What should you look forward to in 2017?

As we move into the new year, we hope that everyone has had their resolutions sorted out. If you haven’t, you can get some inspiration from some of our Street Talk respondents on their financial goals for the year!
Aside from setting goals to better manage your finances, this could also be a good time to get insights on how to build good habits – such as eating more healthily, exercising more regularly, learning a new skill, or keeping your home clean and organised!


InTouch Team

  • Irene Kang
Editorial Team:

(in alphabetical order)

  • Calyn Chan
  • Dawn Tan
  • Muhammad Hasan
  • Stanley Toh

While we place a greater emphasis on healthy living, it will also be useful to know more about the relevant schemes such as Medisave and MediShield Life. When should one consider additional insurance coverage? To better assess your needs, we’ve put together some of the uses of Medisave which may help in your decision making.

For new homebuyers searching for your first property, we know that there are several factors you should consider. To make things easier, we have summarised a list of CPF Housing Grants to help you better understand the budget you would need before making your first purchase.
While we are on the topic of housing, have you wondered if one can rely on their property for retirement? We speak to Alfred Chia, CEO of SingCapital to find out whether it is a wise choice to do so, and other factors you should consider.

Besides relying on housing to supplement one’s retirement income, find out how you can start your retirement planning at our talks or at this year’s CPF Retirement Planning Roadshows which will begin in the second half of 2017! Discover what motivates our 2016 CPF Roadshow team and be among the first to know about the upcoming CPF Roadshows happening this year.

Happy reading!

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Vanessa Hong, Editor