27 September 2013

Are You Interested in 6~15% Return Annually from Stock Market Investment: Insight

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Most of my friends know that I have involved in stock market investment for years. The very first question they tend to ask me is about the amount of return. Without revealing my actual capital for investment, I normally reply them with a relative value, that is, around 10% annually. After knowing that investment in stock market is only about 10% return annually, most of them appear to be disappointed or to have no more interest to know more about my investment in stock market.

Well, I am quite used to this kind of experiences. In fact, most people rather to spend their time to learn or hear more about "how to be rich in days" instead of "how to maintain 10% annual compound return ".



20 September 2013

Should We Serve Our Companies during Notice Period: Benefits to Serve Notice

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Of course, we should serve our notice period as stated in the contract that agreed by both parties (you and your company). On one hand, it is our responsible to fulfill our agreement or contract. On the other hand, breaching the contract is not a good record and costs us losing our money and precious time.

For example, if you are not going to serve for a two-month notice period, then you need to compensate two months salaries. In other words, you are going to get nothing for working during the next two months. Unless your new job offers an attractive salary that is at least double from your current salary. However, we should bear in mind that there is no free lunch in this world. The amount of salary is always equavalent to the amount of workload and responsible in workplace.



13 September 2013

PayPal in eBay: Transaction STILL cannot be completed - Solution

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Previously I have shared about some tips that suggested by PayPal representative to overcome the error of "Transaction cannot be completed". The suggested solution appears promising. However, it still does not work for me recently.

 

What I have tried

After trying all "the rules of thumb" to use PayPal correctly, I still cannot complete my simple payment. "The rules of thumb" that I tried were:
 
1. Clear cache and cookies. Then, try to complete the payment once more.
2. Using different browser, InPrivate browser, and mobile browser.
2. Try it again within the next 24 to 48 hours
3. Make the payment from other secured network.
4. Request sellers to provide an invoice via their PayPal account to complete the payment.




07 September 2013

Storytelling in Investment - The Three Steps to Tell a Good Story and to Earn Fast Money

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Just like any marketing in this world - if you can tell a good story that convince most of people, then you supposedly can earn attractive reward in a very short time of period.
 
When you understand the idea of storytelling, then you should not be surprised to see many people use their hard earn money to 'invest' an expensive good feeling or dream.
 
In this post, I summarise how a "storyteller" plan and win the game of speculation. The purpose is to increase the awareness so that most of us can get rid of this kind of speculators and protect our hard earn money.




06 September 2013

Value Investing in Stock Market - Friends: Time, Market, Bear, Bull

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Value investing in stock market has been perceived as a very confusing strategy for many people. The reason could be mainly due to the fact that the level of value investing is highly dependent on each individual unique investment philosophy. In general, a successful value investor never tries to degrade other investment strategies (except rumours, gambling or trap). In the same time, successful value investors love to sharing their insight and philosophy with other. In this post, I am going to share with you about what I learn from value investing in stock market.

 

Bear is your Friend

As you know, the main concern of value investors is what kind of business has been bought. In bear market, most people irrationally cheap sell their good business. In other words, it is the best time to cheap buy business for long term benefit.