In September, Aviva and Singlife have announced that they are merging into one company. For funding the purchase consideration of acquisition and capital adequacy purposes, they have issued a new bond today. This should attract strong interest. Below are the technical details of the bond. The Issuer The bond issuer, ASH, is the holding company […]
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If you are following my blog and you are serious about financial freedom, I invite you to be among the first to join my new Telegram Channel – “FIRE with Ivan”. For the past 12 years, I have been using this blog and email to communicate with you. If you are still reading my blog […]
If you are a global investor, you need to pay attention to China’s tech companies. In my previous article, I talked about the Hong Kong IPO fever this year and highlighted the Ant IPO. The IPO prices for both Shanghai and Hong Kong legs are finally set. If you are interested in Ant IPO, here […]
If you are investing for retirement, you need passive income to cover your expenses. But safe and consistent income is hard to come by nowadays. The ugly truth about retirement is that the traditional way of generating income doesn’t work anymore due to the modern loose monetary policies. While the low-interest rate is great to […]
If you want to receive Guaranteed Return without locking in your capital for long, you should consider a Short-Term Endowment Plan. An endowment plan is the simplest form of investment. You pay a premium to the insurer who promises you a guaranteed return in a fixed number of years. In the past couple of years, […]
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I hate to say this, but we live in one of the richest countries on the planet and yet most of us don’t feel rich. We are living in a world where “rich become richer” and “middle class are sandwiched”. On my journey to pursue the best investment strategies and the smartest money management tips, I …
When it comes to retirement planning, you cannot ignore the Central Provident Fund (CPF). CPF is the default retirement solution for every Singaporean. Most people have some vague ideas about the system, but few people bother to dive deeper. A lot of people feel that since they have no authority …
We all dream about financial freedom. We all want to keep up our lifestyle after or even before we retire, and to continue enjoying the things we are passionate about without worry about money. But for many people, that often stays a dream. What are the steps to turn that dream into …
Dividend-paying stocks are the most popular investment products among Singaporeans to plan for retirement. After I published this article last week, many readers want to know what are the tools available to choose dividend stocks efficiently. Gone with the days when you have to fork out big …
If you are worried about recession in your retirement years, you should read this. In the course of my work as an independent financial adviser, I have done retirement planning for many people. In our initial discussion, most people tend to plan their retirement using very optimistic assumptions. …
Supplementary Retirement Scheme (a.k.a. SRS) is not strange to most Singaporeans. It is a deferred tax scheme which helps you save for the future while reducing your tax expenses now. If you are mid to high-income earners, SRS is a great way to save tax in addition to CPF top-up tax relief. For …
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