Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Personal Experience on Saving and Investment Journey (Year 2016)

Hello everyone!

2016 is a pretty calm year for me as I did not switch job, did not do much investment and also not much changes in the financial plan for myself. The only big changes is my marital status, I am married last year!

My saving journey for the year of 2016 was quite stable and I did not really over spend too much although I have to cover the wedding expenses (which cost around 20K). Luckily my wife also tries to help me to ease my finance by chipping in in some of the expenses like our Korea honeymoon and furniture expenses.

With these, I manage to head towards my goal of 160K before I hit 29 years old (which includes CPF). I raise my expectation to 160K not because I want to achieve more (of course the more the better) but I want to have a buffer and able to purchase a bigger house for my family as 150K  can only translate to the home price of 650,000 worth and in the size of the flat it is just 592 square feet (if the price is $1100 psf). 592 square feet is pretty small, although might be okay for small family, but I still prefer to get a bigger size condo for my family and also high floor.

So with the raise of the target, it sets me go towards my goal in achieving that. I think it goes pretty well! Now I am in 91% and more will come and I believe (if my calculation is correct), I am able to hit my target in May (earliest) or June (latest)

One more thing to my reader, just focus on your goal but at the same time, do spend the money on yourself as you need to reward yourself during the process in the saving journey. This way, you then able to motivate yourself to work harder to achieve better results!

Last thing, my blog hit 100K view!

1 comment:

  1. Hello James. Your story is quite inspiring. It takes a lot of self-discipline. Strong mindset to achieve your financial goal. Congratulations in hitting your blog too! I hope you could share more stories about your #investing journey.

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