I just want to make a quick update about a few things. Despite the circuit breaker situation, life goes on and we're all trying to get on with our lives despite the challenges that lie ahead of us. Annual (and More) Giveaways Regular readers would know about my annual giveaway where I basically have a lucky draw for the existing subscribers (weekly email updates) of my blog. … [Read more...] about Annual Giveaway, AutoWealth, CPF Basic Healthcare Sum 2020, And More
Anything and everything about personal finance. Financial independence, retire early (FIRE) is a recurring topic plus budgeting and expense tracking, retirement plans i.e. CPF and increasing our net worth to supercharge our FIRE journey.
In recent news, new recruits were no longer accompanied by their parents or family when they enlist for basic military training. Awww, so poor thing. Don't get me wrong. I totally empathize with them. As a matter of fact, I remember vividly that fateful day in 2001 when I enlisted for Basic Military Training at Pulau Tekong. Alone. That's how it's like as the second child … [Read more...] about Now Is Not The Time To Be Smug About it
It was four year ago when I left the hospitality industry. To be clear, I have a degree in computer engineering but I was involved in an IT role with a hotel. It was part of my self-exploration process during which I was trying to find my Ikigai. Prior to my hotel gig, I was firmly entrenched (2007-2013) in something I was fairly good at (profession) and what I could be paid … [Read more...] about We Dodged A Bullet By Leaving The Events & Hospitality Industry
It has been quite a few years since I first learnt about the term Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) and the FIRE movement has gained significant traction since then. The appeal of the FIRE movement to me is primarily about the freedom to choose work on my own terms, and very much less about retiring early. I would very much like to continue working in some capacity … [Read more...] about What My Budget Template Looks Like (And Why I Don’t Post Monthly Expenses)
We have an update for the CPF Full Retirement Sum (FRS) for year 2021 and 2022. Basically, the Basic Retirement Sum (BRS), FRS, and Enhanced Retirement Sum (ERS) serve as guideposts in helping us to plan our paths to retirement. More importantly, they will determine how much we get as monthly payouts at our payout eligibility age. While many others focused on different … [Read more...] about CPF News – $186,000 Full Retirement Sum For 2021, $192,000 FRS For 2022