Salary.sg Forums

Salary.sg Forums (https://forums.salary.sg/)
-   Investments and Net Worth (https://forums.salary.sg/investments-net-worth/)
-   -   How much savings do you have? (https://forums.salary.sg/investments-net-worth/1199-how-much-savings-do-you-have.html)

Unregistered 02-08-2011 03:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rat Race Participant (Post 14685)
My Age 36
Wife Age 36
total income 600K

Property value 4.2M
Outstanding Loan 2.9M

Cash 1.1M
COF 0.5M (inclusive Medisave and special account)

Net worth ??

Aim to be debt free ( Cash > Debt ) in 3 years time

wow. what does you and your wife do to earn so much at 36?

Rat 02-08-2011 05:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 14957)
Rat, you're earning a lot of money, but your financial planning is suspect. You should be trying to build some passive income. Just by staying in your $4.2m house, you are effectively spending $10-12K/month, which is the rental income lost. Meanwhile your $1.1m in cash is earning almost no interest.

My suggestion. Don't aim to be debt free. Use the cash to buy an investment property and take up more debt. Housing loans are under 1% now...

By defination of debt free, it means I would like to have sufficient cash to pay off loans if I need to.
However I do agree with your idea of passive income. Just that houses are expensive for this route nowadays.

Unregistered 06-08-2011 08:34 PM

27 years old this year

stocks :100k
cash :5k

manage to save this 100k when I change job from a engineer 2 years ago into front line banking.. Had $0 in my bank account when I change into banking

Unregistered 12-08-2011 02:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 15114)
27 years old this year

stocks :100k
cash :5k

manage to save this 100k when I change job from a engineer 2 years ago into front line banking.. Had $0 in my bank account when I change into banking


You really made the right move.. I've been engineering for 10 years... my savings also $0.. How did you managed to enter banking?? Can help save a fellow engineer from hell??

Unregistered 14-08-2011 11:12 AM

41, male

$160k 401k (maximizing annual limit)
$40k pension
$3k roth ira (maximizing annual limit)
$5k savings
$80k mortgage for $170k townhome
no other debt

tip: prolong marriage and kids

Unregistered 14-08-2011 11:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 15441)
41, male

$160k 401k (maximizing annual limit)
$40k pension
$3k roth ira (maximizing annual limit)
$5k savings
$80k mortgage for $170k townhome
no other debt

tip: prolong marriage and kids

401k? Are you from USA? Your houses are super cheap compared to ours in Singapore! Our smallest government apartments cost at least $200k SGD each, and they are tiny in size.

Bostonian 31-08-2011 07:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 15441)
41, male

$160k 401k (maximizing annual limit)
$40k pension
$3k roth ira (maximizing annual limit)
$5k savings
$80k mortgage for $170k townhome
no other debt

tip: prolong marriage and kids

Hi,

I'm a singaporean based in the US too. Just started working here. Are you planning to get a green card? If i'm not planning to get one, would you still recommend taking advantage of the 401k, IRA etc.? Right now I'm close to maximizing my first year Roth IRA contribution, and am wondering whether I should plough more money into my 401k. At present I'm contribution 12%, split half and half between traditional and roth, but am looking to increase that to 16%. Would you recommend traditional or roth or neither?

Thanks.
Singaporean in Boston.

Unregistered 22-09-2011 01:23 PM

All,

Interesting reads, esp from common_man. Good, hard working guy. You are lucking that you and your wife both work. I am same age as common_man ... maybe we know each other in primary school. :)

My honest situation:

50 (me), 42 (wife - not working), 3 teenage kids (16, 15, 11)

Condo (staying in) - $1.2m (paid up)
Cash - $200K
Stock - abt $1.1m
CPF - Ord $290K, Sp abt $120K, SRS abt $55K
Car - Jap 6yr old, paid-up, value left abt $28K, I think

Unregistered 22-09-2011 01:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 16459)
All,

Interesting reads, esp from common_man. Good, hard working guy. You are lucking that you and your wife both work. I am same age as common_man ... maybe we know each other in primary school. :)

My honest situation:

50 (me), 42 (wife - not working), 3 teenage kids (16, 15, 11)

Condo (staying in) - $1.2m (paid up)
Cash - $200K
Stock - abt $1.1m
CPF - Ord $290K, Sp abt $120K, SRS abt $55K
Car - Jap 6yr old, paid-up, value left abt $28K, I think

To add more:

Passive income: abt $5.5K/mth
Income abt $12K/mth
CPF interest - not sure/yr

MeePokMan 22-09-2011 06:13 PM

Hi, I am posting anonymously but I would like any constructive advice from any of you, not necessarily in financial planning. I will appreciate a tip or two from men around my age or older on how to manage my life from this point onwards. My wife and I are in our mid 40s.

Assets
- 3 private properties (includes the one we live in) worth about $4.5M, 2 totally paid up and one with a $1M mortgage outstanding
- $1M in the bank and some stocks
- 2 simple cars with no or minimal loans
- Nett business income $1M-$1.5M a year after tax
- 2 boys still in primary school, doing above average - I would like to send them abroad to study mainly for the more global exposure

We have no expensive hobbies, no parties or horse riding or watches or wines. We eat mostly at home or at coffeeshops and sometimes at a cafe. Almost no one knows how much we make because we dress very simply and do not talk about money very much.

If you are posting in response to me, please address your post to MeePokMan.

Grateful for your time. : )


All times are GMT +8. The time now is 07:20 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2