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Article published in Yahoo! Finance Singapore.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Some time ago, I was approached by MoneyMatters.SG for permission to re-publish a few of my older articles. I consented as I feel that if more people could access my writings and benefit from my ideas, it would make me very happy.

Today, I found out that an article was re-published in Yahoo! Finance Singapore on 28 November 2012 under the Special Features section. Although edited, the message is intact and the spirit has been retained.

Link here:

If you feel that this article could be useful to your friends or family, please feel free to share it. If we can help people to better themselves and improve their financial health, we should.

Help people to help themselves. I like this. :)

The original post (unedited):
Do you want to be richer?


SnOOpy168 said...

WoW. Looking at the comments, so many short sighted poo.

NVM, I am sure that each is entitled to their opinion and is "smart enough" to make their own choice.

Seriously, sometimes to those who doubt your postings : even if AK's claims are unqualified by a CPA or a Big 4 (not Big6 ah). So what ? They are not getting a cent out of it (except for his advice on the blog) . ^-^

AK71 said...

Hi SnOOpy168,

It is funny how some will say terrible things about people they hardly know.

A link to my blog is provided at the end of the article. If they are interested to find out more about me and my thoughts, they could do so. Not a difficult thing to do.

If they decide to judge me based on one edited article, missing the forest for the trees, well, so be it.

We can only bring a horse to water but whether it would drink is beyond us. :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats AK for making it to Yahoo Finance page! Goes to show how much value there is in your writing!

Totally agree with Snoopy. Unfortunately, people who comment on Yahoo are a rather negative bunch who hates the world. So don't ever let those comments affect you. It's their loss!

We readers here know the true value to your writing!


AK71 said...

Hi Rusty,

This is a first for me and I have to say I am really not prepared for the amount of negativity there is out there. The negative comments I have received here in my blog before are quite civil in comparison. ;p

I gave permission for a total of 5 articles to be re-published and this was the first. I thought that if my writings could reach more people and help make positive changes where required, it would be a good thing. After all, my blog alone has rather limited reach.

Negativity has to be overcome or else it becomes a vicious cycle. Perhaps, I am too much of an optimist...

EY said...

Hi AK,

Obviously there are many 'have-nots' people out there who wish everybody ill. You didn't write for those people, so their comments are of no value to you. Don't read their garbage, just like we would avoid people's flatulence odour (not sure if I should just crudely say 'fart'). :P

BTW, there are many people out there who are overpaid and/or promoted to their level of incompetence. Some may have no competence to begin with. So an article like this will certainly draw venomous spittings when you hit their raw nerves taking about getting a job that pays more. Nevermind, people reap what they sow. What matters is that you wrote with good intentions. :)



AK71 said...

Hi Endrene,

Thanks for adding oil for me. I appreciate it.

I wrote the article to inspire people, to show that it is possible for regular workers to make a difference in their financial health. They must want it bad enough and be determined to make a start and stay on track.

The article was not written for bosses of big, successful businesses. It was written for regular salaried folks.

I find it strange because I thought people who feel that their finances are poor and would like to do better should be motivated to do make positive changes in their lives which really starts with having the right attitude.

Perhaps, the negative responses have something to do with the edited version of my blog post. I thought the original, unedited version has more "oomph". Haha.. ;p

hjteo said...

Hi AK,
I think the article really contains quite a few nuggets of financial wisdom. The lack of good comment there is probably one of the things Singaporeans got to speak out too - as well as looking at the things positively.
One thing I have learned during the recent Std Charter Marathon - to overtake slower runners - I either got to take a longer loop around them or to open my mouth to tell them I am coming through (and to which they will open a gap). I am learning to use the latter.

Keep blogging AK and thanks for your articles.

AK71 said...

Hi hjteo,

Thank you for the encouragement. :)

I guess you must have asked politely for slower runners to give way during the marathon? Haha... ;)

I am disappointed by the lack of civility in many of the comments and how quick they were to judge. I doubt they visited my blog to get a more complete picture of the things I say and do.

Oh, well, it's no skin off my nose.

ML said...

Hey AK,

I have been following your blog for sometime and it really inspire me to start building my passive income!

Don't give up, you are doing a great job here =)


AK71 said...

Hi ML,

I am always happy to learn that my blog has inspired people to take action so as to have a more secure financial future. I am sure you will see the rewards soon enough.

Thank you for the encouragement. :)

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