Sunday Times $$ section

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Sunday Times $$ section

Postby Daddy D » Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:45 pm

Every week see Liao... Dunno want to cry or laugh.
This week abt 20 yrs old skips Uni to be Oil Trader.
Previous weeks on others with fancy condos, or fancy cars, etc...

Life is good in SG.

:celebrate:

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Re: Sunday Times $$ section

Postby Dreamgear » Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:49 pm

I know someone who wad featured, and the reality is certainly not as rosy as painted. To me its the correspondent taking a short cut just to submit an article week in week out...

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Re: Sunday Times $$ section

Postby Daddy D » Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:58 pm

This $ section keeps me amused every week.
I worry the younger generation will see them as role models.

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Re: Sunday Times $$ section

Postby jetsetter » Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:34 pm

Sunday Times hv a week to file a story, so can u imagine how indiscriminate they hv to get at times?

what so great abt the RGS old sch who became an oil trader...not too inspired by her story and financial mgmt skills :P

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Re: Sunday Times $$ section

Postby pirate » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:06 pm

Maybe next month we will have one about someone who skipped school to become a professional poker player. :wink:

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Re: Sunday Times $$ section

Postby zbear » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:50 am

Are such articles supposed to inspire us to have big dreams?

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Re: Sunday Times $$ section

Postby slmkhoo » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:12 am

I look at such articles as good in that it shows that it's not impossible to go a different route from the norm. I find that many feel 'stuck' because they assume that it's no possible to strike out and be different. Whether any individual should follow it really up to the individual as he needs to assess his own capabilities, situation and willingness to be different.

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Re: Sunday Times $$ section

Postby Mawar » Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:16 am

I always wondered why those folks want to he featured in the first place. Why tell the world what's in the coffers?

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Re: Sunday Times $$ section

Postby jetsetter » Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:56 pm

agreed with simkhoo. I do get inspired by reading such articles. Also pick up some money tips on and off...

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Re: Sunday Times $$ section

Postby Coolkidsrock2 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:57 pm

I feel that such display of wealth creates unrealistic expectations amongst young people who may feel that they should also be owning such condos or cars.

I also wonder why anyone would provide information on their wealth publicly.

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