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Posted on 21 Jul 2020

I'm going to enlist and have $28K in savings. How much should I allocate for emergency funds and investments? No short-term goals but I really want to grow this amount further while I'm in serving NS. Any advice?

I plan to start investing before enlisting but am currently lost at how to start. Since SC JumpStart has dropped to 1%, is Singlife the best choice now for me to park my emergency funds? I plan to save/invest majority of my NS income so where should I save or invest this money?

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Hi fellow NSF to be. I myself is also an NSF but alr reached the halfway mark.

Yes Singlife is the best savings product to own right now.

https://frugalyouthinvests.com/2020/07/20/best-savings-product-in-singapore-2020/

You can refer to this article on what's the best savings products to get besides Singlife.

As for how much you should allocate for emergency funds, technically it should be at least 6 months of your expenses. So how much more you want to set aside depends on how much risk you want to take.

I personally have similar savings as you and I keep about 25% as cash for savings (emergency funds) and expenses.

You may refer to my 1 Year NSF milestone to know more about how I manage my personal finance.

https://frugalyouthinvests.com/2020/06/26/1-year-nsf-milestone-finance-report-card/

For investment, as a beginner, I advocate the use of ETFs and passive investing style. So robo advisors or ETF RSP will be good for now.

Let me know if you have any queries.

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