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Start Investing With Only $500 — Her World

Quite glad that an article I have been helping a writer with has finally been published. The November 2014 issue of Her World carries the article Start Investing With Only $500, and I am pleased that it even found a little spot on the cover page.

I also realised that it is quite challenging to write an article for a magazine, and also very different from writing on this blog where I have full editorial control. The article would have been quite different if I wrote it from scratch, but I suppose the end product is more fitting for a magazine. (You can view the article at the end of this post.)

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Television Interview About Gold Buyback Schemes and Gold Investment

I was recently asked to speak on a television programme catered for the elderly about the topic of dubious gold buyback schemes and a few proper ways of investing in gold.

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NTUC Income’s First Ever Bond Issue Oversubscribed

NTUC Income recently debuted its first ever bond issue of $600 million 15-year bonds which was open to the public and corporate entities. The coupon rate was 3.65% and NTUC Income has the option to redeem the bonds in full at the end of 10 years.

Oversubscribed would be an understatement: the subscription rate was 15 times its $600 million offer, a cool $9 billion which attests to the attractiveness of the returns vis-à-vis the strong credit rating of NTUC Income. (And that’s a lot of money wanting to be invested.)

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The Financial Planning Process

Financial planning is a process where an adviser assists his client in areas such as cash flow management, investment planning, risk management, insurance planning, estate planning etc. Depending on the individual needs and complexity of one’s portfolio, financial planning can be quite a big project.

It is important for a systematic approach to be adopted in order to structure the process to ensure that it is productive, as well as to develop a plan that is suitable, relevant and useful to the client.

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