Personal Finance, Real Estate Investing

Feeling Poor After Purchasing A Home

The property market in Singapore is one of the hottest in Asia. Even COVID-19 could not dampen the property prices here.  Housing sales rebounded sharply in June after circuit breaker (Singapore's version of a lockdown) was partially lifted. I always find it amazing that people here in Singapore buy property like hotcakes. Most private homes cost… Continue reading Feeling Poor After Purchasing A Home

Investing

Are Irish Domiciled ETFs More Cost Effective For Singaporeans? Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, I explained and showed that Irish Domiciled ETFs are more tax-efficient for Singapore investors. However, dividend withholding tax is not the only cost in investing. In part 2, I will explore the other costs associated with investing and compare between US-domiciled ETFs and Irish domiciled ETFs to find out which is… Continue reading Are Irish Domiciled ETFs More Cost Effective For Singaporeans? Part 2

Investing

Are Irish Domiciled ETFs More Cost Effective For Singaporeans? Part 1

We love our dividends - well, most do. The Singapore stock market is one of the highest yielding stock markets in APAC and among other developed countries. However, there is one crucial factor to take note when it comes to dividends from international stocks - foreign withholding tax. For example, a non-US tax resident investing… Continue reading Are Irish Domiciled ETFs More Cost Effective For Singaporeans? Part 1