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  • Calvin Yeo { Hi Patricia, yes I do realize that as I have been really busy!! Will be holding a talk to discuss my portfolio with my ex students tomorrow so will put ... } – Sep 22, 11:05 AM
  • Calvin Yeo { Hi SY, I just double checked, only $155k gets transferred to RA, the rest of your OA and SA will stay as it is. } – Sep 22, 11:04 AM
  • Calvin Yeo { Hi sw, yes that's correct. But it will be at a different rate. See http://mycpf.cp s/Gen-Info/Con- Rates/ContriRa. htm } – Sep 22, 11:02 AM
  • Patricia { hello Calvin you have stopped updating your investment portfolio for us (readers) to have a that share prices has gone north, I find it challenging to buy into any ... } – Aug 28, 6:30 AM
  • SY { Let's say in a scenerio as follows: Age: 54 OA: 150K SA: 150K At age 55, OA and SA will close down and 300K will be transferred to RA to ... } – Aug 27, 11:58 AM
  • sw { Hi,if continue working after 55, the monthly cpf contribution will go to OA,MA and SPA . } – Aug 27, 1:42 AM
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Guest Post – Know How to Plan Your Living and Eliminate Debt

09.19.2011 · Posted in Budgeting & Portfolio

Know How to Plan Your Living and Eliminate Debt The recent economic meltdown has caused various financial hardships like job loss, underemployment and wage reduction, due to which people are being unable to manage their finances, and incessantly falling into debt. However, you can unburden yourself from financial woes and exiting debt by embracing frugal ...

How to Pick A Top Dividend Company for Dividend Income Part 2 Determining Value of the Company

09.16.2011 · Posted in Dividend Stocks

After you have determined that the business model is a good business model based on the qualitative analysis of economic moats, you have to determine the value of the Company to know if it is undervalued or overvalued at the current stock price. There are a few ways to determine value: 1. Dividend Discount Model ...

Book Review: Get Value from Your Life Insurance by Mr Tan Kin Lian

I recently just read a book “Get Value from Your Life Insurance” by Mr Tan Kin Lian, one of the four candidates for the 2011 Singapore Presidential Election. Being a qualified actuary and previous CEO of NTUC Income, there is nobody more qualified to talk about insurance than he is. In this book, he gives ...

My Malaysia Stock Portfolio End August 2011

I have been posting quite a bit about Singapore stocks so I think it’s time to do a post on my portfolio based in Malaysia. For my Malaysian readers and anybody interested in investing in Malaysian equities, my portfolio here can serve as a guide to building a low risk, growing Passive Income portfolio in ...

Comments on Straits Times Article Seeking Shelter In Dividend Rich Stocks

09.05.2011 · Posted in Dividend Stocks, Singapore

I refer to the article published today 5/9/2011 on Straits Times “Seeking Shelter In Dividend Rich Stocks” by Jonathan Kwok. I think it is a good reminder to people that dividend paying stocks are still far safer than non dividend paying stocks. The article lists real estate trusts, business trusts as some of the safer ...

6 Reasons Why You Should Invest In Property

09.04.2011 · Posted in Real Estate

Buying property can be one of the most rewarding investments you can make. Not only does it serve its purpose as a place to live in, to work from, it is a great investment that can make you more financially secure many years down the road. Here are 6 reasons why you should definitely invest ...

My Singapore Stock Portfolio End August 2011

09.01.2011 · Posted in Dividend Stocks, Singapore

I have received some requests from users to post my portfolio and here it is! I thought it would be good to summarize my stock portfolio holdings on a monthly basis. While I don’t think it is a portfolio for everyone to emulate since everybody has got their own financial positions, it is a good ...

Updates to Standard Chartered Online Trading Pros and Cons *Important*

08.29.2011 · Posted in Budgeting & Portfolio, Singapore

This article is only relevant to Singaporean readers. Thank you. If you have read my previous article on Standard Chartered Online Trading Pros and Cons, here are some important updates. Dividend Payments Are Automatically Credited Into Your Account I mentioned earlier that “Dividend Payments Require More Work, Are Delayed to Next month”. However, after sticking ...

Staying Sane In the Face of Uncertainties

08.24.2011 · Posted in Budgeting & Portfolio

If you have been investing regularly in the equity markets, the past few weeks must have seemed like a huge roller coaster ride. The sudden plunges in the stock prices caused your heart to plunge and then the slow climb of the price where you are uncertain continued to strain your heart. Just when the ...

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