Part 1 explains the tangible aspects of successful wealth management. While it is important to have a set of rules or tools to plan and manage your wealth, it is even more important to have the correct psychological attributes.
As with any other tasks, to be able to manage and grow your wealth successfully, you need to set goals. When you set a goal, complete it. Do not set impractical task. Having an impractical task often disheartened your enthusiasms over time. As a consequence, you will give up more easily.
If your monthly take home household income is S$8k, do not set goals of saving S$7k, and then try to cut every single expense possible as if the world is heading for ultimate poverty.
Or if your average take home salary is S$4k and planning to get married in 3 years time, do not set a goal of investing S$3.5k or even S$3k capital each month. You will need the money in 3 years time and there is no guarantee that your stock capital can be preserve. Even barring unforeseen crisis, why do you want to torture yourself with such low expenditure and possibly have people around you start detesting your “Super Kiam” (stingy or cheap) behavior.
Take care of your family, for they are more important than your wealth. What is the use of having all the wealth when you have no one to share with?
We desire riches but often when opportunity appears before us, the spirit of procrastination from within urges various delays in our acceptance. In listening to it we become our own worst enemies!
If the opportunity arises, we need to have the wisdom of making a "payment" - a decision immediately when we are convinced that our bargain is wise!
To attract good luck, it is necessary to take advantage of opportunity.
Men of action are favored by good luck. Action will lead you forward to the successes desired.
It is important to be financially free as early as possible but make sure we are not "suffering" in the process gaining financial freedom.
What is the use of having all the money and yet being too stingy to spend to experience the things you love. If you are rich and love travelling, it's better to see Great Wall, Eiffel Tower or Pyramid with your eyes rather than seeing them in pictures. If you are very rich and adore Ferrari, buy one to experience it! Why give yourself so many restrictions in life, we only live once to enjoy the things your love. After you reap what you sow, you are most deserving to enjoy the fruit!
Have you ever come across people who has tens of millions and yet worry about tens of dollars? These people will only part their wealth with an agenda or when there is a return, even if it means just few dollars or cents. They are rich in their bank account but cheap in personality. Ironically I know and heard many cases of such people, often have children that are lavish and splurge on their wealth.
It is correct to say, earn and save now and enjoy it later! But if you defer the "later" to retirement in 20 to 30 years time, please pray that you are healthy or accident-free always. Remember life is unpredictable. Refer to my earlier blog where unpredictable death angel summon my broker. Work hard and then play hard with a balance lifestyle.
Life is short and how many “ten” years do we really have in life?
Work, Work, Enjoy! Work, Work, Enjoy! Work, Work, Enjoy! .......
Lastly I end this post with a song by Jessie J - Price Tag.
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