Selamat Hari Raya!

Selamat Hari Raya to all Foolish readers!

On this day of celebration, I would like to share a simple peribahasa (proverb) which may be useful for all:

“Sedikit demi sedikit lama lama menjadi bukit”

Literally translated, the phrase above means: By adding bit by bit, we can gradually turn a small pile into a hill. There is a lot to the peribahasa that can applied to the world of investing. For instance, a small amount of savings per month that’s put aside to invest could help bring about a more comfortable retirement years later.

But it’s not all about putting aside your savings alone.

After all, investing is ultimately a means to an end. That end can be a comfortable retirement or simply having the flexibility to be able to spend more time with your family and friends.

Thing is, when we spend time in investing, we may end up having to put aside important things like time with our family, time to improve our health, or that few precious minutes of playing with our children.

Life has to be more important than spending all ours hours accumulating a few extra dollars. That’s especially so when we can also add small moments of daily happiness to those around us which adds up to a hill over time.

So, be sure to take your time to enjoy the holiday today. May the occasion bring happiness to your life.

The information provided is for general information purposes only and is not intended to be personalised investment or financial advice. Motley Fool Singapore contributor Chin Hui Leong doesn’t own shares in any companies mentioned.