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Be aware of these 5 common mistakes to ensure a comfortable retirement, Lifestyle, Singapore News

The goal of a comfortable retirement is challenging for many. Even those that plan ahead can fall victim to a number of pitfalls. To help consumers achieve their retirement goals, we’ve identified some of these mistakes and provided advice for avoiding them. UNDERESTIMATING RETIREMENT EXPENSES Perhaps the most important factor in assessing the adequacy of one’s retirement savings is the estimated financial costs of retirement. One common mistake is to underestimate how much money one will require after retiring. There are a number of reasons that people commonly make this…

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Owners of dog that died at pet boarding firm not aware tourists were hired to care for animals, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The owners of the Maltese that died while under the care of a dog boarding and daycare company said they were not aware tourists had been recruited as volunteers to take care of the animals. The married couple, who wanted to be known only as Mr Raymond, 31, and Ms Jenny, 29, said they were disappointed with the way Board N’ Play had responded, following the death of Garfield, their one-year-old Maltese, on April 17. “We didn’t get any official apology or explanation from Ms Loy about the…

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24 tenants allegedly crammed into a four-room Pandan Gardens flat; HDB ‘aware’, Singapore News

Three double-decker bunk beds are crammed into a bedroom of the Housing Board (HDB) flat, with clothing hanging haphazardly from the beds and ceiling, and barely any space to move around. These were the claustrophobic conditions that lodgers living in an overcrowded four-room flat at Block 403 Pandan Gardens allegedly had to endure. Chinese-language newspaper Shin Min Daily News reported yesterday (March 20) that the flat allegedly housed a total of 24 tenants, three times the maximum allowed by HDB. The flat’s three bedrooms housed at least six lodgers each,…

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Be aware of these regulations affecting property advisements

I would like to share a case concerning a property advertisement with misleading or wrong information.An estate agency company issued an advertisement of a residential property for sale or rent with information of its block number, saleable area and gross floor area. Several photos showing the view of the property and its interior were also included.However, the photos did not belong to the advertised property but belonged to another property located in the same block on a lower floor, which… Source link

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HIV data leak: MOH aware only in 2016 that Mikhy Farrera Brochez had access to data, says Gan Kim Yong, Singapore News

While he first informed the authorities in 2012 that his partner had disclosed information about his HIV status to others and shared screenshots of this, Mikhy Farrera Brochez, the American at the centre of the leak of Singapore’s HIV Registry, was uncooperative and did not provide any evidence. The investigation hence did not make much headway, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong in Parliament on Tuesday (Feb 12). Mr Gan was responding to questions from MPs about whether the Ministry of Health (MOH) had known about Brochez’s possible access to…

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