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The Importance of Monitoring

The Importance of Monitoring

I guess I cannot emphasize this more - but monitoring is one of the aspects of investing which an astute and dedicated investor CANNOT miss out on (the caps are intentional to highlight the significance of this activity). By "monitoring", I mean not just monitoring...

Child Education: When to start and for how much

Child Education: When to start and for how much

I was reading the papers today when I came across a very interesting article ("Should pre-schools be nationalised"? The Straits Times, 10/10/2009, Pg A38). The poignant point which was raised in that piece was the glaring disparity of childcare cost in Singapore. The...

DBS 1% Unit Trust Sales Charge

DBS 1% Unit Trust Sales Charge

DBS Unit Trust Sales Charge has been publicized widely recently on papers. This is 50% cheaper compared to the 2% charge by online portals and financial advisors. Moreover, financial advisors, especially independent ones quote a wrap fee that demands their clients to...

A Review of Past Divestments

A Review of Past Divestments

I had mentioned in one of my previous posts about reviewing past divestments in order to ascertain if they were indeed good choices or bad decisions. This is because the measure of an investor is not only in the performance of the companies he currently owns, but also...

Pre-existing Illnesses – Shield Plans(2)

Pre-existing Illnesses – Shield Plans(2)

The most common exlusion in Health Insurance is a "Pre-existing condition" exclusion. This exclusion means that any illness or disability that you have, or have had, when you sign up for the plan will not be covered. We have to also bear in mind that the definition of...

Pre-existing Illnesses – Shield Plans(1)

Pre-existing Illnesses – Shield Plans(1)

Someone emailed me recently to seek my opinion about Pre-exising Illnesses for her Shield Plan. She was advised to switch out from Aviva Myshield to GE SupremeHealth. The adviser claims that she was in a vulnerable position due to Aviva's definition about...

Investing from the Money Lending Perspective

Investing from the Money Lending Perspective

I would like to draw some commonalities between the considerations that one makes when he lends money and when he invests. As the former is something most people have encountered and are familiar, I hope you would be able to draw the relations and aid you in making...

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