SSB, T-bills, DBS and UOB. Plan for December. Easy.


This is probably going to my final blog post for 2023.

Planning on taking it easy for the rest of the month when it comes to social media.


Have been a little too active in the last few months on YouTube.

Now, going to spend more quality time with myself.

Being able to play three games everyday on my new gaming laptop makes me very happy.


That is what retirement is about.

It is about being happy.

A few things to talk about.


1. T-bills and SSB.

The Singapore Savings Bond being offered this month is offering a stunning 3.07% p.a. 10 year average yield.

Stunning for the wrong reason since last month’s offer gave an attractive 3.4% p.a. 10 year average yield.

I think I will give this one a miss.

Am I veering away from my plan to keep buying Singapore Savings Bond as long as the yield is above 3% p.a. or not?

Well, the plan was to replace CPF Voluntary Contributions with Singapore Savings Bonds.

I have already done it with money meant for the CPF in 2023 and 2024.

2025 is work in progress and there is really no hurry.

In the meantime,  I will continue to strengthen my T-bill ladder.

The last T-bill auction had a cut-off yield of 3.8% p.a.

Hopefully, it stays there for the auctions happening this month too.

2. DBS and UOB.

I still want to increase my investment in the local banks.

OCBC is already a very large position.

So, the idea now is to grow my positions in DBS and UOB.

For me, the stock prices to add would be between $30 to $30.50 for DBS and closer to $26 for UOB.

3. Taking it easy.

I have been thinking of taking it easy when it comes to investing for some time.

However, after a recent recording with The Fifth Person, I have been thinking about it even more.

The decision to retire early was a big step for me.

I was always a worrier and I still am a worrier.

Still, I convinced myself that I had sufficient financial resources to retire early.

Then, in retirement, I began to question if I really did have enough.

I continued to invest for income and increase my passive income in retirement.

In recent years, I have been telling myself to take it easy and that I have enough financial resources not to have to worry.

I have had some success but something Adam said during the recording hit home.

So, I could simply just buy more Singapore Savings Bonds and T-bills from now on and still be quite comfortable.

Risk free and volatility free.

Don’t have to do anything else.

This would be another phase in my life, if I should do this.

To be honest, I rather like it.

Anyway, that’s all the talking to myself for now.

If AK can talk to himself, so can you!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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