How to claim DIY non-concessional superannuation contribution as concessional superannuation contribution? I like the simplicity of depositing additional super contributions at any time without having it set up with payroll. Without extra paperwork, the additional contribution amount can be $50, $1,000 or anything in between. At the end of the financial year, I could then… Continue reading Concessional Super Contribution
The final months of 2021 have been a deja vu all over again. It seems almost identical to the previous year with yet another variant of corona virus still raging on. Financially, 2021 had been a good year – plenty of new lessons, and exciting period of watching the portfolio slowly growing over time. Some… Continue reading Portfolio Update December 2021
Find out what cryptocurrencies are, how to invest, and a few helpful tips on managing your personal finances.
It’s 2021, and the pandemic is not quite over yet. Although, in Sydney, we are very lucky that the pandemic is well under control, as life is returning to the ‘old-normal’. The last two quarters had been the quarters of growth in the equity assets. Not so much if you are invested in bonds. I… Continue reading Portfolio update May 2021
2020 is almost over. What a year it has been. At the end of this weird year, sharemarkets all around the world are recovering strongly even more than ever. Of course, the sharemarkets are not the representative of how the economy is doing. I wish many things can be simpler and more straight forward than… Continue reading Portfolio Update December 2020
List of must-have pantry items before you start Cooking oil – There are many different oil you can use for cooking. If you are low on budget a bottle of olive oil or grapeseed oil is good enough. You cannot cook at high temperature using olive oil though, so be aware Salt & pepper Raw… Continue reading How to Cook Ten Recipes for Under $10 from Scratch?
Here is my current asset allocation in September 2020. Some of the current allocation % are way off the new target %. REIT is a bit too risky for me at the moment. I am not a fan of its recent performance and how much risks REIT assets carry. I will actively reduce my exposure… Continue reading Portfolio Update September 2020 – COVID recovery
Are you single? Yes or No Do you have kids under 18 years old? Yes or No – Two questions before you start When we talk about life insurance in Australia. We talk about three different types of coverage: life insurance, income protection and total and permanent disability (TPD) cover. If you already have life… Continue reading How to choose the right level of life insurance cover in Australia?
The portfolio has grown by almost 4% since March. The modest growth is mostly due to the overall ASX market going up after RBA announced two interest rate cuts. Most holdings in the ASX is probably overpriced at this stage – not a good time to buy unless there is a good dividend on offer.… Continue reading Australian Shares Portfolio – September 2019
Here is my current holding of ASX-listed shares as part of my larger portfolio – currently at 15.1% return since inception. I use simplywall.st to keep track of any price movement. My exposure to the Australian market is way too high. I look forward to mitigating this in the near future. The Australian sharemarket is… Continue reading Australian Shares Portfolio – March 2019