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  1. Sound advice to help you plan for your retirement

    Posted Jan 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... To manage your retirement investment, the Mandatory Fund Schemes Authority has set out guidelines, which include: Set realistic investment tailored to your needs. The amount calculated should include all annual living costs and medical expenses to live on after retirement. Inflation should also be factored in as this will hit the value of savings. These days people are living ...

  2. Hongkongers too laissez-faire about retirement planning

    Posted Dec 15th 2008, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... members remains more important than ever. Despite their reputation for being financially savvy, Hongkongers still paid too little attention to proper post-retirement planning. They typically ... allocated across funds, and about half had never spoken to a financial adviser about retirement planning. 'Overall awareness has increased, but people are still laissez-faire in their approach ...

  3. Some Hongkongers rethinking retirement plans in downturn

    Posted Jul 08th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... cent said they planned to work part-time and phase their retirement. About one-fifth said they might need to change their plans, depending on how long the recession lasted. Some 11 per cent ... Paggie Leung More than one in 10 Hongkongers intend to delay their retirement because of the economic downturn, a poll has found. HSBC's Future of Retirement Survey, in which 1,000 ...

  4. Life cover spreads in retirement planning

    Posted Sep 21st 2003, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... AXA offers more than two dozen plans covering a spectrum from life-insurance-only policies to those which can help build retirement nest eggs. 'We have moved away from being simply ... a structured savings scheme, a first for Hong Kongers, who tend to harbour entrepreneurial dreams instead of retirement plans. Despite the heightened awareness of these savings products, Ms De Silva ...

  5. Planning for retirement

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... by the one-child policy have created a steadily ageing population. Inevitably, this will put pressure on the nation's coffers as more workers reach retirement age and the standard state pension fails to stretch far in the new economy. Therefore, China's central planners have introduced measures to encourage employers and individuals to assume more responsibility for their post-retirement ...

  6. Planning to retire on $2 million in savings? Welcome to hard times

    Posted Aug 08th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp I RAN ACROSS an interesting survey from Principal Insurance dealing with what people in Hong Kong expect they will need for retirement. The crucial findings were that the average person believes a retirement income of $7,262 per month sufficient and thinks $2 million in savings will cover this expenditure. A wake-up call is needed if this is truly what people ...


    When time is money- and you don't have any

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Nicky Burridge

    ... The first stage of retirement planning is to work out how much you are likely to need each month to live comfortably. People wrongly assume they will need a lot less money during retirement compared ... their retirement pot would be worth about HK$8 million in 40 years, 25 per cent more than if they had only managed seven per cent growth. If you are not saving enough, one of the simplest steps is to plan ...

  8. Magazines - Money - PENSION PLANNING

    Retire with fire

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by Liana Cafolla

    ... children in Hong Kong and fund my retirement. I plan to work for the next 25 years and retire at 65. I would like to have an income of HK$40,000 per month when I retire to cover my living expenses. ... By Liana Cafolla How much do you really need for your pension? Liana Cafolla outlines some base-case scenarios Retire with fire At some stage in most people's lives, the spectre ...

  9. Proposal to raise retirement age dismissed as an old-hat trick

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... People's Daily on Wednesday that the government had 'no immediate plans to defer [extend] the retirement age'. State-run newspapers usually shield ministries from public scrutiny, ... to seriously weigh the criticisms. 'Saying there are no immediate plans to defer the retirement age is not accurate; there shouldn't be a plan [in the first place],' it said. Some ...

  10. Not ready to retire yet

    Posted Jul 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... scheme more effectively,' Luk says. 'In order to meet their retirement target, Hong Kong people need to start planning early and understand clearly their retirement goals. 'Knowing ... A survey by a Mandatory Provident Fund provider shows that Hongkongers' readiness for retirement has dropped this year compared with 2010. The retirement survey, designed by Fidelity ...




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