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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.

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Health Insurance
When It Comes to CI Coverage, Don’t Miss Out on What’s Critical
From April 2023, MOH has ruled that only cancer drugs on their cancer drug list can be covered by MediShield Life and Integrated Shield Plans (IPs). For those whose medication...
The Ultimate Price Guide to Durian Delivery in Singapore 2023
Dining
The Ultimate Price Guide to Durian Delivery in Singapore 2023
The durian ban on public transport makes life difficult for those who want to eat durians at home but don’t have a car. Luckily, ordering durians online is now commonplace....
23 May 2023
Highest-Paying Jobs in Singapore 2023—Which Industries Pay Six-Figure Salaries?
Career
Highest-Paying Jobs in Singapore 2023—Which Industries Pay Six-Figure Salaries?
I firmly believe that comparing ourselves to others is a pointless endeavour. Only tiger parents engage in that kind of toxic exercise. Yet here I am, writing this article about...
22 May 2023
10 Holy Grail Travel Essentials That TikTok Users Swear By
Travel
10 Holy Grail Travel Essentials That TikTok Users Swear By
Let me guess—you’ve bookmarked countless of viral dance routines, cooking recipes, and random life hacks on TikTok. Only thing is, you’ve yet to give any of them a proper shot....
16 May 2023
Death is Inevitable, But Chaos isn’t: 10 Reasons Why You Should Write a Will ASAP
Opinion
Death is Inevitable, But Chaos isn’t: 10 Reasons Why You Should Write a Will ASAP
Nobody likes to think about their own mortality, especially when you’re young, very much alive, and living it up. But the truth is, life is unpredictable. Nothing is certain whether...
10 May 2023
Can a DINK lifestyle help you FIRE?
Opinion
Can a DINK lifestyle help you FIRE?
If you didn’t understand the headline, then you’re missing out on two of the biggest trends right now. Leading a DINK lifestyle (Double Income, No Kids) and being able to...
2 May 2023
countries singaporeans need a visa to travel
Travel
5 Countries Singaporeans Still Need A Travel Visa For and How Much They Cost
I hardly ever remember to check if I need a visa before I book air tickets, but so far I haven’t had any mishaps simply because the Singapore passport lets...
19 April 2023
Investing in Sneakers in Singapore: How to Flip Exclusive Sneakers to Make Profits
Invest
Investing in Sneakers in Singapore: How to Flip Exclusive Sneakers to Make Profits
Movies about superhero and supervillain origin stories are a dime a dozen, but there aren’t a lot of movies like Air (2023)—a film about the origin of a shoe. Released...
18 April 2023
cash management tool vs bank fixed deposit
Invest
Where to Invest Your Spare Cash? Wealth Management Tool vs Bank Fixed Deposit
Unlike a rolling stone that gathers no moss, idle cash doesn’t gather any interest. So, we’ve got to keep our hard-earned money “rolling” and hustling in order to make the...
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Personal Loans
4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Taking A Personal Loan
While personal loans are usually seamless to apply for and can disburse cash pretty quickly, do ensure the borrowed money is spent prudently. Thus, always treat a personal loan as...
What Should You Do If You Find Out Your Bank Has Collapsed Overnight?
Savings Accounts
What Should You Do If You Find Out Your Bank Has Collapsed Overnight?
Banks around the world should probably check their feng shui, because things are not going well. Hot on the heels of a spectacular triple collapse featuring Silicon Valley Bank, Signature...
28 March 2023
Singapore Wedding Banquet Price List (2023) & Saving Tips
Wedding
Singapore Wedding Banquet Price List (2023) & Saving Tips
Weddings are big business in Singapore. Some people spend enough on their wedding photoshoot, gown and ring to buy a house in other countries. But the real killer is definitely...
28 March 2023
What Do The failures Of Silvergate Capital, Sillicon Valley Bank, And Signature Bank Mean For Regular Folks?
Opinion
What Do The failures Of Silvergate Capital, Sillicon Valley Bank, And Signature Bank Mean For Regular Folks?
Banks have been falling like dominoes this month, leaving the financial sector shell-shocked. On 8 Mar 2023, Silvergate Capital, a US bank dealing mainly with crypto, announced that it had...
14 March 2023
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Family
How to Extend Your Free Entry to Sentosa + Score Over 50 Islander Deals, Including an Instant $5 Voucher
Looking for a fulfilling way to spend your weekends that doesn’t involve walking around a shopping mall that you’ve already visited thrice this month? Or wondering how to keep the...
Government-supported Childcare vs Private Childcare: Which Should You Choose? (2023)
Family
Government-supported Childcare vs Private Childcare: Which Should You Choose? (2023)
After the initial glow of welcoming a new baby into the family and taking hundreds of pictures of your kid every time he does something cute, reality will set in...
9 March 2023
best forex trading app singapore
Invest
Confused About Forex But Still Want to Trade It? Here’s What You Need to Know
Tired of trading the same old stocks, options and what-not, and looking for a new way to hopefully make some money? Then you might want to consider dipping your toes...
Policy Changes And New Guidelines In 2023 That Impact Women In Singapore
Opinion
Policy Changes And New Guidelines In 2023 That Impact Women In Singapore
Is the playing field level for men and women in Singapore yet? Sadly, no. And while we have centuries worth of oppression to thank, a quick look at the law,...
6 March 2023
Kris+ app by Singapore Airlines - earn up to 9 miles per dollar
Travel
5 Reasons Why We Love Earning Miles With the Kris+ App by Singapore Airlines
Instagram is flooded with travel photos now that borders have opened up and Singapore has moved to Dorscon Green. Take that, Covid! After over two years of not being able...
Standard Chartered Smart Credit Card—MoneySmart Review 2023
Credit Cards
Standard Chartered Smart Credit Card—MoneySmart Review 2023
As Singaporeans living in a Smart Nation, heads bowed over our smartphones, our every move tracked by security cameras that are getting smarter by the day, the new Standard Chartered...
1 March 2023
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Budgeting
Say heya to More! Best Value No Contract SIM-Only Plan at $10 for 100GB/Month? Sign Us Up!
Data is a necessity nowadays — we use it for communication (WhatsApp, Telegram, video calls, spamming friends with pics, sharing your location…), social media, video streaming while commuting and so...
Is the DCS Sheng Siong Credit Card Really “All For You”?
Credit Cards
Is the DCS Sheng Siong Credit Card Really “All For You”?
You’re probably at Sheng Siong for one reason—cheap groceries. In the spirit of being cheapo, it makes sense to use a credit card that gives you cashback to squeeze even...
23 February 2023
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Invest
A Beginner’s Guide to Investing in Luxury Watches: How to Start, Model Comparisons, and More
When you hear the word “investment”, what comes to mind? We’re guessing traditional instruments like stocks, real estate or bonds. But what about luxury watches? Luxury watches are more than...
23 February 2023
How Will Singapore Budget 2023 Impact Your Personal Finances?
Budgeting
How Will Singapore Budget 2023 Impact Your Personal Finances?
If he writes an 85-page long love letter on how he’s going to build a better future for you, he might not be your lover. He’s probably Deputy Prime Minister...
21 February 2023
Hold up, Don Don Donki has its own credit card?
Credit Cards
Hold up, Don Don Donki has its own credit card?
Whenever I walk past a Don Don Donki store, no matter how hard I try to resist, I can’t help but enter. There’s something about the chaotic and garish displays...
15 February 2023
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...
10 February 2023