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Why I Signed Up For Great Eastern GREAT205

Earlier this week, Great Eastern decided to relaunch its GREAT205 after receiving overwhelming response for it during September 2017. Heartland Boy’s insurance agent immediately buzzed him about this piece of great news. That is because he had previously missed the narrow window to sign up for it during September as he was still working in […]

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Enjoy Tax Relief When You Voluntarily Contribute Cash To CPF Medisave

In his painfully slow journey towards financial freedom, Heartland Boy has made plenty of mistakes. The only saving grace is that he is still young and so has time to unwind some of his mistakes. One of the mistakes that he made was not realizing the wonders of making a voluntary contribution to the Central […]

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Why Heartland Girl Is Hopping Over To An Improved DBS Multiplier Account

About 2 years ago, Heartland Girl embarked on a full-time Masters Programme in Counselling and Guidance at the National Institute of Education. The motivation behind that decision was to help more individuals lead successful, fulfilling, and well-meaning lives in her capacity as a counsellor. It was not an attempt to one up Heartland Boy and […]

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Geo Energy: Initiation Report

Business Model of Geo Energy Geo Energy (SGX Stock Ticker RE4) is a coal producer established in 2008 and listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange’s main board in 2012. It owns several coal mines over 17,000 hectares and has almost 100 million tonnes of coal reserves. After its IPO, Geo Energy was mired in years […]

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Heartland Boy Featured At Invest Fair 2017 Singapore

Invest Fair has always been an event which Heartland Boy has attended ever since he got curious about investing. Heartland Boy attended only because it is a free-admission event whereby the public can learn more about investments. It is the annual flagship event organized by ShareInvestor, a subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings. Invest Fair 2017 […]

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Curating The Best Air Miles Credit Card On SingSaver

Heartland Boy has predominantly favoured credit cards that provide cashback over air miles. There were 2 reasons for this. 1) His expatriate package in Jakarta granted him an annual number of flights on premium carriers. 2) The ANZ Optimum Credit Card rewarded his 5% cashback whenever he had to book his Jakarta-Singapore tickers on budget […]

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How CPF gives extra interest rate for my parents’ retirement accounts

If you ask Heartland Boy what is his biggest worry right now, his answer will be “Retirement”. Not his retirement, but his parents’ retirement. He only came to know about his parents’ lack of retirement funds when he helped them to set up two-factor authentication (2FA) for their respective SingPasses. Armed with their SingPasses and […]

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Choosing Hong Kong For Our First Family Holiday Destination

In June 2017, Heartland Boy’s family reached a mini milestone- they embarked on their first overseas holiday together as a family! Of course, trips to neighbouring Malaysia should not be counted! This is definitely a memorable occasion worth penning down in this blog. For Heartland Boy, this was a moment 29 years in the making! […]

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Should I Accept Blackstone Cash Offer For Croesus Retail Trust?

This week, Heartland Boy was forced to close the chapter on a cornerstone stock in his portfolio, Croesus Retail Trust. He first invested in Croesus Retail Trust in June 2015. Over a 27-month holding period, Heartland Boy managed to recognize an XIRR of 27.4% and an overall margin of 58% over his cost of investment. […]

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