Author: Kevin L.

The Future is Female Conference : Ticket Giveaway + Discount Code

Based on the demographics of visitors to my blog, it would seem that men are more likely than women to be interested in the areas of personal finance and investment. In terms of the people I know personally, the same trend holds true. Do you notice the same trend as well? Taking a look at my Index Investing Facebook Group, no doubt there are plenty of ladies in it as well but it would be fair to say that guys make up the majority. It came as a surprise when the ladies behind The New Savvy reached out to...

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Almost Impossible For An Average Joe To Earn One Million Miles In A Year

In December 2016, The Business Times had a sensational article on a Singapore family – a married couple with two kids – who is about to take a trip around the world in style i.e. Business Class, for “free”. Since then, mainstream publications has picked up on it (I mean, who doesn’t want to read about such extreme indulgence?!) and you can check out the links below. The Straits Times Today Online The Business Times Lianhe Zaobao 8 Days The skeptic in me went into overdrive and based on my experience, it is ridiculously difficult to do what the “Singapore...

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A 5-minute Phone Call Saved Me $60

I did a really stupid thing recently. I had set up GIRO payments for my new credit cards (only use credit cards if you always pay in full every month), but I had forgotten that I had done so 🙁 And so, my credit cards statement came, and I went ahead and did manual payments. All good, so far. Due date came, and the bank attempted another deduction, which usually shouldn’t be a problem. They would realize that payment has already been made, and refund the money to me, correct? Unfortunately, my POSB bank account isn’t my main account...

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ABF SG Bond Index Fund & STI ETF – DIVIDEND 2017

Yet another public service announcement brought to you by Turtle Investor. Every year at around this time, the visits to my blog would spike just a little because of folks who are looking for dividend information. As usual, SGX is one of the best source of definite dividends information and I’ll re-post it here. Here goes. ABF SINGAPORE BOND INDEX FUND ETF – 2017 Ex-Date : 03 Jan 2017 Record Date : 05 Jan 2017 Date Paid/Payable : 17 Jan 2017 Amount : SGD 0.0214 (current yield at 1.87% via SGXCafe) While I’m at it, below is the corresponding...

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Choosing A Longer HDB Loan

A comment by Andy from Tacomob in a previous post on HDB loans led to this post. I was sufficiently intrigued to try and dig out my calculations from 5 years ago. Unfortunately, they are nowhere to be found. Heck, so I made new ones! This time, I cheated by using a financial calculator app, though. Sidetrack a little for now – I saw this post yesterday on buying a first home and the considerations that went into it. In particular, I was interested in this part that goes – For example, if we had opted for a $300,000 loan over...

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Index ETFs Dividends

ABF Singapore Bond ETF (A35) : Annual
a) 02-Jan-2015 >> SGD$0.0305
b) 04-Jan-2016 >> SGD$0.0265
c) 03-Jan-2017 >> SGD$0.0214

SPDR STI ETF (ES3) : Bi-Annual
a) 31-Jul-2015 >> SGD$0.049
b) 29-Jan-2016 >> SGD$0.051
c) 29-Jul-2016 >> SGD$0.042
d) 02-Feb-2017 >> SGD$0.053

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