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Articles by Caleb Leong

Travelling the world and getting involved in cross-cultural works is Caleb's passion. Freelance digital marketing and content writing is a way for him to express himself creatively while earning his keep. He unwinds by diving into a variety of music genres. Living in a digitally disrupted world, he'd like to offer a different perspective on finances to show people the possibilities of what goes beyond a typical “Singaporean life”.

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Entertainment
The Dummies Guide to Buying an Engagement Ring in Singapore
Slipping that shiny ring on your partner’s finger is a classic moment, but shopping for the perfect sparkler is tough—from overspending to picking the wrong style. When selecting something they...
14 February 2024
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Health Insurance
A Guide to Mental Wellness Insurance & Financial Support: Can You Get Covered for Anxiety & Depression?
Mental health has long been a topic gaining more awareness and attention in Singapore. In 2023, 56.6% of Singaporeans have sought out professional help at least once, with the government...
30 January 2024
What You Need to Know About The New GST Rate From Jan 2024—Which Businesses Are Absorbing the Extra GST?
Shopping
What You Need to Know About The New GST Rate From Jan 2024—Which Businesses Are Absorbing the Extra GST?
Living in Singapore has just gotten costlier with the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate leaping from 7% to 8% last year and then again to 9% starting January 1,...
16 January 2024
Ever Heard of “Soft Saving”? Here’s Why Gen Zs are Obsessed With It
Opinion
Ever Heard of “Soft Saving”? Here’s Why Gen Zs are Obsessed With It
In Singapore, it’s ingrained in our DNA to plan long-term—especially when it comes to our finances. Well, it’s mainly driven by the fact that we live in the world’s most...
9 January 2024
“Can You Take Out a Loan to Invest?”: We Rate Advice From Reddit
Invest
“Can You Take Out a Loan to Invest?”: We Rate Advice From Reddit
Taking out a loan to buy assets can be necessary and beneficial in certain situations, such as starting a business or purchasing a home. In Singapore, almost 50% are willing...
5 January 2024
Singapore Companies Which Went Public in 2023: How Are They Doing?
Invest
Singapore Companies Which Went Public in 2023: How Are They Doing?
2023 has been a rollercoaster for Singapore’s Initial Public Offering (IPO) market, with more dips than climbs. The numbers tell a stark story: a 95% drop in IPO proceeds to...
28 December 2023
What is Halal Investment? A Guide to Singapore’s Buzzing Islamic Finance Scene
Invest
What is Halal Investment? A Guide to Singapore’s Buzzing Islamic Finance Scene
As the financial hub of Southeast Asia, Singapore’s constantly making strides in different arenas. This time round, our eyes are on Halal investing. At its core, Halal investing is more...
31 October 2023
How To Pay in China For Foreigners—WeChat, Alipay, etc.
Travel
How To Pay in China For Foreigners—WeChat, Alipay, etc.
In the past year alone, there were more than 158 billion mobile payment transactions in China, totalling an astounding RM$500 trillion. With nearly 1 billion residents regularly relying on mobile...
13 September 2023
All This Technology, And We Still Haven’t Found a Way to Stop Ticket Scams in Singapore?
Entertainment
All This Technology, And We Still Haven’t Found a Way to Stop Ticket Scams in Singapore?
Recently, Singapore has been living up to its name as SINGapore. Every A-lister is holding their concert here.  As the sole Southeast Asian stop, Singapore saw millions of fans vying...
6 September 2023
Are We In A Schrödinger’s Recession? Understanding The Dual Reality of Recovery and Recession In Singapore
Opinion
Are We In A Schrödinger’s Recession? Understanding The Dual Reality of Recovery and Recession In Singapore
Everyone’s been walking on a tightrope. Nobody is certain if we are truly in a recession yet even though we have been bracing for it. When you look at the...
2 August 2023
What Is The HDB Resale Price Index? 2023 Guide For Homeowners (To-Be) In Singapore
Property
What Is The HDB Resale Price Index? 2023 Guide For Homeowners (To-Be) In Singapore
Buying property in Singapore is the largest expense anyone would make in their lifetime. Whether it’s Build-To-Order (BTO), resale flat, condominium, or landed property, you’ll expect to spend at least...
17 July 2023
7 Best Credit Cards in Singapore for Overseas Spending (2023)
Credit Cards
7 Best Credit Cards in Singapore for Overseas Spending (2023)
So you’ve been saving up your annual leave and spending every hour searching for cheap air tickets online. And now, it’s time to embark on a well-deserved overseas holiday. But...
21 June 2023
What Netflix’s Beef Teaches Us About Money, Investments, and Budgeting
Opinion
What Netflix’s Beef Teaches Us About Money, Investments, and Budgeting
A near accident in a parking lot turns into a viral road rage and property destruction. No, this isn’t a summary of some viral dashcam footage circulating on Facebook or...
30 May 2023
Best Places to Watch Live Sports Screenings in Singapore 2023—Cheap Drinks, Big Groups, and Good Vibes
Entertainment
Best Places to Watch Live Sports Screenings in Singapore 2023—Cheap Drinks, Big Groups, and Good Vibes
For any soccer fan, passion translates into action with burning the late nights to catch every match of the English Premier League especially when it’s hot favourites like Man City...
17 May 2023