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 […]
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 […]
For most Singaporeans, unit trust is the best investment instrument to start with. But why so many people lost money in unit trust investment? Because most people chose the wrong funds. If you want to make money, you need to know how to choose the right unit trust for yourself. It is unlikely that you […]
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 […]
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 […]
Real Estate Investment Trust, a.k.a. REIT, is a popular income generating investment nowadays. It is also one of the 5 core Income Generating Assets that I recommend for retirement planning. But the risks of investing in REITs are not well understood. In the course of my work, I realize many people have these common misconceptions: I […]
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The new Coronavirus Covid-19, commonly known as Wuhan virus, has certainly spread fears globally. With the increasing number of the death toll and affected people, have you wondered if your insurance is a line of defence of your family’s wealth? After all, you have purchased the insurance to protect …
The new 2019 Novel Coronavirus, also known as the Wuhan Virus, has occupied much of our thinking in recent days. And if you invest in stocks, you have a lot to worry about. Is the world economy going to collapse due to the broken supply chain? Is the global stock market facing a meltdown? …
The fear of the Wuhan virus is real, but sometimes emotions tend to cloud our judgements. I received several calls from anxious clients asking if the stock market is going to collapse and if the doomsday is coming. What is the real impact of world epidemics on the stock market? Should you …
If you want to build a portfolio and invest for retirement, should you buy more stocks during a financial crisis? To many novice and professional investors alike, it sounds like a good idea. After all, stocks always go up higher in the long term, right? So buying stocks at a hugely discounted …
On 27 December 2019, the Ministry of Health Singapore announced changes to MediShield Life claim limits for surgical procedures, which will take effect from 1 January 2020. The following table shows the revised MediShield Life structure and claim limits for surgical procedures. …
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 …
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