate hikes to fight inflation. As a result, Singapore banks also increased borrowing rates. And then in a week time, GST will be hiked to 8% and then to 9% in 2024. Against this backdrop, it is not matter of choice for Singaporeans to consider growing their wealth to beat the cost of living. All Singaporeans must start the journey as early as possible.
Stop tracking expenses!
Early on in my wealth journey, I confess that I did track my monthly expenses and personal income religiously without fail. But I had stopped doing so after three years because I noticed there were no significant improvements in my personal cash-flow. Instead of enhancing my wealth, the quality of life inadvertently dropped as I suffered from guilt pangs whenever there were unexpected expenses incurred from friends’ outings or wedding dinner red packets.
After a while, I began to realize that my life should not be controlled by a spreadsheet. I need to be larger than life and start living a life. After all, we only live once.Read more