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By Eileen Tan and Ui Wei Teck (guest contributors) When you were a student, you had nothing much to worry about other than focusing on your studies. If you are a student reading this, you may object: “Of course NOT, other than academic examinations, I have to learn many other […]

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By Seth Wee (guest contributor) Singapore has a population of about five million while the number of practitioners in the financial advisory industry is estimated to be between 20,000 to 30,000. This includes tied insurance agents, financial adviser firm representatives, and banks’ financial services personnel. It is a relatively large […]

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By Brian Halim (guest contributor) Feeling stuck in a career rut but not sure why? Here are five signs that indicate you may be caught in a dead-end job: 1. You take full ‘advantage’ of the eight hours you are working You arrive 30 minutes late for work (“It’s only […]

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By Lau (guest contributor) Insurance is the most common risk transfer technique in risk management. There are three layers of insurance protection you can have: Figure 1 – The 3 Layers of Insurance Protection Firstly, the social layer, provided by national schemes. For Singapore, it will be the insurance from […]

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By Mr. Propwise Choosing a mortgage can be confusing. There are so many options to think about: fixed or floating interest rates, loan term, lock-in periods, subsidies, penalties and other special features. There isn’t one “best” mortgage out there – it all depends on your needs and preferences. Here are […]

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By Seth Wee (guest contributor) Disability Income Insurance (DII) is a very specific type of policy with the intended purpose of insuring one’s ability to work. Much like the Aesopian goose, most Singaporeans produce their own “golden eggs” in the form of monthly salaries they receive for working. DII steps […]

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By Kelvin Ng (guest contributor) I see many articles on retirement planning and I started to think about how can one really plan for retirement in today’s volatile business environment. A while back I read that Eastman Kodak had filed for bankruptcy. This was one of America’s most notable companies […]

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By Dennis Ng (guest contributor) What is our greatest asset? It is our ability to get up every day to earn an income. This greatest asset, or income earning ability, is covered by disability income insurances; not personal accident policies, not critical illness policies and also not medical policies. Unlike […]

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By Seth Wee (guest contributor) ElderShield is a Long-Term Care insurance scheme that Singaporeans are enrolled in on an opt-out basis when they reach the age of 40 years old. It is designed to provide a monthly payout to the insured upon severe disability typically associated with old age (hence […]

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By Gary Tay (guest contributor) Gambling is deeply ingrained in Singapore culture. From the occasional Toto punter to seasoned gamblers, Singaporeans are active participants where gambling is concerned. A recent survey conducted by Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) suggested that 54% of Singapore residents aged 18 and above […]

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