Met this taxi driver neighbor while walking to the lift and had a short conversation. Neighbour: You good life. Walk here. Walk there. CW: Okay lah. Neighbour: Why you want to retire? You can work till 65. Right? Your Manager pay not bad. Why retire? CW: Bo pian. I have to retire! I can't tell Boss that I want to work less hours and want to work part-time. No such thing! Neighbour: I also want to retire. CW: You no need to retire. You suka suka can park your taxi and lim kopi. You can suka suka don't drive; park and sleep. Neighbour: Wrong leh! Cannot suka suka don't drive. Everyday still need to drive a few hours to cover rental. Bad life! Hmm .... not all self-employed (own boss) can suka suka don't work the minimum "hardness"! Why so many people are seeking financial independence?
I am 60+ yrs old uncle living in HDB heartland who has retired @ 60 on 30 Sep 2016.
I have been doing long-term investing and short-term trading in Singapore stock market only since Jan 2000 and now becoming full-time retail investor. So I am that Panda or Koala in the investment world; but I am still surviving well in the wild.
I have two sons and one daughter; two working adult children and the youngest son is currently in his 1st year SUTD.
I am currently executing my Three Taps solution model to maintain sustainable retirement income for life till 2038
Last updated: 16 Oct 2016
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