Personal Finance

Investment and Savings

Face your financial fears

If money jargon or budgeting scares you, you're not alone. Experts tell Cheryl Leong how to tackle your fears and start growing your savings. -Simply Her

5 retirement planning mistakes you need to avoid

Is the thought of what will change in your lifestyle once you retire one of your worries? If so, don't fret, because you can actually enjoy retirement if you plan carefully. Find out what mistakes you need to avoid to have a rosy future ahead.

Tech stocks are cool again with Alibaba listing

Besides big names like Apple, local tech firms have potential too. -ST

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.

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

Sold on earning her own keep from a young age

SMU student picked up investing in school and puts her money in US equities and ETFs. -ST

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