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Old 06-04-2023, 07:28 PM
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Actually it's called never sell. LOL
That's true. There is a saying that property is meant to be bought and not sold.

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He has First Class Honours in Electrical Engineering and underemployed. In forced retirement now. Last worked as Vice President in an Indian SME.
So hubby retired already.
You are the breadwinner?

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Old 06-04-2023, 07:31 PM
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That's true. There is a saying that property is meant to be bought and not sold.
In Singapore.
Not everywhere is like that.
Also in other countries tenants got many rights.
Finding good tenant is hard.
Houses also have many things to maintain.
I regret investing in property. Capital gain not much.
Headaches with tenants and repairs and maintenace LOTS

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Old 06-04-2023, 07:33 PM
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Bankers still the richest.
Yeah I took inspiration from him and encouraged my boy to do Banking and Finance which he is doing now in Nanyang poly after his PFP program. He was in Normal Academic stream though also also qualified for Express in Sec school. Both my sons are games addict so didn't do well in PSLE. But fortunately my older boy did well for his N levels and was among the top 5% to qualify for Polytechnic Foundation Program.

He is going to start his Banking and Finance course in poly soon on 17 th April.

Hope he can be a banker like his uncle next time.
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So hubby retired already.
You are the breadwinner?
Yep. He retired the last 2 years already. Bored, wants to work or do his own business but I tell him to enjoy his retirement.

I took a break for 2 years during Covid and went back to work last year. I have been the main breadwinner most times. But he is richer than me. So unfair. Sigh, but he helped me pay up my S$47k car loan and fetches me everywhere now. Disallows me to drive to work now as I am too sleepy and keep getting into accidents. Poor car has a lot of scrapes. Luckily bought at S$32k COE. Don't think can afford a new car with high coe now.
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Yeah I took inspiration from him and encouraged my boy to do Banking and Finance which he is doing now in Nanyang poly after his PFP program. He was in Normal Academic stream though also also qualified for Express in Sec school. Both my sons are games addict so didn't do well in PSLE. But fortunately my older boy did well for his N levels and was among the top 5% to qualify for Polytechnic Foundation Program.

He is going to start his Banking and Finance course in poly soon on 17 th April.

Hope he can be a banker like his uncle next time.
I wish your son well. Hope he succeeds.

Funny right? All my CG mates kids all not doing medicine.
The successful relatives send kids do economics. Law.
Only the uninformed encourage kids be dr.
But no realize what a raw deal it is.
Husband and wife both MMeder also live in small condo.
Husband got to locum at night.
Meanwhile bankers have 2 landed.

Those reading. Please ok. Dont condemn your kids by
Telling them to be drs.
I suppose if surgeon still ok. Although I hear competition
In pte sector is very fierce now.
Finance still the best sector.
Retire already got the skills ans knowledge to manage your
Funds.
Where I am I cant even prescribe antibiotics to my kids.
Conflict of interest. Super useless skill being dr for
Own family and self. Useless.
Plumber electrician accountant all can work on own stuff
Own family.
Medicine only good for earning money.


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Yep. He retired the last 2 years already. Bored, wants to work or do his own business but I tell him to enjoy his retirement.

I took a break for 2 years during Covid and went back to work last year. I have been the main breadwinner most times. But he is richer than me. So unfair. Sigh, but he helped me pay up my S$47k car loan and fetches me everywhere now. Disallows me to drive to work now as I am too sleepy and keep getting into accidents. Poor car has a lot of scrapes. Luckily bought at S$32k COE. Don't think can afford a new car with high coe now.
Yeah car is the other big one in sg.
Got 10 years only. Got to renew q10years.
Now COE is 100k?
So is 10k per year even if driving old car.
Sg GST also now 8%.
2024 will be 9%
Thats your taxes there. And you have no universal healthcare.
The taxes pay for what? SAF? Ministers? LOL.

I have several vehicles. Each driver in family got one.
No COE. Keep good condition can drive 20 years.
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In Singapore.
Not everywhere is like that.
Also in other countries tenants got many rights.
Finding good tenant is hard.
Houses also have many things to maintain.
I regret investing in property. Capital gain not much.
Headaches with tenants and repairs and maintenace LOTS
Oh u r the one who migrated?

Yeah my JB semi d also no gain just rental income.
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Now Cat B Coe is S$118k plus. Open Cat almost S$119k!

More than some Drs' salaries!
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Yeah car is the other big one in sg.
Got 10 years only. Got to renew q10years.
Now COE is 100k?
So is 10k per year even if driving old car.
Sg GST also now 8%.
2024 will be 9%
Thats your taxes there. And you have no universal healthcare.
The taxes pay for what? SAF? Ministers? LOL.

I have several vehicles. Each driver in family got one.
No COE. Keep good condition can drive 20 years.
Yeah, I think is legalised corruption to pay civil servants and ministers so highly.
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