For many Singaporeans, the idea of an early retirement is pure fantasy. If you recall your everyday hearing about expensive housing, car and even food, you will be convinced that you will never be able to retire at all. But what if early retirement isn’t quite as an impossible task as you think? Today 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 over it, why bother? As […]
Universal life insurance is one of the best solutions for legacy planning and retirement planning. It provides guaranteed returns and liquidity in a volatile time like now. But universal life insurance is a very complexed and highly customizable product too. That is why it is often poorly advised, if not mis-sold. As a licensed independent […]
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 reality? On contrary […]
If you are considering various ways of investing for retirement, you will often come across investment advice telling you to invest in the STI ETF (Straits Times Index Exchange Traded Funds). The typical pitch goes like these: You should buy the STI ETF because passive investing beats active investing in the long run. You should […]
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 bucks before you can jump onto the wagon of stock […]
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Is 2.5% guaranteed return per year good or bad? It is subjective. The interest rate has been declining globally for more than a decade, and it has a tremendous impact on our daily lives. We are in an environment where savers lose and gamblers win. Skyrocket property price and Hong Kong unrest can …
You may have heard of the Supplementary Retirement Scheme (a.k.a. SRS). It is a deferred tax scheme to help you save more for your retirement and reduce your taxable income. It plays a complementary role to CPF Life for your retirement year. You can top up $15,300 if you are a Singaporean or …
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 …
Do you want to pay less income tax and save more for the future? If so, you should pay some attention to Supplementary Retirement Scheme (a.k.a. SRS). Unlike popular CPF retirement scheme, many people have not even heard of SRS. In this article, I will explain What is SRS and what are …
A low-cost income investment portfolio is crucial for retirement planning. Without a portfolio of income-generating assets for passive income, you will never achieve financial freedom. But there are some practical issues to consider. As an independent financial adviser, I spend a lot of time …
Recently, Charles Schwab has decided to leave Singapore for good. Over the next few months, Charles Schwab Singapore will cease to provide services and will close its office in Singapore. Here is what you need to do. …
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