All posts tagged Financial freedom

Are you stuck in the rut or do you have freedom of life choices?

Posted on Feb 8, 2017 in Articles by 0 Comments

There is a big difference between working hard and being a slave.

True hard work - allows you to keep at least some of your production for yourself, whereas the made-up idea of hard work in our society is nothing but a code word for dedicated slavery.

Dedicated slavery - working 60-hour-work-weeks to produce for others above his or her pay-grade and to make others richer; always looking forward to weekends and holidays hoping to escape the dreaded crucibles; and perhaps a big fat year-end bonus to feed the latest BMW and a big condo mortgage.

The 3-3-5 Rule and Financial Freedom

Posted on Jul 15, 2014 in Articles, Financial Freedom by 0 Comments

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In a recent blog post, fellow contributor Property Soul shared her rules on buying a property you can afford, what she called the “3-3-5” rule. http://www.propwise.sg/can-you-afford-your-home-a-simple-affordability-test

A Propwise.sg reader JC wrote in to comment that Rule #3 was unrealistic and overly conservative.

The Boring Secret to Getting Rich is…

Posted on Apr 22, 2013 in Articles, Financial Freedom by 1 Comment

On day, a rich dad took his son on a trip; he wanted to show him how poor people live.

They spent time on a farm of a poor family.

On the way home, dad asked, “Did you see how poor they are? What did you learn?”

Son said, “We have one dog, they have four dogs.”

“We have a pool, they have rivers.”

“We have lanterns at night, they have stars”

“We buy our organic food, they grow theirs.”

“We have walls from our expensive houses to protect us, they have friends.”

“We have nice cars to drive and show others, they have freedom of time with their love ones.”

“We have latest tech gadgets; they have real touch & love.”

The son said, “Thanks dad for showing me how poor we are.” 

The Tiny Frogs

Posted on Sep 18, 2012 in Coffee Talk by 0 Comments

coffee-talkThere was once a bunch of tiny frogs, who arranged running competition. The goal was to reach the top of a very high tower. A big crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer on the contestants. The race began.

Honestly: No one in the crowd really believed that the tiny frogs would reach the top of the tower. You heard statements such as:

“Oh, WAY too difficult!!”

“They’ll NEVER make it to the top”

“Not a chance that they’ll succeed. The tower is too high”

The tiny frogs began collapsing. One by one…

…except for those who, in a fresh tempo, were climbing higher and higher…

The crowd continue to yell:

“It’s too difficult! No one will make it!”

Say Say Only, All Up To You!

Posted on Sep 5, 2012 in Coffee Talk by 0 Comments

coffee-talkDreams vs Goals

A goal has a process.

Many people wants to get rich, buy that house, buy that car, get out of the rat race, lead that life, but why do they fail? The reason is most people have dreams but do not focus on the process necessary to achieve their dreams. For example, many people want to lose weight but what gets in their way of achieving their goal is the process of change in diet and exercise.

Most people dream, complain, whine, and give excuses. So instead of achieving their goal, their dream of a healthier, more attractive body remains a dream.

The other day, my fitness trainer said how envy he was with me, “How I wish to be like you and not have to worry about work on a weekday afternoon!”

Thanking him for his compliment, I asked, “How do you plan on making your dreams come true?”

His reply was, “I don’t know. I guess I’ll just keep dreaming.”

The process is as important as the goal. So any goal without a process is just a dream. And any goal without a change in one’s daily routine is also a dream.