About mr-stingy

mr-stingy is my personal blog dedicated to the art of optimization — getting more value by using resources better.

Each of us has a finite amount of time, energy and money. The idea is to be stingy with things that don’t matter, so we can give more to the ones that do matter.

The ones that really make us happy: like our families & friends, passions and life goals.

 

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About me:

My name is Aaron and I live in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

I have no formal qualifications or credentials to give life advice. Neither am I a self-made Internet millionaire living on a tropical island.

What I do have is a hatred of wastefulness and inefficiency. A desire to pursue progress. And a happy life filled with gratitude.

I’m 32 years old this year and have tried optimizing my life since I was a teenager. I hope my posts will help you in yours too.

I recently quit my day job in oil & gas. Now I work for a social enterprise — helping young people become better versions of themselves.

 

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Connect with me:

My work has appeared on international websites like The Huffington PostThe Good Men Project and Business Insider. I’m also a frequent contributor to Malaysian websites like iMoney, SAYS, Vulcan Post, The Malaysian Insider (now defunct) and Emmagem.

Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, or email me at: mrstingy2014(at)gmail.com. I would love to hear from you!

(Update 10th July 2016: I’m also now on Medium, Instagram, Google+ and Snapchat: mr-stingy!)

Finally, if you like my work, please subscribe through the box below and stay in touch.

Thank you for your support.

– Aaron –

 

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20 comments

  • I came across your article on the Huffington Post. The one about The First 10 years of your Career. So glad I did. Keep up the great work!

  • Hey Aaron. You’re doing an amazing job educating the Gen Y’s especially who seem to lack awareness on managing their finances. Keep this great job going and i’d love to see more from you!

    Kudos!

  • Hi Mr. Stingy!

    This is my first time to open your webpage and I don’t know how it appears but I believe there is a reason because I am an Asian girl too who is dreaming and wishing to build a career in blogging and investing too but I am afraid to start. Thank you so much for giving me more courage by the help of God to start my dream and waking the fire within me that someday I can be a good example for other people not only focus being an employee but employee and having other sideline job is a must to help more people….

    • Hi Charry,

      Thanks for your kind words. I really hope you will start working on that dream of yours. Just take one small step at a time, and maybe someday you will inspire other young people! Let me know if you need any further advice or if I can help otherwise. All the best!

  • One of the most refreshing writers I’ve read in quite a while. Kudos to you and your blog, keep writing! =)

    • Hi Richard,

      Thank you so much for your kind words. Please come by again, and do let me know if you have any suggestions!

  • Yr writing really motivate me to learn how to save money at this age…. 50. But still… I don’t know where/how to start

    • Hi Liza,

      Thanks! Start with something really simple… Anything… even saving RM1 every day. It’s not about the amount, it’s about developing the right habits. Then every time you do something good when it comes to saving money — celebrate and reward yourself. And then the next day, make another improvement.

      (Also, keep reading and learning — you’re never too old to learn!)

      Wishing you all the best!

  • We used to work together on my first job. I knew right then that this humble guy from aloqstaq is different. Great writings, I’m exploring the art of optimisation and being thankful too now. Keep it up bro

  • Love your blog! From your articles alone I began to notice that I shared a lot of your views, and now I know we’ve even got similar day jobs! Looking forward to more posts =D

  • Very useful advice… I wish one day I will write and share good things like you do. Keep it up!

  • your post about settling edu debt is very amazing. we’re in same boat but mine is rm100k only

  • Hey mr.stingy, just read one of your post about you paid off your debt. It was really interesting and that post in the other website brought me to here and I find that the idea of optimization is really good.

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