Monthly Archives: March 2007

Yoyo momentum of the STI Index

This week’s Singapore stock market is indeed falling and rising like a yoyo. The Straits Times Index (STI) closing from Monday to Friday were: Date                       Close             +/- from previous Close 26 Mar (Mon)          3204.55          -1.27 27 Mar (Tue)            3234.11          +29.56 28 Mar … Continue reading

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Do Nothing

My first posting to my Blog was on 9 October 2006. Since then I have written 99 blog entries covering Living Tips (57) and Financial Tips (42). This is my 100th blog entry and I wanted to mark this occasion … Continue reading

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“Drop the pink elephant” by Bill McFarlan

Drop the Pink Elephant The author of the book of the same title, Bill McFarlan, is a journalist, broadcaster and Managing Director of a Britain’s media consultancy firm. The book reveals how to avoid the deadly trap of allowing poor … Continue reading

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Simplicity: The New Competitive Advantage in a World of More, Better, Faster

Simplicity in this hyper-turbulent age Simplicity: The New Competitive Advantage in a World of More, Better, Faster is a book written by Bill Jensen, President and CEO of the Jensen Group, a firm specialising in Change Management. We live in … Continue reading

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Keeping house and looking after the family

You will never appreciate what stay-at-home mothers do if you spent your days in office focusing on your career. What you see when you come home are a clean house, hot meals for dinner, clothes cleaned and ironed, the children … Continue reading

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Read financial news to stay ahead of investors

If you are investing in shares listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX), it pays to read the Business Times. There are several journalists who are also analysts writing on pertinent financial news. They do research, consolidate the findings and … Continue reading

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Taking a 5-month break from full-time employment

I have been working for 25 years since 1981. On 11 October 2006, I left my last job and took a 5-month break without attempting to find another. I wanted to plan my next career path and needed time to … Continue reading

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