• Investing Guide,  Long Read

    My Stock Investing Workflow: A Step-by-Step Guide

    A common phrase I hear is “I want to invest in stocks but I don’t know how to start”. My usual reply to this is, “It’s not that hard to learn, just gotta start somewhere.” For a while, I felt like people just didn’t want to put in the time and effort to learn. After all, there are so many free resources out there to help you get started. These days I’m much more forgiving in my opinion. People just don’t have the time nor can afford to put in the effort to learn. They have jobs, families, relationships and so many other commitments to worry about. I don’t blame…

  • Long Read,  Personal Finance,  Personal Growth

    5 Financial Personality Types That Affect Your Money Habits

    Sometime last month, I conducted a small personal finance workshop. One of the things we discussed is how our personality types can affect how we handle money. The diverse ways people approach money comes down to things like our upbringing, education, employment status, and where we are in life. It’s often overlooked that how we behave as a person affects how we view money, spending, saving and investing. I’m a firm believer that in order for us to be better at managing money, we must first understand what makes us tick. There are five common personality types we can broadly categorize ourselves into. 1) The Spender We all have that…

  • Career,  Long Read,  Personal

    Reflecting on My Gap Year

    Today marks the one year anniversary of the day I left my corporate job and entered into self-employment. Recently, I’ve started calling this period a gap year instead. Sure, I did some independent work during my time off but I wasn’t exactly self-employed by the textbook definition. While I spent half the year working myself to the bone only to realize I’ve put myself in a worse position than when I had a full-time job and the other half, well, I didn’t work much. At exactly the one year mark, I’m back at a crossroads again. One Year Ago I vividly remember the months leading up to my resignation. I told my…