Before the Chinese New Year, I decided to start building up my "caveman portfolio". The main motivation was to start having a stream of income to help pay for part of my monthly expenditure.
I started with the "foundation" and bought 2,200 StarHub shares. Assuming that StarHub would be distributing dividends amounting to a total of $0.20 per share for this year (similar to the year 2014), I would be able to receive $440 of dividends in total. This would work out to be about $36 per month. This may be a small amount but it could fully cover my monthly mobile phone bill.
A first step, albeit a small one.