Singapore 2014 Budget


justme77

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So what is your take on this? Does it impact you?

For me, CPF increase is good but it would better if not all goes into Medisave.
And with the alcohol prices up, will it makes us more unhappy?!! (we are already quite unhappy in the ranking)
 

d2xpeter

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I don't give a damn as long as not affecting my take-home pay.
 

qystan

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So what is your take on this? Does it impact you? For me, CPF increase is good but it would better if not all goes into Medisave. And with the alcohol prices up, will it makes us more unhappy?!! (we are already quite unhappy in the ranking)
Yup. It's gonna get worse cos we cannot afford the same amount of feel good juice (alcohol)
 

Yutaka Go

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No matter how they packaged it, increasing CPF contributions = increased revenue.
True :(

They can give everyone 1 billion SGD$ into their CPF :bsmilie:

Then announce the age to withdraw CPF money is 101 years old :bsmilie:

If you die before age 101, your CPF will be convert to hell money and burn to you :bsmilie:
 

diver-hloc

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So what is your take on this? Does it impact you?

For me, CPF increase is good but it would better if not all goes into Medisave.
And with the alcohol prices up, will it makes us more unhappy?!! (we are already quite unhappy in the ranking)

Not by much... me no drink or smoke... and as I'm getting older (hitting the big 4 Zero)... more $$$$ in my Medisave would come in handy soon enough... :sweat:


I don't give a damn as long as not affecting my take-home pay.

Amen to that... its my makan and spending $$$$ that 'counts' more...
 

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Haiz... life is going to get harder for Singapore....no matter how much i earn, it will never be enough if the government keeps on raising this and raising that...
 

UncleFai

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Haiz... life is going to get harder for Singapore....no matter how much i earn, it will never be enough if the government keeps on raising this and raising that...
Don't drink, don't smoke, don't stay private housing and take public transport and you will have a net gain.
 

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Don't drink, don't smoke, don't stay private housing and take public transport and you will have a net gain.
Whats the meaning of live if we follow what you said .. earn a modest salary and never enjoy life to the fullest. Work hard, spend less, give birth more and work harder to take care of kids.
 

diver-hloc

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Whats the meaning of live if we follow what you said .. earn a modest salary and never enjoy life to the fullest. Work hard, spend less, give birth more and work harder to take care of kids.

Happy family man/woman... with loving family.
 

justme77

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Not by much... me no drink or smoke... and as I'm getting older (hitting the big 4 Zero)... more $$$$ in my Medisave would come in handy soon enough... :sweat:
You may be surprised how/where it will impact you indirectly. With the CPF 1% increase in wages and additional for older wage group, who do you think the business will pass the costs to? Your local friendly kopitiam or eateries will need to increase the wages of its workers. I cannot imagine the chain effect (the same as increase the petrol prices).
 

Big Kahuna

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Inflation is global issue, I am happy that the gov has taken steps to tackle it from multiple angle, some people may or may not satisfied with it but when u look back many years later, u will appreciate all these tinkering to make our life sustainable.
 

diver-hloc

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You may be surprised how/where it will impact you indirectly. With the CPF 1% increase in wages and additional for older wage group, who do you think the business will pass the costs to? Your local friendly kopitiam or eateries will need to increase the wages of its workers. I cannot imagine the chain effect (the same as increase the petrol prices).

Rise in cost is a confirm... I'm expecting a pay increase... so are all those Kopi Uncle and Auntie and their bosses...

Therefore like always... cut back on unnecessary stuffs and eat less outside, like I've been doing for the last few years...
 

diver-hloc

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Many years later, CPF money further and further away...... that's what I see.

Depending on your current age... you might not ever see it in lump sum.

For my age group....I doubt I'll ever see mine lump sum or may not have chance to take some out when 55yrs old...

But surprising... maybe already 'used' to the idea... isn't too bitter... :sweat:
 

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