Invest Talk Podcast: Retirement planning mistakes to avoid

(From left) PhillipCapital's senior financial services director Jonathan Chan, ST podcast producer Teo Tong Kai and ST associate editor Lee Su Shyan in the podcast studio. ST PHOTO: EDEN SOH

Series synopsis: Every first and third Monday of the month, get our tips on working smarter, getting ahead in your career and investing like a pro with ST’s business correspondents and editors.

Host Lee Su Shyan - associate editor at The Straits Times - offers you an extra edge in managing your hard-earned money.

In this episode, Su Shyan speaks with Mr Jonathan Chan, a Senior Financial Services Director at PhillipCapital, Singapore’s largest retail brokerage. Mr Chan has nearly three decades of experience in the finance industry and has been conducting retirement planning seminars since 2015. 

Mr Chan highlights some of the common mistakes that investors make. Among them, to focus on keeping too much cash. Instead, people should look at using their capital to set up multiple income streams which will allow them to enjoy a more comfortable retirement.

Highlights (click/tap above):

1:10 Outlook for inflation and interest rates 

2:21 What are some of the more common mistakes made by investors in their retirement planning?  

4:48 How much cash should you be keeping?  

6:27 Hear about creating as many as 8 different retirement streams 

8:02 Property as a retirement stream

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Produced by: Lee Su Shyan (, Ernest Luis, Teo Tong Kai and Eden Soh

Edited by: Teo Tong Kai

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