One of the four in the sharing session is not new investor; he and his spouse have been investing. His wife worked as researcher so the couple decided that it is quite obvious that wife will take up the task of researching on stocks and companies. After reading Uncle8888's several postings on Retirement Planning on his company's Chat Zone; he suspected that Uncle8888 could be an experienced old investor who has made it in his investment to be able to retire @ 60. His Goal is to retire early too.
Some time in life; luck factor does a part. Uncle8888 was queuing to buy his kopi-o kosong at staff canteen. He came and queued behind and then said "Good Morning, XXXX".
Hmmm .. Uncle8888 was surprised by this greeting as he doesn't really know this colleague well from another Division and very seldom interacts with him on any work related matters too.
One thing Uncle8888 has just learned besides "No Free Lunch".
There is such "No Free Wide and Smiling Greeting from a lesser known".
The real motive behind this Greeting is he has some investment questions to ask.
Like any other retail investors who loves passive income like S-REITs; in the sharing session he asked about S-REITs and income strategy. When he discussed on the right questions; he managed to realize what he didn't know the difference between the investing thesis behind growth dividend stocks and income stocks may have actually slow down his investing journey to reach his investing goals to retire earlier than the official Singapore retirement age.
I am 61 yrs old uncle living in HDB heartland who has achieved financial independence @ 56 and retired @ 60 from full-time job as employee.
Single household income since 1995 with three children. Eldest son and daughter are now working and youngest son still in his 2nd year uni in SUTD.
I have been doing long-term investing and short-term trading in Singapore stock market only since Jan 2000 so I am that Panda or Koala in the investment world; but I am still surviving well in the wild.
I am now executing my Three Taps solution model to maintain sustainable retirement income for life till 2038.
Last updated: 3 Sep 2017
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