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04 Aug 2020

I have a budget of around $200 monthly for investment. My major goal will be getting a HDB flat at 30 years old (Got my PR two year ago. What can I do with the $200 monthly to grow the wealth?

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    What are your thoughts?

    How old are you?

    1. 23% of salary - CPF OA (Subject to income ceiling of $6,000)

    Figures are monthly

    A simple calculation to determine your budget for your home loan-

    Salary x 0.23 = Loan amount so you do not have to use cash (A)

    Per $100k Loan from HDB @ 2.6% (25 Years) = $454 (B)

    Take A / B x $100,000 = Max Loan you can take using CPF OA as your loan payment (C)

    Finally, take (C) / 0.95 = Max value of the home you can get without additional cash monthly mortgage payments.

    5% Cash/CPF OA

    Set aside 2% of the purchase price for agent fees and etc

    50K for renovation if needed

    If you are close to 30, just save the money and set it aside for liquidity needs. There is just no magical investment that will reduce your upcoming liabilities significantly without first having a huge capital outlay.โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹

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      Hey there! Good foresight to invest to grow your money for a house! You will probably have to use the Dollar Cost Averaging strategy (which will be a good, long term strategy which will be apt since you will probably get your flat in the next 5-10 years). You can start with Roboadvisors eg. Stashaway. They are a great platform for beginners. Consider doing DCA on an ETF! Certain ETFs are great eg. Vanguard S&P500. Roboadvisors are a great way to start eg. Stashaway. The other alternative (if you are really too busy/lazy to read up) is to get an ILP and do DCA. Take note of the costs that comes with every investment.

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        Pang Zhe Liang

        Pang Zhe Liang

        02 May 2020

        Level 14ยทSenior Financial Services Consultant at AIA Singapore Private Limited

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