This is part of an email a reader wrote to me after reading an updated blog post. (They invested in multiple properties and are now retrenched.)

Reader:

“Their experience is getting more common. I am in my late 50s and I see many friends and relatives in my age group being asked to go. I am sure it will be my turn soon as the company has not been doing well. 

“I have been reading your blog since 2010. I have invested in the REITs you suggested, including Saizen. I am not rich like you but I think I can cope if I lose my job today. I found out that many won’t be able to cope. CPF and some savings cannot be enough.

“In a way, your blog saved me and I told my sons that they should learn from you too. Their future can be so much brighter than mine because they can start early.”..