What would you do if you receive $1 million dollar tomorrow?

I read an article about what you should do when you win the lottery. It was written by a well-known financial planner based here in Brisbane.

Now, setting aside the lottery part, just imagine ourselves in that position. What would you do if you were to receive $1 million dollar tomorrow?

If it was me, perhaps I would:

– Leave the money in FD-like accounts until I graduate.
– After graduation, I’d take out some to pay for my CPL/IR and Flight Instructor Rating Course.
– At the same time, acquire some investment properties and also set up a share portfolio.

It sure is nice to daydream huh? πŸ˜€

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Blogging Your Way to Financial Freedom

Blogging your way to financial freedom. Is it really possible? Personally, I’m rather sceptical. Unless you’re giving full-time attention to it and have a vast network of blogs and websites, then it’s hard I reckon. It’s possible, but it’s hard.

Being a blogger is just another job. You can create some side income with it like what Kenny Sia and a few others have done but I doubt that one can classify that as a passive income. It’s not really an investment-like venture. The reason is that if one neglects his blog, not much money can be made. Also, a lot of efforts need to be put to market your blog. Blogging professionally is more business-like I think.

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Job Interview: Do you tell the truth?

As I about to enter the next phase of my life, new set of questions come to mind. One of it is about job interviews.

I’ve always wondered one thing about job interviews. Do people usually tell the truth about themselves or do they sugar-coat things to make it sound much better?

Really, I believe that everybody has their own weaknesses. So, when asked by potential employers, how does one go about explaining their weaknesses ‘diplomatically’?

Lying is a definite no-no I reckon. What do you guys usually do?

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One should not have high expectations

Last semester at uni, a lecturer gave one of the silliest statements I’ve ever heard in my entire life.

According to her, one ‘should not have high expectations’. One should ‘lower their expectations’ so as not to get ‘disappointed’.

What in the world??? What a way to educate your students huh?

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Thomson Airways Safety Video 2009 (The cutest ever!!!!)

Have a look at Thomson Airways’ safety video. Creative and cute! ^_^

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A Mercedes-Benz as a Graduation Present

When I first started trading and going into small-time ventures here in Australia, I had set an objective. I told myself, when it’s time to return to Malaysia, I was going to bring back a Mercedes SLK 200 Kompressor with me. Hehehe πŸ˜›

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One of my early trades… and the most memorable one!

I’ve done many trades since I first began participating in the financial market a number of years ago. But I have to say that this particular trade was the most memorable one.

What company did I trade? It was Zinifex Ltd., a mining company that has since been taken over by another company.

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Why do I like to blog about money?

Why do I like to blog about money? Because it has been an interesting journey in itself!

Here are some other reasons:

1. I want to be financially free and wealthy one day.

2. Learn from people. For example, about ASB’s maximum amount. I didn’t know about this before.

3. Improve my writings. Even if my writings may be construed as a little informal, it does give me some practice.

4.Get inputs from people. People might not agree with me but if everything is kept civilised, I’m fine with it. After all, it was said that “Perbezaan pendapat adalah satu rahmat.” Sometimes, before I write, it forces me to do more research (through the net, through the books, through people) to improve the accuracy of my writings (although sometimes, I have to admit that accuracy is a tad compromised).

5. My arguments may be weak but I believe by writing more and more about it, I will be able to improve.

6. Share my ideas with the world (even though sometimes people may not agree and can viciously attack me through e-mails and comments).

7. Perhaps blogging could boost my confidence a little bit? Give me the courage to share ideas with people?

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Nadlique and Stock Trading

One of my biggest passions is the financial market. The financial market gives me joy and satisfaction.

Similar to photography and flying, I was interested in shares since I was a kid. I didn’t understand a thing about shares of course but I was intrigued nevertheless. I did try to ask my father about it but I didn’t really grasp the full understanding of what shares were all about.

Often, I kept on insisting my dad to buy some shares for me but those requests were always responded by “Nak beli ada duit ke?”. Hehe πŸ˜›

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Pleasure and Sorrow: Which is a better teacher?

I walked a mile with Pleasure;
She chatted all the way;
But left me none the wiser
For all she had to say.

I walked a mile with Sorrow,
And ne’er a word said she;
But, oh! The things I learned from her,
When Sorrow walked with me.

– Robert Browning Hamilton –

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