Ever since news broke that our friends across the causeway were allowed to withdraw up to RM$500 per month from Employees Provident Fund (EPF) during the current crisis, it was only a matter of time that folks started eyeing our own CPF for the very same reason - which isn't always a case of right or wrong. At times when the most important thing is to put food on the table, a … [Read more...] about This Is How I Withdraw $300 From CPF-OA Every Month At Age 37
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.
As of right now, we're one-third into the year of 2020 and it is amazing how time flies. I'm among the population who continues to commute to work on a fairly regular basis, due to the nature of work I'm doing. And yes, super-busy (12-hr shifts some days) so please, spare me if I'm not "learning something new" while stuck at home. Warning - this is rather a long post. To me, … [Read more...] about Detailed Review Of My Personal Finance Situation (Work-From-Home Edition)
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
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