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Asked on 02 Mar 2019
Better returns investments? I am willing to take up to high-middle risks, aged around late 30s to 50s.
Using your CPF for housing will deplete your cash proceeds from the sale of your flat in future.
Sale proceeds = Sale price - outstanding loan - CPF used - CPF accrued interest
The more CPF you use, the less cash you receive = more money locked up in CPF.
Therefore unless you are sure that you will be staying in this flat for the rest of your life, it is more advisable to not use it for housing wherever possible.
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01 Feb 2020
I prefer to clear your housing loan first as before you can even invest, you should clear up any loans and debts you currently have.
Are you late 30s or late 50s? When do you anticipate retiring, and not having a stable income? If you are only late 30s (like i am), and have a healthy work attitude (aka will continue trying to make money till 60s/70s), then i would say you should NOT clear the housing loan, and use the cash to go invest (this is assuming you have an emergency fund stashed away or you have a (very) stable job).
Depends on how much more housing debt do you have left and your future plans going forward. Eg. are you planning for an upgrade of your home, or get another investment home for yourself?
Your bank interest rate is still low.
Leave your CPF in your OA, and take the cash to invest :)
Using your CPF to pay off your bank loan is not advisable, unless you are really cash tight.
Think about the difference between the bank interest rate va the return rates of the OA or SA. There would be an arbitrage opportunity if you take the loan and put money in SA.
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