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Optimal Withdrawal Strategy for FIRE in Singapore: Using CPF LIFE, SRS and Brokerage Account Together

Reading Time: 15 minutes Why bother thinking about an optimal withdrawal strategy? Well, what’s the point in saving and investing if we’re not going to enjoy the fruits of our labour? Eventually, once we’ve accumulated enough in our retirement accounts to meet our FIRE number, we can pull the trigger and start living off of the income that can … 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

CPF on FIRE: CPF LIFE, what’s the optimal approach?

Reading Time: 9 minutes Update (25/12/2018 12:00PM SGT): As pointed out by Adriel in the comments section (Thanks for the heads up!), the original post had the ERS amount incorrectly at 2x the FRS, however the correct amount is 1.5x the FRS. This has been fixed and it impacts the result of the withdrawal rate analysis. The CPF LIFE Scheme is a life annuity scheme that provides Singapore Citizens and Permanent … Read more