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by PNGMK
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 10:38 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Couple that ran off with $32m
Replies: 40
Views: 2044

Re: Couple that ran off with $32m

The general Internet view is that they were donned in by a Thai contact whom they'd spoken too. On the other hand, all it may take is a single login to a social media account including the ads tracing scripts and such. It requires some educated effort to stay under the radar. Same applies to cell c...
by PNGMK
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 8:40 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Couple that ran off with $32m
Replies: 40
Views: 2044

Re: Couple that ran off with $32m

The general Internet view is that they were donned in by a Thai contact whom they'd spoken too.
by PNGMK
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Couple that ran off with $32m
Replies: 40
Views: 2044

Re: Couple that ran off with $32m

They were found in a hotel in JB.

Seems Thai cops knew they were there. No explanation.
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by PNGMK
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Transferwise do cheap transfers but more important can provide US, UK and Aus bank accounts
Replies: 71
Views: 23213

Re: Transferwise do cheap transfers but more important can provide US, UK and Aus bank accounts

I remember your thoughts on mortgage payments. I'm glad you've joined the SRS bandwagon.

I used to buy GE shares on their share scheme as well - they only offered a 15% discount up to 10% of your salary unfortunately.
by PNGMK
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 9:03 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Is there a RETIREMENT AGE in Singapore?
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Is there a RETIREMENT AGE in Singapore?

This is why so many people try to get a retrenchment package in their late 50s , early 60s and then move on to another project or job until their CPF kicks in. IF you can walk out as I did at 57 with 13 months salary you've got a fair chunk towards a retirement package.
by PNGMK
Tue, 09 Aug 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Is there a RETIREMENT AGE in Singapore?
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Is there a RETIREMENT AGE in Singapore?

In addition payments from the CPF system start at 65.
by PNGMK
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 11:19 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Income Tax Cutoff Date for ICA
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: Income Tax Cutoff Date for ICA

I would wait until you've received your notice of assessment. April 15 is the deadline for tax filing and most of the time you should have it by June. If not I'd wait for it. I don't believe you need to have PAID it for it to count. ICA are looking for proof of employment and income as part of their...
by PNGMK
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 11:14 am
Forum: Financial Investment
Topic: SRS investment options
Replies: 58
Views: 12691

Re: SRS investment options

WRT SRS with hindsight and the availability of SSB (Singapore Savings Bonds) I would have just put my SRS into SSB. I've put them into various Great Eastern Funds which perform as you'd expect - the best ones are the funds that pay out (like a bond or REIT) - the compounding becomes quite interestin...
by PNGMK
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Ex Singaporean Looking to move back as an Expat
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: Ex Singaporean Looking to move back as an Expat

You can get PR as a former citizen. It's not likely but does happen.
by PNGMK
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Transferwise do cheap transfers but more important can provide US, UK and Aus bank accounts
Replies: 71
Views: 23213

Re: Transferwise do cheap transfers but more important can provide US, UK and Aus bank accounts

Thanks WD40. Do you have a referral code? Note though that Wise is still cheaper on USD to SGD (13708 from Instarem vs 137490 from wise). That is my largest usual conversion and the $40 makes up for the small loses on the payouts that Instarem may be better at. Have you thought about keeping it in ...
by PNGMK
Sat, 06 Aug 2022 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Transferwise do cheap transfers but more important can provide US, UK and Aus bank accounts
Replies: 71
Views: 23213

Re: Transferwise do cheap transfers but more important can provide US, UK and Aus bank accounts

Thanks WD40. Do you have a referral code?
Note though that Wise is still cheaper on USD to SGD (13708 from Instarem vs 137490 from wise).

That is my largest usual conversion and the $40 makes up for the small loses on the payouts that Instarem may be better at.
by PNGMK
Fri, 05 Aug 2022 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Transferwise do cheap transfers but more important can provide US, UK and Aus bank accounts
Replies: 71
Views: 23213

Re: Transferwise do cheap transfers but more important can provide US, UK and Aus bank accounts

The problem is once you use a system like wise it can be hard to back out of their ecosystem.
by PNGMK
Fri, 05 Aug 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: National Service
Topic: Son is Aus and Sg Citizen - How do we migrate back to Aus without the need to Serve NS
Replies: 2
Views: 2720

Re: Son is Aus and Sg Citizen - How do we migrate back to Aus without the need to Serve NS

While you're working it out do not put him in a local school or obtain a Singapore passport.
by PNGMK
Fri, 05 Aug 2022 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: ve visitedving to Singapore Long Term - what happens when you hit retirement age?
Replies: 4
Views: 671

Re: ve visitedving to Singapore Long Term - what happens when you hit retirement age?

Yes. At least one minister has said that this is possible. We have at least one PR on the forum who is doing this right now. My understanding is that after 55 you no longer need to be in regular employment to have your PR renewed. I'm 58 this year and will need to renew next year and no longer in re...
by PNGMK
Wed, 03 Aug 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR abuse
Replies: 33
Views: 2950

Re: PR abuse

What is far worse than PR abuse is SC abuse. Rare but happens. The new SC retains his foreign passport for various reasons.

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