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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.

Endowus Singapore robo advisor review - should you invest CPF
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Endowus Singapore Review (2020) – Should you Use This Robo Advisor to Invest your CPF?
For most Singapore citizens and PRs, CPF savings are untouchable until you buy a home or when you reach retirement age. But have you considered how you can invest your...
6 days ago
durian delivery price guide for popular places like ah seng, combat durian, durian express
Dining
Durian Delivery Singapore Price Guide 2020
We all wish the pandemic would be over, but one effect of Covid-19 is that more and more shops are offering delivery — including durian shops! We can’t all head...
2 July 2020
MoneyOwl robo advisor investment Singapore review
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MoneyOwl Review (2020) — The Robo Advisor Platform That is a Social Enterprise
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...
30 June 2020
Course programmes in Singapore with training allowance
Career
Courses in Singapore that pay you to learn — 4 Programmes with Training Allowance
Do you dread reading the news every day for fear of reading yet more about the economic recession that threatens to engulf Singapore? You’re not alone. In times like these,...
26 June 2020
Data analytics, digital marketing and interpersonal skills are the top skills employers are looking for
Career
Data analytics, digital marketing and interpersonal skills — Top skills Singapore employers look for in 2020
Many industries have been affected by COVID-19 including tourism, F&B and retail. If yours has been hit, you might have had to job hunt for a new job all of...
25 June 2020
Jobs in Singapore 2020 - sectors hiring include healthcare, education, and finance
Career
Jobs in Singapore 2020: 10 industries still hiring amidst pandemic include healthcare, education, and finance
It seems like just yesterday when the Singapore economy was humming along happily, and people were confident about a robust job market and low unemployment rate. Now we’re in the...
23 June 2020
TPG MOBILE SINGAPORE REVIEW 50GB 10 SIM ONLY MOBILE PLAN
Budgeting
TPG Mobile Singapore 50GB for $10 SIM Only Plan Review (2020)
For way too long, Singapore’s telecommunications industry was controlled by the Big 3. But things have been changing in the past few years, and a new mobile telco has joined...
22 June 2020
Best 8 office chairs for work from home for all budgets
Shopping
8 Best Office Chairs in Singapore to Work From Home for All Budgets (2020)
It’s time for Phase 2! But even as Singapore transitions into a post-circuit breaker period, working from home continues to be the new normal for many. And it’s a godsend for...
19 June 2020
OCBC Stack gives rewards points on credit card spend
Shopping
OCBC STACK Rewards and Marketplace: What is it and how do you use it?
When I was in school, once in a while, I would scrape together $4 in order to buy an ice blended mocha at Coffee Bean, just so I could earn...
17 June 2020
Syfe Singapore review 2020 - robo advisor in Singapore
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Syfe Singapore Review (2020) — Is This Robo Advisor Platform Suitable For You?
This article is not about whether or not using a robo advisor is a good idea. It’s for those who have already decided that they want to put their investments...
15 June 2020
Handcrafted Rice Dumplings-Si-Chuan-Dou-Hua-Restaurant-at-PARKROYAL-on-Beach-Road_featured
Dining
Rice Dumplings Delivery 2020: 12 Places to Order Bak Zhangs from, Ranked from Cheapest to Most Expensive
Dragon Boat Festival is just around the corner, and during this time of the year, it’s common to see long lines of aunties queuing for rice dumplings. But this year,...
12 June 2020
UOB Lady's Savings Account provides insurance protection coverage for female medical problems, female cancers
Savings Accounts
UOB Lady’s Savings Account – MoneySmart Review (2020)
We’re used to seeing all sorts of products marketed at women only, from pink mobile phones to the UOB Lady’s Credit Card. So, the fact that UOB recently launched a...
11 June 2020
uob utility marketplace power homes
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Compare and Save More on your Electricity Bill with The UOB Utility Marketplace
This post was written in collaboration with UOB. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
Ascott Trust (HMN) Guide — Share Prices, Dividends and Market News
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Ascott Trust (HMN) Guide — Share Prices, Dividends and Market News
The Ascott’s brand of luxury serviced apartments is the domain of a certain kind of business traveller, one with a nice corner office in at a prestigious address. Ascott Trust...
8 May 2020
Venture Group (V03) Guide: Share Prices, Dividends and Market News
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Venture Group (V03) Guide: Share Prices, Dividends and Market News
For the uninitiated, Venture Group is one of the poster children of Singapore’s reputation as a high-tech hub. The company was set up in the 80s as an electronics manufacturer,...
8 May 2020
Sembcorp Ind (U96) & Sembcorp Marine (S51) Guide: Share Prices, Dividends and Market News
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Sembcorp Ind (U96) & Sembcorp Marine (S51) Guide: Share Prices, Dividends and Market News
Singapore is home to the world’s busiest port, so it’s no surprise that Sembcorp Industries and Sembcorps’s global marine engineering arm Sembcorp Marine have grown to become so big. Sembcorp...
8 May 2020
CapitaLand (C31) & CapitaMall Trust (C38U) Guide: Share Prices, Dividends and Market News
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CapitaLand (C31) & CapitaMall Trust (C38U) Guide: Share Prices, Dividends and Market News
Hanging out at a CapitaLand mall is the quintessential Singaporean past-time. CapitaLand is behind some of Singapore’s most recognisable malls, including ION Orchard, Plaza Singapura, Jewel Changi Airport and Bugis...
8 May 2020
Ascendas REIT & iTrust (A17U, CY6U) Guide: Share Prices, Dividends and Market News
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Ascendas REIT & iTrust (A17U, CY6U) Guide: Share Prices, Dividends and Market News
Thanks to the consistent rise of property prices and rents in Singapore, real estate investment trust or REITs have long been seen as a safe bet. Ascendas REIT is one...
8 May 2020
SIA (C6L) Guide — Singapore Airlines Share Prices, Dividends and Market News
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SIA (C6L) Guide — Singapore Airlines Share Prices, Dividends and Market News
With SQ Girls and their iconic kebeyas, Singapore Airlines is undoubtedly Singapore’s most recognisable brand. On the global stage, it is respected and admired as one of the best airlines...
8 May 2020
Singtel (Z74) Guide — Share Prices, Dividends and Market News
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Singtel (Z74) Guide — Share Prices, Dividends and Market News
Singtel needs no introduction. As one of Singapore’s four major telcos, there’s a good chance you already have a mobile data plan, fibre broadband plan or TV channel package from...
8 May 2020
10 Halal Supermarkets and Butcheries for Grocery Deliveries in Singapore
Family
10 Halal Supermarkets and Butcheries for Grocery Deliveries in Singapore
Thanks to Covid-19, the only “fun” thing to do in Singapore now is grocery shopping. Instead of spending the weekends at favourite restaurants and bars, people are now flocking to...
30 April 2020
married joint account singapore
Family
Should You Open a Joint Account With Your Spouse? Pros & Cons
If you believe that marriage means two becomes one (cue Spice Girls refrain), then you might subscribe to the belief that a married couple’s bank accounts also need to merge.
28 April 2020
DBS (D05) Guide — Share Prices, Dividends and Market News
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DBS (D05) Guide — Share Prices, Dividends and Market News
You can’t live in Singapore and not know DBS Bank. The nation’s biggest bank, it’s popular with not just the older folks, but also the young working adults who use...
23 April 2020
OCBC Bank (O39)  Guide: Share Prices, Dividends and Market News
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OCBC Bank (O39) Guide: Share Prices, Dividends and Market News
As one of Singapore’s major local banks, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) stands out with its bold branding and attractive banking products, such as the OCBC 360 savings account, OCBC 365...
23 April 2020
UOB (U11) Guide — Share Prices, Dividends and Market News
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UOB (U11) Guide — Share Prices, Dividends and Market News
United Overseas Bank (UOB) is one of Singapore’s major local banks. If you have a savings account or credit card in Singapore, there’s a fair chance it’s going to be...
22 April 2020