Adulting 102: Buying Your First HDB Home | Lifestyle

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Learn about first-timer CPF Housing Grants and compare loans offered by HDB and banks.

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This programme/event is open to members of the National Library Board, Singapore. Please ensure you have your myLibrary username on hand before proceeding with the registration. If you do not have a myLibrary username, you can create one here:

About the Programme

This talk aims to help you budget for your first HDB home by considering one-time and recurring costs. Learn about first-timer CPF Housing Grants and compare loans offered by HDB and banks. 

NOTE: This talk is not intended for those who already own HDB homes and are looking to buy subsequent properties. For more information on buying and selling HDB properties, please visit

About the Speaker

Joseph Tan started his career in commercial sector specializing in trading, import & export businesses. Thereafter, he joined the banking sector in which he worked for local and global banks for over 23 years, servicing clients in the retail, corporate, MNCS and finance institutions space. His areas of specialization were cash management, trade finance, debt structuring, credit and risk assessment, compliance and process reengineering projects etc. During this period, he was also certified as an in-house trainer and assessor for the lower and middle management teams on customer engagement.

Joseph obtained his Bachelor Degree in Applied Accounting from Oxfords Brookes University, UK. He is a qualified trainer with the “Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment” certification from the Institute For Adult Learning Singapore.

About the Series

Following the success of Adulting 101, Adulting 102 is a new series by NLB and its partners that equips young adults with more important financial skills needed for adulthood. The series covers pertinent topics such as basic financial planning, housing and mortgage, and starting a family.

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●        This programme is conducted entirely online. You may access Zoom via the app or using a web browser

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The National Library Board, Singapore (NLB) reserves the right in its absolute discretion to disqualify or refuse admission to any registrant without any reason and notice

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