Ryan Howell, an assistant professor of psychology at San Francisco State University, found that buying experiences – such as vacations, going to the theater or renting a sailboat – gave people more happiness than buying material things. The study, of 154 people ages 19 to 50, showed that experiences increase happiness because they are often social in nature.
You have reached the big “4” and are preparing for the coming golden years. Health and Wealth are two of the most important issues to take stock now. Join us in a half day seminar in “Managing Your Health & Wealth in Your 40s”.
On Wealth, take home 3 tips on how you could grow your CPF savings and stretch your CPF dollars in this current financial climate. On Health, find out how you can optimise your health and wellbeing through screening and early detection. Be informed of how Medisave can be used in the management of chronic diseases. [Read more…]
You’ve heard many times that money can’t buy happiness. That probably never stopped you from shopping. But a new study suggests you might want to spend more on doing things and less on stuff.
Buying life experiences rather than material possessions leads to greater happiness for both the consumer and those around them, researchers announced today at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
Your CPF savings earn a minimum risk-free interest of 2.5% guaranteed by the government. In 2008 and 2009, savings in the Special, Medisave and Retirement Accounts will earn a guaranteed minimum rate of 4%. In addition, the first $60,000 in your combined CPF balances, with up to $20,000 from your Ordinary Account, will earn an extra 1% interest. [Read more…]
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All adult Singaporeans will get GST Credits of up to $1,000 to help them with the impact of the GST increase. Those who earn less or live in smaller homes will get more GST Credits. Nearly three-quarters of adult Singaporeans will get $800 each. NSFs and NSmen will also get a one-off $100 of GST Credits to recognise their contributions to national security.
Find out more about GST Offset Package.