Met this taxi driver neighbor while walking to the lift and had a short conversation. Neighbour: You good life. Walk here. Walk there. CW: Okay lah. Neighbour: Why you want to retire? You can work till 65. Right? Your Manager pay not bad. Why retire? CW: Bo pian. I have to retire! I can't tell Boss that I want to work less hours and want to work part-time. No such thing! Neighbour: I also want to retire. CW: You no need to retire. You suka suka can park your taxi and lim kopi. You can suka suka don't drive; park and sleep. Neighbour: Wrong leh! Cannot suka suka don't drive. Everyday still need to drive a few hours to cover rental. Bad life! Hmm .... not all self-employed (own boss) can suka suka don't work the minimum "hardness"! Why so many people are seeking financial independence?
I am 61 yrs old uncle living in HDB heartland who has achieved financial independence @ 56 and retired @ 60 from full-time job as employee.
Single household income since 1995 with three children. Eldest son and daughter are now working and youngest son still in his 2nd year uni in SUTD.
I have been doing long-term investing and short-term trading in Singapore stock market only since Jan 2000 so I am that Panda or Koala in the investment world; but I am still surviving well in the wild.
I am now executing my Three Taps solution model to maintain sustainable retirement income for life till 2038.
Last updated: 3 Sep 2017
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