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Dividends are like those little toys you get when you buy Kinder Bueno. Sure, the chocolate tastes awesome and all but hey, the Kinder Surprise is an awesome addition as well! Here, The Motley Fool highlights two things you need to know about dividends and your investments when making decisions:
There are some who think that blue chip stocks are the bastion of investing stability. Huge companies with massive profits – what could go wrong? Well, not so much a Lehman Brothers-like collapse, but The Motley Fool has some advice on putting all your hopes on just any blue chip stock: Read more »
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) proudly announced two days ago that its move to reclassify certain car models in Category A achieved its goal of “retaining models” for the mass market. LTA also presented a whole bunch of numbers showing how the tweak led to a “significant decrease” in the median Open Market Value (OMV) for Category A cars.
The biggest surprise of the Budget 2014 speech actually wasn’t a “surprise.” No, I’m not talking about the vice taxes that have every drinker, smoker, and gambler in Singapore groaning – that really was a surprise. I’m talking about the Pioneer Generation package, which was actually hinted at weeks prior to the budget speech.
Going to the movies on a Friday or Saturday night is one of the few stress relieving activities I enjoy after a long week of rowing the slave galley work. Of course, when I see the atrociously long line at the cinema (full of “hipsters” no doubt), I usually just mutter a few “choice” words to myself, and make my way home.
In Singapore, we do whatever it takes to be the first in everything. It doesn’t matter if we have to drive like Mad Max just to beat the car in front of us to the PIE exit, or charge like a rhino and trample people just to get the only remaining seat on MRT train – we must be first!
Watching last week’s budget speech was a bit like watching one of those seemingly “boring” episodes of The Walking Dead. At first, it appeared like nothing major would come about – but then something completely unexpected happened that shocked all of us into simultaneously proclaiming “WTF!”
Why do we love tales about some scrappy underdog who rises from the depths of poverty to become a hugely successful individual? Simple, it’s because 99% of us are underdogs. In one way or another, we all know what it’s like to suffer at the bottom of the food chain while our so-called “betters” order us around like personal servants.
Who says that you can’t learn anything about money management from playing games? My first lesson came when I was about seven and my older cousins invited me to play a game of cards. They promised me that I could win $20 (hey, don’t laugh – it was a lot back then!). All I had to do was put in my entire life savings ($5 at that time) to join their game.
It would appear that Mark Zuckerberg may have gotten more than he bargained for when he bought WhatsApp for $16b billion. After a series of unfortunate incidents, there’s a new twist in the tale back home in Singapore. Here’s what has happened and our take on 3 alternatives to consider: