Some burning questions you have that may not warrant an entire email by itself…

Who is TortoiseMoney?

My name is Chris and I work in the Accounting field. I live in the little red (and hot) dot that is Singapore. I try to remain partially anonymous because I’m still working my full-time job. I’ve been investing for about 2 years and I intend to retire at 40 with my partner and our (future) cat and possibly a small dog too. Currently, we’re still a one man show but that might change in the future. Read more about my story here.

What does TortoiseMoney mean?

TortoiseMoney represents a slow and steady approach to finances and planning for financial independence and early retirement. It’s not a get rich quick scheme. It’s not a scam. But it definitely gets you to where you want to be faster. I guess it’s like riding a skateboard. It’s faster than walking, but there’s still effort required.

Are you even qualified to give advice?

I will admit that I’m not a certified financial advisor and I’m definitely not the most knowledgeable on everything. But what I can guarantee you, is that I will do my best to give you the advice you need and want. Be it scouring through research papers at night or reading books on the train home, I will find the answers to your questions. And I hope that through my effort and my own experiences, I will be able to live up to your expectations of this site.

Money isn’t everything, you know?

Well, we’re on the same page about that. Money isn’t everything to me either, although I wouldn’t blame you for having this opinion from reading TortoiseMoney.

For me, I feel that money is a means to an end, that end being freedom. While money definitely doesn’t directly buy happiness, for many people, money would alleviate many of their problems and allow them to pursue the things which truly make them happy. Sure, it is true that not everyone will share the same thoughts on life, but that’s the beauty of it. We acknowledge that everyone’s life circumstances are different and that calls for different plans and actions. You can use the tips and advice on TortoiseMoney that apply to you and leave the rest that doesn’t.

Regardless, I hope that you leave this site with at least a teeny tiny bit more clarity on your finances and a plan for the future.

Can you write about/ what are your thoughts on _________?

Sure, TortoiseMoney serves to help you! Just drop us an email via the contact form and we will try our best to write about your topic. If you’ve had this question, I’m sure there are many others wondering the same thing too. So, ask away!

Can we collab?

Absolutely! Drop me a message here [insert contact link]  and I’ll link up with you ASAP.

How can we support TortoiseMoney?

I started TortoiseMoney as a passion project just to help people get their finances in order. But, if you wish to help keep the lights on and support this humble project, you may make a one time donation or support us by being a Patreon! Thank you so much for considering supporting this project, your contributions are very much appreciated!