26 May 2021
I’m not sure how they give them out and the fees involved in stock purchasing. Or would you suggest I go into RSP?
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It is easy for others to "advise" you whether or not to do a certain investment, because they are not the ones who have to bear the consequences.
There are a few factors you have to consider before making the final decision :
1) Marriage plans - wedding, marriage home will require a substaintial amount (when will you be needing this?)
2) Are you mainly saving / investing for retirement?
3) Other than the 12K, do you have another sum set aside for emergency funds (or is the 12K your emergency funds?)
4) Do you have funds set aside for personal growth? do courses to upgrade yourself? (It will probably help increase your income in the future)
5) Will your family require your financial support in the near future?
1) If your main goal is for retirement, then your risks tolerance level is relatively higher as you will have a longer to recover if losses occur. You also have the ability to wait it out when there is a downturn of the market
2) If you require $$ in the near future, then the liquidity of your investment is more important. It will be costly if you cash out during a downturn
3) The stability of your job/career is also a factor. Do consider the possibility of not having stable income for a period of 6 months and prepare for it.
1) Please consider all factors involving your investment, including tax, currency risks
2) I stress the fact that you are young, therefore I do recommend taking some risks as you have time to recover. If you happen to make bad decisions now & then, learn from them. You will become better as time goes by, but please do not gamble. It is only an investment if you know enough about it.
If you have the discipline to put away $1K monthly, then I would not suggest RSP. Depending on the RSP you are reviewing, the costs involved could eat into protential profit. If however, you are busy and prefer to put away the $$ fuss-free, then RSP with low costs could be considered. I usually recommend FSMOne's RSP to my nephews / nieces as they lack the discipline to save on a regular basis. It is just my personally preferred platform.
If you have yet to register for the following platform, you could try them out too :
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Now for my irresponsible advice :
Hope the above is useful to you.
26 May 2021
Financial Service Consultant at AIA
Reits a good choice
21 Apr 2021
Chemistry and Biological Chemistry at Nanyang Technological University
If you're not exactly sure what you're buying, I would suggest to read up first starting from the basics and decide on the level of risk you are comfortable in taking. As what other commented, buying DBS shares alone exposes you to more risk, so an index fund/ETF would be more ideal :)
As you are still young and needs time to build up knowledge while staying invested, you should look ...
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