I started serious Investing Journey in Jan 2000 to create wealth through long-term investing and short-term trading; but as from April 2013 my Journey in Investing has changed 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!

It is 57% (2017 to Aug 2022) to the Land of Investing Nirvana - Freehold Income for Life!

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Saturday 10 June 2017

No Blog Post On Investing???

Uncle8888's Three Taps solution model to build sustainable retirement income for life in his financial independence phase is quite different from commonly adopted definition of financial independence when their investment income exceeding annual household expenses. 

Investment portfolio is their key component of cash flow; but not for him. His key component for cash flow lies with the strength of his Tap 1. Different stroke for different folks!

With his Tap 1 future cash flow capacity already covering 100% of total future household expenses till 2038; so he doesn't have that sense of urgency now to increase the cash flow capacity of his Tap 3 (Investment Portfolio). He can afford to wait patiently!


  1. Uncle8888,

    May I ask if your "Tap 1 future cash flow capacity" takes into consideration of the FRS mthly payout šŸ’° after 65 years old?

    Thank you!

    1. No. CPF RA SA MA and some emergency cash is Tap 2 for self insured medical funding

  2. OIC. Got it, must work hard to make sure the plan can cover left, cover right, oso front & back, top & bottom. šŸ˜ Xie Xie, Uncle8888! ☕️

    Try to figure out my own formula here which may include the FRS mthly payout once hit 65. hehe...

  3. That is the sad part of life. 66 still consider "young" according to current life expectancy.

  4. Yup, but even without AMD, if a person is brain dead & being kept alive on ventilator in ICU etc, hospitals will pressure family members to turn off the switch with the huge debts accumulating & debt collectors appearing at your homes & work places. And hospitals can always get court order to allow turning off the switch. The legal bills will be added to the hospital bills!

    Of course if you're a billionaire then no problem lah! :) :)

    Estate planning will become bigger business as population ages & also gets richer. Ideally estate planning should begin once a person reaches adulthood (Sinkie guys should start when enter NS), but 99% will delay until elderly or at least middle-aged with kids.

    Wills, nominations, AMD, LPA are basic tools. If got young kids or long-term dependents e.g. handicapped relatives, then may want to consider testamentary trust or revocable living trust.

    Sometimes in hospitals can see ugly behavior of family members how they take advantage of the patients. E.g. some children being nice & visiting everyday, convincing the parent to transfer assets (HDB, private property, cash) to them, even got case where children got permission from Dr to bring patient to HDB to sign xfer of HDB flat. After that the children / relatives don't bother visiting liao. Even got some children telling the hospital staff not to contact them regarding their parent anymore.

    BTW in hospitals, patients or family members can specify DNR (Do Not Resuscitate). Which basically means if patient collapses --- no pulse, no breathing --- then don't do the usual Code Blue emergency procedures. Just standby until patient confirmed expires by Dr. Otherwise need to do the usual --- activate Code Blue team, get crash cart, start CPR, start oxygen, suction, heart monitor, power up defibrillator, intubation, insert needle cannula into vein if don't have, prepare drugs/IV lines. If can revive then rush to ICU if not already there, followup tests/procedures etc.

    For elderly patients in C-class wards with serious conditions, Drs will "encourage" family members to sign for DNR if patient doesn't have AMD. :)

    Anyway by 2030 when 1 in 4 sinkies are over 65, I'm quite confidant that euthanasia will be legal by then.

  5. Last few years of my "proper" working life was in hospitals. See death & dying until numb liao. Frankly it's not the dying that gets to me, but more of those (rare) cases where family members take advantage of the patients, especially when they are psychologically vulnerable. As staff we can't interfere in their family affairs, but sometimes we will discretely inform the medical social workers or certain doctors. Most of the time, their hands also tied.

    1. The moral of story is to spend more on ourselves and beloved ones when we are still in control of our own money. May be it is good to let our beneficiaries be aware of the distribution in our Will and avoid guessing?


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