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Articles by Joanne Poh

In my previous life, I was a property lawyer who spent most of my time struggling to get out of bed or stuck in peak hour traffic. These days, as a freelance commercial writer, I work in bed, on the beach, in parks and at cafes, all while being really frugal. I like helping other people save money so they can stop living lives they don't like.

Interactive Brokers Singapore Review (2023): How does it fare against Saxo Markets and Tiger Brokers?
Invest
Interactive Brokers Singapore Review (2023): How does it fare against Saxo Markets and Tiger Brokers?
The individual investor of today is not short of brokerages to choose from. But in the face of a monster platform like Interactive Brokers (IBKR), being spoilt for choice is...
14 hours ago
The Beginner’s Guide to Singapore Treasury Bills for Individual Investors 2023: What are T-bills and How to Apply
Invest
The Beginner’s Guide to Singapore Treasury Bills for Individual Investors 2023: What are T-bills and How to Apply
Let me guess, you’re furiously searching up “Treasury bills” or “T-bills” because: You keep seeing news on T-bills and its yields and have absolutely no idea what’s going on. You’re...
2 days ago
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Budgeting
Drivers, Here’s the Lowdown on the New Shell GO+ Loyalty Programme & Its Additional Benefits
This post was written in collaboration with Shell. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
Stop Wasting Money On These Things Before Chinese New Year 2023
Entertainment
Stop Wasting Money On These Things Before Chinese New Year 2023
Back when you were young enough to pay 55 cents for bus rides, Chinese New Year (CNY) was like a goldmine. You’d show up at your relatives’ homes with one...
18 January 2023
5 Ways to Cut Costs During Chinese New Year 2023
Budgeting
5 Ways to Cut Costs During Chinese New Year 2023
If you’re one of those people who actually like Chinese New Year (CNY), good for you. But for many others in Singapore, CNY is a tiresome occasion where you are...
17 January 2023
Options trading Singapore: Hedge against the volatile US stock market
Invest
How to Hedge Against the Volatile US Stock Market with Options
This post was written in collaboration with FUTU Singapore (FUTU SG). While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with...
Options Trading Singapore - Best Tools
Invest
Tools and Features That Help to Step Up Your Options Game
This post was written in collaboration with FUTU Singapore (FUTU SG). While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with...
Singapore Public Holidays 2023: How to Get 49 days of Vacation Using 17 days of Annual Leave
Travel
Singapore Public Holidays 2023: How to Get 49 days of Vacation Using 17 days of Annual Leave
No matter what your favourite feng shui master says about 2023, I’m declaring it a pretty damn auspicious year for the simple fact that we’ve got a whopping six long...
12 January 2023
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Budgeting
Battle of the Bak Kwas (CNY 2023)—Prices, Queues and more
The Chinese New Year (CNY) madness is upon us once again. ‘Tis the time of the year when Singaporeans—aunties and millennials alike—jostle with crowds and queue long hours for “branded”...
12 January 2023
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Budgeting
5 Benefits of Comprehensive Financial Planning & How to Generate Your Own Report Online for FREE
This post was written in collaboration with MoneyOwl. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
8 Ways to Avoid Overspending Over The New Year
Budgeting
8 Ways to Avoid Overspending Over The New Year
It’s the most wonderful time of the year—and the worst time for your wallet. The holiday season is a time of feasting too much, exercising too little, and spending way,...
3 January 2023
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Credit Cards
How to Maximise Your Daily Spend With Just One Card
This post was written in collaboration with POSB. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
OCBC 360 Account up to 7.65% p.a. interest
Savings Accounts
One of the Best Interest Rates in Town (A Realistic 4.65% p.a.)? A Closer Look at the Updated OCBC 360 Account & How Straightforward It Is
This post was written in collaboration with OCBC. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
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Invest
Why ‘Cash is King’ in a Bear Market & What You Can Do to Still Grow Your Money
This post was written in collaboration with FUTU Singapore (FUTU SG). While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with...
Christmas Buffets 2022: Top 10 Singapore Hotels to Stuff Yourself Silly At
Dining
Christmas Buffets 2022: Top 10 Singapore Hotels to Stuff Yourself Silly At
So you’ve wrapped your gifts, embellished the Christmas tree, and admired the Yuletide decorations around the island. Now, what’s next? Yep, it’s time to put your exercise and diet regimen on...
14 December 2022
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Personal Loans
5 Best Personal Loans in Singapore with Lowest Interest Rates (2022)
If you’re in urgent need of money, but too paiseh to borrow from your family and friends, your best bet is probably a personal loan. With a personal loan, you borrow cash...
13 December 2022
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Budgeting
Overloaded with Festive Orders? How to Save Time & Money on Your Deliveries for a Chill Christmas
This post was written in collaboration with Lalamove. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
Standard Chartered Simply Cash Credit Card Review by Moneysmart
Credit Cards
Standard Chartered Simply Cash Credit Card – MoneySmart Review 2022
Note: As of 5 December 2022, the Standard Chartered Unlimited Cashback Credit Card was renamed to the Simply Cash Credit Card along with a card redesign.  The premise of the...
9 December 2022
best investment brokerage singapore - Webull
Invest
Steps to Up Your Investment Game from Level 1 to Level 11
This post was written in collaboration with Webull Singapore. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same...
Singlife EV insurance
Car Insurance
Switching to an EV? What to Look Out for in an Electric Car Insurance Plan
This post was written in collaboration with Singlife with Aviva. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the...
Singlife car insurance
Car Insurance
5 Things You May Not Know About Your Car Insurance
This post was written in collaboration with Singlife with Aviva. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the...
Great Eastern insurance for women
Life Insurance
Girl Power: How Women Ensure They’re Financially Supported & Protected Throughout Different Life Stages
This post was written in collaboration with Great Eastern. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same...
FRANK by OCBC - FRANK Credit Card
Credit Cards
Could the Refreshed FRANK Credit Card Be Our New Favourite Cashback Card? Here’s Why
This post was written in collaboration with FRANK by OCBC. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the...
5 Travel Tips for Solo Travellers
Travel
5 Travel Tips for Solo Travellers
For some of us, travelling alone is the only way to enjoy some overseas exploration without killing a travel companion out of frustration. For others, it’s a no-choice decision made...
22 November 2022
DBS SME banking - DBS digibank - Gao Ji Food, Mobot
Business
Two Local Entrepreneurs Share How Support from DBS Helped Them Thrive in the Pandemic
This post was written in collaboration with DBS. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...