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Dodge income tax (legally) on your path to FIRE in Singapore – Making use of the Supplementary Retirement Scheme (SRS)

Reading Time: 18 minutes Everybody has to pay income tax, but there’s no sense in paying more than you need to. What if there’s a perfectly legitimate way to reduce your tax obligations that is sanctioned by the Singapore government, would you take advantage of it? How would you even start? Well, the Supplementary Retirement Scheme (SRS) is one such way. In this article, I’ll be diving into the details on how SRS works, what you can do with it, as well as an example of how I will be incorporating it into my FIRE plan.

Book Review: Playing with FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) by Scott Rieckens

Reading Time: 4 minutes “What are the core tenants of the FIRE movement and how will that help me to retire early?” “What is it like to be on the journey to Financial Independence and what are some of the challenges that I would face along the way?” “I’m on board with the idea of FIRE but where do … Read more

CPF on FIRE: The 10 Commandments you must follow before investing your CPF money

Reading Time: 9 minutes After the analysis I’ve been doing on the STI ETF and the findings that came from that analysis, it’s been making me wonder if we should be investing our CPF OA monies in the STI ETF for the better returns. If you’re not yet aware, as part of the CPF Investment Scheme (CPFIS), the Singapore … Read more

The Ultimate Comprehensive Analysis of The 11-Year Returns of the STI ETF: Part 2 – Rolling Internal Rate of Returns

Reading Time: 8 minutes What are the rate of returns of the STI ETF look for rolling investment windows of 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10 years? What’s the most likely returns you’d get based on the length of your investment and how does the length of investment affect your returns? I did the analysis and compiled the results here.

The Ultimate Comprehensive Analysis of The 11-Year Returns of the STI ETF: Part 1 – Dollar Cost Averaging

Reading Time: 18 minutes As Singaporean investors, when we talk about a Singapore-Dollar-denominated broad-based diversified stock index, the only good option we really have is the Straits Times Index. Even though it only has 30 companies, it’s the best we’ve got. But how good is it?