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IWDA vs VWRA – Are There Significant Performance Differences Between the Two Low-Cost ETFs?

There are two exchange-traded funds that passive investors are considering for their long term wealth accumulation. The iShares Core MSCI World UCITS ETF – Ticker IWDA – Listed on the London Stock Exchange Benchmark Index: MSCI World Index (1,613 equity holdings) Accumulating USD Total Expense Ratio: 0.20% The Vanguard FTSE All-World UCITS ETF – Ticker […]

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Are Saxo Markets Charging a Relatively High Currency Conversion Fee?

I hope to put something out here so that some of you could help one of our readers. One of our readers signed up for Saxo Markets Online upon the glowing recommendation from some financial bloggers. He wishes to use the account to trade overseas market and thus there is a need to convert his […]

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Singapore Savings Bonds SSB July 2020 Issue Yields 0.80% for 10 Year and 0.30% for 1 Year

Here is a safe way to save your money that you have no idea when you will need to use it, or your emergency fund. The July 2020’s SSB bonds yield an interest rate of 0.80%/yr for the next 10 years. You can apply through ATM or Internet Banking via the three banks (UOB,OCBC, DBS) […]

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A Wedding Photographer Pursues Financial Independence – The 10 Lessons I Learn

I first got to know Samuel when he reached out to me because he needed some help figuring out his plan for financial independence. He explained to me why his wife and himself are focus on accumulating for financial independence. That conversation also gave me a glimpse of the world of professional photography. I have […]

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Reviewing the Great Eastern MaxSave Plus – 2.54% Yield a Year after 18 Years

I have a friend who knows that I collect the returns of these matured insurance savings plans. I wish to satisfy my thirst to find out how close or far they are off the projections that their insurance adviser showed them in the past. You can review all the past insurance endowment returns my friends […]

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Which Singapore REIT will Survive and Thrive Better During this Challenging Period?

DBS has a pretty good report out which shows some of the “stress-test” they put the REITs listed in Singapore through. For those serious in investing in REITs, this is a good blueprint how you can assess the defensiveness of REITs in times of stress. This kind of assessment is very quantitative and should not […]

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