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End 2020 Review - Crossing half a million net worth at $550k

Since I started blogging here in 2016, I have been doing my own financial review and reflections at the end of the year. It is timely to think about the good and the bad that came and pass. Here's a recap over the years: 2016 -  Unexpected review of 2016: hitting $200k in net worth 2017 -  End 2017 review - net worth at $287k 2018 -  End 2018 review - net worth at $372k  2019 -  End 2019 Review - inching close to $500k net worth  (~$440k) I read back again at what happened in 2019 and am so glad I managed to EXPEND ALL MY VACATION LEAVE and travel to 17 cities. Who would have known that I couldn't even go to JB for my usual shopping in 2020?  Back in 2019, I set very generic goals🙄. I supposed since I have already secured a flat of my own, I have already met my basic needs. Goals like aiming for promotion at work is something that I don't really crave because I prefer NOT to have the stress that comes with it. Here's what I wished for 2020 and whether they came true: B

2020 - the year I start investing proper. Sold SATS, Tesla going strong and earning $970 from stocks

Back in late Oct, I blogged about my reflections on building a 6 digits portfolio. It took me 7 years to finally starting investing proper as I've always been trying to accumulate cash and park it in savings account giving me ~2-3% interest. It was with sheer diligence and discipline that I amassed $300k  in Aug. My cash savings has since gone down as I started deploying cash into the market. Covid as an impetus to invest When Covid hit and the market started to turn south, I attempted to "invest". I bought SATS back in Mar when things were  starting  to get shaky. Not very smart since things went downhill after I bought it. I bought SIA during then too, at a high of $7+ ðŸ˜‰interesting lessons Long story short, I've since sold my SATS stocks after it hit a 6 mths high. Sold it at $4.35 earning around $230. Not a bad 5% dividend considering I held it for less than a year. I couldn't fathom why the stock went up when situation still seem bleak. Good that I sold it as