Personal Finance

Investment and Savings

5 important reasons why you need to plan for retirement now

It doesn't matter whether you're 20, 40 or 60; you will never be able to stop time - and old age - from creeping up on you.

To retire in peace, know your numbers

CPF savings should be foundational building block of retirement income, say advisers. -ST

Common money mistakes married couples make

Many couples fight over finances and have a hard time compromising when it comes to money. -AsiaOne

New SGX trading rules: What you need to know

Regulations meant to curb speculation and level playing field. -ST

Credits and Loans

26 celebrities who went from rich to broke

When celebs go from mere nobodys to earning $60 million a year, they often find themselves struggling to keep up. -AsiaOne

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

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

He schools himself in the art of investing

Tuition centre boss spurred by love for business and hunger to keep learning. -ST

Happy family leads to success at work

Investment firm BlackRock’s retail head takes courses in parenting and marriage. -ST

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