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Retired and turbulence in the market arrives…?

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…?

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The elderly, that property and AirBnB for more money

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

Serious matter yeah. Be financially savvy and do something. Else…

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…

Tips for retirement? It includes ‘don’t retire so early.’

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.’

Time to retire just like Jack Ma? Wait a minute… not yet.

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.

When we are living much longer… better prepare MORE.

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.

How ready are we? How much do we have? How to prepare? Retirement…

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…

Retirement thoughts? Getting ready is the key

We often do not think about retirement until the time when we need to retire, whether or not we are ready. Some may even think that the employers would take care of us until we retire. Well, here’s an actual fact. We retire at 56 perhaps but Malaysians are set to live till 76 or … Read moreRetirement thoughts? Getting ready is the key

Do not come to Malaysia just to retire… Be an Enjoyee instead!

For ‘young’ at heart people who are thinking of places with white sandy beaches overlooking the sea, over 4,000 metre mountain peak loved by many, world’s oldest rainforests worth exploring every year and even UNESCO Heritage sites and cities? All these are in the same country; Malaysia. This is also a read for those who … Read moreDo not come to Malaysia just to retire… Be an Enjoyee instead!

1.5 vs 2.1 vs 1.24 – Population growth or Ageing nation

Birth rate of a nation determines if the population is growing up or going down. The minimum birth rate per woman needs to be 2.1 for the population to be growing very slowly. Any number lesser than 2 means the country is getting smaller every year. I contributed two. So, just on the dot. 2 … Read more1.5 vs 2.1 vs 1.24 – Population growth or Ageing nation

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