The only way to retire in Singapore is to own Incoming Generating Assets. I have discussed how you can use optimally leveraged and discounted property to generate good income for your retirement. However, there is a problem. While Asian investors are still trying to catch the last train of purchasing physical properties, the ultra-rich from the […]
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 […]
I always have my reservation of investing bonds using a Bond ETF. The bond market is a big boys game, it is dominated by large financial institutional players, which means retail investors like you and I have nearly no “edge” when playing the same game. When Astrea IV bond was launched last month, I knew […]
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 […]
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 […]
If you want to invest for retirement, you will often come across investment advice to invest into STI ETF. The typical pitch is like these: You should buy STI ETF because passive investing beats active investing in the long run You should buy STI ETF because it is cheaper than unit trust, which you have […]
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The latest buzz in Singapore's financial market is the launch of Astrea V PE Bond, a retail private equity bond by a Temasek unit. If you have not heard about it, you do not have much to lose. But if you are contemplating to subscribe to it, you should continue to read. Just google "Astrea V …
The single premium endowment plan has gained popularity over the recent years. With the successful launch of NTUC Income’s Capital Plus and China Taiping’s i-Save, Aviva decided to jump on the bandwagon by offering a similar three-year endowment plan called MySecureSaver. The plan offers 2.25% …
To most people, the US-China Trade War is a disaster. If you believe in the mainstream media, the trade war is a lose-lose situation. Stock market crashes, economic downturns and next financial crises are going to erode your wealth. But for a smart investor, it is a golden opportunity. Volatility …
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 …
If you want to invest for retirement, you are facing an uphill task. Most investment strategies will never help you reach your retirement goals. The reason is simple, they are investment strategies, not retirement strategies. You need to understand that investing for wealth and investing for …
NTUC Capital Plus is a very popular short-term savings plan in Singapore with Guaranteed interest. The insurer NTUC INCOME has just launched a new tranche CSN1. This tranche is a 3-year single premium endowment plan Non-participating - meaning no bonus, all returns are guaranteed. …
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