Have you ever reach a point in your life where you ask yourself “How did I get here?” in a good way? Sometimes things just happen and when you add up the thousands of small steps, you find yourself in some place totally unexpected. This happened to me, and I’m grateful to find myself in such a situation.
So it all began when I created this blog to journal down my thoughts and research on companies. I started just slightly more than a year ago without expecting much. But while I took these small steps, making one post at a time, I began to open myself up to many opportunities because the people around me knew what I was doing and passionate about. It’s surprising how little people put themselves out there, to share about what they like. But that aside, my now Partner, Kenny, approached me and offered me a proposition. It was everything I wanted! And when I gave deliberate thought to the plans, I knew that it was the opportunity I had been praying for. They say when opportunity comes, you grab it. And I did just that!
Luck can only play a part so much, the rest boils down to hard work, determination, a can-do attitude driven by a burning desire. To have opportunity is one thing, but to make the opportunity into a reality is a whole new thing. (I swear reading those self-help books helped me a lot to prepare for this.)
After our first meeting, we started meeting every weekend to further refine the plan work on the idea and got to know each other better. So fast forwarding this bromance (because nobody wants to hear it), almost 3 months have passed and we’re finally seeing some tangible progress! Who knew how much could be done in 3 months (Over just the weekends for execution) until one actually puts himself in the grind?
And The Child Is Born.
We started our very own financial education portal, The Little Snowball(Go ahead and click it, it’ll open a new tab). When existing websites can’t offer what you want, I guess you’ll just have to make one yourself. We (Me and Kenny) are very excited to see what this can truly become, and we’re pushing our asses off to make this work!
Apart articles from the genres of Personal Finance, we have thrown in a corner where we put up our own research (Kenny is really good at this, you must see the work he comes up with!), a corner where you could ask us
ANYTHING related to finance/investment and we’ll tailor the answer just for you! (There’s one article already up as part of our trial) It is really a reader-generated content because it won’t work unless we receive questions from you. So please send them in!
Not only that, we’ve built-in a financial library just to make your learning easier because you wouldn’t have to go all over the place to find some un-standardised format of what is RoA and what is RoE.
We’re really proud of what we’ve come up with and all we ask is for you to take a look at what our months of planning and weekends burnt have resulted in! 🙂
So what are you waiting for? Head over to The Little Snowball now and read ‘About Us’ to get to know about Kenny! (But I should warn you, we’re quite a ctrl+c and a ctrl+v) I know you’re curious about the name The Little Snowball as well, we’ve written about it in our Maiden Post
Thanks for reading!
Aloysius Lee (Co-Founder of The Little Snowball)