If you’re new to cheerfulegg, welcome! I’m really psyched that you’re here. Virtual high-five!
Or if you just want the quick-and-dirty lowdown, start off with some of my most popular posts:
Small Tweaks: You don’t have to live in a cave if you want to save more. Instead, all you need is a few small tweaks – actions that will help you to save several hundred dollars more every month. I wrote a 33-page ebook on how to implement this in your life, which you can download for free.
$100K by 30: Why Most People Think It’s Impossible. My second-most popular post of all time. Think there’s no way you can save $100K before your 30th birthday? I run the numbers to prove that it’s totally possible. The keyboard warriors on hardwarezone had a blast complaining about this one.
What You Can Do About This CPF Thing: My most popular post ever on my unconventional views on CPF. Was shared like crazy on Facebook, and got picked up by the then-Manpower Minister on his blog (High-five, Mr Tan Chuan Jin!).
How To Start Investing In 3 Days. You don’t have to spend years reading finance books, trying to decipher complicated jargon like “quantitative easing” and “mean-variance frontier.” You’ll learn far more by actually taking action and getting started – so I wrote a free guide that shows you how.
How Anyone Can Retire With $3 Million Dollars. Investing is the easiest, most foolproof way to grow your long-term wealth. In this post, I run the numbers to show how anyone earning a median salary can retire with $3 million buckaroos in the bank.
A Completely Biased Review Of Different Investing Strategies: Confused about all the investing strategies out there? I wrote a detailed guide comparing the main types of investing strategies out there – and which one I think is the best.
Passive investing: Why It Rocks When You’re Young (A guestpost on MoneySmart): I’m a big believer of passively investing in indexes. It’s the most transparent, low-maintenance, and overall awesomesauce investing strategy, especially for young people. Check out why in this post.
Why You Should Buy Anything You Want. Most personal finance blogs are all about telling you NO: No, you can’t go on vacation. No, you can’t buy Starbucks. No, it’s bad to “waste money”. In this post, I lay out my reasons on why it’s perfectly fine to spend on the things you love – if you’re smart about it.
The Automatic Money Jar System: Do you hate budgeting? Me too. That’s why I developed a system that helps me figure out where my money is going every month, with minimal effort. I wrote a 3-part series to help you set up your own Money Jar System:
- Create your money jars
- How to automatically track your savings
- How to track your spending with less effort
10 Lessons I Learnt In My Twenties. I spent my 30th birthday writing this post. It’s full of deep reflections and my own theories about life. You’ve been warned.
5 Things I Learned From My Quest For An Engagement Ring. My fiancee and I spent several months searching for the perfect engagement ring. I distilled down the lessons I learnt in this blogpost – especially useful if you’re looking for an unconventional (non-diamond) ring.
How Much Should You Pay for Your First House? You know how everyone says that you should “buy a house within your means?” Uh, duh. But what does that mean, exactly? In this post, I run the numbers for you to help you figure out how much you should pay for your first house.
Other Cool Stuff To Check Out
Reads: Sweet book recommendations
Twitter (@lioyeo): Cool links and blogpost updates. Plus random things I think about
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