Q&A: Should I Quit My Job to Travel?

Question: I’ve been considering taking some time off from work. Should I quit my job to travel?

Answer: Many of us are used to weekend getaways or comparatively short trips that last for a couple of weeks. These trips often pass in the blink of an eye, and before we know it, we’re back at work almost without missing a beat. But when it comes to taking extended vacations – perhaps six months to a year – an entirely different set of preparations are in order. Most companies probably have no way of accommodating such a lengthy vacation on your part. In order to take to the skies or jet ski across the Pacific Ocean, you will probably have to take a leap of faith and quit your job. (Read More Here!)

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Mixing Friendship and Business (Part II) – Should I Invest in My Friend’s Startup/Company?

By Desiree Yang

For a moment, consider the following: who is one of the world’s wealthiest men and a successful investor and businessman to boot? It’s none other than US business magnate Warren Buffett, chairman, CEO and largest shareholder of multinational conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway, and this is what he has to say about investing.

“You don’t need to be a rocket scientist. Investing is not a game where the guy with the IQ of 160 beats the guy with only an IQ of 130.”

Well, if only it were really that simple! Investing your hard-earned money to secure your financial future is a no-brainer, but there are countless factors for you to consider when you’re deciding whether to invest in a bedrock stock like Apple or Coca-Cola or in a friend’s startup/established company.

For the latter, let us return to the age-old adage mentioned in the previous article. And if you are seriously considering investing in a friend’s startup/established company, consider the following before diving in heart/head-first. (Read More Here!)

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