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From the Sunday Times: Retail investors who want to diversify and try their hand in private equity can now do so via the newly launched Astrea IV private equity bonds. The features appear attracti... 10 Jun 2018, View: 136

Mr. X and his wife are in their early 30s. They do not have any children. They bought a resale 3 room flat a few years ago.  They are now able to sell the 33 year old flat for  ... 20 May 2018, View: 97

Hi Mr. Tan My family bought 3 plots of land in Eaton Bray UK at RM 66,000 each in 2013.  Lately, I was shocked to learn that some people are saying that land banks are a scam. I contacted the&nb... 07 May 2018, View: 49

A new HDB flat is a good investment becuase the buyer buy it at a "subsidised price" and can get a generous government grant of up to $80,000. They can sell the HDB flat after a minimum occupatio... 28 Apr 2018, View: 36

Dear Mr.Tan, Do you think is save to put all my savings abt $500,000 in fixed deposit with Hong Leong Bank. It is a foreign bank wf limited liability.What does limited liability means? REPLY It i... 21 Apr 2018, View: 121

Several people have expressed concern over the difficulty faced by seniors in selling their old HDB flats to realize cash to down grade to a smaller flat and to use their cash for retirement. Their... 20 Apr 2018, View: 80

The government has the perception that a short term lease is consumption and a longer term lease is investment. They set a minimum of 60 years lease for the unrestricted use of CPF. This perception... 17 Apr 2018, View: 8

I wish to comment on the difficulty faced by seniors in selling their old HDB flat. The government has a scheme to meet their needs. It is called the Lease Buyback Scheme. Details of this scheme ar... 16 Apr 2018, View: 27

You can invest in a property without owning it. This is explained in this article. You can invest in a REIT (real estate investment trust). 15 Apr 2018, View: 8

Hi Mr Tan, Why didn’t you recommend ETF but rather Index Fund as investment?   1)Does it make sense for 45 years above to invest in either Index Fund or ETF for about 10-15 years? 2) L... 13 Feb 2018, View: 81