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How to Start Planning For Retirement in Your 20s and 30s
By ValueChampion  •  August 31, 2023
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Planning for retirement in your 20s or 30s may sound early, but if you consider the soaring inflation in Singapore, starting your legacy planning in advance is no longer good to have but a must. Based on July’s inflation rate of 3.8 percent, which is a conservative figure, a bowl of fishball noodle priced at S$5 now can easily cost you a whopping S$15 in 30 years. This means the amount you perceive as a nest egg enough for retirement may have to multiply by a few times in 30 years. If this is not a red alert to nudge you to start saving early for retirement, what is? A quick look at Singapore’s consumer index over the past 20 years may offer more insight into the escalating prices of your everyday expenses:

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