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Articles by Clara Lim

I used to be MoneyDumb. I hung out at H&M every day and thought that a $50 lunch set was a good deal. These days, I spend my time researching the crap out of life and trying to maximise utility on micro-decisions. I'm not sure if that's an improvement.

investing in shares and sgx stocks singapore
Invest
Investing in Shares (2019) – MoneySmart Guide to Buying SGX Stocks
These days, owning Apple stock is as much a status symbol as owning an Apple watch. (Well, they’re both expensive…) Apart from making you more attractive, stocks and shares are...
16 January 2019
cny goodies 2019
Dining
CNY Goodies 2019 Price Guide: Pineapple Tarts, Kueh Lapis, Love Letters & More
Chinese New Year is the absolute worst time in the year to fall sick. Not because it’s inauspicious to start the new year with the sniffles, or because clinics will...
10 January 2019
cny reunion dinner 2019
Dining
CNY Reunion Dinner 2019 – 14 Chinese Restaurant Set Meals Under $60++/pax
Just like, um, everything related to Chinese New Year, CNY reunion dinners are really expensive. Gone are the days where you’d just throw some Dodo fishballs and shitake mushrooms into a...
9 January 2019
Best Credit Cards for Entertainment in Singapore
Credit Cards
The Best Credit Cards for Entertainment in Singapore 2019
While there are a million ways to entertain yourself for free on the internet – like reading bo liao subreddits, trolling Ah Bengs on forums, and swiping right on everyone...
8 January 2019
abalone promotions singapore cny
Dining
Cheapest Abalone Promotions in Singapore for CNY (2019)
Writing these Chinese New Year articles has been extremely illuminating. For one thing, I discovered that Singaporeans actually do crazy things for CNY, and for another, I leant that a...
8 January 2019
Etiqa Car Insurance Review
Car Insurance
Etiqa Car Insurance Singapore Review (2019)
Maybank’s insurance arm Etiqa is one of the many newcomers on the car insurance scene that are giving lao jiaos like NTUC and AIG a run for their money. Literally,...
4 January 2019
FWD Car Insurance Review
Car Insurance
FWD Car Insurance Singapore Review (2019)
Even if you’re the stoutest of traditionalists when it comes to car insurance, you might have heard of this shiny young upstart called FWD who is offering an awesome-sounding Lifetime...
4 January 2019
LTA E-Scooter Registration & UL2272 singapore 2019
Entertainment
LTA E-Scooter Registration & UL2272 Certification – What All Riders Need to Know
Update: Effective from Nov 5 2019, e-scooters have been banned from footpaths. You can only use them on park connectors and bicycle lanes. Non-UL2272 e-scooters can be disposed at 180 locations...
4 January 2019
AXA Car Insurance Review
Car Insurance
AXA Car Insurance Singapore Review (2019)
AXA is one of the more respected brand names when it comes to car insurance in Singapore. But it can be difficult to choose the right AXA car insurance plan...
2 January 2019
NTUC Car Insurance Review
Car Insurance
NTUC Car Insurance Singapore Review (2019)
NTUC Income is a brand that needs no introduction in Singapore. Naturally, it has the lion’s share of the market – MoneySmart estimates that close to 1 out of 4...
2 January 2019
AIG Car Insurance Review
Car Insurance
AIG Car Insurance Singapore Review (2019)
AIG car insurance is definitely for traditionalists, as it is one of the “old guard” insurers that have been in Singapore for decades. It might be a well-regarded brand, but...
27 December 2018
carousell lazada qoo10 shopee seller
Shopping
How to Become a Seller on Carousell, Lazada, Qoo10 & Shopee in Singapore (2019)
Ready to make your first million? Read this guide. J/K, I’m not going to tell you how to get rich quick. But if you’re looking to start your own small business and...
27 December 2018
Ang Mo Supermarket – Cheapest Groceries to Buy From This Heartland Store (2019)
Shopping
Ang Mo Supermarket – Cheapest Groceries to Buy From This Heartland Store (2019)
The first time I heard of Ang Mo Supermarket was through my grandmother. She cheerfully told me that she goes to the one near her flat in Potong Pasir.
27 December 2018
ABC valudollar singapore
Shopping
Value Dollar Shop (Valu$) & ABC Bargain Centre – What are the Cheapest Buys Here?
Value Dollar (Valu$) and ABC Bargain Centre have been around in the heartlands for the longest time. Surely you must have seen those “FIRE SALE!!!” signs before? via GIPHY Despite...
27 December 2018
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Fitness & Beauty
Cheap Gyms in Singapore (2020) – 10 Affordable Gym Memberships Under $100/Month
Whether you think of the gym as a second home or a dungeon full or torture devices, one thing is for sure – the cost of gym membership is the...
27 December 2018
crossfit ritual f45 singapore price
Fitness & Beauty
Crossfit, Ritual & F45 Singapore – The Ultimate HIIT Gym Price Guide 2019
2019 is the year you finally get your ass in shape, and according to everyone (= your hot neighbour, some people on Reddit and an article you read on World...
20 December 2018
affordable pilates classes singapore
Fitness & Beauty
Pilates Singapore 2019 – Top 10 Studios with Affordable Pilates Classes
Let me just get the obvious out of the way: With the exception of Blogilates a.k.a. Cassey Ho, pilates isn’t quite as glamorous as yoga. I mean, no one goes...
17 December 2018
singapore marathons & fun runs 2019
Fitness & Beauty
Singapore Marathons & Fun Runs 2019 – 10 Races with Early Bird Tickets
Maybe you’re still catching your breath from the Standard Chartered marathon last weekend, but, believe it or not, some sibei siao on runners are already locking in their slots for...
12 December 2018
the green party singapore
Shopping
The Green Party Singapore – New Budget Shop With Cheap Christmas Gift Ideas
The Green Party is a new chain of budget gift shops, with outlets at Plaza Singapura, Bedok Mall, Downtown East and Northpoint currently. Upon first glance, it looks like a Miniso clone,...
10 December 2018
ikea singapore price comparison
Shopping
IKEA Singapore Price Comparison – Is IKEA Still the Best Store for Cheap Furniture?
When I was a kid, going to IKEA Singapore was the most exciting thing in the world. IKEA was, hands down, the best amusement park in town in the ‘90s. Times...
5 December 2018
redmart christmas offers
Shopping
Here’s How RedMart Can Save Singaporeans Time & Money This Festive Season
This post was written in collaboration with RedMart. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
tokyu hands singapore gift ideas
Shopping
Tokyu Hands Singapore – 17 Best Gift Ideas & Where to Find Cheaper Alternatives
Tokyu Hands is like a really expensive Daiso. Think weird, cool or just plain kawaii Japanese gadgets, only, well, a lot more than $2 each. But it’s definitely a fun place...
16 November 2018
HDB BTO Launch Nov 2018
Property
HDB BTO Launch Nov 2018 – Review of Upcoming BTO Launches (Including Tengah BTO)
If you missed the previous HDB BTO launch in May (couldn’t make up your mind between Punggol and Yishun, perhaps?) you’ll definitely want to pay attention as HDB has just launched...
14 November 2018
taobao shop singapore nomadx review
Shopping
Taobao Singapore’s New Shop at Plaza Singapura – 7 Things You Can Find Here
So, Taobao actually opened a physical shop at Plaza Singapura, and everyone is all in a tizzy because you can finally see/touch/jump on Taobao furniture and home appliances, instead of...
14 November 2018
tokyo disneyland disney sea guide
Family
Tokyo Disneyland & Disney Sea Guide – Ticket Prices, Hotels & Money-Saving Tips
Whether Disney fan or otherwise, visiting Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Disney Sea (its sister theme park) is just one of those things that constantly tops Singaporeans’ travel bucket lists. But...
9 November 2018