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My Sweet Retirement Starts Planning for Tax Relief

Last year, I opened my Supplementary Retirement Scheme (SRS) account with OCBC for the purpose of tax relief. At that point in time, I am not aware that we are able to withdraw our money above the full retirement sum from our Central Provident Fund (CPF) when we are 55 years old. I only get to know about it after I recently attended InvestX Congress by the Fifth Person. In the upcoming months, I shall be doing voluntary contributions to my CPF special account instead of my SRS account to enjoy tax reliefs and also higher interest rates.

At the recent InvestXCongress, the masked speaker AK shared about how to maximize your monies in your Central Provident Fund account. Here are the tips he shared:

  1. Transfer your savings in the Ordinary account to Special account to earn higher interests.
  2. Max out your savings in the Medisave account. The current maximum allowed in the Medisave account is S$52,000. The interest earned will pay for your insurance. You are getting free insurance coverage in this case.
  3. We can withdraw monies above the full retirement sum from our Central Provident Fund account when we reach the age of 55.

Special Account – The Power of Compounding

A picture speaks a thousand words. S$10,000 with 4% interest becomes S$21,911 in 20 years time.


Another Tenant Default for Soilbuild Business Space REIT

Soilbuild REIT Logo

Another bad piece of news for Soilbuild Business Space REIT investors out there. NK Ingredients Pte Ltd, the sole tenant for 2 Pioneer Sector 1 has defaulted on its rent. If you do not know, NK Ingredients Pte Ltd is one of the top ten tenants contributing 5.8% of Soilbuild Business Space REIT monthly gross rental income.

Soilbuild REIT has called upon the insurance guarantee today. The balance of the insurance guarantee of S$1,689,556.67 is equivalent to approximately four months of rent.

The stock price reacted to the bad news and plunged from $0.73 to $0.69 before closing at $0.70. It seems that I am a bit late in running now.


Have You Heard of Spiking?

Recently, someone posted a screenshot that shows insider trades. It got almost everyone in the forum thread asking what is this application and how did they get the information.

I finally found out what application it is. The application is called “Spiking” and you can download it from the app store for iPhone and Google Play store for Android users.

If you didn’t know, Spiking is actually a homegrown app. Spiking allows investors to track the stock transactions and portfolios of investors. Interestingly, they classify investors into “Blue Whales”, Millionaires and Billionaires. Read More

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