As from April 2013 my Journey in Investing is to create Retirement Income for Life till 85 years old in 2041 for two persons over market cycles of Bull and Bear.

Since 2017 after retiring from full-time job as employee; I am moving towards Investing Nirvana - Freehold Investment Income for Life investing strategy where 100% of investment income from portfolio investment is cashed out to support household expenses i.e. not a single cent of re-investing!

Currently; it about 54% to destination!

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Thursday, 23 March 2017

The Evolution Of The Four Pillars For Retirement Income Portfolios

Read? The Evolution Of The Four Pillars For Retirement Income Portfolios

Since Uncle8888 as retail investor is a failed trader; he has learnt something from the above diagram and from SMOL. He has amended his diagram according.

Changing from Trading P/L to Capital Gains from the Bull i.e. no capital gain; it is NO SELLING to reflect exactly the state of mind of a failed trader!


  1. Thanks for sharing.

    One question. Why are interest from CPF OA and SA considered separate taps ?

    1. Tap 2 is meant for medical & health fund. I have allocated SA, MA, RA and Medi-shield for this purpose. Interests from SA will be used to pay medical and health expenses if any.

      As Ant; I like to make simple thing a little more complicated for Grasshoppers to poke. LOL!

    2. I have checked my records. Since 2008 when I reached MA limit; every year interests from MA transferred to OA till 2016

  2. Every year has capital gain... excellent!!!

    1. Somehow, some year, and some sectors seen to be rising while other sectors might be dropping. Sector rotation across market cycle. Good to have a diversified portfolio bought over diversified time frame across market cycle; then we may observe this effect with our portfolio.

  3. CW,

    That's why I like to engage with people stronger, smarter, and wiser than me ;)

    Through our "sparring sessions", I have gained a lot of new insights too.

    How to sharpen my saw if I don't go AGAINST a touchstone?


  4. i think it's even better if we can tell ourselves we can learn from "The Bad, The good & The ugly".

  5. And what constitute as principals?

    Stock portfolio?

    Cash in the bank?

    Rental property?


    CPF OA,SA, MA & RA?

    Any others?

    1. Any assets that you received your cash flow is your principal

    2. Ya hoh.

      So can consider WL with yearly cash increment as principal or not?

  6. Why the pillars all draw as equal size?

  7. WL is Rich Asset with no cash flow so it is not consider as Principal. Once surrender it is good asset

    Principal is associated with cash flow or interests

  8. I understand anything that has monetary value now but doesn't generates immediate cash flow in, is considered Rich Asset.

    WL with cash value does generate cash flow in but into itself.

    One is yearly interest base on the surrender cash value.

    Two is the profit sharing as allotted bonus yearly.

    So this WL can not consider as Principal because the cash flow generated is under encumbrance.

    But like you said, nevertheless it is a good asset, once surrender.

    For me i don't mind to have such rich asset as standby for emergency.

    In fact it can be for "anything".

    1. Actually surrending policy and getting the cheque is quite fast. I got it done in less one hour. Reading newspapers while waiting.

  9. Thanks!

    Will remember what you say when i needed or want to cash in.


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