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Old 06-06-2015, 03:48 PM
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Default Career switcher with student debts, how to do financial planning?

I'm 34 years old, and have been taking a circuituous career route from private to nonprofit sector, which has also seen me living in several countries. All in all, I have lived a spiritually rich life. Now, I'm worried about material security.

I'm now switching career for the final time, and doing a MA to achieve that.

Because I've never had alot of savings to play around with, I've never considered financial planning but I think, even with the debts I have now, I should at least learn about it.

Would you be able to share what's the best 'dummy's guide' that can help me amplify money? I have zilch financial literacy -I don't know what's a dividend from a stock.

Thanks in advance

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(1) Earn more - through employment as well as passive income

(2) Spend less

(3) Pay off bad debt, if any

(4) Save more - at least secure an emergency fund worth at least 6 months of expenses

(5) Invest to generate a passive income - if you are financially illiterate as you claim to be, start reading books and online websites (posts by forummers will not begin to teach you a fraction of all there is to learn)

(6) Reinvest your investment returns to generate more passive income

(7) Repeat from step 1

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Thanks for the quick reply.

What resources would you consider to be helpful for a first-timer like me? I have attempted 'Rich Dad, poor Dad'. Since I don't even have the excess money, I can't buy a property as he advised.

Any Singapore-specific resources I can read? I say 'Singapore' because I'm already struggling to understand financial concepts, so I need to understand SG landscape and the options it has first.



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://learn.moneysmart.sg/investing/#investing

://blog.moneysmart.sg/

://singaporeanstocksinvestor.blogspot.sg/
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ah, I do have moneysmart on my FB feed as it makes financial stuff so easy to understand. Will add the other, and go through them. thanks!
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