As parents we set real life examples for our children to learn from us and hopefully they will follow the right thing from us. Does it make sense to use CPF to be a long term endowment for your kids? One participant asked 2 questions a long the lines of: could we contribute more to our CPF SA, above the minimum sum limit and take advantage of the 4% interest is it a good idea to contribute to your child’s CPF early and treat it as a savings endowment? Uncle8888 belongs to old school of thought. Give Your Child Fish Or Teach Your Child How To Fish? For his three children; when they reached Sec 1 level; he gave them weekly school pocket money allowance for them to manage their money on their own. Whatever leftover were for them to keep. There was never an incident of them asking for more weekly allowance. Each year; their allowance would be increased so that they would be managing slightly more money than the previous year as they grew older. When they reached University level; Uncle8888 opened joint bank account with them and transferred one year worth of budgeted University fund to them and let them managed their own Uni fund. But; it was not totally hand off approach as Uncle8888 still tracked their withdrawal pattern closely and would query them for any unusual sign of expenses.
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