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I increased my term + accident insurance policy

I recently maxed out the SAF Aviva group term insurance on both term life plan for $1M and accident plans for $600k, which costs me $47.42 and $77.37 per month respectively. This is on top of my existing whole life […]

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Hotel Review: Westin Jakarta

As I travel quite often for work, I’m going to keep a record of all the hotels I’ve stayed in, to serve as a reminder of what works and what doesn’t. It’ll make future bookings much easier. Location: Although located […]

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2 steps to optimize your CPF account

Your CPF account consists of 3 accounts: Ordinary Account (OA), Special Account (SA), and your Medisave Account (MA). The OA is primarily used for providing housing, while SA is used for retirement. MA is used to pay for healthcare. The […]

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Hotel Review: Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok

As I travel quite often for work, I’m going to keep a record of all the hotels I’ve stayed in, to serve as a reminder of what works and what doesn’t. It’ll make future bookings much easier. Location: Right at the […]

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Voluntary CPF-SA contribution before end Jan

I topped up the full $7k into my SA today, before the end of Jan. CPF calculates interest on a monthly basis, so anytime before Jan 31 is fine. I don’t have any other use for the money, so I’ll […]

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Topping Up $7,000 into my CPF Special Account (SA) for tax deductions

Last month, I decided to top up my CPF Special Account since that account gives me 4% yield risk free. My calculations showed that I can reduce my tax bill by $7k x 15% = $1050, without even taking into […]

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Food review: Al Forno + geylang Lor 29 hokkien Mee

It was Mrs EOR’s birthday a few days ago and we went out for dinner, something that we rarely do nowadays. We decided on Italian as it was awhile since we last had this cuisine. Venue: Al Forno @ 400 […]

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Be Rich, Not Famous: Living Low-profile

You are not under the watchful eyes of the public.   Famous people are being followed by paparazzi, get interviewed on TV, have their entire lives scrutinized and even made into reality shows.  Imagine you walk into a hawker center in […]

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