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Budget Tracking: Mar 2016

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Time flies. It's April tomorrow.
I've been getting a little lazy with my budget tracking. Used to key in my purchases immediately into my phone but am now more laid back by keying in only at the end of the day or days later.
Thinking back about what was most memorable in March were the following:
Exercised on 27 Mar by hiking at Mount Faber BUT not only did I not sign-up for the 2x bonus points for my steps tracker, my tracker died on me during 3/4 of my trek! Hopes to continue such long walks with my partner on a monthly basisHaving a pleasant shock when I knew of my bonus :O. Was expecting a good grade, but not such a good grade. I know such luck might not come again, but 曾经拥有,好过没有。So glad to be rewarded well, although my basic pay is not very competitive la. Visited Gardens by the Bay for the Sakuras but I'm so disappointed. It was Good Friday and the place was so packed. Not only that, the flowers seem really boring. Will prefer viewing a whole mass patch of pinkish an…

Take charge of your health

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In my previous post, I explained why there is a need to buy the best hospitalisation plan. Note: that is if you can afford the premiums.

Purchasing a hospitalisation plan is to protect your wealth from hefty medical charges but the key is to protect your health.


I'm always heartened to see the Government spending all efforts to encourage citizens to eat well, exercise, retire well etc. I came across the Screen for Life website, which is really wonderful in guiding you the type of health screenings and immunisation you need to take at your age.


Have you also attempt to walk 10,000 steps a day? On a long day, I will hit 20,000 steps. Usually, on a work day, it's 8-9k. At work, I try to walk about as much as I can, doing simple things like filling up my cup or taking toilet breaks. My bf has also set an Exercise Day on 27 March, so that we can take part in StepsChallenge.sg Bonus Points Day! Got their free steps tracker watch months ago as well, just not wearing it daily :P but I…

Should I plan for my retirement now?

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Most of us think that saving for our retirement can wait. For the young ones (like me :P), we're busy saving up for our upcoming BTOs, wedding, children etc. With these impending life stages, should I plan for my retirement now? At age 25?
To help me answer my question, I'll be using the DBS Retirement Planner which I chanced upon when doing ibanking and answer the following questions:
1. When would I want to retire?  - Honestly, IDK. The thought of working for another 40 years, till 65, make me quiver. Yet, the reality is that, without income, my family and I would find it hard to survive in this world. Also, I'm not entrepreneurial and could imagine myself in my 9-5 office job foreverrrrr....So, 65 shall be the age I envision myself to retire!
2. What is my desired monthly income during retirement @ 65? - As a guide, the desired monthly income could be 70% of my current salary. As I will not be revealing my salary openly, I've inputted an estimated $3,500 which is a b…

Here's a reason why you should buy the best hospitalisation plan

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You must be thinking why a lady in her 20s is telling you this. Simply because, this young lady has just received her medical report and there are some issues that need medical advice.

Your Health is Your Most Important Asset. It's not too late when you're healthy.
I purchased the NTUC Enhanced Incomeshield plan since I started working. I knew I needed some wealth protection because I've always been a weak kid. I also happened to know that my parents did not purchase any insurance plans for us because "Daddy has no money for those". Honestly, I was dumbfounded. I was angry and I cried. I felt that my parents didn't love us enough. Which parent does not purchase insurances for their kids? I always thought we were covered.
"Why didn't he purchase hospitalisation plans for us!?" I exclaimed. "What if something happened to us and we had no money to treat?!" My mum probably thought I was really senseless and selfish to say such things, whic…