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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.

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Travel
Singapore to Taipei Travel Guide (2019) – Taipei Weather, Best Hotels, Night Markets & More
Planning to fly from Singapore to Taipei soon? Here’s a comprehensive guide we put together for you on how to plan and budget for your Taipei trip. Find out when’s...
30 January 2019
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Travel Insurance
Senior Travel Insurance (2019) – 7 Best Plans in Singapore for Elderly Travellers
Planning to take your parents or grandparents on holiday this year? You’ve probably got a good handle on the travel itinerary, but you might not have thought about yet is...
30 January 2019
SOMPO Travel Insurance Review
Travel Insurance
Sompo Travel Insurance Singapore Review 2019
Leave it to the Japanese to come up with yet another innovative product that makes complete sense. No, I’m not talking about the latest high-tech fabric from Uniqlo or some...
29 January 2019
ocbc travel insurance review
Travel Insurance
OCBC Travel Insurance Singapore Review 2019
OCBC travel insurance is a top choice for Singaporeans who are risk-averse and prefer to insure themselves with longstanding brands – it is provided by Great Eastern, the insurance arm...
29 January 2019
uob travel insurance singapore review
Travel Insurance
UOB Travel Insurance Singapore Review 2019
UOB travel insurance is something of a hidden gem. When you buy travel insurance, the usual names that come to mind are NTUC, MSIG, FWD and so on. But in...
29 January 2019
DirectAsia Travel Insurance Review
Travel Insurance
Direct Asia Travel Insurance Singapore Review 2019
When it comes to offering the cheapest travel insurance in Singapore, the fight to the bottom continues… and Direct Asia travel insurance is but one of many “no brand” insurers...
29 January 2019
MSIG Travel Insurance Review
Travel Insurance
MSIG Travel Insurance Singapore Review 2019
MSIG travel insurance is one of the most popular brands in Singapore and is second only to NTUC (impressive!). That’s probably because MSIG used to be the provider of DBS...
29 January 2019
citibank travel insurance review
Travel Insurance
Citibank Travel Insurance Singapore Review 2019
Citibank travel insurance is one of the most popular travel insurance options in Singapore, perhaps because you can get complimentary Citibank travel insurance if you charge your travel fare to...
29 January 2019
Aviva Travel Insurance Review
Travel Insurance
Aviva Travel Insurance Singapore Review 2019
Most Singaporean men would be familiar with Aviva as a brand, as they’re the life insurance provider for those doing National Service. But what you might not realise is that...
29 January 2019
AIG Travel Insurance Review
Travel Insurance
AIG Travel Insurance Singapore Review 2019
If you have ever gone on group tours through travel agents, AIG travel insurance (or the AIG Travel Guard plans) might ring a bell because this insurer works with a lot...
29 January 2019
Great Eastern Travel Insurance Review
Travel Insurance
Great Eastern Travel Insurance Singapore Review 2019
Great Eastern travel insurance was once upon a time one of the most popular options in the market, but that was way back when everyone wore huge-ass shoulder pads. Now...
29 January 2019
FWD Travel Insurance Review
Travel Insurance
FWD Travel Insurance Singapore Review 2019
As a typical cheapo Sinkie, I must confess to buying FWD travel insurance purely because it’s one of the cheapest travel insurance providers in Singapore. Obviously it’s cheap because FWD...
29 January 2019
asia miles guide 2018
Travel
Asia Miles Guide – How to Earn, Maximise and Redeem Asia Miles
The default frequent flyer programme for 99% of Singaporean travellers is Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer. That’s partly due to national pride and SQ’s strong branding, but largely because SQ serves the...
29 January 2019
NTUC Travel Insurance Review
Travel Insurance
NTUC Travel Insurance Singapore Review 2019
You’ve probably bought NTUC travel insurance at least once in your life. Since NTUC is the household name of household names, it’s no surprise that NTUC Income is one of...
29 January 2019
Etiqa Travel Insurance Review
Travel Insurance
Etiqa Travel Insurance Singapore Review 2019
When you think travel insurance, you definitely don’t think of Etiqa. For the uninitiated, Etiqa is Malaysian bank Maybank’s insurance arm, and it’s a relatively new player in this field. Which...
29 January 2019
AIA Travel Insurance Review
Travel Insurance
AIA Travel Insurance Singapore Review 2019
AIA may be one of the big insurance companies in Singapore, but AIA travel insurance has yet to be everyone’s go-to before jetting off on their latest holidays. Unlike many of...
29 January 2019
AXA Travel Insurance Review
Travel Insurance
AXA Travel Insurance Singapore Review 2019
Travel insurance plans are so cheap these days that it’s amazing that premium travel insurance like AXA Smart Traveller even exists. My colleague explained it to me perfectly: most Singaporeans...
29 January 2019
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Dining
Chateraise Singapore Menu – 25 Cheapest Chateraise Cakes & Ice Cream
Ask any Singaporean to name their favourite cheap dessert and you’re likely to hear cheng tng or bubur cha cha, not fluffy strawberry cakes, Hokkaido milk ice cream and matcha chocolates. But...
29 January 2019
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Budgeting
Marie Kondo Your Money – 5 Steps to Konmari Your Finances in 2019
By now, every Singaporean with an internet connection would have watched all 8 episodes of the Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo and fallen head over heels in love...
28 January 2019
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Health Insurance
Health Insurance in Singapore – Everything You Need to Know to Survive 2019
I used to be very intimidated by all the acronyms, government schemes and ridiculous jargon surrounding health insurance. All that used to matter was whether I can get an MC...
28 January 2019
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Car Insurance
Car Insurance in Singapore – All You Need to Know to Get the Cheapest Rate (2019)
“Woo hoo! It’s time to renew my car insurance, I’m so excited,” said no one ever. Yes, we may love our cars as much as Kim Kardashian loves her butt,...
27 January 2019
vegetable animal farms in singapore 2019
Entertainment
Farms in Singapore (2019) – 13 Mostly Free Vegetable & Animal Farms in Singapore
If you can stop playing Farm Heroes Saga or Farm Frenzy for just a moment, you’ll realise that there are actually quite a lot of real farms that Singaporeans can...
25 January 2019
NTUC Insurance Droplet Insures You Against Grab & Gojek Surge Pricing – Ridiculous or Useful?
Budgeting
NTUC Insurance Droplet Insures You Against Grab & Gojek Surge Pricing – Ridiculous or Useful?
Guess the folks at NTUC Income are being pushed to think out of the box, because they’re now pushing this new insurance concept that supposedly protects you against Grab, Gojek...
25 January 2019
unit trust singapore investment
Invest
Unit Trusts in Singapore – Things to Know Before You Invest
Most common investments in Singapore, (like stocks, bonds, and property) are not difficult to understand once you get past the jargon. When it comes to complex products like a unit...
18 January 2019
gojek singapore
Budgeting
Gojek Singapore Has Arrived – 5 Things to Know About Grab’s New Rival
If you’ve been lamenting the ever-escalating Grab fares and lack of promo codes throughout most of 2018 (RIP Uber – never forget), you’re in for a treat now that the...
17 January 2019