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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
Prudential PRUShield Integrated Shield Plan Review 2021
When you get sick, the main thing you should be concerned about is getting well, not the price of your hospital bill. That’s why you should get medical insurance, such...
10 November 2020
NTUC Enhanced IncomeShield
Health Insurance
NTUC Enhanced IncomeShield Integrated Shield Plan Review 2021
NTUC Income is a household name in Singapore, with many just defaulting to them when it comes to anything insurance-related. They also have Integrated Shield plans in the form of...
9 November 2020
indian sweets singapore
Dining
Deepavali 2020: 7 Best Places to Buy Indian Sweets in Singapore
If your knowledge of Indian food stops at prata, then you’re missing out on the amazing world of Indian sweets.  Some of the most famous Indian sweets include gulab jamun...
5 November 2020
Best 10 Bars in Singapore That Have Opened or Reopened
Dining
10 Best Bars in Singapore That Have Reopened (as of Phase 2)
The pandemic has left us craving post-work drinks more than ever, but Singapore’s nightlife has unfortunately been dialled down a notch due to the restrictions. Bars and clubs have had...
30 October 2020
Great Eastern Supreme Health Integrated Shield Plan Review
Health Insurance
Great Eastern Supreme Health Integrated Shield Plan Review 2021
Great Eastern is one of 7 insurers offering Integrated Shield plans, in this case called GREAT Supreme Health. An Integrated Shield plan dispels most of your worries about the cost...
30 October 2020
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...
28 October 2020
axa shield integrated shield plan review 2019
Health Insurance
AXA Shield Integrated Shield Plan Review 2021
AXA Shield is one of 7 Integrated Shield plans in Singapore, which are designed to supplement your existing MediShield Life coverage. As you might know, buying health insurance is one...
27 October 2020
aviva myshield integrated shield plan
Health Insurance
Aviva MyShield Integrated Shield Plan Review 2021
Aviva is one of 7 insurers offering Integrated Shield plans in Singapore. In this article, we take a look at Aviva MyShield and see how good the plans really are....
27 October 2020
Singtel, M1 and Starhub 5G Mobile Phone Plans by Singapore Telcos
Budgeting
Singtel, M1 and Starhub 5G Mobile Phone Plans in Singapore
Conspiracy theorists are busy spreading fake news about how 5G causes cancer and spreads Covid-19. But Singapore, ever the early adopter of technology, doesn’t care. We’ll have full 5G coverage...
27 October 2020
FWD Insurance — Essential Life Review
Health Insurance
FWD Term Life Insurance – Essential Life Review
When it comes to insurance, having lots of options isn’t exactly a good thing. After all, you only need one insurance policy for each purpose. And let’s face it, shopping...
23 October 2020
aia healthshield integrated shield plans
Health Insurance
AIA HealthShield Gold Max Integrated Shield Plan Review 2021
AIA HealthShield Gold Max is one of 7 Integrated Shield plans available in Singapore. Integrated Shield plans are health insurance plans that offer you medical protection over and above what MediShield...
22 October 2020
Facials, teeth whitening, massages and other self care treatments that you can do at home to save money
Fitness & Beauty
5 Gadgets for DIY Facial Treatments, Massages & Teeth Whitening at Home
Without frequent weekend trips to our favourite overseas destinations, most of us feel like crap right now. But there are many other ways to unwind and make you feel that...
22 October 2020
Health Screening in Singapore
Healthcare
Health Screening in Singapore — How Much Does a Comprehensive Health Screening Cost?
Just about every Singaporean knows about the importance of health screenings. After all, catching a serious ailment too late could mean death or huge medical bills. But how much do...
21 October 2020
Breast Cancer Awareness: Mammogram Screenings and Subsidies
Healthcare
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Where to Go for Cheap or Free Mammograms
Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting Singaporean women. The good news is that it can be detectable in many cases before it is too late — but only...
21 October 2020
8 events to raise the scary stakes on your Halloween horror nights
Entertainment
8 Events to Raise the Scary Stakes on Your Halloween horror nights
The Halloween costume of the year should be a hazmat suit. Even the organisers of the enormously popular Halloween Horror Nights Singapore got spooked by Covid-19 this year and cancelled...
16 October 2020
HDB BTO November 2020 Launch in Non-Mature Estates — Sembawang and Tengah
Property
HDB BTO November 2020 Launch in Non-Mature Estates — Sembawang and Tengah
HDB BTO launches in non-mature estates have the reputation of being cheap but ulu. The November 2020 batch of launches is no different. BTO flats in non-mature estates are significantly...
14 October 2020
HDB BTO November 2020 Launch in Mature Estates – Toa Payoh (Bidadari), Bishan, Tampines
Property
HDB BTO November 2020 Launch in Mature Estates — Toa Payoh (Bidadari), Bishan, Tampines
November’s crop of HDB BTO launches gives you a chance to own a home in some of Singapore’s most attractive locations, with BTO flats in the highly coveted Toa Payoh...
13 October 2020
10 Singapore Tours to Rediscover a Different Side of the Country
Entertainment
10 Singapore Tours to Rediscover a Different Side of Singapore
Remember the time when short getaways were so easily available and travelling overseas was a breeze? Those were happy times before Covid-19 reared its ugly head and ruined holiday travel...
8 October 2020
10 Hotel Day Packages for Work and Play at $250 and Below
Budgeting
10 Hotel Day Packages for Work and Play at $250 and Below
Tired of trying to work from the dining room table as your parents blare their Mediacorp drama serials? Level up your work-from-home session at a different location. No, not at...
6 October 2020
10 Reusable Face Masks to Buy and Try from Uniqlo, Under Armour and More
Healthcare
10 Reusable Face Masks to Buy and Try from Uniqlo, Under Armour and More
Who would have thought face masks would one day become a wardrobe essential? Before Covid-19 became a thing, the only times you would see face masks in Singapore were at...
30 September 2020
Being A Personal Trainer in Singapore — Complete Guide to Costs, Courses and Certification
Career
Being A Personal Trainer in Singapore — Complete Guide to Costs, Courses and Certification
Gyms are full of people grinding away at the machines but not seeing the results they want. What these people need is a personal trainer to work out a personalised...
28 September 2020
cheapest parking in orchard road
Transportation
The Cheapest Parking Rates in Orchard Road for Cars
Orchard Road is designed to make people go broke. Some of the buildings along Orchard Road charge so much that parking there is no different from getting your wheel clamped....
25 September 2020
Chiropractors in Singapore help to manage neck pain and back pain
Healthcare
10 Chiropractors in Singapore to Manage Pain in the Back, Neck and More
Feeling more aches and pains in your lower back or waking up to a stiffer neck than before? So are the rest of us, thanks to working from home and...
23 September 2020
Consider StashAway, Phillip Securities POEMS, MoneyOwl, Endowus, FSMOne cash management accounts for better interest rates
Budgeting
Cash Management Accounts: Stashaway vs FSMOne vs Phillip Securities vs Endowus vs MoneyOwl Comparison
We all know that stashing your savings away in a run-of-the-mill POSB savings account is a waste due to dismal interest rates. But even so-called high interest savings accounts (UOB...
21 September 2020
Budgeting 101 – 8 Apps to Manage your Expenses
Budgeting
Budgeting 101 – 8 Apps to Manage your Expenses
If you’re not making enough moolah (and let’s be honest, in this economy, who is?), the biggest favour you can do yourself is to pick up some financial management skills....
17 September 2020