Personal Finance

Investment and Savings

It's not too early to think about retiring

The best time to start building a nest egg is when workers are in their 20s, say experts. -ST

The $1m question: How to invest safely

For risk-averse investors seeking decent returns, there are still places to bet your money on. -ST

Bonds in high demand

But high entry barrier puts corporate issues out of reach of most retail investors. -ST

Buy Prada shares, not Prada shoes

Watching people's spending habits can provide clues to what to invest in. -ST

Credits and Loans

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

Reviewing your home loan package – To refinance or reprice?

Decide on a home loan which is harmony with your financial conditions. -iMoney

35 and flat broke!

These career women have worked for years in well-paid jobs... so why can’t they even afford bus fare home? SASHA GONZALES looks at why 30-something high-flyers have zero savings and a mountain-load of debt. -Her World

Can home loans bridge the gap between financial dreams and reality?

Here is an easy step-by-step breakdown of the process involved in taking a bridging home loan. -AsiaOne

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

Playing with big bucks - with live escape game

Entrepreneur banks on turning fun experience for customers into serious business. -ST

Photographer lets money go to seeds

Charlie Lim's collection of seed carvings can fetch $1 million. -ST

Hotel GM works hard for her money

Despite a comfortable background, hotel executive Jolene Chong has no qualms about getting her hands dirty. -ST

Wealthy and pragmatic

For someone deemed ultra rich, liew mun leong takes a down -to-earth approach to investing. -BT Wealth