18 December 2013

25% Tax for Private Retirement Scheme (PRS) ?

Christmas is coming to town, but before that, it was also the time when many people are rushing to enroll/top up their Private Retirement Scheme (PRS). Why? Main reason is they want to enjoy the tax relief given of up to Rm3,000 per year. However, social media has over-took the whole atmosphere with the purported 25% tax on PRS. Is this true?


All I want for Christmas is Tax-Free...

11 December 2013

Bursa Malaysia's eStatement

Today, Bursa Malaysia introduced eStatement services to CDS account holders. It enables CDS account holders to receive statements and notices directly from Bursa Malaysia via email.


What's the benefits?

  1. To receive CDS statements and notices efficiently and on a timely basis with NO extra cost
  2. To receive CDS statements and notices directly to your personal email
  3. Minimize risks of not receiving your CDS statements and notices
  4. Less cumbersome to keep hard-copy statements compared to soft-copy
For many of us, this is definitely an environmental friendly way of communicating. Also, it effectively reduce the cost of doing business for Bursa Malaysia. Once it implemented successfully, the profits of Bursa should be better... Considering to invest in Bursa shares now?


How to register?

08 December 2013

DBKL hikes assessment rate for the sake of hiking?

Maybe the timing was not right, DBKL is in hot water these few weeks, lambasted by KL citizens for its proposed assessment rate hike up to 200%. Just when GST is coming to town, coupled with the fact that the more expensive electricity bill next month, citizens were feeling the pinch in their pocket.



What's the reason for the hiking?
Answer: "The last increase was more than 20 years ago."

As simple as that? It must be joking us... Why don't you lower down your salary because you haven't done so for past years? We're not objecting about the increase for sake of objecting. But, some form of better reason should be justify for the proposal.



Is DBKL running out of money?

04 December 2013

Top 3 Common Investing Mistakes

When coming to investing, do you wonder why retail investors always lose out? What are the common mistakes they made? In this article, Finance Malaysia blog pointed out the top 3 investing mistakes by retail investors.


The 3 common mistakes:
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