Wednesday, June 8, 2016

3 Valuable Things I Gained From My Investing Journey (Money Is Not One Of It)

Time flies, it has been almost 2 years and 3 months since I first started this blog, as well as my investing journey. After more than 730 posts and 1,500 comments, I am still going strong with my blog as well as my investment. 

As I mentioned before, prior to this journey, Accounting or Finance is my Achilles Heel and I never thought of seeing myself get my hand "dirty" with the "game" of shares investment (you see, prior to this, I always view share investment as a form of gambling and luck is the most critical factor. Of course, I've changed my mind now even though am still believed that luck do still play a part in it). 

So, what have I gained or learnt throughout all these years, besides money? Note : the reason why I excluded money from it is because as at to date, my minion portfolio is still experiencing with double-digits paper loss ;-) 

Here we go, the 3 most valuable things that I've gained so far :

If I really have to put a measurement on my financial literacy progress from a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the best), I think I've moved a notch or two from say level 3 to 5. There are much more to be learnt but being an avid reader, I can always reading and learning along the way. 

I count this as the most valuable and surprising gain as it is never part of my plan when I started off this journey. Managed to get to know up-close and personal with  a bunch of cool and friendly liked-minded peer financial bloggers is godsend. You know who you are, let's keep this friendship 长长久久 !

From a noob to non-so-noob in the financial world, I've expanded my writing scope from mostly movies to personal finance stuff (especially those posts involving numbers), it has tremendous impact (positively, I hope... maybe) to my style of writing or blogging. 

What about you? What are your top 3 non-monetary gains from your investment journey?



  1. Hi Richard,

    Congratulations on reaching this blogging milestone. Like you, I am always excited when my blog reaches a certain milestone. Personally for me, the top 3 non-monetary gains will be a sense of fulfillment, being able to make a difference in others and widen of perspectives.

    SG Wealth Builder

    1. Hi Gerald, thanks for dropping and sharing of your inspiring 3 things ;-)


  2. Wait till yr portfolio showing xxx% growth you will have plenty of friends jio you out for coffee. Lol

    1. CW8888 : Is it true? Can I jio you for kopi? lol

  3. There a few key things that I learned investing my money. First, it hones critical thinking skills. There is a lot noise in the market, what are those that we need to focus on for us to be successful?

    Next is humility. I am not even mostly right. When I am right, am I right for the reasons I bought the investment or just plain lucky? This includes saying "Don't know and I need more information".

    The biggest impact in investing is I am more conscious in my biases. I am a fan of behavioural economics.

    1. Bigcatblue : Thanks for dropping by and provide your valuable sharing...


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