Tuesday, 27 October 2015
After attending 3 wakes in the past month involving the passing on of friends' aged parents or parent-in-law, I am beginning to feel a little uneasy that my husband and I haven't really started planning for his aging parents. For two of our friends, their parents passed away after a long struggle with illness. For the third, the mom died suddenly after being admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with acute lung infection.
Thursday, 22 October 2015
post, I talked about how we went about searching for our "dream" apartment. Well, the next big expense was of course the renovations. I very often hear people say that since one has already spent so much buying a property, it only makes sense to renovate it to its fullest. Besides, it's a hassle to add in new items later.
Saturday, 17 October 2015
I have been using Standard Chartered's e-saver promotion to park short term cash. It has been serving me well because of its liquidity (you can withdraw anytime since it has no fixed tenure), relatively good returns (1.4% p.a. for amounts of over $200k) as well as ease with inter-bank transfers using online banking.
Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Sunday, 11 October 2015
In December last year, we finally bought our so-called "dream" apartment. It took us about three years to narrow down to this particular unit. Whatever took us so long?
Friday, 9 October 2015
One reason for the long dearth of fresh articles from me was that something major happened in our household about a year ago. My husband quit from his company where he has worked for 16 years. And with no job in hand. It was no easy decision, trust me. We went through many hours of soul-searching, number crunching and scenario planning before arriving at this concerted decision.
As a mom, wife, family CFO, small-time freelance writer, aspiring yoga teacher, I often struggle to find the right balance on how to utilize my 24 hours a day. (Yes, I took the plunge and was officially certified as a yoga teacher in February this year!)