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Forum: Income and Jobs 17-01-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,437
Posted By quek
Estimate your peak annual income

I find that this is a good way to exchange salary info with friends and relatives without revealing too much about one’s current salary.

It’s also less intrusive to ask someone to estimate his or...
Forum: Income and Jobs 04-07-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 97,672
Posted By quek
I think Google, Facebook and even Microsoft are...

I think Google, Facebook and even Microsoft are safe bets.
Forum: Income and Jobs 14-01-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 24,706
Posted By quek
SVPs in banks

Hi, just a curious question.

Is it true that Senior Vice Presidents (SVP) earn between 200k and 300k SGD in banks in Singapore? Seems there is not much difference between local banks and foreign...
Forum: Income and Jobs 17-10-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,420
Posted By quek
I do not know if my 5 good years will ever come,...

I do not know if my 5 good years will ever come, or have they already gone past me unceremoniously and insignificantly?
Forum: Income and Jobs 16-10-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,420
Posted By quek
Thanks for all the responses. I like the "make...

Thanks for all the responses. I like the "make hay while the sun shines" advice.

I work in an MNC with a small presence in Asia. Before age caught up with me, I used to think that the sky is the...
Forum: Income and Jobs 15-10-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,420
Posted By quek
what happens in your 40s / 50s

I'll be hitting the big 4-O very soon. As I'm just a middle manager, I think I may have already hit a plateau in my career.

I have some questions which I constantly worry about:

1. Is it much...
Forum: Investments and Net Worth 16-07-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 78,385
Posted By quek
The closest that I can think of is to put your...

The closest that I can think of is to put your savings into good stocks that give out regular dividends.

When you need cash, just sell some of the stocks - since they are good, their prices...
Forum: Investments and Net Worth 16-07-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 78,385
Posted By quek
By "passive" do you mean you don't have to expend...

By "passive" do you mean you don't have to expend effort? I don't think there are too may avenues out there that give you income without you working for it and without you investing capital in it.
...
Forum: Investments and Net Worth 14-07-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,866
Posted By quek
You should factor a max of 20% for property tax....

You should factor a max of 20% for property tax. I remember reading this in Straits Times recently.
Forum: Investments and Net Worth 08-07-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,797
Posted By quek
Don't think so. Prices have started cooling down....

Don't think so. Prices have started cooling down. Even the stock market is lethargic nowadays.

And Finance Minister has just said "any pickup will be slower than in previous recessions."
Forum: Education and Personal Growth 06-07-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,645
Posted By quek
Unfortunately for them, the conventional...

Unfortunately for them, the conventional "doctors" that most people know and come to accept (and respect) are medical doctors and PhD holders who earned the title through sweat over their brows...
Forum: Education and Personal Growth 06-07-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,645
Posted By quek
If your definition of success is winning the...

If your definition of success is winning the Nobel prize, then lots of professors are total failures.

It's not easy to become a prof and it's even harder to become a tenured one in a good school....
Forum: Investments and Net Worth 03-07-2009, 06:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 34,548
Posted By quek
Even better, a friend of mine is moving to stay...

Even better, a friend of mine is moving to stay with his parents!
Forum: Marketplace and Find Work 03-07-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,922
Posted By quek
This is a get-paid-to-review-a-product thing. ...

This is a get-paid-to-review-a-product thing.

Similar in nature to the paid advertorials that newspapers and magazines do. Do you know that advertisers actually pay newspapers to write an article...
Forum: Investments and Net Worth 02-07-2009, 05:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 34,548
Posted By quek
I just learned of a new "trick". Some HDB...

I just learned of a new "trick".

Some HDB upgraders are selling their flats now and renting a place to stay, in anticipation of a correction in condo prices.

Since HDB resale prices are at a...
Forum: Investments and Net Worth 02-07-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,797
Posted By quek
HDB Resale Index At Historical High - July 2009

HDB resale prices are setting records during the worst downturn in Singapore's history!

What gives!?
Forum: General Discussions 02-07-2009, 08:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,193
Posted By quek
Is that you, phd wannabe? How much proportion do...

Is that you, phd wannabe? How much proportion do you think luck plays a part in one's success?
Forum: Investments and Net Worth 01-07-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,872
Posted By quek
Our electricity tariff is going to go up up up...

Our electricity tariff is going to go up up up again...
channelnewsasia.com - Household electricity tariff to go up from July 1...
Forum: Education and Personal Growth 01-07-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 28,490
Posted By quek
You're a lucky man!

You're a lucky man!
Forum: Income and Jobs 29-06-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 60,658
Posted By quek
May he prefers the guard's uniform. I know some...

May he prefers the guard's uniform. I know some come with stars on the collar, so he can feel like a general. :D
Forum: Education and Personal Growth 29-06-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 28,490
Posted By quek
But is she as reluctant as you in wanting kids?

But is she as reluctant as you in wanting kids?
Forum: Income and Jobs 29-06-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 110,412
Posted By quek
You are just normal. A lot of us have become...

You are just normal. A lot of us have become cynics after living long enough on this earth and in this country. Maybe the pressure-cooker system in Singapore brings the worst out of us.

Hopefully...
Forum: Income and Jobs 29-06-2009, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,057
Posted By quek
Some of the smartest people in the world are...

Some of the smartest people in the world are Americans, but then again they enjoy the best education system in the world, at least at the university level, that brings the best out of the brightest. ...
Forum: Income and Jobs 29-06-2009, 10:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 60,658
Posted By quek
Haha I like the word "ocifer". Reminds me of the...

Haha I like the word "ocifer". Reminds me of the good old days as men.

Is it really that bad that the warrant officers or sergeants end up as security guards? I'd rather go drive a taxi.
Forum: Education and Personal Growth 26-06-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 28,490
Posted By quek
Speaking from experience, ahem, you may change...

Speaking from experience, ahem, you may change your mind about kids! :)

My brother also didn't want kids and justified with all kinds of philosophical, ethical and personal reasons. Guess what....
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