In addition to my FIRE trial posts, I have set out to uncover what sort of perks FIRE seekers could potentially benefit from via the plethora of government schemes in Singapore. Most of the time, the important metrics that determine how well-to-do Singapore Citizens are and therefore, their eligibility for government support schemes, are - IncomeAnnual value of my home … [Read more...] about 5 Schemes By The Singapore Government You Can Look Forward To When You FIRE
Hello, new recruits of the FIRE battalion and existing FIRE-seekers. Time for a new blog post! My last blog post on this topic was back in November 2021 and an update is long overdue. With the recent Channel News Asia articles putting the limelight on FIRE (see below), it is always interesting to take a look at how different individuals are approaching the idea of … [Read more...] about FIRE Trial Update – 4 Months Expenses Snapshot and Keeping Within Budget
Hello, my friends and potential FIRE-seekers. Time for an update! So sorry that my "first month update really soon" turned out to be 18 weeks later. For the past few months, I have been trying to live on an assumed alternative income of $2,750 per month as part of my real-life experiment in preparation for the FIRE lifestyle. If this is your first time reading about it, a … [Read more...] about FIRE Trial Update – Surviving On Alternative Income (Month #6)
My friends. It is time to embark on a personal quest - I am going to survive entirely on alternative income for six months. Or perhaps, even longer. I like to think of it as a real-life experiment because nothing beats a production-environment trial, right? After spending some time crunching out plenty of review-type blog posts (sorry, I have more) that have been pending … [Read more...] about FIRE Trial – Can I Live Comfortably On Alternative Income For 6 Months?
FIRE-itis. An imaginary disease that when afflicted, causes the infected to pursue early retirement immediately regardless of their financial readiness. Full-time employment is no longer an option. Consider this a sequel to the blog post that I wrote last year. In it, I briefly assessed my situation with regards to the possibility of pursuing early retirement regardless of … [Read more...] about FIRE Gone (Not So) Wrong – A (Possible) Sequel