It is already the first quarter of calendar year 2014 or last quarter of the financial year 2013-2014 (assuming it is a 31 March 2014 year-end). My last blog post was somewhere around Christmas 2014 / New Year 2014 period.
Life is moving quickly these days as my daughter celebrated her 6 years recently. Less than 1 year and she will be in the school system. It amazes me how fast she grows. The last 2 years have been spectacularly fast as I look back at her old baby photographs and pictures taken.
Investment-wise, I have re-allocated my portfolio towards equities and this is a snapshot of my current portfolio. I still have about 32% of my investible assets in cash. I am reasonably comfortable with this portfolio for the time being.
I will be 43 years old this year and am starting to invest more into my own personal growth and development. I guess I have finally come to the realisation that the final frontier is to really develop the mind and to take care of the people you care and love. Living a balanced life between work, family, personal development and leisure is one of the ways towards being happy.
Money is truly just a means to an end and once the basic needs are met, yearning for the next bling and gadget will never make one permanently happy as life is a continuous series of states that we find ourselves in based on our decisions and interactions with this world. To base our happiness on materialism and things is to not truly understand the role of money in our lives.
Be well and prosper.