Our Misconception About The S&P500 And The Local Economy

In September, the S&P 500 index retraced back to its August levels, but has since recovered most of the correction and looks to continue climbing upwards. As of today, the index is at 3477, and is just inches away to hitting its all time high at 3580.  One of the previous misconceptions that I have …

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Syfe Portfolio Update – September 2020

Hi everyone! Following our monthly updates on our financial goals and expenses, we have also been keeping a record on our Syfe investments. As we’ve probably mentioned a lot of times before, we view Syfe as our “professionally managed” portion of our portfolio. Syfe, as a roboadvisor, is also an affordable way for us to …

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What Have We Done This Month Towards Our Financial Goals – September 2020

Hi everyone! Sorry for the lack of updates in September. Was feeling slightly unmotivated by the market and there wasn’t any topic inspired by the lacklustre market performance. Hopefully we will get spurts of topic ideas and we can continue sharing our thoughts here. 🙂 And so September is over now, and that means 75% …

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What Have We Done This Month Towards Our Financial Goals – August 2020

So August has came and gone now. And wow we are in September now, with only 4 more months left in 2020. Time really flies and its as if 2020 never really happened. August has been another relatively slow month in terms of our day to day lifestyle for both Mrs Budget and myself. Nothing …

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What We Use To Purchase Stocks, Track Expenses, And Manage All Our Finances

Every once in a while, we will receive emails from our readers often asking questions around the same theme, and we thought it will be good to address them here in an article for easier future reference. The most common question asked is - how do we purchase US stocks and how do we track …

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Relooking At Our Investing Strategy After Our US Portfolio Repeatedly Hit All Time High

Over the past few weeks, Mr Budget’s US equity portfolio has swelled from S$80,000 end of last month to now over S$100,000, hence hitting a new milestone in his investment journey! Most of the gains are due to gains from his existing counters, which are continuing to hit their all time high.  We only made …

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Our Current Thoughts On The Local Economy, Investments, And Personal Finance

Following our usual updates on our monthly financial transactions, our monthly expenses update, as well as our Syfe updates, we thought we wanted to share a bit more about where our headspace is right now in terms of our journey towards financial independence.  On our end, although every month Mr and Mrs Budget continue see …

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