Monthly Archives: July 2007

Sharp Drop in Stock Markets

It will have to happen. What goes up must come down. It is the exact timing for this major correction that the investors and speculators are uncertain of. For those who felt that the shares are expensive would have already … Continue reading

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Saving Gaia

Save mother earth for our future generations. There are many ways to help save the environment and the earth. I share some ideas which were simple and less obvious. 1. Eat just sufficient. Do not over-indulge to throw them away … Continue reading

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Easy credit for buying assets now and pay by instalments

The advertisement painted on a delivery van prying the road was LOUD and enticing. It is hard to believe that there are such good deals. If you have no ready cash now for the purchase of an item of your … Continue reading

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How to stay anger-free?

Early this morning on a Sunday, I expected people to be relaxed and happy, after all it was Sunday. Instead, I witnessed a customer exchanged angry words with the roti-prata stallholder. At the porridge stall nearby, the stallholder was angry … Continue reading

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Buying Annuities at Age 55 with monthly payout from Age 62 for Life

The Straits Times, 14 July 2007, reported “Annuities being shunned despite payouts for life”. In 2006, only 4.1% of people who turned 55 used their CPF minimum sum to buy annuities compared to 17.7% in 2002 (source: CPF Board) Most … Continue reading

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Going on to 50

Very soon, I will be 50 and this magic figure is significant as I will also be discharged from military duties and liabilities. I have started work in 1981 at the age of 24 and I would have worked for … Continue reading

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Buying residential property in a frenzy

The Straits Times editorial article on 5 July 2007 is “another reality check” on the state of property investing in Singapore. The Government has the means to release land supply for development and there is enough land to accommodate normal … Continue reading

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