Last week; Uncle8888 went back to his ex-office cafeteria to have kopi with his ex-colleague who will retire next week at 60. Official retirement age is at 62 and can be re-employed till 67. Why retire early when we can still work for a few years to build up fatter retirement fund? For one simple reason? Yes, we may love our job; but we may not love the workload throws at us especially during the tail end of our career on stagnant salary. We seriously like to slow down; but the work environment may not allow it. That is the dilemma! Yes, we can deliberately slow down our works; but we will become liabilities to the team. One day; our bosses may have no other choice; but find ways and means to get rid of this liabilities in their team. Like this ex-colleague explained. As employee one day we have to retire or "force" to retire so we might as well plan to retire on our own term. Here another real life example of employees planning many years well ahead for their own voluntary retirement and then has the option to retire on their own term. Uniquely Singapore way of retirement - CPF OA, CPF Life and dividend income. But no SRS! Hmm ... steady! Walau! No FB too! Lagi steady!
Spur21 July 2019 at 13:46:00 GMT+8 Usually any drawdown is taken from the least volatile asset i.e. cash then bonds. Not ideal to drawdown from equities unless size of equities is >= 30X annual expenses.
We have to be realistic with retirement income for life as not every one can afford Fat FIRE or Fat retirement. For Lean FIRE or Lean retirement; we have to be very cautious over sequence-of-returns risk. Like it or not; long-term investing for income is a Game of Capital size and investing strategies. For Lean FIRE or Lean retirement; there is little room to recover from any large draw-down at market low.
Case 4 : She took 6 months no pay leave and went back to work to fulfill the one month notice for retirement. During her 6 months no pay leave; she managed to find some other activities to pass time and survived the six months test. Update for Case 4A : Last year at 59; he took few months no pay leave to test run. Next month; he will early retire @ 60. CW8888: It is wise to test run your retirement for a few months on no pay leave to see how effective you can burn your plenty of spare time without job responsibilities and tasks.
Read? Bye Bye Before Retirement??? Life can be unexpectedly shorter while we plan decades ahead for our retirement; so we must remember to spend some of our money for the present too. Money not spend by us is not ours but belongs to others. Just heard one ex-colleague at age of 39 who is single had stroke last night and in ICU on life support. His family decided to let him go tomorrow. Read? Life Is Fragile And Can Be Unexpectedly Shorter!
Assuming 2.5% annual inflation rate from 2020 to 2032. Uncle8888 has more than 12 years or up to 2032 at age of 75 over the next market crash to deploy significantly his war chest to achieve his net worth asset allocation through this strategy of know enough, know your yield, know your risk.
TEMASEK Holdings on Tuesday reported a one-year total shareholder return (TSR) of 1.49 per cent for the 12 months ended March 31, 2019, reflecting market volatility as it warned of lower returns expectations for the longer term amid weak global growth.
This compared with the 12.2 per cent TSR posted in the year-ago period, with TSR a compounded and annualised measure that includes dividends paid to its shareholder but that excludes its shareholder's capital injections. Compounded over 45 years since its inception in 1974, annualised returns stood at 15 per cent.
The Singapore investment firm's net portfolio value grew to S$313 billion, up from S$308 billion a year ago on a Sing-dollar conversion basis, it said in its annual report released on Tuesday.
During the year under review, Temasek shifted into divestment mode, divesting S$28 billion in assets, and investing about S$24 billion in the same period. Temasek had guided a year ago that given the market outlook, it may recalibrate and slow its investment pace over the next nine to 18 months.
Temasek received dividend income of S$9 billion from its portfolio.
Last updated : 14 Sep 2019
I am 63 yrs old uncle living in HDB heartland who has achieved financial independence @ 56 and finally retired @ 60 from full-time job as employee on 1 Oct 2016.
Single household income since 1995 with three children.
Currently, two sons and one daughter are working.
I have been doing 20 years of long-term investing and short-term trading in Singapore stock market only since Jan 2000 so I am that so-called Panda or Koala in the investment world.
I am currently executing my Three Taps solution model to maintain sustainable retirement income for life till 2038.
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