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Ismitz Matthew De Alwis

starbiz@the star.com.my

Recent and archived articles by Ismitz Matthew De Alwis

7 Jan 2017 | 7:00 AM

Mitigating extreme investment strategies

LIVING on the edge is often perceived as a sheer act of stupidity by people with low risk appetites. But for thrill-seekers, i.e. stuntmen, rock climbers or gamblers, such lifestyles promise excitement and fulfilment – something that cannot be quantified by mere dollars and cents.

12 Nov 2016 | 7:00 AM

Opportunities abound in times of adversity

Comment - By Ismitz Matthew De Alwis
THE past two decades have witnessed a couple of global-level financial crises, namely the 1997-1998 Asian Financial Crisis, the bursting of the dot-com bubble (1999-2000), the global financial crisis (2007-2008) and more recently, the Chinese stock market turbulence in June 2015.

12 Mar 2016 | 7:00 AM

How to handle your retirement planning

THEY say “Life is a marathon, not a sprint.”

16 Jan 2016 | 7:00 AM

7 biggest retirement planning mistakes

JUST the thought of retirement can cause anxiety and many to feel overwhelmed. A recent global survey showed that 88% of pre-retirees in Malaysia stated they are worried about not having enough money to live on day-to-day at retirement and that goes to show how unprepared some of us are.

12 Dec 2015 | 7:00 AM

Sustainable retirement income

DO you know that retirement planning is not just about accumulating a sizeable nest egg to pay for retirement living expenses?

Retirement savings: Long-term money which is invested in the capital markets to capture earnings and growth opportunities and a cash reserve should be considered for retirement savings. – Reuters
1 Nov 2015 | 5:44 PM

What to invest in for your retirement

Not many countries in the world have a compulsory retirement saving scheme, but in Malaysia we are fortunate to have the EPF to help employees save up for their retirement right from their first job!

4 Oct 2015 | 1:19 PM

Planning for healthcare costs in retirement

KC Lee, who is in his 60s, lives about as healthily as a person his age can. He doesn’t drink or smoke or indulge in bad habits like gambling.

The Employees Provident Fund is the main source of savings for nearly all Malaysians in the private sector.
31 Aug 2015 | 10:59 AM

Personalise your retirement plans

Imagine… The magic date has come. It is now time to retire and enjoy your “Golden Years”.

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