Growing up doesn’t feel easy. In the midst of #adulting, we realise we have opinions and preferences that we do want to express and be heard. These may require us to find ways to get along with others, including our peers, such that we can manoeuvre through this world with the support of people we value, while not becoming people pleasers.
Managing others especially...Read More
Ever wondered why the adults look like they know better? For starters, they do have the benefit of experience that is gained through living a longer time. That experience provides knowledge, reducing the fear of the unknown in decision making. Having also lived through failure, adults also know that failure in a particular situation is not the end of the world. This is what it...Read More
The topic of building emotional resilience has been gaining awareness in recent years. Perhaps the older generation may dismiss this as weakness or an unnecessary skill since they coped just fine without it. However even though this generation has been privileged not to have to go through wars or the challenges of the past, technological advancement is a double edged sword. We are more...Read More
Having the ability to make money has always been top-of-mind for people across generations. However, how many of us are able to manage money well? An unstable global job market over the last decade or so has forced Millennials and the younger Gen-Z to take a closer look at financial independence, literacy, and impact – for themselves and their children. Without a doubt, financial empowerment,...Read More
Credits: Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes
Control is but an illusion. Many of us fear uncertainty, we try to prepare for all scenarios in life even though we know that’s impossible. Illness, retrenchment and accidents are all out of our control. We cannot avoid their occurrences, but can only be ready to respond when they occur. Financial resilience is the ability to withstand all...Read More
I come from a middle income family, graduated from an elite girls school, junior college and then a double degree from university. By society’s standards, I should be climbing the corporate ladder, working hard to earn big bucks. Being a non-conformist, I ended up only working full-time for 4 years before deciding that life was too short to be clocking hours at work for corporate...Read More
Money can’t buy happiness but the lack of it can be a source of stress. Financial well-being is the sense of financial security for the present and future. Beside building up our financial provision, having a resilient mindset is also essential for our financial well-being. If you find this infographic useful, here are other articles you may like.
In my last week’s article, I wrote about what skills were necessary to survive in life. Looking back, I am not 100% certain that having the knowledge or being educated on these skills are sufficient for success. After all, it’s one thing to be book-smart, and another to be street-smart.
When I was in my mid 20s, I had friends asking me what they should do with...Read More
When I was 15, I questioned the benefits of learning binomial theorem and its application to my life. 2 decades later, this question still remains unanswered. Today, I am recognised as an adult legally and expected to be an adult. This “adulting” process has been challenging and while I respect that life cannot be as structured as a classroom, there were definitely some...Read More