Your fortunes for 2014??

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Opportunity to see what’s in store for you for year 2014 renowned Chinese Metaphysics consultant

Date: 23rd Feb 2014

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Gold Target Cut by Morgan Stanley Seeing ‘More Pain to Come’

goldGold will extend declines this year as gains in equity markets reduce the need for haven assets and increased regulation hurts risk appetite, according to Morgan Stanley, which lowered its bullion forecasts.

The 2014 target was cut 12 percent to $1,160 an ounce and the prediction for 2015 reduced 13 percent to $1,138, analysts Peter Richardson and Joel Crane wrote in a report today. Gold remains under pressure as the global recovery gains traction, increasing the risk of higher interest rates, they wrote.

Bullion’s 12-year bull run ended in 2013“…………………………….

Read more here on Bloomberg

Everybody was swearing by gold as the best investment until it turned stale last year. Maybe it is time to relook at your investments and consider investing in Mutuals or Investment Link Life Insurance. Of course Investment Link Life Insurance gives you an advantage over Mutual in that there is the insurance that no other investment can give.

Do you know that in the event you were diagnosed to be suffering from one of 36 Critical Illness, you have the opportunity to:-
* Get a Lump Sum payment
* Allow other coverages like the “NOW VERY IMPORTANT” HOSPITAL & SURGICAL Insurance to carry on
* your investment can still grow, especially now that it is Zurich, that will be continuing your investment payment on YOUR behalf?
 
Call me to find out more on how you can enable yourself growth in your investments while enjoying Insurance Protection
 
RAMA KRISHNAN
+6012-3208475

Health insurance to cover all Indonesians

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“…The landmark programme launched on Dec 31 could prove to be a key legacy of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s administration in his final year in office. It currently covers 121.6 million poor and unemployed Indonesians and public servants, and will be compulsory for all 250 million Indonesians by January 2019”

….”The scheme will assure lower-income Indonesians such as Mr Paimin of free outpatient and Class III treatment – the lowest category of care in Singapore and other countries – at hospitals and clinics for a mere 25,500 rupiah a month. The bottom third of citizens – some 86.4 million who fall below or close to the poverty line – are exempt from the premiums. Another 35.2 million, including civil servants, soldiers and policemen, will also be included in the scheme, bringing the number of insured to 121.6 million. Coverage is meant to be comprehensive. It covers birth and maternity cases, as well as those who are already ill or getting treatment. But, it is basic.

“….Dr Nafsiah said officials can use easy-to-understand approaches to get the message out: “Last time when we fell very ill, our whole family donated money. But with BPJS, everyone across Indonesia becomes family. They will pay your medical expenses when you are ill. This is the way we explain how insurance works.” ”

Read full article here

Malaysia’s King of Mini – Marts

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A fine example of an  entrepreneur who never let his handicap get in the way of success and who can put many a fully-abled person to shame. Truly an inspiration to me

Lee, 42, the founder of the 99 Speedmart chain of stores is Klang’s undisputed “Mr Mini Mart” and runs his business empire from a wheelchair.

At eight months, he was struck with polio, rendering his legs unuseable. The disability had in no way affected Lee’s zest to succeed in life and business. Pointing to his wheelchair, he said: “This is nothing.”

Life should not be lived bemoaning what you don’t have. Rather, it is about using what you have to build something for yourself, your family and the community,” added Lee, whose journey to success has been one of blood, sweat and tears.speedmart

Life has thrown challenges at Lee at every turn. He was born into a poor family and his hawker mother and contract labourer father fended for their 11 children as best as they could.

However, the financial burden was just too much. His parents cried when they told Lee he could not attend secondary school because the journey was too far and they just could not afford the transport fare.

“I was sad but undeterred. I borrowed textbooks from neighbours and read them at home. I also read the newspapers and magazines,” Lee recounted.

At 23, he opened his first grocery shop in Jalan Tepi Sungai here.

“I took to trading because there were not much employment opportunities for me. Let’s face it, a man in a wheelchair with a primary education is not exactly in high demand.”

In a few years, his shop became the best grocery store around – known for its good customer service, fair price and variety of goods.”

“I took to trading because there were not much employment opportunities for me. Let’s face it, a man in a wheelchair with a primary education is not exactly in high demand.”

In a few years, his shop became the best grocery store around – known for its good customer service, fair price and variety of goods.

Business was good but Lee wanted more challenge. He sold the shop to a relative and opened a mini-market in Klang Utama with RM300,000 seed money in 1992.

“I was not afraid, having been in business for five years. I knew I could do better and at that time, the big hypermarkets were not around yet,” said Lee, who now owns 44 convenience stores here and in the Klang Valley. While the business has given Lee a tremendous sense of achievement, it is his wife Ng Lee Tieng, 27, and their two children, aged four and six, who have brought him much joy and a sense of completeness.

“Lee Tieng is my source of strength. Her vivacity complements my more reserved nature.

“More importantly, my wheelchair is invisible in her eyes and those of my kids. Their love allows me to walk tall, run, sprint and race towards success.”  

Read actual story at The Star,and even more at Forbes

Rama Krishnan

+6012-3208475

EPF Retirement & Your Savings

EPF Savings & Your Retirement

See actual KWSP pdf brochure here

*Note that the Basic Savings quantum on pg 9 of the brochure has been revised UPWARDS effective 1st January 2014

Eg for age 55, the minimum amount will be raised to RM168,000 from current RM120,000 . You may contact me for more info

Rama Krishnan

+6012 – 320 8475

BANKER, 41, can afford to retire in the next 3 years: HOW ABOUT YOU?

bankerThe diversified investment portfolio that Australian banker Anita Yadav has compiled with her architect husband over the years will allow them to retire some time in the next three years – before they both turn 50.

Instead of planning to retire at a certain pre-determined age, Ms Yadav, who has been living in Singapore for about three years, told herself that she would do so only when she earns about $250,000 a year on passive income on all her investments.

……We are biased towards property because my husband is an architect and it does not require intense monitoring on a daily basis. With two children and demanding careers, we are normally short on time for day-to-day monitoring of the portfolio.

I like investing in direct cash bonds and bond funds over shares mainly for their running yield and low risk.

Insurance-linked unit plans provide insurance benefits and help to set aside money for the children’s education and their personal expenses…….

…..Q: What is your financial goal?

It is to achieve at least 8 per cent returns on investment in order to retire on my passive income within three years. God is merciful and we seem to be on track to achieve this. However, my lifestyle needs keep changing…….

….I think it’s better to actually make a small investment than to keep on thinking about and planning a big investment.

Q: What advice would you give to others?

Don’t wait for a sizeable pool of funds to build up before starting to invest.

Money can be made in every field and every asset. Focus on an asset class that you understand.

Focus more on increasing your income than controlling your expenses.

Focus more on your money working for you than on you working for money.

Read full article here

Rama Krishnan

+6012-320 8475

How to waste £10,000 on life cover

st-money-scamBuying a life insurance policy from a bank or building society could mean   wasting tens of thousands of pounds.

That is because lenders – without telling the customer – add their own markup   of as much as 50pc to the price available elsewhere. Even going direct to   the insurer will, bizarrely, sometimes end up costing policyholders far   more.

The difference between the best and worst prices for the same cover, if you   add up the premiums over the term of the policy, can run to many thousands   of pounds.

So where is the best place to buy your policy?

Read full article here

Comment from the Sales Adviser, yours truly  ” Well, this seems to be in the British context. How it is in the Malaysian scenario, I’ve yet to be updated. What is important is that your whole life could be riding on how well you secure yourself financially…” 

Rama Krishnan

+6012-320 8475

Maternity & Children Expo @ Midvalley

Come one, come all to the hottest Maternity & Children Expo at Midvalley

Date : 22/11/13 to 24/11/13

Time:- 10.00 am to 9.00 pm

Why? Lots and lots of goodies to be won and also gotten free or on promotional prices

Maternity expo posterMore info here http://www.tce.com.my/baby/

Rama Krishnan

+6012-320 8475

Wise Words

Some words of guidance are to be taken with a pinch of salt. For clear and precise guidance on life and medical insurance, contact Zurich the expert guide on insurance for 140 years.

Zurich, putting the ‘sure’ in insurance.

Rama Krishnan

+6012 320 8475

6 Things You Should Quit Doing To Be More Successful

If you haven’t seen it, I’ll describe it for you. In a now viral video, writer Marina Shifrin turns the camera on herself at the office around 4:30 a.m. She then proceeds to dance herself out of a job. Throughout the video, words splash across the screen explaining her reasons, then at the end we read, “I quit.” Then one more time in caps for good measure, “I QUIT!”

You know what I thought about as I watched the video? I wish more people did this.

We humans (that means me included) often get stuck in a hamster wheel of habit. We do things that aren’t good for us, remain where we shouldn’t and put ourselves through voluntary suffering all in the name of comfort. We don’t know these things are damaging, because it’s normal to us.

But a rare few, like Marina, snap out of it and quit before it’s too late. Here are six things you should quit doing today, before it’s too late.

Quit Stopping – I’ve completed six half marathons (13.1 miles) over the past few years and each one has been an emotional experience for me. Here’s how it usually goes…

Read more from Forbes here