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Investment and Savings

Keep good friends - and good stocks

Over the years, I have been fortunate to get plenty of excellent investment advice as a financial reporter. -ST

Protect and grow your money for retirement

Having recently celebrated its 49th birthday, Singapore is a truly dynamic city that goes from strength to strength. -ST

Tips on paying for your first home

Plan carefully, make adequate provisions for what is likely to be your biggest purchase. -ST

Planting roots in a new estate

When financial planner Eileen Chan and husband Alvin Tan were considering housing options in 2009, they went for a Build-To-Order flat in Sengkang. -ST

Credits and Loans

Easy credit: Lured in, can't get out

Last year, non-profit company Credit Counselling Singapore (CCS) counselled 595 people under the age of 35 struggling with consumer debt. -TNP

So easy to spend, so hard to pay up

He is well-educated and only 29 years old, but Mr Tan has already racked up $85,000 in debt. -TNP

Young adults take to debit cards

Credit cards can be lethal weapons in the hands of anyone, but young people can be especially prone to the lure of easy money. -ST

The danger of overspending

Lack of self-control and a fear of appearing tight or stingy in front of your friends are some reasons for "social debt". -The Star/ANN

Insurance

Give us your passwords

Rental flat residents asked to type SingPass details into insurance agent’s iPad to buy policies. - TNP

MAS: Conditions ripe for S'pore to become global insurance hub

It will work with players to build up capabilities to achieve 2020 goal. -BT

What the expert says

Financial stability in retirement begins with early planning and involves more than just basic insurance coverage. -My Paper

A well-covered family is a happy one

In this second instalment of a six-part series brought to you by Manulife Singapore, the issue of preparing for retirement at different stages of your life is explored. -My Paper

Investor Profiles

Finance veteran doesn't pretend to know it all

CEO of Aviva S'pore consults financial planning experts for investment options. -ST

Actor-host Paul Foster hates using credit cards

Fans may be used to local actor-host Paul Foster spouting lines on TV, but few know that behind those good looks lies a savvy investor. -ST

He is 20, going on millions

He runs his own company with a team of seven. -My Paper

Risk-averse actress is an avid saver

Having been raised to be money-conscious, she tries to educate her kids the same way. -ST