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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.

Deliveroo Singapore Guide (2020): Delivery Fees, Delivery Plus Subscription and More
Dining
Deliveroo Singapore Guide (2020): Delivery Fees, Delivery Plus Subscription and More
Deliveroo riders whizzing around on their motorbikes, bicycles and (until recently, RIP) PMDs are now a familiar sight on Singapore streets. The London-based company was founded in 2013 and arrived...
13 April 2020
GrabFood Singapore Guide (2020): Promo Codes, Delivery Fees, Subscriptions and More
Dining
GrabFood Singapore Guide (2020): Promo Codes, Delivery Fees, Subscriptions and More
Grab isn’t just about ride hailing anymore. They’ve now expanded into other services like GrabFood and GrabPay, and are fast becoming a company Singaporeans just can’t avoid using. GrabFood (and...
13 April 2020
traffic fines in singapore
Transportation
Traffic Fines in Singapore (2020) — Guide to LTA, URA, HDB, TP and ERP Fines
When you own a car, traffic wardens are your worst enemy and roadblocks send shivers down your spine – after all, there’s nothing worse than getting traffic fines in Singapore. As...
31 March 2020
robo-advisors-singapore-2019
Invest
Robo Advisors In Singapore – Is This Approach to Investments Right for You?
So you’ve got a high interest savings account, bought yourself some government bonds, maybe even dabbled in regular savings plans and/or bought blue chip SGX stocks. So, what’s next on...
26 March 2020
singapore hostels cheap
Travel
10 Cheap Hostels in Singapore That Charge Under $45 Per Night
After 50 baht meals in Thailand, the high prices in Singapore can be jarring. Staying at a hostel in Singapore means you don’t get the privacy of having your own...
25 March 2020
piano lessons singapore price
Entertainment
Taking Piano Lessons in Singapore – Lesson Rates, Exam Fees and More
Piano lessons are one of the most popular types of non-academic classes Singaporean parents send their kids for. Whether you’re hoping to nurture the next Mozart or just want your...
24 March 2020
Seafood buffets singapore
Dining
9 Most Worth-It Seafood Buffets in Singapore Under $100 Per Pax (2020)
When Sebastian the crab sang about how life is better down where it’s wetter under the sea, he had a point there. At any hotel buffet, Singaporeans always make a...
24 March 2020
the ola sengkang ec
Property
The Ola Executive Condominium Review (2020) – Price, Location & More
Developers in Singapore are notorious for giving their condo and EC developments unpronounceable foreign names. In that regard, the Ola is actually fairly straightforward and shouldn’t cause the taxi uncle...
23 March 2020
covid19 health insurance
Health Insurance
Covid-19 Health Insurance – 9 Insurers with Free Coronavirus Coverage
Ever since the global spread of Covid-19 — originating in Wuhan, China — Singaporeans (well, everyone, actually) has been fanatical about cleanliness, stocking up on surgical masks, hand sanitisers and...
22 March 2020
investing gold singapore
Invest
Investing In Gold In Singapore – Historical Gold Prices & How To Get Started
You wouldn’t be caught dead with an Ah Pek gold chain around your neck. So obiang! But that doesn’t mean you might not want to buy some of the yellow...
19 March 2020
doctor lawyer salary singapore
Career
Ever Wondered How Much Your Doctor and Lawyer Friends Earn?
Kiasu parents all over Singapore put their kids through years of private tuition sessions and enrichment classes in hopes that they will grow up to become a superstar heart surgeon...
19 March 2020
coworking space in singapore
Career
14 Best Coworking Spaces in Singapore – How Much to Work in One?
Entrepreneurs are turning Singapore into hotbed of startups as more and more new companies form to meet a rising demand for talent and ideas and creating the Next Big Thing. But...
18 March 2020
best critical illness insurance singapore
Health Insurance
Best Critical Illness Insurance Singapore (2020): 10 Insurance Policies to Consider
With 1 in 3 Singaporeans dying of cancer, critical illness is something many of us might have to contend with (choy!) at some point in our lives. That’s why critical...
13 March 2020
revolut singapore review
Travel
Revolut Card Singapore Review — Comparing Fees, Exchange Rates & Referral Incentives
The good old days when an overseas holiday would be preceded by a trip to a money changer have joined laserdiscs and walkmen in our hazy memories. Now, multi-currency wallets...
13 March 2020
rent singapore cost guide
Property
Rent In Singapore 2020 — Cost Guide To Renting A Room Or Home
So you’re moving to Singapore, attracted by the island nation’s promise of high salaries and the opportunity to travel around Southeast Asia at the snap of a finger. But Singapore also...
12 March 2020
cpf retirement sum
Budgeting
CPF Retirement Sum – How Does It Work and How Much Do You Need?
Already counting down the days to retirement… when you’re only 25 years old? Late nights at the office and crazy bosses can do that to you. Every month, you see...
11 March 2020
singtel gomo sim only
Budgeting
Why GOMO is The Only $20 SIM Only Plan You Should Get
This post was written in collaboration with Singtel. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
IKEA HEMSAKER home insurance review singapore
Home Insurance
IKEA HEMSÄKER Home & Personal Accident Insurance Review
Virtually everyone in Singapore owns an IKEA Billy Bookcase or Lack Coffee Table. Now, there’s one more offering to add to IKEA’s long list of products — home insurance. IKEA...
6 March 2020
party supplies singapore
Shopping
Where to Buy Party Supplies in Singapore 2020: Price List
Once upon a time, having a birthday party in one of McDonald’s party rooms was the highest honour for a kid. But these days, birthday parties are getting more elaborate....
3 March 2020
transferwise singapore review -
Travel
TransferWise Singapore Review: Should You Use This Multi-Currency Account & Debit Card?
The moneychangers at Change Alley and Mustafa must be feeling the pinch, because thanks to multi-currency wallets like TransferWise, Singaporean travellers no longer need to rely on them to exchange...
2 March 2020
sell your car step by step guide
Transportation
How to Sell a Car in Singapore: Step-by-Step Guide on How to List and Sell Your Car Online
Despite (or perhaps because of) the high price of COEs, the second hand car market in Singapore is thriving. People get rid of their cars when they get too close...
26 February 2020
singapore city tours
Travel
5 Best Singapore City Tours — Price List of Bus Tours, Walking Tours & More
Visiting Singapore for a day or two and want to see as much as you can? The easiest way to do so is to book yourself a city tour. Here’s...
24 February 2020
ocbc personal loan
Personal Loans
OCBC Personal Loan Review: Interest Rates, Approval Times & Loan Amounts
Being in debt isn’t fun, and you definitely shouldn’t be taking out personal loans for fun. But in certain cases, it can be a smart financial move—when you’re saddled with...
21 February 2020
uob personal loan review
Personal Loans
UOB Personal Loan Review: Interest Rates, Approval Times & Loan Amounts
A personal loan is not something you should take out on a whim just because your bank account balance is getting low at the end of the month but you...
21 February 2020
dbs personal loans singapore
Personal Loans
POSB/DBS Personal Loan Review: Interest Rates, Approval Times & Loan Amounts
Resorting to personal loans can be a wise financial move if you’re already in debt, have no way to repay all of it right now and wish to consolidate your...
21 February 2020