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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.

Map of HDB BTO May 2022 Review: Queenstown, Bukit Merah, Toa Payoh, Jurong West, Yishun/ Moneysmart
Budgeting
HDB BTO May 2022 Review: Queenstown, Bukit Merah, Toa Payoh, Jurong West, Yishun
Recently, a 5-room Henderson HDB resale flat at City Vue became the most expensive resale flat in Singapore’s history when it was sold for a record $1.4 million last week....
8 hours ago
things to do in singapore on a budget
Budgeting
Things To Do in Singapore – Fun & Free Things For Couples, Families, Children (27-29 May 2022)
So you’ve been stuck in Singapore for the past two years and life is starting to get pretty boring. You’ve exhausted all the malls, walked down Orchard Road a million...
2 days ago
6 Best Travel Insurance Plans in Singapore with Covid-19 Coverage: Which is the Cheapest & How to Choose (2022)
Travel Insurance
6 Best Travel Insurance Plans in Singapore with Covid-19 Coverage: Which is the Cheapest & How to Choose (2022)
As you countdown to your long-awaited holiday escape, and get ready to get-off, don’t forget to purchase perhaps the next most important thing besides your flight ticket, duh. We’re talking about...
3 days ago
Tiger Brokers Fees & Review (2022): Is Tiger Brokers Safe?
Invest
Tiger Brokers Fees & Review (2022): Is Tiger Brokers Safe?
None of us will be getting on a Tiger Airways flight anytime soon (psst, they closed down). Well, that gives us more time to sit at home and try to...
4 days ago
moomoo - buy US stocks Singapore
Invest
Buying US Stocks in Singapore: How to Begin, Fees & Tools to Improve Your Trades
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...
Applying for a HDB BTO and Then Breaking Up – How Much Will it Cost You
Property
Applying for a HDB BTO and Then Breaking Up – How Much Will it Cost You
Break ups are one of the most traumatic experiences a person can go through. Your self-esteem gets crushed, you feel unwanted and unloved, and you’ve got to deal with the...
4 days ago
Step by Step Guide Buying a BTO
Property
Buying an HDB BTO Flat: A Step-By-Step Guide (May 2022)
Buying an HDB BTO flat is practically a rite of passage for Singaporeans, a sign that you’re finally ready to start adulting for real. Here’s a step-by-step guide to your very first...
5 days ago
MoneyOwl robo advisor investment Singapore review
Invest
MoneyOwl Robo Advisor Review — Is it Better Than Endowus, StashAway & Syfe?
It sounds a little scary, but MoneyOwl brands itself as “Singapore’s First Bionic Financial Advisor”. No, that doesn’t mean you’ll be served by cyborgs. It does mean, however, that you’ll...
6 days ago
endowment plans singapore
Invest
Best Endowment Plan Singapore: Great Eastern, OCBC, DBS Savvy, NTUC, Prudential
Investing isn’t something that’s reserved for rich people. In Singapore, investing is essential to financial health. Endowment plans are a fairly common type of product that Singaporeans often buy for...
6 days ago
5 Best Investment Brokerage Promotions (2022): Free Apple Shares & More
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5 Best Investment Brokerage Promotions (2022): Free Apple Shares & More
Investment brokerages and robo advisors are a dime a dozen these days. For us as potential customers, that’s good news, as it means they’re now fighting tooth and nail for...
19 May 2022
cdc voucher singapore
Budgeting
CDC Voucher Merchant List: Where to use & how to use CDC Vouchers?
It’s CDC vouchers season again! If you’ve been sharp, you would have noticed that your family would have recently received a letter in the mailbox asking your household to redeem...
18 May 2022
robo-advisors-singapore-2019
Invest
Best Robo Advisors in Singapore — Syfe vs DBS vs StashAway
Everyone and their mom has been telling you that you REALLY ought to start investing this year. But you’re not the most financially-savvy person, nor are you not rolling in...
17 May 2022
fixed deposit time deposit rate singapore
Invest
Fixed Deposit Accounts in Singapore – The Best Rates & Everything You Need to Know
In the world of financial products, the fixed deposit account is that odd cousin everyone conveniently tries to forget about at reunions. There are many misconceptions out there about what...
12 May 2022
Tiger Brokers Singapore - Zero Commissions on US stocks
Invest
Trading in the US Market? Here’s How to Unlock Unlimited Zero Commission Trades for US Securities
This post was written in collaboration with Tiger Brokers Singapore. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the...
DisneyPlus Singapore Review: DisneyPlus vs Netflix vs HBO vs Viu vs Apple TV Price (2022)
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DisneyPlus Singapore Price: DisneyPlus vs Netflix vs HBO vs Viu vs Apple TV Shows (2022)
The school holidays are just around the corner, and you might be wondering whether there will be enough kid-friendly activities and shows on TV to keep the children busy, glued...
9 May 2022
CIMB Personal Loan Review: Interest Rates, Calculator & Approval Time
Personal Loans
CIMB Personal Loan Review: Interest Rates, Calculator & Approval Time
What do people take personal loans for? Many frivolous reasons… casino, cruise, Rolex, and holidays. If you’re thinking of doing that, please don’t! Personal loans, although lower-interest than credit card...
9 May 2022
Standard Chartered Personal Loan Review: Is SCB CashOne Personal Loan The Best?
Personal Loans
Standard Chartered Personal Loan Review: Is SCB CashOne Personal Loan The Best?
Now that most of the pandemic restrictions have been lifted, the number of things we can spend money on has skyrocketed, from overseas holidays to clubbing sessions. That could be...
9 May 2022
HSBC Personal Loan Review: Interest Rates, Calculator & Approval Time
Personal Loans
HSBC Personal Loan Review: Interest Rates, Calculator & Approval Time
Ever since Singapore did away with the VTLs and opened the travel floodgates, Singaporeans have been flocking overseas after two holiday-free years. And by a strange coincidence, there’s also been...
9 May 2022
Maybank Personal Loan: Interest Rate, Calculator & Application
Personal Loans
Maybank Personal Loan: Interest Rate, Calculator & Application
If you found yourself reading this Maybank personal loan review, we really hope you’re not thinking of taking out a loan to go on holiday. Don’t do it, guys! But...
9 May 2022
SaxoWealthCare Review: Is This The Best Robo Advisor In Singapore?
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SaxoWealthCare Review: Is This The Best Robo Advisor In Singapore?
Robo advisors are having their moment in the sun, now that MAS has banned cryptocurrency trading services from advertising in Singapore. Ads for robo advisors are plastered everywhere, including SBS...
9 May 2022
Citibank Quick Cash Personal Loan: Interest Rates, Calculator & Application
Personal Loans
Citibank Quick Cash Personal Loan: Interest Rates, Calculator & Application
If you’re thinking of taking out a personal loan to go on holiday, please close that browser window and slowly step away from the computer. Personal loans are not meant...
9 May 2022
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Budgeting
Here’s the Extra Value You’ll Get When You Subscribe to StarHub’s 2Gbps Broadband Plan
This post was written in collaboration with StarHub. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
uSMART Singapore online brokerage beginners
Invest
uSMART: Why This New Online Brokerage is a Great Platform for Beginner Traders & Investors
This post was written in collaboration with uSMART Singapore. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same...
Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is: What is Building Social Capital & Why This is Important to Investors
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Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is: What is Building Social Capital & Why This is Important to Investors
This post was written in collaboration with Prudential. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
UOB Robo Advisor Singapore Review (2020) — Build Your Investment Portfolio with UOBAM Invest
Invest
UOBAM Invest Review — Late to the Robo Advisor Game, But Is It Any Good?
Robo advisors are a trendy way to invest without actually having to do much work. Although rather late to the game, UOB’s new product, UOBAM Invest, is one of the...
26 April 2022