Category: Singaporean Stocks Investor

23yo bought 40yo HDB flat and worried.

Reader:

I am currently 23years old & married. My husband and I purchased a resale flat last year.

Back then we did not read nor have knowledge about financial planning. 

We purchased what we want and our desired location…

Our resale…

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Avoiding the instant gratification of yield.

My blog has pretty useful content in the comments section but many do not read the comments section, I found out a long time ago. 

So, there was a time when I would share the comments in a blog post so that they reach more people. I stop doing…

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SingTel and Netlink NBN Trust.

Some people keep asking me what have I bought recently. 

Hmm. Let me see.

Eggs, extra virgin olive oil, butter, dark chocolate, matcha ice cream and some other stuff.

What? Wrong answer?

Jokes aside, to those who like asking me what did I…

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Reader regrets ILP but what to do?

Reader:
I was introduced by my colleague to your blog and only started to read it last night. Many useful tips indeed and I really regret not reading it earlier. 

I am single and 47 this year. I bought an ILP from Prudential for an assured sum of…

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CPF-SA savings 10 years from now.

The biggest downside of not being gainfully employed is the lack of mandatory CPF contributions.

To ensure that my CPF savings will become a more significant bond component of my investment portfolio in my golden years, I have been making voluntary……

60% higher interest income from age 55?

Reader:
Would you leave your money in CPF-OA (beyond 55)? I can understand CPF-SA @ 4%. Wouldnt it be better to move into CPF Life for better returns? Noted that leaving it in CPF-OA will provide more flexibility. Thanks.

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CPF Life Escalating Plan.

Reader:
(On CPF Life)
Is 70 the max age to leave the money there?
Can continue to leave it there, and then bequeath everything?

AK:
We can choose our CPF Life payout start age to be any age between 65 to 70 years old.
If we did not make a…

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QAF’s 2Q17 profit after tax fell 72%.

Part of QAF’s large decline in earnings should not come as a surprise since, one year ago, in 2Q 2016, QAF recorded an exceptional gain of $9.7 million from reducing its stake in Gardenia Malaysia (GBKL) to 50%. 

If we were to exclude that…

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