Through this journey of using blogger as a platform to jot down my thoughts, I'm really thankful and fortunate to learn from many wise seniors along the way. While I do not consider myself as a blogger or writer, I'm heartened that some readers enjoy my post.
It's really encouraging to receive emails from readers as well as comments from various seniors around that educate me through their series of informative articles and comment.
Recently, I've chanced upon a pretty significant amount of 'fake news' lurking around the various social media platforms to social influencer and even to bloggers.
This reminds of a post by STE earlier in February this year about fake news.
Here's a snapshot of STE's blog:
|Source: STE's Stock Investing Journey|
Indeed. I thought to myself.
While I do not know the real idea behind some blogger's mentality towards blogging. Mine is simple and I've stated it in my very first post - to jot down on my journey towards financial freedom and to learn.
Perhaps like what STE wrote up there, to gain revenues in whatever form, be it advertising or promoting his/her own courses.
Some might be even here to 'boast' about what they 'have'.
There are indeed many ways to beautify things!
Inflating your account by various means? Playing around with mathematical equations?
I'm sorry but please don't hit me!
The generation today has evolved to one that uses social platform to 'brag' isn't it?
Or maybe for some to achieve self-satisfaction!?
I don't know. Beats me. I'm a simple guy and I really don't know that much.
Maybe if I ever find my second half and get married with kids, this blog is going to be a gift from Daddy to share on his journey. It might look good, it might look terrible. I have no idea. But I hope that if ever this happens, this will be a good 'Daddy's history book' for my kiddo.
Will my kid be surprised or doubt Daddy's actual financial situation when he is 19?
Are you sure this crazy 19 year old fella really has that money?
To my kid: Here's Daddy's CDP Account Statement
|sleepydevil's CDP statement (end 31/03/18)|
Daddy didn't lie, right?
Remember that being transparent and honest is an important virtue!
Once again, Daddy has been lucky this far as an 'investor'.
At this point of writing, he has yet to see any Nobita's attack on our local equities market. Perhaps, that's when he will chop his fingers!
To acknowledge this, I do not feel that I'm a good investor, writer or even a 19-year old peer. I've still many many things to learn about. I am really not.
I should only say that I'm lucky that my self-actualization comes early.
I'm glad if ever, this CDP statement above comes in useful for any millenial to motivate them into personal finance.
Once again, I do not advocate buying/selling anything nor investment.
But what the big deal with this?
Showing off his 19-year-old CDP/CPF account statement?
That's not the case Ah Boy or Girl.. Remember to work hard and save diligently. Else, there wouldn't even be a chance for you to beautify your accounts! Papa won't beautify your account for no reasons!!
Larger number and bigger account size are really nice and there will be many changing factor with that. But one must remember:
It's never on how successful you are by using leverage nor how lucky you are, although luck plays a fair share.
It's neither how successful you are by getting a big lump sum by your parents.
If you wonder how, please take a look at the few posts below to get a better idea.
Or maybe.. I'm not that simple and I like to complicate things..
Remember.. Don't hit me!
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The 19-Year-Old - Year Review, Reflection and 2018 Resolution
How Many Account does this 19-Year-Old have?
Polytechnic Student with $3.63 As Net Worth - 1 Year Later
My 19-Year-Old CPF Account - For Millennials & Young Adults
A Letter To My 30-Year-Old Self, 10 Years Ago