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How Covid-19 Has Changed The Whole Dynamic About F.I.R.E (Guest Post)

How Covid-19 Has Changed The Whole Dynamic About F.I.R.E (Guest Post)

The Financial Independence Retire Early (F.I.R.E) movement has for the past few decades thrived on the ability to act on whatever you like, whenever you want, wherever you are at the expense of not anyone but yourself who can make that decision.

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Brian Halim is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as 3Fs and has 2169  followers.

The unprecedented case of Covid-19 which we are currently living through has clearly changed the whole dynamic of retiring, which as part of a subset also includes retiring early.
For many white-collar workers, including myself, we’re dealing with actual work by working from home for an extended period of time for the first time in our lives.

I must say it has been a very refreshing and invigorating experience on its own having to deal with it rigorously for the past four months or so, even if it means sometimes having to pick up calls at 8pm or catch up on work during weekends.

It works extremely well for an introvert personality like mine and not for a single moment do I relish the old hate-smell of corporate attire of long sleeve shirt and shoes in such a humid country like Singapore.
Still, the appeal of working from home does not work well universally in consensus with everyone.

While some do appreciate the flexibility of working from home, you may find it a distraction if you are staying in an unconducive environment where you have children running around the house or neighbours that are staggering noisy. Others may also prefer a face to face interaction between colleagues when discussion about work and the frequent use of online tools may be disconcerting at some stage.

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7 Areas to Think About when Planning for Retirement as a Single Person (Guest Post)

7 Areas to Think About when Planning for Retirement as a Single Person (Guest Post)

I have been single for a large part of my life.And if you are doing some planning for your finances going forward, some aspects that you will think about as a single will be whether there are things that I didn’t realize I need, just because I am single.

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This post was originally posted here. The writer, Kyith is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as Kyith and 700+ followers.

There are some things that I am concerned about, and they do not start with money. The clearest is that in the event of different degrees of disability, how would that affect my life? How much higher cost would I need to support such a change in lifestyle?

Kiplinger came up with an article titled Planning for Retirement as a Single Person that I thought is pretty good. I thought it will be those articles we can gloss over but turns out it covers different aspects.

I listed out some of those points without the flowery words. For the singles like myself, it might be good to take a look and see if you will need to cover some of your bases.

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