The rise of the gig economy has made it easier for individuals to do freelance work as a primary source of income. But they may, at times, be faced with uncertainty as these jobs generally do not come with benefits such as medical coverage or social security contributions.
Find out what is being done to …
Posted on Mar 28, 2018
Singaporeans are living longer and that’s great news! But if you’re concerned about outliving your savings during your golden years, an annuity can be a wise investment. We speak to Mr Christopher Tan, CEO of Providend, to find out how annuities can play a big part in our retirement plans.
As an insurance instrument, there’s …
Posted on Feb 12, 2018
It is said that the greatest retirement crisis is when one is too frail to work and too poor to retire. Raising a family is hard work and it is heart wrenching to see old folks trying to make ends meet in the later years of their life. Many from our parent’s generation, including my …
Posted on Jul 21, 2017
Marriage is an important life event that many young couples look forward to. However, there were 7,522 Singapore couples who divorced in 2015 (Channel News Asia, 13 July 2016). This is an increase of 2.9% from 2014 and it seems that the divorce rate trend in Singapore is climbing.According to a recent study done …
Posted on Mar 08, 2017
Did you know that your HDB flat is more than just a “roof” over your head? As you approach retirement, your flat can play a big role in ensuring you live out your golden years comfortably. CPF InTouch speaks with Mr. Alfred Chia C K, Chief Executive Officer of SingCapital Pte Ltd, to learn how …
Posted on Oct 27, 2016
Whilst the prospect of investing can seem lucrative and enticing, it is not for everyone. Even if it is for you, one commonly asked question is: should I use my CPF savings to invest?
Once again, we invite Mr Wong Sui Jau, Retirement Planning Ambassador of iFast Corporation, to …
Posted on Jul 20, 2016
Mr Wong Sui Jau, Retirement Planning Ambassador,
Preparing for retirement may be a difficult topic to discuss with your parents, but planning ahead will help them enjoy their golden years.
Mr Wong Sui Jau, Retirement Planning Ambassador of iFast Corporation, sheds some light on how you can broach the …
Posted on Jun 06, 2016
Managing our finances is increasingly becoming something that needs to be addressed now rather than later. We speak with Dr. Jeremy Goh from the Singapore Management University for his advice on planning for our future in the current economic climate.
Posted on Nov 26, 2015
Tax planning is not just for the wealthy. With proper research and advice, anyone can optimise their personal tax obligations to enjoy more disposable income.To help reduce your income tax burden, we chat with Ms. Wu Soo Mee, Accredited Tax Advisor (Income Tax) of the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals for her best tips and strategies.
Posted on Aug 12, 2015
With increased life expectancy and the need to save for a longer retirement, CPF LIFE was introduced in 2009 to provide Singaporeans lifelong monthly payouts starting from their payout eligibility age. These payouts might be sufficient for basic needs in retirement, but what about those who need or want more for their retirement lifestyle? We chat with the President of Life Insurance Association Singapore, Dr. Khoo Kah Siang, to hear his thoughts.