Why Language Barrier Is the Biggest Challenge for a Fulfilling Overseas Retirement

Why Language Barrier Is the Biggest Challenge for a Fulfilling Overseas Retirement

Retiring abroad is an increasingly popular choice among Singaporeans seeking new experiences and lower cost of living in their golden years. Whether it’s the lush landscapes of Malaysia or the bustling markets of Thailand, the promise of adventure is tempting. However, beyond the logistical preparations, one crucial aspect often determines the quality of life abroad:…

Simplifying Life: The Office Worker Who Chose to Retire in the Ancient City of Fenghuang

Simplifying Life: The Office Worker Who Chose to Retire in the Ancient City of Fenghuang

Sometimes, the most enlightening encounters are the ones that happen entirely by chance. This was precisely my experience during a spontaneous trip to the ancient city of Fenghuang, a place renowned for its timeless beauty and tranquil atmosphere. It was here, amidst the scenic narrow alleys lined with historic architecture, that I stumbled upon a…

Redefining Retirement: How FIRE Enthusiasts Are Staying Recreationally Employed
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Redefining Retirement: How FIRE Enthusiasts Are Staying Recreationally Employed

In recent years, the Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) movement has captured the imagination of those seeking to escape the traditional work-life trajectory, promising a pathway to early retirement through disciplined saving and aggressive investing. Traditionally, FIRE advocates a life where work becomes optional at an unusually early age, allowing individuals the freedom to live…

Future-Proof Your Career: Using Jobs Transformation Maps to Identify Career Risks and Opportunities
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Future-Proof Your Career: Using Jobs Transformation Maps to Identify Career Risks and Opportunities

During the keynote session at the recent Seedly Personal Finance Festival, Dr Tan See Leng, Minister of Manpower shone a spotlight on Jobs Transformation Maps (JTMs) that provide detailed insights on the impact of technology and automation on the industry and workforce. It ignited my curiosity and concern about the future of work. JTMs were…

Retiring at 31: The Unconventional Path of Ashish Kumar
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Retiring at 31: The Unconventional Path of Ashish Kumar

In the bustling city-state of Singapore, where the skyline is as ambitious as its workforce, the story of Ashish Kumar broke the Internet (at least in the personal finance community in Singapore, it seems) as he challenged the norms that many of us live by. At the age of 31, Ashish made a decision that…

Craft a Richer Legacy for Your Children: A Contrarian View About CPF Top-Ups for Child

Craft a Richer Legacy for Your Children: A Contrarian View About CPF Top-Ups for Child

Let’s discuss a topic that’s close to the hearts and wallets of parents in Singapore, the future of your children. In recent years, many parents have been diligently topping up their children’s CPF accounts, believing in the mantra of building financial security for their children’s golden years. But recently, I stumbled upon a philosophy that…