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Articles by Kames Narayanan

Fed Interest Rate Hike & How that Affects Singaporean Homeowners
Home Loans
Fed Interest Rate Hike – What This Means For Singaporean Homeowners
While most of Singapore was sleeping, the US Federal Reserve raised its interest rates by 0.75% for the first time since 1994. The move was a bid to control inflation....
2 days ago
An image of a calculator, notepad and a wad of cash
Savings Accounts
Bank of China Savings Account Interest Rate – MoneySmart Review 2022
When you think of putting your life savings in a bank, chances are DBS Multiplier, OCBC 360, or UOB One savings accounts would come to mind first. You’re familiar with...
5 days ago
SG Couple Gets Covid-19 in Istanbul: Here’s How Travel Insurance Worked Out for Them
Travel Insurance
SG Couple Gets Covid-19 in Istanbul: Here’s How Travel Insurance Worked Out for Them
After two long years, the day is finally here when VTL flights are in full force and borders have finally fully reopened. It’s all peaches and cream with the easing...
14 June 2022
dbs multiplier account review
Savings Accounts
DBS Multiplier Account Review — Should You Switch Savings Account in 2022?
Remember the ads for the DBS Multiplier account? You know, the one with bunnies multiplying? That’s supposed to suggest how fast your money can grow in this high interest savings...
9 June 2022
uob one savings account review 2018
Savings Accounts
UOB One Account — UOB Savings Account Review 2022
If you’re looking for a day-to-day savings account that will give you more returns than just 0.05% p.a., there are plenty of options available in Singapore. The problem is, most...
8 June 2022
Best savings accounts with high interest rates in Singapore
Savings Accounts
7 Best Savings Accounts in Singapore with the Highest Interest Rates 2022
2021 was a pretty tough year on our finances. Not only did many of us suffer pay cuts and income losses, most of the high interest savings accounts in Singapore...
7 June 2022
Best Credit Card Promotions: DBS, UOB, Citibank, OCBC, & more (June 2022)
Credit Cards
Best Credit Card Promotions: DBS, UOB, Citibank, OCBC, & more (June 2022)
I have to admit, I absolutely love credit card promotions. These days, banks offering the best credit cards in Singapore compete so hard for new customers that they practically rain...
2 June 2022
7 Best Travel Insurance with Covid-19 Coverage in Singapore: AIG, FWD, AXA, NTUC (June 2022)
Travel Insurance
7 Best Travel Insurance with Covid-19 Coverage in Singapore: AIG, FWD, AXA, NTUC (June 2022)
As you countdown to your long-awaited holiday escape, and get ready to get-off, don’t forget to purchase perhaps the next most important thing besides your flight ticket, duh. We’re talking about...
30 May 2022
5 Ways to Protect Your Crypto Wallet from Hackers
Invest
How to Protect Your Crypto Wallet from Hackers
You’ve seen the news. Between 2018 and 2020, Singaporeans lost around S$29 million to crypto hacks. Gasp!  The crypto market is the Geylang of investments. It’s eccentric, highly risky and...
13 May 2022
Passport Application Guide
Travel
Passport Renewal Singapore (2022) – How to renew, how long does it take, where to take passport photo
I’ve learnt this the hard way. Before you proceed to book your holiday to Bangkok for the next school holidays 2022, the very first thing you should do is check...
4 May 2022
NFT Guide for Beginners
Crypto
What is an NFT? And How to Buy NFTs in Singapore (Beginner’s Guide 2022)
In the past year, NFTs have caused quite the big media hoo-ha. Bored Ape Yacht Club, CryptoPunks, Doodles…unless you’ve been living under a rock or stranded without a phone on...
18 April 2022
Singapore Green Plan 2030
Budgeting
The Singapore Green Plan 2030 – What It Means for You
The temperature is getting hotter, the sea levels are rising, the turtles are dying… you know the spiel. Climate change is real. Jeng, jeng, jeng…  Thankfully, the Singaporean government has...
16 February 2022