FSM Junior: Only in 2013, enjoy 0% sales charge when you RSP!
Author : Fundsupermart.com
FSM Junior: Give your child a better education with RSP
Picture this: Your child has been offered an opportunity to develop his dream. But the doors to his dream may close on him after barely having been opened because you do not have enough finances to support him. Next, picture this: You want to cultivate your child to be the next scholar. But the doors to his bright future may close on him because you do not have enough finances to support him.
Work towards your financial goal: Children's education
In Singapore's competitive environment, every parent strives to ensure their children receive the best education. According to a Straits Time article (dated 3 Feb 2012), tertiary education was the largest single cost in a child upbringing.
The cost of sending your child to an Australian university cost more than a quarter of a million (see Table 1)! How do you ensure you have been saving enough to send your child or children to university?
Table 1: Estimated university education costs
Source: Straits Times 2009 compilations and iFAST estimates.
Note: The figures are in SGD, includes inflation rate and rounded off to the nearest thousand.
Here at Fundsupermart, we have the investment plan that grows with your child and provides financial security – the new FSM Junior programme. The FSM Junior programme consists of Regular Savings Plan (RSP) which utilitses the investing concept of "dollar cost averaging" (click here to find out more), which requires you to invest a fixed amount of money regularly.
RSP acts as an alternative source of income and at the same time, it instills discipline to save regularly at an affordable cost. With no lock-in period, you can choose to stop the RSP as long as you meet the minimum holding of the fund. How much do i need to save a month? The amount to set aside each month has to be a comfortable budget that sits well with your expenses so you won't risk stopping the RSP.
First, determine your time frame and risk appetite before concluding your budget. Table 2 serves as a reference on the portfolio assumptions with an investment budget of $500 per month.
Table 2: Investment portfolio after 10 / 20 years based on following returns
Annual rate of return on portfolio - 4% (Lower risk)
Annual rate of return on portfolio - 7% (Medium risk)
Annual rate of return on portfolio - 9% (Higher risk)
Source: iFAST compilations.
Note: All figures are rounded off to the nearest thousand, excluding fee charges.
What should I RSP into?
If it is over a longer time horizon, you can afford to be more aggressive and allocate all in equities. As the years go by, allocate a larger portion to lower risk funds or liquidate to cash to protect your portfolio. Be sure to rebalance your portfolio annually to ensure it is still aligned with your financial goals. Here's a list of globally diversified funds to consider for your first portfolio. We recommend you pick a global equity and a global bond fund.
Terms and Conditions:
1. The promotion is valid only for RSPs deducted in 2013 (last RSP deduction date for 2013 is 10 Dec 2013).
2. Fundsupermart.com reserves the right to amend the Terms and Conditions without prior notification.
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