LBS: Perspective of 75-yr old retired technician

In CPF, Financial competency, Financial planning on 22/01/2019 at 10:25 am

In alt media and social media, the HDB buy-back scheme is dissed by people like Terry’s Indian goons and their fellow cybernuts.

Here’s the perspective of a 75-yr old singleton who was a PUB technician and who has a resale HDB three-room flat. He recently opted to lease back his flat to the HDB.

— He doesn’t have to move.

— He gets $20,000 in cash when the formalities of the lease-back are completed.

— Until he dies, he’ll get about $1,000 a month. Looks like the HDB buys him an annuity for life.

(Will try to explore this aspect further after Chinese New Year (Mum’s still “under observation” in atas hospital ward*) to see, if on the available info, the premium paid is reasonable. Actuarially it will be prudent, but is it reasonable? And not kia su like the CPF Life assumptions: Will PM, tonite, give peace of mind on CPF Life Standard?))

— In 20 yrs time, when the lease expires, he has the assurance that he’ll be found somewhere to live until he dies.

— He says if he dies in the next 20 yrs, his nominee will get something. More if he dies earlier, very little if he dies later.

He’s happy.

And he’ll vote PAP. One reason is to make sure that in 20-yrs time he’ll be found a place to live. He knows he can’t trust the likes of Mad Dog, Goh Meng Seng and Lim Tean, even though he knows that there are good oppo people out there like Dr Tan Cheng Bock, Dr Paul and other SDP activists, and the Wankers.

*Private hospital treatment, public hospital fees





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