Monthly Archives: July 2018

This blog is taking a break for a week.

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Parents can offer advice on retirement planning

We often hear about vulnerabilities of parents when come to retirement planning. Children are encouraged to top up their parents’ Central Provident Fund (CPF) accounts so that they could draw down more in their silver years. This is well and … Continue reading

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My home was a hive of activities

Hosting party at our home is not something we are good at. In fact when we moved into our new home some nine years ago, we did not have a house-warming party. There are several reasons. Top most on the … Continue reading

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The Nikko AM SGD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF

This Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) was reported in The Business Times on 23 July. It was not reported in The Straits Times. The first time I heard about this was through a e-newsletter from fundsupermart.com. The Nikko AM SGD Investment … Continue reading

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“The Moving Finger” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

This is a Miss Marple Mystery first published in 1943. The story was set in Lymstock, a quiet country place for the narrator Jerry Burton to recuperate after an airplane accident. It might appear a nice town where everyone knew … Continue reading

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I Remember – My parents stayed in rental flats of public housing

My parents never owned a flat. They had been staying in rental flats provided by public housing. These flats were heavily subsidised by the government. Being Singapore citizens, public housing was available to them. Their first rental flat was built … Continue reading

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“Limitations” by Scott Turow – A Book Review

I enjoyed reading Scott Turow’s Presumed Innocent some thirty years ago. This fiction was a hit in 1987 when it was first published. Since then I had read Burden of Proof and Identical. The fiction Limitations is my latest read … Continue reading

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Investing in Investment Property – A personal experience

Like most people interested in investing in residential properties, my wife and I too did this back in 1997 (before the Asian Financial Crisis). On 19 July 1997, we exercised an option to purchase a unit in Trellis Towers directly … Continue reading

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Hyflux – in financial difficulty

Hyflux was once a growth stock some 10 years ago. The stock was trading at $2.90 per share in 2008 when I bought into the company. Now the share is suspended and the price at suspension was $0.21. That was … Continue reading

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“Nemesis” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

This is a Miss Marple Mystery first published in 1971. This was one of Agatha Christie’s later books before she passed away in 1976 at the age of eighty-five. I respected Agatha Christie for still writing thrilling crime mystery like … Continue reading

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