Saving more for retirement

Saving more for retirement

The Government’s Matched Retirement Savings Scheme will be introduced next year. The Government will introduce the Matched Retirement Savings Scheme (MRSS) in 2021 to help Singaporeans aged 55 to 70 who have yet to meet the Basic Retirement Sum save more for...
Sketch uncles

Sketch uncles

Travelling exhibition shows Singapore’s National Monuments in a different light. Steven Seow, 66, has no prior experience in drawing. When he retired in 2016, he chose to dedicate his time to pursing his passion drawing. The 66-year-old is a self-taught artist as well...
Retire easy

Retire easy

Get guaranteed yearly retirement income and no medical check-up needed.   China Life Insurance Singapore has launched a retirement plan called China Life Retire Easy that provides guaranteed yearly retirement income that increases every year. This plan is...
Singaporeans worry about outliving retirement savings

Singaporeans worry about outliving retirement savings

BlackRock’s survey reveals Singaporean investors face a retirement savings gap as large as six years.   Singaporeans are not doing enough to prepare for retirement, according to BlackRock’s Global Investor Pulse Survey 2017. The discovery comes at a time when...
7 money tips for retirees

7 money tips for retirees

Handy tips to make your retirement transition smoother.   Retirement can be a scary phase for many people. Imagine your monthly paycheck stops coming in but the expenses remain where they are! That is a terrifying feeling for everyone. However, if you have...
Extended insurance payouts

Extended insurance payouts

Life insurance company provides income for the client’s lifetime.   Addressing the issue of increasing life expectancies and that some current life insurance plans cap their payouts after 10 to 20 years, Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore (TMLS) has introduced...
Getting retirement right

Getting retirement right

How to get it right the only time around.   BY: Gerald Crawford   A good sign showing a person enjoying retirement completely would be someone who has no idea or no inclination to know weekday from weekend. This clearly shows someone who is focused on...
My golden years

My golden years

A senior shares in a poem what her golden years means to her.   BY: Maureen Tay   In my golden years I may beAge is fast creeping up on meAnd WiFi to me is quite a choreBut nothing can make me a bore. Time and tide wait for no manI will take the world while...
Retire happy

Retire happy

AXA launches the only suite of retirement solutions in the market designed to mitigate inflation post-retirement.   AXA Life Insurance Singapore has launched “Retire Happy”, the only suite of retirement solutions that exists today in the market to offer...
Be “nevertiree”

Be “nevertiree”

The concept of retirement is a relatively new one – less than 100 years old.   BY: Tony Ong   The founder of Ford Motor Co, Henry Ford, once said: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” I was right for 49 years of my life that...
Are you retirement-ready?

Are you retirement-ready?

This question continues to be of concern to many.   BY: Albert Lim   If you were to ask 10 people this question – are you retirement-ready, about 80 percent to 90 percent of people will honestly say that they are not.  It is common for many people not to...
7 reasons you can’t retire

7 reasons you can’t retire

Do you look to your golden years with a sense of joy or fear? What kind of retirement do you see for yourself? BY: Robin Ann Rheaume Many people reach retirement age without enough money to maintain a comfortable lifestyle. The situation is often worse for women who,...
Retirement & following my dreams

Retirement & following my dreams

Retirement does not mean a journey downhill but a life filled with more adventure. BY: Francis Lim    People look at retirement in many different ways; some perhaps even with a sense of trepidation and worry. The general perception is that once you have crossed...
Manage your cashflow

Manage your cashflow

Build your nest egg for at least 20 years or more and enjoy a comfortable retirement.   Most of us strived hard during our working years to build our retirement nest egg. However, we must also not neglect the importance of managing our money prudently during our...