Money for Manolos

Review of our 3-fund portfolio

Last year, I shared about the 3-fund portfolio that my partner and I created as a means to grow our combined savings. It has been 1.5 years since the inception of this portfolio and it’s about time I review the performance of this portfolio. Recap: What’s in the portfolio At construction, our portfolio consisted of […]

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Tutorial on online Corporate Actions Form Submission

One of the best parts about summer is that it’s dividend season! I receive the bulk of dividends from companies I invested in during this time especially since most of them switched to semi-annual payouts instead of quarterly. This time around, Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust’s (MNACT) has offered DRP for their H2 FY20/21 distribution […]

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Sold: OCBC and DBS

As of today, I am no longer holding directly onto any local bank stocks. I sold off OCBC in February and DBS in March and here’s why. Why I sold OCBC After a holding period of almost 5 years, I made the decision to finally close my position in OCBC after it went slightly above […]

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Distribution Reinvestment Plan: Starhill Global REIT

Starhill Global REIT (SGReit) will be applying its very first Distribution Reinvestment Plan (DRP) to the H1 FY20/21 distribution where a total distribution of $0.0188 per unit to be paid out on 25 March 2021 was declared. What is DRP? DRP stands for Distribution (or dividend for non-trusts) Reinvestment Plan. Under the DRP, unitholders have […]

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Hello there – this is the story of my personal finance journey.

I am your typical salaried worker with typical working hours. Unfortunately but not regrettably, I was never inclined towards numbers and pursued an education in the arts instead.

Everything I learnt about personal finance and investing is self-taught which is why I believe anybody can manage their finances so long as they put in the time and effort to read and educate themselves.

Model answer aside, a part of me knows that not so deep down, I invest to fund my love for shoes, hence the inspiration for the name of this website! 

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