27 Jul '11, 5am

This is why I am so strongly opposed to my country's "get married to get a flat" policy. It's mental.

Sadly this problem had to come up. I would look at it from 2 angles. 1. John seriously should have considered carefully before even plunging into this purchase. As mentioned, his salary is only S$2,500 per month (not sure if it's gross or nett) but even if so, it's hardly a figure that warrants anyone to be committing to such a pricey place to live in. Sorry for sounding discompansionate but it is a truth. I am not trying to given John a lesson but I think we should be more figure minded with our monies especially when it monies that we have yet to earn. We should live within our means and grow from strenghth to strength instead of getting into debt especially such a huge one and then having to work our guts out to repay. However, with the current housing prices John 'should not' be faced with this problem. My second point is aimed at the developer/HDB. 2. With the present...

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