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Axib Xny

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Axib Xny

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Investments

Must I open an account with a foreign broker if I want to trade foreign stocks not listed on SGX?
Axib Xny
Axib Xny
Level 4. Prodigy
Answered on 01 Dec 2019
Hi financialblur, the clear cut answer is no, you can go through local brokers, foreign brokers with local licenses and pure foreign brokers. The more pertinent questions to consider are perhaps on a. your money transfer preference - example as a beginner I started on posb account and dbs vickers since both are accessible through one online platform, so no hassle during bank transfer and payment, b. if you prefer custodian account, c. size of transaction versus d. transaction charges, e. foreign exchange spread - of course smaller better. Over time I have tried a few more brokerages for different purposes and the learning is saying, to start with the one we understand best with ease of access to platform helpline then over time to explore others.
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Entrepreneurship

Shopping

Lifestyle

Salary

Income Tax

Do you need to pay income tax for profits from carousell, flea markets, online marketplaces, etc?
Axib Xny
Axib Xny
Level 4. Prodigy
Answered on 23 Nov 2019
Capital gains not taxable in Singapore....
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Loans

Savings

Lifestyle

Career

Education

Should I pursue my second degree earlier or later?
Axib Xny
Axib Xny
Level 4. Prodigy
Answered on 23 Oct 2019
How about doing a part-time higher degree to spread out the costs across the years while not losing the years of working experience? Experience matters in our local context. So part-time pursuit will ensure you don't lose out. Another consideration is that being away from school for too long is going to make adjustments harder when you return to structured learning. Then, you can also service the loans at the same time. Do explore grants, subsidies and scholarships too. Don't leave money on the table. Never try, never know.
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Career

Hi! I am almost 2 months into my first job but I do not enjoy my role although it is related to my degree. Looking to jump into another industry but should I put my current employment in my resume?
Axib Xny
Axib Xny
Level 4. Prodigy
Answered on 22 Oct 2019
Can you make adjustments to improve your situation bit by bit first? Why not engage your colleagues, peers or mentors, they may help with reframing? At the same time... Reflect on what made you take this job and how you can increase the chance of a better fit for you going forward. Speak to people in the areas you will like to be in, then look for the openings to make a pitch. Get clear about what you want before making a change, at where you are now or on where you will head to next. No point job-hopping then repeating the cycle.
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Property

Condominium

HDB BTO

Resale HDB

Family

Do you view your home as an Investment, somewhere to stay or both? Share your reasons and experiences!?
Axib Xny
Axib Xny
Level 4. Prodigy
Updated on 22 Oct 2019
Property if not used as an asset, becomes a liability. So if I own a property, I will prefer to generate cashflow and future capital gains if possible. The economics point of view. Home is where our loved ones are and is meant for staying in and creating memories. It need not be tied to a property, though in Singapore, it conventionally is. The people maketh a physical home also 'home' in the emotional and mental sense. That said, I see HDB primarily as a home then secondarily as a possible investment asset. I won't want to use it as a base asset to flip property though I might explore to rent out some rooms or conduct lessons in the home or use it as a home studio. I will see other properties (the second one, private properties, freehold, overseas) and REITs as an investment instead. In a nutshell, I will only take the risk on what I can afford to lose and not on what I cannot. One additional reason is that HDB, like CPF, is protected from bankruptcy claims. So the safety net is a draw to me as a good stable foundation, at least for my lifetime. PS: Stayed in three HDB units owned by my parents. Moved twice, once for downgrade, one for Sers.
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Property

CPF

Loans

Should I refinance my HDB Loan to Bank Housing Loan?
Axib Xny
Axib Xny
Level 4. Prodigy
Answered on 22 Oct 2019
If the rates make sense, then yes. I had a friend who took a housing loan quite fresh out of school, at higher interest as her credit score is affected by the short length of her employment. I advised her to refinance about five years into servicing the loan even with legal fees, due to the lower rates. She also paid back a lump sum to lower the loan amount, and the remaining sum was at less than half the interest she started with. Suggest you can approach banks directly to seek direct advice. Look before you leap, including the small fonts and all. Cheers!
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Level 4. Prodigy
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