Turning 31 last week, Katy Kung (龔嘉欣) has much to celebrate. Aside from taking on more leading roles, Katy is already a homeowner and restaurateur. Using her savings to grow more personal wealth, Katy has already accomplished what many people in their early 30s want to achieve.
On the day of her birthday, Katy shared a picture of herself in a bra top showing off a newfound feminine maturity and captioned it with, “30+1, the emphasis is placed on the 1. 1 means the beginning of something, a new year, another year in age. I pray for humility and to grow a little wiser, to have a little less stubbornness and worries. I wish to be grateful for those who love me, and to enjoy my acting career. I look forward to actin in numerous good characters, and to remain in the memories of the audience. 30+1, I promise to work towards improving every day!”
Making significant tailwinds this year, Katy’s career prospects look bright. Entering the entertainment industry as a model at 16 years old, Katy she joined TVB in 2008 and worked her way up from supporting to lead actress. Her role in Death by Zero <殺手> will likely get a Best Actress nomination this year. She currently stars in Hong Kong Love Stories <香港愛情故事> with Joey Law (羅天宇) as a young couple who struggle to find a place to call their own in the city’s notoriously expensive housing market.
Unlike her character, Katy is already a homeowner. Originally, she was renting in Tseung Kwan O and finally purchased her own home last year after many years of hard work and savings. As it was her first home, the bank has also increased the limits on her mortgage. However, it is still an enormous burden as the property taxes, legal, and renovations fees add up to $1 million Hong Kong dollars. Despite the high price, her new condo has expansive ocean views and gives her a feeling of being on vacation whenever she is home.
From a young age, Katy always maintained good saving habits. Katy’s family works in the plastic manufacturing business and although she never had to worry about supporting her family financially, she is a good financial planner. Katy keeps two bank accounts, one for her daily use and one for savings. Once she receives her paycheck, she would immediately transfer half to her savings accounts and use the rest for daily expenses. If she runs low on money, then it is a reminder to be more frugal with her expenses.
She used to invest money in stocks but always ended up losing money, so she decided to never buy them again. Last year, Katy opened her own cafe in Malaysia though it experienced headwinds in its operations due to COVID-19. Katy still prefers to invest her money in real estate due to its stability.
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.