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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Reader says:
hi ak. did something happen to your Facebook page?
only can see posts from 2018 haha

AK says...
I also dunno why but FB removed all links to my blog 😞

Reader says...
shucks haha. I guess they getting alot of flak for various things
even the assi page ah. which is so odd

AK says...
I will just stop using FB to update readers, I guess.
No loss to me. 
I guess it will inconvenience readers though. 😞

A message from Facebook.

"This post goes against our Community Standards, so no one else can see it."

Facebook has removed ALL the links to my blog.

So, I won't be able to update readers using Facebook anymore.

Readers who have been following me using Facebook will just have to check my blog from time to time for updates.

There are, of course, also other means to follow my blog.

Check my blog's left side bar.

AK is financially free and now he is also Facebook free!


AK71 said...

My final message on my Facebook page:

"I cannot post links to my blog in Facebook anymore.

"Check my blog for the story and future updates.

"AK is financially free and now he is also Facebook free!"

Spur said...

Hi AK,

FB in the midst of removing fake news & terrorist postings.

Must be your headgear (hat, sunglasses, surgical mask).


AK71 said...

After removing all my links to my blog, Facebook now wants me to spend $14 to promote what? I blur.

"Boost Your Popular Post for $14

"Your post "I cannot post links to my..." is getting more engagement than 95% of your recent posts. Boost it to reach more people in Singapore.

"Boost Post"

AK71 said...

Hi Spur,

That could be it!

ROFL! :p

AK71 said...

Reader says...
hmmm, maybe cos you tend to repost old blog posts as new fb posts. FB catch "spam"

AK says...
Even my new blog posts which have never been reposted also kena lor...
It is OK. When I have new blog posts, I will just say "Blog updated" or something in FB. 😉

Reader says...
Yea have no idea what fb is doing cos they keep tweaking the algorithm
A few fb groups got shutdown
Especially those doing some internet marketing or small interest group kind

AK says...
For people who need FB to run biz, I am sure it hurts.

Reader says...
Especially those who pay money somemore
Only for fb to shut them lol

AK says...
I thought because I don't give $ to FB, that's why I kena. 😛
Anyway, I not running any biz. Dun depend on FB to make money. So, I bochap. 😛

laurence said...

Maybe Mark Zuckerberg jin jelly that AK has more followers than him. ;)

AK71 said...

Hi Laurence,

Oh my.


LOL. :p

silverfyre said...

Hi AK . Just started following your blog. I was intrigued by the idea to beef up our SA and let the compounding do the rest . Maybe this question had been answered previously but hope you don't mind me asking again : why didn't you put all the money from your oa to your sa in order to gain more from the differential rate ? Is it because you want to have the option to deploy OA money for stocks from time to time ? (Refering to your 2018 cpf balance ) am I right to state that your intention is to beef up to frs and let it do the work ? I am quite keen on trying to hit ERS by the time I reach 55 .. Thank you for your time and energy to update this blog.

AK71 said...

Hi silverfyre,

If we have the resources and if we are sure we do not have any other use for money in our OA, beefing the SA to the FRS or as close to the FRS as possible as soon as possible is a good idea.

If we are not sure, it is best not to deplete our OA by transferring everything to the SA since it is a one way street.

The ERS is definitely a good idea if we believe in having a bigger annuity to fund our retirement.

silverfyre said...

Thanks for the reply . Been reading more of your post and cpf regulations . Finally think i have some handle on what to do now .


AK71 said...

Hi silverfyre,

I am glad.

All of us have different circumstances and considerations.

It is important to do what makes sense for you.

Gambatte! :)

Dom said...

Hi AK, unable to read anything from you since, how do i get to carry on reading your posts?

AK71 said...

Hi Dom,

Please see my latest blog.

2Q 2019 passive income.

Unfortunately, Facebook and AK had a parting of ways. :_(

WTK said...

Hi AK,

On your comment on the transfer of monies from OA to SA. I also had some thoughts on the concern on the possible use of OA as part of my delayed decision to transfer the monies many many years and coupled by my friends'dissaussion on the plan on the transfers. I think that such concerns are unwarranted as per my perspective. I executed the transfers sometimes in Jan 2016 after many many years of delay. I am glad to make that decision in 2016 and lamented for not doing so much much earlier to the extent of the year of 2000 being the earliest. It is much later than no action at all. I resolved to stop the lament as I know that such lament cannot bring the transfers before 2016. What's over cannot be undone. The only way is to look forward and make decision based on the prevailing circumstances.


AK71 said...

Hi Ben,

This sounds familiar.

New readers might want to read this blog:
CPF SA time and income lost due to peer pressure.

ok said...

Cpf should make AK the poster boy for the benefit of the majority of cpf members, so that they would know the benefits and how to leverage them.

AK71 said...

Hi ok,

A poster boy wearing a mask and dark goggles? ;p

I agree that too many people are unaware of what a good system the CPF is.

Those who do know might not know how to extract the full benefit of their CPF membership.

New readers might want to read this recent blog:
A river called CPF and the stubborn horses.

AK71 said...

A reader just told me that my Facebook page is back to normal now.

See comment:

Actually, I am so used to life without Facebook now that I don't really feel like using Facebook again. :p

AK71 said...

"I don't really need Facebook in my life..."

Watch video:
Facebook ad boycott: Walls closing in.

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