Reader’s Story: Ups and Down, The Journey Towards Financial Security and Retirement

This story comes from a reader who kindly shares his experience in managing his finance and investment. His story represents many Malaysian’s real experience with all levels of financial maturity and income. My name is David (not real name) and currently working as a salesperson in a health care industry. I am 36 and married…

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May Speed Be With You

How long does it take on average for your ideas to transform into actions? Ideas with no follow-up actions are worth-less. They do not benefit us in whatever way at all. They might even frustrate us when we later found out that others too have come up with ideas almost as identical and as brilliantly…

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Years of living dangerously

Today, it is much easier than ever to start a business – harder to scale it no doubt. One and two generations ago, it was very hard to start one especially when one has no adequate connection or start-up capital. But it was much easier, much safer, or even much more rational to remain as…

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If You Want to Migrate to Australia, Here Are Six Things to Watch Out For!

For Malaysians and Singaporeans who want to migrate to Australia, here is my latest list of six things to watch out for. 1. Migration Agents Registration: For most people who are seriously considering their prospect of migrating to Australia, they would go to a migration agent (based in Malaysia or Singapore). Before you even visit…

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Can a book change your life?

Books are the simplest yet most powerful tool in transforming lives. They can provoke us to think.They can prompt us to challenge the status quo. They can compel us to act, change and transform our lives in ways that could otherwise be impossible in a world without books. Make no mistake. Books are not just…

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How Can Malaysian & Singaporean Parents Acquire A Small Property In Australia

Of late, we have been getting some letters from our readers asking for our modest opinions on the issue of property buying in Australia. Today, we want to specifically talk about the student accommodation near university campuses. One of the USPs (unique selling propositions) that the advertisers and developers are highlighting is of course the…

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Learning German language – from an investment point of view

Most Malaysian parents are very concerned about the command of their children’s English which is arguably the most important language in the world. It is hard to deny the importance of English today. The number of English centres that have grown over the last few years in Malaysia is strong proof that English is being…

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Why Kids Need To Do House Chores Will Help With Family Finance?

The most economically productive people in a household are usually the two parents. But most of the time, in Australia, the two parents will do most of the chores in the household. The rationale is that their kids could not do them well. Also, the parents want their kids to have more time to focus…

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An Insight To How To Do Something That You Passionate About Successfully by Joyce Ng

On the Tuesday of 10 September 2013, Ilja and Ken interviewed the young, multi-talented, energetic and fast-talking journalist-cum-entrepreneur Ms Joyce Ng. Ms Ng, a Malaysian, is the founder and editor of JOM Magazine,which according to her, is the first and only Malaysian community magazine in Australia. The bi-monthly English publication features stories, news, articles that…

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Why Train Your Brain, An Interview with Tansel Ali – The Memory Expert

Tansel Ali is the founder and director of Yellow Elephant Memory Pty Ltd and was 3 Times Australian Memory Champion.The story of Tansel Ali is very interesting. We had been extremely fortunate to have our good friend Tansel on board this book project despite his busy schedule. We met with Tanselon 3 December 2013 to…

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