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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.

car rental jb
Transportation
Car Rental in JB – 5 Best Rental Companies Near City Square Johor Bahru
With the upcoming Hari Raya festivities and school holidays coming up, you might already be planning a road trip in Malaysia with the family. But since renting a car in...
31 May 2019
“Senior Proof” Your Home – 5 Places to Get Safety Gear for the Elderly in Singapore
Family
“Senior Proof” Your Home – 5 Places to Get Safety Gear for the Elderly in Singapore
If you were expecting a new baby, the entire household would be aflutter with activity as everyone rushes to baby proof the home by removing all sharp edges, uncomfortable surfaces,...
29 May 2019
sim lim square shops
Shopping
Sim Lim Square to En Bloc – 14 Computer Shops to Visit While You Still Can
The latest in a string of vintage shopping malls slated to go on the chopping block, Sim Lim Square is finally going on en bloc sale after what seems like...
28 May 2019
10 best sex shops in singapore
Shopping
10 Best Sex Shops in Singapore for Premium Sex Toys Like Tenga & Lelo
If the phrase “sex shop” brings to mind those creepy, darkened dens filled with gross-looking phalluses and leering old men – you know, the kind at Lucky Plaza or Bugis...
27 May 2019
hdb resale price vs hdb bto price
Property
HDB Resale Flats vs BTOs – Are HDB BTOs Always Cheaper Than Resale Flats?
Most of us Singaporeans are under the impression that HDB resale flats are way more expensive than BTOs. I was totally one of them… until I tried to buy an...
27 May 2019
zalora promo code discount code 2019
Credit Cards
Zalora Promo Codes Singapore (2019) – Best Credit Cards for Discount Codes
The days are speeding by and June is almost here, which means it’s time to go shopping. (Woohoo! Sweeter words have not been spoken.) So, where are you gonna go to...
24 May 2019
The Complete N00b’s Guide to Buying Second Hand Furniture in Singapore
Budgeting
The Complete N00b’s Guide to Buying Second Hand Furniture in Singapore
Most older Singaporeans I know still frown upon anything second hand (“what if the previous owner died?!”), but whatever, they’re totally missing out on the amazing deals you can get...
23 May 2019
HDB BTO Launch May 2019
Property
HDB BTO Launch May 2019 – Kallang/Whampoa, Woodlands & Tengah BTO Review
What with all the Avengers: Endgame and Game of Thrones memes floating around, you might have missed the update that HDB is about to launch 3 new BTOs in May...
23 May 2019
$1M HDB Resale Flat Transactions
High Life
$1M HDB Resale Transactions – Can Your HDB Flat Fetch $1 Million Too?
We’re not even halfway into 2019, and there have already been at least 3 super-high-profile HDB resale transactions in the news. The most recent one is a 5-room flat in...
22 May 2019
Huawei Trade-in Prices at Singtel, Starhub, M1 & Samsung
Budgeting
Huawei Trade-in Prices at Singtel, Starhub, M1 & Samsung
If you haven’t heard the news about Huawei, you’ve either been living under a rock, or you’re a hardcore iPhone user. (No difference? lol) The background is that Huawei has...
21 May 2019
best-online-shopping-credit-cards
Credit Cards
8 Best Credit Cards in Singapore for Online Shopping (2019)
I can barely remember what life was like before online shopping became the norm in Singapore. In fact, I don’t think I want to know. Between the ridiculously cheap prices...
16 May 2019
fathers day gift ideas hock gift shop
Shopping
Father’s Day 2019 – 7 Gift Ideas Under $40 from Hock Gift Shop
Even though I’m female and childless, I think I am actually a Dad on the inside. I can talk to uncles for hours about power tools, cargo pants, boltless storeroom...
16 May 2019
best things to buy at daiso singapore
Shopping
8 Most Value-for-Money Items at Daiso Singapore – 2019 Edition
After I updated the “worst things to buy at Daiso” article last week, we’ve been receiving tons of fiery comments from die-hard fans, all ready to smite me for daring...
12 May 2019
The 13 Worst Things to Buy at Daiso Singapore – 2019 Edition!
Shopping
The 13 Worst Things to Buy at Daiso Singapore – 2019 Edition!
No one has ever accused Daiso of being a pretentious shop that sells overpriced products. But unfortunately that doesn’t excuse you from using your brain when you walk in. While...
10 May 2019
hdb rental flat
Property
HDB Rental Flat Guide – All You Need to Know About Renting a Flat from HDB
Most Singaporeans would rather own a home than rent. But for those who cannot afford to buy a home of their own, it’s actually also possible to rent a flat...
10 May 2019
Best cash back cards in singapore
Credit Cards
11 Best Cashback Credit Cards in Singapore (2020)
Cash back credit cards must be the most popular kind of card in Singapore. Sure, earning points or miles is nice and all, but lots of us would rather get...
8 May 2019
ezbuy singapore taobao
Shopping
Using Ezbuy to Shop on Taobao – How Much More Are You Paying?
I know that tons of Singaporeans love to use Ezbuy to shop on Taobao, despite the fact that you usually have to pay an extra 8% agent fee, plus shipping...
7 May 2019
Mother’s Day 2019 Singapore – Last Minute Shopping & Dining Promotions
Family
Mother’s Day 2019 Singapore – Last Minute Shopping & Dining Promotions
Uh oh, have you dropped the ball on Mother’s Day 2019? Or perhaps your mom has always been happy with a simple celebration at home… until she got Instagram recently...
2 May 2019
pacific light singapore review
Budgeting
Pacific Light Singapore – Comparison & Review of Pacific Light Energy Plans
Though not a household name like Sembcorp Power or Keppel Electricity, Pacific Light Singapore is a power generator and electricity retailer in Singapore that’s making waves in the recent open...
25 April 2019
train from singapore to kl and beyond
Travel
Train from Singapore to KL & Beyond – 11 Places in Malaysia to Explore by Rail
Even though there are tons of buses, coaches and direct flights from Singapore to pretty much anywhere you can think of in Malaysia, my first choice is always to take...
24 April 2019
Ofo vs Mobike vs SG Bike – Beginner’s Guide to Bike Sharing in Singapore (2019)
Transportation
Ofo vs Mobike vs SG Bike – Beginner’s Guide to Bike Sharing in Singapore (2019)
Unless you’ve been holed up in your room playing eSports for the past 2 years straight, you must have tried bike sharing in Singapore at least once. (At the very least, you...
24 April 2019
cheap mattress singapore
Shopping
Cheap Mattress in a Box Showdown: HipVan vs Noa vs Haylee vs Baton vs Woosa
There’s a whole slew of online startups in Singapore selling cheap mattresses with free returns. At last count, there’s HipVan, Noa, Baton, Haylee, Woosa and Sonno. By “cheap mattress”, I...
22 April 2019
food waste singapore dumpster diving
Dining
How Much Food Waste is There in Singapore? I Went Dumpster Diving to Find Out
These days, it’s not just bag ladies and homeless old folks who are rooting through the dumpsters and eating other people’s leftover fries at McDonald’s.  Nope, it might very well...
13 April 2019
sembcorp power electricity plans
Budgeting
Sembcorp Power – Comparison & Review of Sembcorp Electricity Plans
Part of the same group as publicly-listed Sembcorp Marine, Sembcorp Power is one of the biggest names in the open electricity market in Singapore – one might even say they’re...
9 April 2019
japanese supermarket singapore
Shopping
Japanese Supermarkets in Singapore – 10 Best Places to Get Japanese Groceries
Back in the day, buying Japanese groceries in Singapore was akin to a SEAL Team Six operation. You would dash into Meidi-Ya (the only Japanese supermarket in town) and quickly...
9 April 2019