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50-year-old Singaporean threatened by CPF Board to pay up $26, 763 of owed Medisave

50-year-old Singaporean threatened by CPF Board to pay up $26, 763 of owed Medisave

Hi Gilbert I just received a letter from CPF board. They are threatening me with a LOD to pay up by 30 July 2018 the full amount of $26,763.46. A couple of months back I did manage to get a [...]

Five options for Dr Tan Cheng Bock during GE 2020

Five options for Dr Tan Cheng Bock during GE 2020

Dr Tan Cheng Bock seems to be the hottest property around these days with so many political parties seeking after his winning collaboration for GE 2020. There are five possible options available [...]

Needy family seeking assistance on SP bill of $600 before cut-off on 25 July

Needy family seeking assistance on SP bill of $600 before cut-off on 25 July

Hi, Morning Mr Goh. One of my friends has refer me to you for assistance. I have already went to SSO for help but it takes time. I need help in my SP bill and house rental, currently my [...]

Ex-convict couple with daily wage of $65 seeking assistance

Ex-convict couple with daily wage of $65 seeking assistance

Hi Mr Goh Came across your facebook and saw that you help people...can I enquire what kind of help you offer and could I keep this conversation confidential? My wife and I are having financial [...]

50-year-old jobless PMET in construction line feeling desperate and reaching out

50-year-old jobless PMET in construction line feeling desperate and reaching out

Dear Sir, My name is Goh, age 50 years old and have being working in the construction industry as a safety practitioner since 1995 - after resigning from the statutory board for 9.5 years in [...]

PMET facing the sack from government-linked company and seeking advice

PMET facing the sack from government-linked company and seeking advice

Hi Gilbert Writing to you for advice on how to seek recourse from MOM. I have been in this company for 2.5 years. During my first year, I was actually underemployed and not doing my main work [...]

New BTO owner needs to bring along $80,000 cash prior to collection of keys

New BTO owner needs to bring along $80,000 cash prior to collection of keys

Hi Gilbert I want to share about my new BTO’s flat ordeal though it happens almost four years ago. I received  call from HDB stating that I need to bring along a sum of money prior to the [...]

Careshield, Eldershield, CPF, HDB, S & C – PAP’s wealth accumulation ways?

Careshield, Eldershield, CPF, HDB, S & C – PAP’s wealth accumulation ways?

As the country struggles to come to terms with the rationale on the compulsory purchase for all Singaporeans and PRs born 1980 and later to purchase Careshield for old age disability, many are [...]

Ten lessons for my 24-year-old daughter I wish someone will tell me earlier instead

Ten lessons for my 24-year-old daughter I wish someone will tell me earlier instead

My dear darling daughter Joycelyn, There are ten lessons I want to impart to you - which I wish someone will  have taken the time to impart to me instead when I was young:- 1. Don't be too [...]

Will Harapan Sg has a chance against PAP without WP in its fold?

Will Harapan Sg has a chance against PAP without WP in its fold?

The best thing that could happen before the next general election is a united opposition front in the mould of Harapan Sg which is in its initial stage of formation - this is something that many [...]

Why PAP won in every election despite a suffering population?

Why PAP won in every election despite a suffering population?

As Singaporeans faced yet another unjustificable slew of price increases in essential utilities this month - electricity tariffs and water - many are left wondering if both the companies are caught [...]

Retrenched Singaporean facing difficulty securing Comcare assistance from SSO

Retrenched Singaporean facing difficulty securing Comcare assistance from SSO

Dear MSF, Thank you for your response. I regret that I'm unable to produce the NRIC and bank passbook of my parents as stated in my previous feedback due to the fact of my parents' repeated [...]

PMET seeking career assistance after quitting job due to tension and anxiety

PMET seeking career assistance after quitting job due to tension and anxiety

Hi Gilbert, I've gotten your email contact from Transitioning.org which my friend Eric has strongly recommended me. Here's my current situation at my current job as a Web cum graphic designer, [...]

Comment: Obselete IT skills reason why jobless PMET unable to land job?

Comment: Obselete IT skills reason why jobless PMET unable to land job?

Daniel, As you know a business analyst may not need to write programs, but he/she needs to have an understanding of the technologies that will be used for whatever business application he/she is [...]

Australian’s negative view of Singapore after living for four years

Australian’s negative view of Singapore after living for four years

Having lived in Singapore for the past 4 years, I agree with a number of the points in this blog, but many of them are just pure nonsense, or exaggerated e.g. the military. Australia has an extremely [...]

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