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Rookie Investor : A Tale Of Perseverance

His path had always been difficult, with all his businesses closing down, but the will to achieve something to call his own drove him towards success It’s always inspiring to see people who once fell but got back up again finally succeed, especially those who live by the saying, “fall ...

Tough Times – What Should We Focus On

I recently read an article that resonated with me.  It was a young man named Adam, (name changed for confidentiality) who faced a lot of challenges in trying to keep pace pace with the high cost of living in Kuala Lumpur.  Adam earned a fairly decent income of RM4,000 per ...

Buying A Home For Own Stay – Should We Buy It Just Because We “Like” It?

In my article this month, I’d like to share some people’s investment philosophy (or lack there of it) when it comes to buying their own homes for own stay (Let’s term an Own Stay Home as “Residential Home” for ease of discussion). More often than not, some well meaning folks will ...

Be A Balanced All Rounder

Don’t Just Learn How To Borrow & Invest.  Learn How To Earn More Too! Happy Chinese New Year! For those of you newly acquainted to me, I believe in being a Balanced All-rounder.  I am a father and husband, senior employee, investor & writer.  I do my best to excel from ...

With limited wealth, stay focused on building it up

The prices of condos in certain areas have reached RM1 million even for just a slightly over 1,000 sq ft unit. There’s already no way for me to buy these units anymore even if I worked harder. It’s too late. I might as well just keep renting. Everyone my age ...

How Does The Ringgit’s Fall Impact Local And Foreign Property Buyers?

“What I foresee is luxury project developers gearing up with more attractive packages or marketing campaigns aimed at attracting foreign investors in the coming months” The Malaysian property market in general, particularly Iskandar, is going through a difficult cooling period right now. This is partly due to the launching of many ...

Beware Of False Assumptions

There are two big assumptions every investor seeking capital appreciation makes: 1. When it comes time to sell there will be a purchaser who wants to buy the property and 2. That purchaser will be willing to pay more than you did when you bought.  While these assumptions appear common sense, ...

The Importance Of Measuring & Monitoring

  Investing where you rely on your skills, expertise and experience will always – over a medium to long term – outperform speculators who rely on luck.  One skill sophisticated investors implement time and time again to drive profits higher is with careful measuring and management of their money and investments. Indeed, ...

Global Real Estate Investment

A look into real estate investment from a variety of perspectives   As investors, irrespective of whether we are novices, veterans, or in between, it is always useful to ask, “How can I use real estate to achieve financial freedom in today’s property market?” When I started investing it was a matter of ...

Demand for shariah compliant properties

The Islamic Capital Market (ICM) has come a long way since its beginning in the 1960s, stemming from the response to tremendous oil wealth, and is today one of the fastest growing segments of the global financial industry with assets estimated to be more than USD2 trillion. The ICM is where ...