I wrote about my offensive and defensive strategies two years ago here, but never really got a chance to review it to see if it’s still relevant. Let’s do it now.
In that post, I talked about the dilemma of using cash to shave off interest at 2.6% by doing a partial capital repayment, or using it to invest in the market by getting a return of more than 2.6%. It’s not an easy solution and I opted to do both to avoid the two extreme end game scenario of being asset rich but cash poor OR paying excessive interest for my housing loan and being in debt for a good 30 yrs. So, I came up with 3 plans:
1. HDB capital repayment plan
This is to top up 12k every year, shared between me and my wife, so that my 30 yrs loan will be …Read the full article →