Defer RSTU cash top-up till Income Level reaches higher tax bracket, yay or nay?

Taxes are essential for nation-building and developing Singapore into a stronger community, a better environment and a more vibrant economy. While it is crucial for the nation to collect more taxes; taxes at the same time is an expense out of the pocket for an individual — reducing the amount of taxes payable through legitContinue reading “Defer RSTU cash top-up till Income Level reaches higher tax bracket, yay or nay?”

Withdrawals of CPF savings from 55 — How much can you withdraw from your CPF SA / OA / RA Scenarios

I wanted to strengthen my understanding as well as my readers’ on CPF lump sum withdrawal from age 55 after my last post on whether you can withdraw ALL excess money from your CPF SA / OA account after meeting FRS / BRS. Some questions got me thinking, but I thought that just thinking ain’t goingContinue reading “Withdrawals of CPF savings from 55 — How much can you withdraw from your CPF SA / OA / RA Scenarios”

Can you withdraw ALL excess money from your CPF SA / OA account after meeting FRS / BRS?

Most of the time when we talk about CPF contribution, we are usually thinking more of the Employer / Employee contributions. Let’s not forget, CPF contributions for freelancers or Self-Employed is equally important for retirement planning. This interesting question just popped up today: Can RSTU cash top-up to SA be withdrawn from age 55 onwardContinue reading “Can you withdraw ALL excess money from your CPF SA / OA account after meeting FRS / BRS?”

Leaving behind a Legacy for your Child, via his CPF SA top-up

While CPF SA Shielding and OA Shielding — A Live Example is more applicable to more senior adults who are nearing the age where RA is formed at .age 55, there is a group of people who are believers in giving a kick-start to their children’s CPF retirement planning early by inculcating transferable and manageable savings and investment habitContinue reading “Leaving behind a Legacy for your Child, via his CPF SA top-up”

CPF Balances Update – One year of a Journey

One year on in my Full Retirement Sum journey for my CPF SA, I decided to look back and see how far I have came about. I could still remember the day I decided to take the plunge and transferred 30 grand from my CPF OA to SA. It was a one-way trip. The subsequentContinue reading “CPF Balances Update – One year of a Journey”