The CPF is a tool which we should make good use of in planning retirement funding. How we make use of the tool depends on our circumstances.
Just do what we feel comfortable with. As long as we are approximately right, we will do OK.
In between our mails, I did actually drop by CPF Board to check with one of the counter people on my same ask.
So the long story short (correct as of today's goalposts) is that CPF only cares about how much to take from our OA + SA to setup our RA, in accordance to our choice of BRS, FRS or ERS, once we reach 55. How we get to that amount is none of their concern.
Yes, you may have addressed this previously or even known about it yourself but I must say, it's really assuring to hear it on my own from the horse's mouth.
Now, I'm even more motivated to get to my targeted amount I shared in my earlier mails by tapping on CPF's risk-free 4% p.a. rate. Of course, "downside" is that I can only enjoy at age 55 lah. Well, slowly lah hor... take care of my lowest hanging fruits first.
AK agrees with F, of course. So does my niece.
|A present from my niece. |
I think she is approximately right. ;)
1. Get the most out of ASSI.
2. A chat on CPF Top Ups etc.
"In investments, we go for low hanging fruits first. Why should it be different when it comes to planning for retirement adequacy?" - AK