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Anonymous

23 Apr 2019

Retirement

How should i start saving/ investing. How should my portfolio look like. how to go about building it? Option I am considering, Hire a advisor(who?). Buy another property..Just buy etf. How to split between cash bond and equities?

Hi i am relatively old 37. Annual family income 320 k. I own a condo. (1.8 million value / 1.1 million debt). I have 300k in cash. Monthly expenses 15k( Savings 11k)

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What are your thoughts?

Clarence Chua

Clarence Chua

22 Apr 2019

Financial Planning Specialist at Prudential Assurance Singapore

Hi

Do you have any kids currently, if you do how young are they? As this is an important factor to consider while manging your portfolio.

When deciding on the strategy of your portfolio, you can consider going for capital appreciation at your current age and slowly rebalance it towards a pure income asset as you age, it's good if you start putting some surplus cashflow into such asset class now too.

A pure income assest is not simply an asset that generates passive income. Its an asset that gives income without becoming a liability.
Imagine if you are 70 with 3 properties to generate income.

To ensure they generate income you have to find tenants, continue with mainteance of the properties and also manage your tenants at 70. (Imagine at 70 your tenants calling and saying the water pipe broke, you have to get it fixed as it is your property.)

At this juncture, your property might become a liability to you.
This is why the rich hire a property manager to manage the many properties they have for them and also don't rent out all their properties.

There is also the risk of default from tenants. Hence property might not be the best option depending on your desired outcome. (Properties are still good investments and should have be in one portfolio, as they are a good hedge with the market!)

In cash, I recommend you to hold, up to 10% of your networth or 1 yr of income. (Split between emergency and opportunity cash)

Etfs are good but they will always be around the market growth. (Will you be okay with that? It’s back to your desired outcome)

Ultimately asset allocation of your portfolio should be aligned with your desired outcome and accordingly to your life stages and needs.

Split your portfolio, into the 6 common asset classes.
1. Cash/Bonds
2. Equites
3. Properties
4. Gold/Commodities
5. Insurances
6. Businesses

I know what I shared above is not detailed as I do not know your situation and goals fully, so if you have any questions, feel free to ask or we can meet and see if we are able to work together.

Blessed week ahead!

Josh Tan Jian Liang

Josh Tan Jian Liang

22 Apr 2019

Co-founder https://theastuteparent.com at Promiseland Independent Pte Ltd

Hi there,

Q) How should i start saving/ investing. How should my portfolio look like. how to go about building it

I'd start by dissecting this with a few questions for you:

A) If you haven't invested yet what has been stopping you?

B) If you've invested before, how has the experience been and what do you want to avoid?

C) What do you heard before that is ideal?

This requires a discussion for investment planning.

Q) Buy another property

There's absd for residential, that's a hurdle to consider hard.

Even if you own current place on a singular name and can buy in your spouse's name, is it better to pay down your $1.1m loan first?

If you want to find out more on dividend income vs property rental income, I've this video for you [more on the 4 insider tips....]

Q) How to split between cash bond and equities

I suggest following this guideline for how much equities you should own.

1) Little or No investment experience: 10x your monthly income.

2) Have some investment experience: 30x your monthly income. 

If you want to find out why as well as how much cash to hold, I've this post for you

[more on "what is your right investment level"...]

Hariz Arthur Maloy

Hariz Arthur Maloy

22 Apr 2019

Independent Financial Advisor at Promiseland Independent

Hi Anon,

A few rule of thumbs:

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