https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbXP_sUiF8M Question: So should I buy insurance from friends? Answer: No, you should not buy insurance from your friend if your friend has little experience. Do not buy insurance or anything from your friend just for the sake of support. Buy because you felt that the advice given was good and the product suits you. A true friend is the one who will look out for you. A true friend is the one who will recommend an appropriate investment or insurance … [Read More...]
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Wilfred Ling’s Story, the beginning
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu1lzL8ra7s … [Read More...]
Three Approaches to Investments
Someone wrote to me the following comment: “I invested via Endowus, Sfye, Moneyowl and Stashaway. None of them are doing well. I am very sad. I thought ETFs could weather the storms better than investing in individual stocks.” Do you resonate with the above statement? If you do, continue to read this newsletter. One of the main reasons why many investors are not satisfied with their investments is due to not being aware that there are three approaches in investments. Market … [Read More...]
How to create your own dividends paying portfolio
The other day, one of my clients informed me that he plans to take early retirement. Despite being below the statutory retirement age, his employer is offering a special package to encourage employees to voluntarily leave the company due to the ongoing economic recession. Rather than waiting for conditions to deteriorate further, he decided to apply for the early retirement package. During our conversation, he emphasized the importance of converting his investment portfolio to one that generates … [Read More...]
60’s with no dependants – which insurance is a must have and nice to have?
Question: Question: For someone in their 60s and no more dependent, which other insurance is a must have and what are the nice to have? Answer: Insurance for medical For someone in the 60s with no dependent and assume no liabilities, the two important insurances that are a must have are Medical insurance similar to an integrated shield plans and Long term care similar to Careshield Life. However, recently there was some changes to the integrated shield plans and … [Read More...]
What Can You Invest If You Have $400k?
Question: I have about $400,000 to invest. I would prefer something safe, what should I do? Answer: For capital guaranteed product, I recommend Singapore Saving Bond. First because you can … [Read More...]
My Retirement Pastime with iFAST TV
Here is an interview with iFAST TV on my retirement pass time. Haha.. … [Read More...]
High Savings Account Or Bonds?
Question: Can I just put my money in high interest savings account rather than buying bonds? Answer: The advantage of these high interest saving account is that the minimum entry amount is very … [Read More...]
Off-label cancer treatments cannot be covered by Integrated shield plans
With effect from April 2023, off-label cancer treatments will no longer be covered by your integrated shield plans. What are integrated shield plans? Integrated shield plans are insurance products … [Read More...]
What are the recommended dividend stocks in Singapore for retirement?
1. It is not recommended to invest for the sake of dividends I am not in favour of investing for the sake of dividends. I am not saying that we should not invest in stock that pays dividend. However, … [Read More...]
Why are your prospects paying expensive investment courses instead of consulting you?
This video is for financial advisers. However, it is also somewhat relevant to those who are not financial advisors. Can I ask you something? Have you wondered whom do prospects normally go to find … [Read More...]
Now is the time to start investing
Hi, this is Wilfred Ling. I just felt the need to record this video because I have something really important to speak to you. Having been a financial planning practitioner for 16 years, … [Read More...]
Market keeps crashing, what stocks to buy now?
Question: The market keeps crashing. People are asking what is the shopping list, for stocks, what should they be buying during this market crash? Answer: We are having a what you call bear … [Read More...]
What is the expected returns if you invest now?
The stock market, S&P 500 is now at bear territory. That means that a bear territory means when the index falls by more than 20%. However, many blue chips stocks have actually fallen much more than … [Read More...]
How do you decide whether to invest or to save?
Question: Wilfred, how do you decide whether to invest or to save? Answer: Savings and investments are the same except that they are like the opposite sides of the same coin. They … [Read More...]
No advice given, few documentation and non-disclosures but earns easy money
Here is an example on how a financial adviser sold a life insurance product. The following is a scanned image of a section of the KYC: In the KYC, the client declared "I do not want any … [Read More...]
Here’s a video by a bank on how it anyhow sell Universal Life
One of my client sent me this webinar video on legacy planning. The first 11 minutes is educational and I generally agree with the speaker. So you can safely watch first 11 minutes without much harm. … [Read More...]
A client who spent $27,000 a year on insurances
There was an article Does it pay to stick to a big name in insurance? (Straits Times 30 Dec 2016) which asked the question whether should consumers buy from larger insurance companies in hope of … [Read More...]
Free advice is going to cost you your entire HDB flat!
Everybody I know is concerned about their salary because they want to save for retirement. Financial advisers are no different from the human being next door. They need to earn a living as well. … [Read More...]
Why you should NOT select your CPF Life plan at 55
CPF Life has undergone another change. Before the CPF Life change At age 55, the CPF Member has to choose whether he or she wish to enrol in the CPF Life Standard Plan or CPF Life Basic Plan. After … [Read More...]
Why financial advisers must abandon their clients?
I often hear of complains from clients that their previous advisers stop contacting them after a few years. Clients often felt that their advisers were just out to make money but did not bother about … [Read More...]
3 common excuses to delay retirement planning
In the HSBC’s latest global report, Generations and journeys, a whopping 59% of retirees is using cash savings/ deposits to help them fund their retirement. There were other worrisome findings … [Read More...]
Are you paying 42% extra in insurance?
People want to tighten their belt especially in this time of recessionary environment. They save like crazy and try to spend only on the necessity. If it is possible, get rid of insurance policies – … [Read More...]
Case study on CPF Retirement Sum Topping-Up Scheme resource optimisation
One of the most time consuming task I have to do for comprehensive financial planning is often related to the allocation of limited resources. Under comprehensive financial planning, there are a … [Read More...]
Financial planner is a life coach, but cannot cure existing problems
“A teary Gao Ning, Singapore’s top male table-tennis player, crashed out of his first Olympics in just 24 minutes yesterday, losing 0-4 to unheralded Tan Ruiwu of Croatia. What raised hushed whispers … [Read More...]