Invest Talk Podcast: Thinking about retirement? Tips for CPF Life plans, spending and investing

(From left) DBS’ Lorna Tan, head of Financial Planning Literacy at the Consumer Banking Group at DBS Bank, ST podcast producer Teo Tong Kai and ST associate editor Lee Su Shyan. PHOTO: EDEN SOH

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 talks to DBS’ Lorna Tan who is the head of Financial Planning Literacy at the Consumer Banking Group at DBS Bank, for a closer look at retirement planning. 

Highlights (click/tap above):

1:40 What are the key considerations as you embark on retirement planning?

4:00 Quick summary on CPF Life; how to decide between different CPF Life plans

7:57 How to go about saving more, spending less and shopping wisely

10:25 Retirement thoughts, if you are turning 55 soon

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

Edited by: Teo Tong Kai

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