Retirement Insecurity

Scanning the Invest section of the Sunday Times for useful articles has become a habit. Two weeks ago, I ran a series of blogs based on three articles that caught my eyes (1) FIRE seems farther away from me now (2) Giving MoneyOwl a Try and (3) High Gearing; I Don’t Dare.  Last Sunday (7/5), … Continue reading Retirement Insecurity

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Dividend Galore Week !

Singtel and Netlink Trust are going to release their full year results this week and without question, they will also declare dividends. We already know what Singtel is going to declare = 10.7 cents per shares. Together with the 6.8 cents interim dividend earlier, the full year dividend yield will come to 5.5% (Shiok man!) … Continue reading Dividend Galore Week !

Giving MoneyOwl a Try

Another disheartened day at work made me yearned for FIRE* even more today than yesterday. My blog yesterday prompted many good feedback and opinions from fellow financial bloggers who offered different perspectives. They also offered a good dose of encouragement to me, of which I am very grateful for. It also bumped up the number of … Continue reading Giving MoneyOwl a Try

FIRE seems farther away from me now

If you have not read the Invest section of last Sunday Straits Time, you have missed out on a few good articles related to financial planning. One of them is on "Financial Planning for the Sandwich Generation". I find the "advice" provided very useful, insightful and practical. These "advice" are in essence, the critiques from … Continue reading FIRE seems farther away from me now

SG Bonds are worth considering too and are available now

If you are looking for risk free investment, you can consider Singapore Government Bond. Ever since, my first purchase in Jan - see here, I visit the MAS website of the Singapore Government Securities regularly to check for new issues. And guess what, 2 new issues are opened this week. One issue is the One Year … Continue reading SG Bonds are worth considering too and are available now

CRCT dividend yield range has been Amazingly consistent over the years

With a bit of time on hand this weekend, I went though the annual reports of Capitaland Retail China Trust (CRCT) for the last few years to collect the yield data. Below is a plot of CRCT historical dividend yield. As you can see, the "trading range" of CRCT's yield has been very consistent over … Continue reading CRCT dividend yield range has been Amazingly consistent over the years