Hi, I am writing to seek public opinion on my encounter with CPF board which I find ridiculous. I maybe wrong but I just couldn't comprehend the rationale behind the rigidness of its policy over what should be our money. The following summarised the situation. I have been a self-employed person since June 2011. Prior to that, I was a salaried personnel who contributed to my CPF religiously.
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Why are Singaporeans unable to save in our CPF? Why is it that we contribute 37% of our wages into CPF, but the CPF is still not enough for our needs? Last week, some speakers gave presentations at the Forum on CPF and Retirement Adequacy (organised by the Institute of Policy Studies). Their presentations will give you a very good insight as to why the CPF is inasequate for Singaporeans’ retirement and in the problems highlighted, you can see the solutions inherent in them as well.