My first encounter with the financial markets started in the aftermath of the 2008/2009 Global Financial Crisis. Before this, I had no notion of what investment and trading were, although I had learned about economics, business management and accounting back in my university studies. I was a trader when I first started, albeit an amateurish one, and trading was just a side hobby of mine.
Then one fine day in early 2013 I began to relook at my forays into the financial markets, and found out that the investment path was more suitable for me. Within the next few months I did a lot of reading, from books to blogs, online and offline, to immerse myself with information on investing. I also gave credit to my prior knowledge gained from my degree in shortening the learning curve.
By the beginning of 2014, I had more or less settled on my investment strategy and methodology, i.e. "passive income through dividend and index investing".
I am a typical family and salary man, with kids and a home. The notion of supplementing the retirement income and kids' education dominated my investment mind, hence the importance of passive income in my approach.
An eBook, originally meant as an investment manual for my family members, is free for download. I have decided to share this knowledge with the rest so that they could start their own investment journey.