Hard assets, such as art, antiques & collectibles, as a form of investment alternative? Well, perhaps these could be the following reasons. Assets of such, often retain their value as inflation rises, and they can also provide balance to other asset classes that suffer more from rising costs. Collectibles include everything from high-priced antiques, gems, works of art and many others. 1) What makes collectibles valuable? Some collectibles are valuable because they are creations born of talent, skill and workmanship.
With the Internet’s power to create different debates and to fuel the flames of negativity, it is essential to shed a light on positive stories. Stories that focus on human acts of random kindness can make your warm your hearts. These positive stories are guaranteed to make you feel hopeful about our growing species. Who knows? It may even inspire you to do good yourself. On that note, here are some random acts of kindness that will make your hearts
Peer-to-peer lending, or P2P lending, utilizes technology and big data to connect investors and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) looking for business funding. To investors, it provides them with an opportunity to earn passive income by financing business loans for SMEs. In Southeast Asia, P2P lending has witnessed significant growth in recent years, led predominantly by Singapore. To date, around 60 platforms are currently operating in the online lending and crowdfunding space, which have become an increasingly popular alternative investment
One of the pastimes that my father has passed on to us was betting on the lottery. Whether you are an avid fan of the 4D or TOTO, many people believe that winning these can give them a shot to be a crazy rich Asian overnight. Reality check! That is not the case for many of us. In fact, a recent Facebook post showed that you can earn a significant amount of money by saving your “lottery funds”. Eilin Tan
One of the most significant transitions in your life is about to begin. In a blink of an eye, you have reached your 60s. Retirement may not be a pressing concern for most of your working life, but it is surely happening soon. The sense of urgency stimulates your awareness. You will begin to pay close attention to insurance commercials and to the company’s retirement benefits. You will go through your CPF savings and analyze whether it is enough. How