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How to Calculate EPF Dividend?

The calculation for EPF dividend is not straight forward. It is not calculated by simply multiply the total contribution or year end balance with the declared dividend rate.

The way EPF dividend calculated is based on daily rest. Means that, dividend is calculated based on daily balanced of each account 1 and 2. However, please bear in mind the following,

  • Monthly contribution start earnings dividend only on the last day of the month irrespective the actual day the monthly contribution is deposited.
  • For withdrawal, dividend for the withdrawal sum is only eligible up to the day prior to withdrawal day. No dividend will be given on the withdrawal day.

The following is simple example on how to calculate. Alternatively, you may want to use online “EPF Dividend Calculator

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How to Calculate Legal Fees & Stamp Duty when Buying a Property?

Everyone would like to buy a property, either for own stay or for an investment. However, do you know that on top of the property price, you have to pay a substantial amount of money for legal or lawyer fees and stamp duty?

Legal fees is payable to the appointed lawyer who will prepare Sale & Purchase Agreement between purchaser and vendor. On other hand, Stamp Duty which also known as Memorandum Of Transfer (MOT) is payable to the government & collected by Lawyer on behalf of the government.

Below is the details on how to calculate Legal Fees & Stamp Duty or else you may use online Legal Fees & Stamp Duty calculator.

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How to Check No-Claim Discount (NCD) For Free?

Are you looking for your current No-Claim Discount (NCD) status for renewing car insurance? If you do, you are at he right place. I am going to show on how to get it online for free. No more unnecessary headache to obtain the status.

You can obtain No-Claim Discount (NCD) status for free in 3 easy steps as below,

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How to Invest or Trade in US Stock Market for non-US Citizen?

NYSEThis post is the continuation of the previous post, “Why Should I Invest or Trade in US Stock Market?

There are two ways for you to invest in US Stock Market. The first option is invest via our local brokers such as RHB Investment Bank and the second method is to open an account with US based brokers.

I prefer to use the second option by opening an account with US based brokers. The main reasons I choose US based broker are, lower brokerage fees and less forex risk or currency exchange rate. This article will focus on that. If you prefer to invest via local (Malaysia) Stock Broker, you may want to look at “How to Invest in Overseas Stock Markets Easily“.

For comparison, our local brokers may charge about RM40 (~USD13.00) per trade while with US broker, the charges is as low as ~RM8 (USD2.50) per trade. Regarding forex risk, some of the local brokers you have to do currency exchange each time transaction is made. This is not the case if you are using US based brokers.

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How to Apply for IPO via Internet Banking

initial public offering

Basically, there are a few ways to apply for IPO such as via ATM machines and internet banking. For me the easiest method is via internet banking as I can do it anywhere providing I have internet connection.

Before you start, make sure you follow these rules,

  1. Malaysian citizen above 18 years old.
  2. Malaysian citizen residing in Malaysia
  3. Active CDS account registered under your own name. Nominees or third party CDS Accounts are not allowed. If you don’t have CDS account read here on how to open.

Below are step by step guides on how to apply for PCGB IPO via CIMBClicks. The step to do it via Maybank2U very much similar except the first 3 steps. You have to go in “Investment” & “eShare” menu.

I believe it should be very close if you do it via other bank internet banking as well.

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