November 1, 2018
This time we’re going to be featuring another group of authors from famous financial blogs in Malaysia!
Related: How You Duit Blogger Edition 1
Curious about their financial habits and want to have a peek in their wallets? Read on!
Finance Malaysia: RM500
Mr. Stingy: RM110
Finance Malaysia: Do your own daily budgeting and starts investing as early as possible.
Michelle: Save early and watch the miracle of compounding interest as you grow older.
KCLau: You don’t have to make a lot of money to be rich.
Lynn: 1/3 giving, 1/3 investment, 1/3 spending.
Mr. Stingy: Pay yourself first (save/invest first) before you do anything with your monthly salary.
Charles: It’s best to start investing 20 years ago. You missed it. Second best time is now.
Finance Malaysia: Overseas vacation trip because of honeymoon after married.
Michelle: My IVF treatments to fulfill my dream to have my baby.
KCLau: RM25000 baby grand piano, because I play it everyday!
Lynn: Mui Mui headband. It’s a headband. -.-
Mr. Stingy: A nice watch for my dad. Because the best way to buy happiness is to spend it on those you love.
Charles: My GEOX leather shoe. At nearly RM400 after a massive discount, it is still more than double what I usually pay for leather shoes. I wanted to see if it’s really that good. Yes, it’s pretty good.
Finance Malaysia: Loan repayment.
Michelle: Gave some to my mum and a nice dinner for my family.
KCLau: A digital 88-key keyboard.
Lynn: I don’t remember. Give me a time machine and I’ll show you. We’ll try!
Mr. Stingy: Belanja friends and family.
Charles: That’s 20 years ago. I bought a pair of Camel leather shoe.
Finance Malaysia: Saver. Because of personal financial security feeling.
Michelle: I used to be a saver, but since I have my baby, I am slowly becoming a spender. I think I need to revert myself to a saver again!
KCLau: I try to strike a balance. I only spend on what I need and want, but not on luxury.
Lynn: In between. I am an emotional spender and saver.
Mr. Stingy: Naturally a spender. Took on this Mr-Stingy alter ego and ended up a saver. Because one day I did some calculations and discovered I was in a really bad financial situation. Saving saved my life.
Charles: I love to shop, and I have over 25 pairs of leather shoes. However, I think I am a saver as I seldom buy anything without discounts.
Finance Malaysia: Card. Convenient and safer from robbery after cash withdrawal from bank.
Michelle: Card whenever possible. It is quick, convenient and I can better track my spending.
KCLau: Card – points, rebate, air miles and tracking.
Lynn: Cards! I like to max up the perks of a card.
Mr. Stingy: Credit card if at all possible. For the cashback and points.
Charles: CARD. Flexibility, Points and Prestige.
Finance Malaysia: Yes.
Mr. Stingy: Yes.
Finance Malaysia: Listening to stocks tips given by friends.
Michelle: I should have learned to be willing to take more risk by investing more in my younger years.
KCLau: Invest without due diligence. Every time when I lose money, it is always in the situation that I cannot control, e.g. business partnerships that I don’t run the show, exotic investment schemes.
Lynn: I surveyed everything about buying a gadget, and the shop offered a good price. But the sales person pushes me to a different model with different parts, which I did not do the price check, end up I paid much more than online price.
Mr. Stingy: First two years of work. Didn’t have any significant savings even though I was earning okay. All because I said, “I’ll save at the end of the month what’s left over.” Of course, there was never anything left over.
Charles: Bought one particular stock which someone recommended. Spent 5-figure. Lost it all when stock got delisted.
Finance Malaysia: Impulsive action from me.
Michelle: Two beautiful dresses (of almost the same design) at one go because I just love how comfortable they made me feel!
KCLau: I seldom have impulsive purchase… I try to buy the things that I need to use only. The most recent bigger-than-usual-purchase was renting a Chevrolet Camaro for my upcoming Phoenix trip.
Lynn: I saw someone holding a beautiful Issey Miyaki Bao Bao. Next thing I know, I woke up with the bag.
Mr. Stingy: Something really small, like an Aunt Anne’s pretzel. (Other than food, I don’t do impulsive purchases.)
Charles: Three new long sleeve shirts. It was on offer and was like buying three for the price of one.
Finance Malaysia: Yes.
Mr. Stingy: Yes.
How You Duit? is a recurring feature on CompareHero.my’s blog, where we ask 10 questions on personal finance habits and dive into the wallets of our fellow Malaysians.
If you haven’t read the first part of this series, check out our How You Duit Blogger Edition 1