In life, everyone has their own financial goals. We all have big dreams we want to achieve, such as buying a house, getting our dream car, or traveling the world. However, we often hold ourselves back from dreaming because we think these ideas are far from reach. The truth is, most dreams can become a reality if we turn them into goals and work towards them.
When it comes to achieving these goals, there are several options to consider. You can start by opening a dedicated savings bank account or exploring investment plans, which can provide a solid foundation for your savings. Additionally, some individuals have found value in saving through investments in gold and silver.
By diversifying your investments and savings, the poor performance of one investment can be balanced out by the better performance of another. This helps to achieve a more consistent overall return, minimizing the impact of any single investment's performance.
But did you know that your savings in EPF is a great example of how your funds can be diversified by keeping them in one place?
Yes, it’s true!
EPF uses your savings to invest in various investment portfolios, such as stocks, bonds, and real estate, which helps to diversify your funds and maximise the potential of your returns. By entrusting your savings to EPF, you benefit from our expertise in managing and diversifying your funds, giving you the opportunity to grow your savings over time.
Here are the benefits you can expect to receive as your money grows with EPF over time:
In addition to your regular monthly employee’s and employer’s contributions, you’re also encouraged to take the initiative to boost your EPF savings voluntarily. The best part is that saving with EPF is a hassle-free process, and there are two convenient options available.
These options make it incredibly easy for you to proactively increase your EPF savings and secure a brighter financial future.
What’s more, the maximum savings amount for Voluntary Contributions has recently been increased from RM60,000 to RM100,000 per year. This adjustment allows you to save more, offering greater potential for achieving your financial goals in a shorter timeframe.
If you choose to contribute above the statutory rate, all you have to do is inform your employer. This choice simplifies your saving process, as you no longer need to manually save every month. Moreover, it enables consistent savings since the contributions will be made automatically.
You might be wondering why saving in EPF is a wise decision. This is because, it provides you with a unique advantage of a 2-in-1 approach – you not only can save your money, but also gain a range of additional benefits, including:
This grants you the freedom to utilise your savings to meet your needs, leveraging the withdrawal schemes available within EPF. Considering that is done, is there any other way to diversify and grow your savings beyond the returns provided by EPF itself? Yes, there is!
Savings with investments is a smart choice because it can help you grow your savings faster. However, it's important to assess your comfort level with taking risks before diving into any investment.
Lucky for you, EPF offers safer and simpler options available for investing, making it easier to get started while minimising potential risks.
Our Members Investment Scheme (MIS) serves as an effective method to grow your savings and enhance your retirement funds. With this scheme, eligible members with sufficient savings can transfer a portion of their funds from Account 1 for investment purposes through EPF-approved unit trust funds.
Our advice is, before you make an investment, assess your comfort level with taking risks. This will help guide your investment decisions. However, nowadays there are safer and simpler options available for investing, making it easier to get started and minimise potential risks.
Even better, you can do it online via the EPF i-Invest facility in the i-Akaun platform at your own convenience, anytime, anywhere! Have a look at the EPF Member’s Investment Scheme details and eligibility here:
Start saving now to secure a better future for yourself. Regardless of the saving types you choose, it's important to manage your money wisely. By doing so, you can make the most of your savings and pave the way for a financially secure future.