Without our own additional savings, it’s only the EPF savings by the time we retire. However, the scariest thing is when we do not own the place we live in when we retire. Earlier article here: Escape poverty through property By then, without an income and still needing to pay a monthly rental is going … Read more100k bankrupt Malaysians. 70% has less than RM50k in EPF.
Someone shared a status on FB and said that his relative, an elderly man at at the age of 77 was still healthy enough to keep working in Singapore. (a repetitive daily job for 8 hours) I just wanted to say that I have every intention to continue working until the day I say bye-bye. … Read moreProud because one can still work at 77? Depends on role and start planning!
I was looking through some articles and found this term ‘age-friendly’ city. We have heard of Most Liveable and Best Retirement cities but age-friendly is the first time I have seen such as word. Article in Edgeprop.my here: Malaysia plans age-friendly cities The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry together with UN Development Programme is … Read moreAge-friendly city for the children and in future for the elderly too.
If I follow the convention, I need to work another 15 years before retiring. 56 years old. Hopefully, I can keep working in something I like for far longer than 15 years though after retiring, I hope to be doing more travelling instead. Should we worry about retirement when we retire or now? Answer is … Read moreRetired and turbulence in the market arrives…?
It’s not an easy task to help the elderly. This is especially when they retire and no longer have a fixed income and has to rely on their savings or even their EPF. In fact one advice for retirement is NOT to retire so early! Earlier article here. Just look at the ageing population in … Read moreThe elderly, that property and AirBnB for more money
Let’s understand these two facts. 90% of rural households do not have any savings at all. For urban households, 86% have zero savings! This meant that only 14 percent of households in cities have savings. The full article in TheStar here: Sad Truth about Financial Standing. Within the article, it was pointed out that most Malaysians … Read moreSerious matter yeah. Be financially savvy and do something. Else…
Specifically for Malaysians. When should we retire? Let’s focus this question only on age before moving on to other reasons. Is your answer as follows? 55? (This was long ago…) 60? (Yeah, this is supposedly current number) 65? (British men’s retirement age) 75? (Forbes article says so, in reference to millenials in the U.S) 93? … Read moreTips for retirement? It includes ‘don’t retire so early.’
When I posted an article about Jack Ma’s retirement in my Facebook page yesterday, the number of reach was super-high. There were also comments and well, many did not believe that Jack Ma was about to retire. I too have my doubts but then again if one of the richest man in the world says … Read moreTime to retire just like Jack Ma? Wait a minute… not yet.
Do you know that in less than 20 years, Malaysia will be an ageing nation? The year that it is projected to happen is as early as 2035. Referring to the chart from newsletter from Department of Statistics, Malaysia. will reveal that the chart looks pretty scary. From a wide bottom half, we can see the … Read moreWhen we are living much longer… better prepare MORE.
Many years ago, I read Mr. Yap Ming Hui’s book ‘Maximise What You’ve Got… No matter how much you have now.’ Powerful title and something extremely important because it’s quite usual to hear people complaining how little they have. Yet, not many bothered to use whatever little they have to create more wealth. Frankly, not … Read moreHow ready are we? How much do we have? How to prepare? Retirement…