It all started with "Salary in. Save. Repeat" many years back. We all know the inflation in Singapore can be a nightmare for Savers, particularly with the low savings interest rates in our local banks. However, "Salary in. Save. Repeat" gave me a good foundation to build a sizable portfolio when I started to invest.
Discipline is still the key
At the end of the day, a mantra doesn't mean anything if you do not have the discipline to execute it religiously. Ask any fitness enthusiast, their good fitness, good body and good health did not appear overnight. It was years of effort.
Many people will be enticed by get-rich-in-months schemes or training courses. But I still believe in the most traditional method of taking a step at a time to build my wealth. This is just my personal opinion. I am not bashing any get-rich-in-months schemes or training courses. These trainers had put in years of effort to build such expertise. These courses could kick start your investment journey but you still have to build your expertise over time.
Discipline + Right Knowledge is probably a better way of putting it. Salary in. Invest. Re-invest. Repeat.
To sum-up, reasons for doing it:
1. I can't rely on bank interest rates. 2. I need my money to work for me. 3. I really do not want to have to work during my retirement years. 4. Most importantly, it has become part of my DNA to do it.