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4 + 1 Key takeaways from Warren Buffet’s Letter to Shareholders
Warren Buffet releases a letter to his Berkshire Hathaway's shareholders every year to update them and to remind them on the business of Berkshire. And we can always learn lots from his insights on investments. [...]
6 important changes to CPF in 2022
With the recent budget 2022, there are several major changes in the CPF scheme for all Singaporeans and PR. You should be aware of these as they will potentially impact you. 1. Increased tax relief [...]
Why banks’ Equity-Linked Notes (ELN) are not good investment instruments
If you are a privilege or private banking client with a bank, you should have been broached with the idea of purchasing a structured note, or an Equity-Linked Note (ELN) with the cash savings you [...]
Close the Cancer Care Gap
Did you know that February 4th is World Cancer Day? The theme for 2022-2024 is Close the Care Gap. The initiative is a catalyst for personal, collective and governmental actions worldwide, to raising awareness of cancers, [...]
How much does Colonoscopy and Endoscopy cost in a private hospital?
I recently had some issues with my gastrointestinal tract and the specialist felt that I should go for an Endoscopy and a Colonoscopy to get it thoroughly checked out. Just thought I would share the [...]
CPF Life or Retirement Sum Scheme (RSS): Which to choose?
The Singapore pension scheme is pretty complex and especially if you are slightly older, there are more options for you to choose from. One of the main questions I get is which scheme is more [...]
How to Top-up CPF Medisave Account
One little known fact, your CPF Medisave account is earning the same interest as your CPF Special Account, which is currently 4%. For most CPF members who have been working for many years, your Medisave [...]
10 Psychological Money Hacks
I have always been fascinated with the psychology of money and how it plays on people's minds. This led me to find this book that I find provided many interesting insights to how our brain [...]
What retiring on $1,000-$2,000 per month looks like in Singapore
Interesting short documentary on how a few individuals spend their retirement years living on $1-2k a month.
Book quotes: The New Retirement Standard
Just finished this book and thought they were a few interesting points worth sharing for you and for myself as well. Hope you find them insightful and serve as a good reminder. "Nobody wants to [...]
More women in Singapore diagnosed with advanced breast cancer
According to the Straits Times article, 4,616 women below the age of 54 were diagnosed with breast cancer from 2011 to 2015. This compares to 4,577 from 2006 to 2010. This represents an increase of [...]
Commentary: 4 reasons my fiancé and I won’t be combining our finances after marriage
Author makes some interesting arguments for not combining her finances with her fiance that I believe is an interesting topic to discuss especially in today's environment.