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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.

top paying part time jobs for students singapore
Career
3 Highest Paying Part Time Jobs You Can Do While in School
When I was at school, I worked as a waitress for $5 an hour. Each shift was 4 hours long and paid me only $20. To make matters worse, I...
9 September 2014
How does tuition teacher earn $10k
Career
Tuition Teacher Shares What It Takes To Make $10,000 a Month
In today’s post, please welcome Benjamin (not his real name), a 32-year-old full-time tuition teacher with an annual income of over $120,000.
5 September 2014
feng shui tips for selling home
Property
5 Feng Shui Tips to Help You Sell Your Home
Good feng shui doesn’t mean placing statues of dragons and elderly Chinese deities all over your flat. Lots of feng shui principles make sense not only in the smoky, joss...
4 September 2014
retirement and investing
Budgeting
7 Things You Should Do If You Want to Retire Someday
If you already feel like a corpse at work every day, you probably don’t relish the thought of never being able to retire and sitting in that cubicle till you...
3 September 2014
10 Things You Must Do To Succeed As A Freelancer
Career
10 Things You Must Do To Succeed As A Freelancer
When you first start freelancing, apart from your relief at never again having to drag your lifeless body to the black hole of your former workplace, under that suave veneer...
3 September 2014
party on a budget
Budgeting
5 Ways to be Social Without Spending More Than $15
Trying to save money doesn’t mean you have to hide your face in shame and cut off contact with everyone who ever knew you. Granted, your days of chartering yachts...
1 September 2014
saving, refinancing
Budgeting
4 Relatively Painless Ways To Save An Extra $200 A Month
At times, it seems like all the money-saving advice you read online condemns you to a lifetime of comparison shopping at NTUC. If you’re just an average joe who hasn’t...
29 August 2014
Cheap, Fast and Painless Commuting in Singapore – Is It Possible?
Transportation
Cheap, Fast and Painless Commuting in Singapore – Is It Possible?
Commuting to work in Singapore can be even more stressful than the work itself. From desperately begging the bus to arrive to fighting tooth and nail to get a spot...
29 August 2014
How To Choose A Mobile Data Plan In Singapore
Budgeting
How To Choose A Mobile Data Plan In Singapore
While some people might be eager to let you know how much their houses, cars or handbags cost, when it comes to mobile data plans, nobody wants to pay more...
28 August 2014
dining, credit cards,
Dining
5 Ways To Spend Less When Dining at Singapore Restaurants
The restaurant advertises $20 pasta, but your bill adds up to $50 per person. At home, you scrutinise the receipt and discover that your side dishes cost $25 and you...
27 August 2014
wedding, affordable, DIY
Wedding
5 DIY Tips for an Affordable Wedding
These days, it seems to have become acceptable to spend more than a year’s salary on weddings. If you dream of being showered in petals from a rare species of South...
27 August 2014
The Death Of The Singapore Country Club – 3 Reasons Why They Are Dying
Entertainment
The Death Of The Singapore Country Club – 3 Reasons Why They Are Dying
It seems like it was just yesterday when it was considered cool to spend your Saturdays at the country club, wearing a visor and standing in a big field trying...
26 August 2014
3 Best Ways To Ship Your Internet Purchases To Singapore
Shopping
3 Best Ways To Ship Your Internet Purchases To Singapore
Going shopping in Singapore on weekends is like putting yourself in the path of an elephant stampede. You risk getting run over by prams or stabbed by high heels—that is,...
25 August 2014