Who Would Have Thought Buying a Watch Could Be an Inflation-Beating Investment?
You’ve probably heard the saying “time is money” at least a hundred times right? Maybe your boss has used it as a verbal “whip” to get you slaving working harder....
5 February 2014
Is Singapore’s Healthcare System Better Than Other Countries?
Whether you believe it or not, Singapore’s healthcare system is not only one of the best in the world statistically, but it’s also envied worldwide for its efficiency and low cost....
4 February 2014
3 Most Surprisingly Fuel Efficient (and Inefficient) Cars in Singapore
If you want to commute in Singapore without feeling like you’re desperately trying to hop onto the last lifeboat leaving the Titanic every morning (ah, nothing like rush hour on...
3 February 2014
4 Ways You Can Slash More Than 50% Off Your Electricity Bill
Welcome to 2014, the year of rising costs! Not only has the New Year started off with a public transportation rate hike of 3.2%, but inflation is expected to hover around...
29 January 2014
3 Reasons Why Banks Are Rejecting Your Home Loan
Rejection is one of the worst feelings in the world, especially when you dedicate yourself to accomplishing one of your dreams. You might be working up the courage to ask...
28 January 2014
Why The Fight For Minimum Wage in Singapore is Pointless
The minimum wage is an issue that just won’t die in Singapore, even though MPs have “killed” the issue on numerous occasions by raving about how great Workfare is for...
17 December 2013
Sneaky Tactics to Avoid Paying GST For Your Overseas Purchases
I don’t know about you, but whenever someone reminds me constantly about things I already know – I get a little annoyed. But when the government reminds me to pay...
5 December 2013
5 of Singapore’s Most Ridiculously Expensive Restaurants
At MoneySmart, we’re all about providing you with an independent and humorous view of personal finance with one goal in mind – to save you money. So let me start...
4 December 2013
Top 3 Credit Cards That Give Free Travel Insurance
After months of working like a slave, rowing an oar in that galley you call a “workplace,” you’re finally ready to have your chains removed (temporarily) for a well-deserved holiday!...
29 November 2013
3 Painful Home Loan Mistakes to Avoid
How can taking out a home loan possibly be any more painful that it is now? Thanks to MAS property financing regulations and stricter limits on borrowing, the home loan...
19 November 2013
Costs to Consider When Buying a Used Car
Today, buying a new car in Singapore is as tough as trying to get into Pangaea Lounge dressed like Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski while trying to pay for entry by...
23 September 2013
Why Your Home May Not Be As Protected As You Think
Before buying an HDB flat, condominium, or a landed property, you must purchase a fire insurance policy. Fortunately, basic fire insurance is cheap, with premiums as low as $1.80 for...
19 August 2013
Don’t Rent Out Your Flat Until You’ve Signed This
A middle-aged, well-dressed westerner drops by to view your flat. He immediately strikes you as an intelligent, well-mannered, and incredibly charming man. He makes you laugh with some witty jokes,...
1 August 2013
Surviving SERS: What You Need to Know (Part 2)
In the first part of “Surviving SERS,” we looked into the compensation options available to those of you affected by this redevelopment scheme (including our forgotten citizens – the singles)....
6 June 2013
3 Lifestyle Membership Cards That Help You To Save Money
Whether you’re a student with a part-time job or a professional climbing the corporate ladder, you work too damn hard to pay full price for your beverages, movies, meals, spa...
15 May 2013