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Articles by Meredith Woo

I've always been a champion of saving money where I can, and gathering the best lobangs (deals) to help me in doing so. But I'm no penny pincher, especially when it comes to practicalities like saving time and not sacrificing basic comfort.

Open Electricity Market - Senoko Energy - Best Electricity Plan Singapore
Budgeting
5 Reasons Why Half of Singapore Households Have Already Switched to an Electricity Retailer — What Are You Waiting For?
This post was written in collaboration with Senoko Energy. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same...
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Home Insurance
What Coverage Will You Get When You Purchase Home Insurance? Plus, a Look at Aviva’s New Benefits
This post was written in collaboration with Aviva. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
POSB Smart Money Moves 2021 - NAV Planner for young families
Budgeting
New Norm 2021: Young Parents — Planning Finances for Now and the Future
Remember 2020? It was a challenging year, especially for parents with young kids. You had to keep everyone safe and financially afloat during Covid-19, juggle home-based learning with work-from-home, struggle...
Singtel prepaid SIM BT21 promotion
Budgeting
Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Get A Singtel Prepaid SIM (For Yourself or Your Teen)
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...
Circle Life Plan Review Singapore SIM only
Budgeting
6 Compelling Reasons (Other than Price) Why You Should Switch to a Circles.Life SIM-Only Mobile Plan, Stat!
This post was written in collaboration with Circles.Life. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
WSG Workforce Singapore LifeSG app - career retrenchment jobseekers
Career
These 5 Features in the LifeSG App Can Help Jobseekers, Especially Singaporeans Who Got Retrenched
Errands, even if done digitally from the comfort of your bed or sofa, can still be a hassle. Picture this: I type in the URL for the SkillsFuture website to...
DBS NAV Planner - SGFinDex
Budgeting
SGFinDex: 3 Ways This Makes Your DBS NAV Planner An Even More Powerful Financial Platform
Today, 7 Dec 2020, it was announced during this year’s Singapore FinTech Festival that Singapore’s open API (application programming interfaces) system will be officially called SGFinDex. What is this… SGFinDex?...
OCBC Securities - Hang Seng TECH ETF listing on SGX from 10 Dec 2020
Invest
Newbie Investors, Here’s Why This New ETF Could Be Perfect For You
This post was written in collaboration with OCBC Securities. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same...
iSwitch OEM electricity retailer singapore
Budgeting
How You Can Power Up With Green Energy & Save Money While Doing It
This post was written in collaboration with iSwitch. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
UNIQLO Singapore 11.11 sale shopping
Shopping
5 Ways UNIQLO Helps You Shop Smart — Versatile “One-Mile Wear”, Online Shopping Perks & More
This post was written in collaboration with UNIQLO. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
Covid 19 WSG Singapore career matching events jobs
Career
Covid-19 Crisis: Retrenchment, $10k Hospital Bills & the Passing of A Loved One — Here’s How This Jobseeker Pulled Through
While our shopping malls, eateries, public transport and places of interest are now back to being crowded, daily new Covid-19 cases are down to single digits, and there’s been a...
DBS Digibank NAV Planner Map Your Money for retirement
Budgeting
5 New Insights Your DBS Digibank Provides to Help You Achieve #Goals Like Retirement & Financial Freedom
When we first wrote about the DBS NAV Planner update in July, it was already a powerful personal finance tool that could help us take stock of our finances, keep...
Apple iPhone 12 Singapore price
Shopping
6 Most Cost-Effective Ways to Get Apple’s iPhone 12
Earlier this month, Apple unveiled the iPhone 12 — which comes in 4 models: iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max — along with...
22 October 2020
China Mobile CMLink no-contract, SIM-only, new mobile phone plans
Budgeting
MVNO China Mobile CMLink’s New Revamped Plans — Launch Offer of 30% Off First Payment, Cross-border Data & More
This post was written in collaboration with China Mobile CMLink. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the...
Amazon Prime Day sale 2020 is happening on 11.11 on Amazon Singapore at Amazon.sg
Shopping
Here’s How Much Discount I Can Get When I Shop During the Amazon Prime Day Sale on 13-14 Oct
Online shopping has become a routine in my life, even more so with this “new normal” of stay-at-home activities that Covid-19 has brought about. I’m always ready for a sale...
Giant Lower Prices That Lasts
Budgeting
Shopping at Giant Just Got Even More Affordable — There’s Been A Lasting Price Drop on Hundreds of Everyday Essentials
This post was written in collaboration with Giant. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
MyRepublic offers affordable mobile plans that will reduce the stress in your life
Budgeting
7 Ways This Mobile Provider Can Reduce Stress & Worries in Your Life
This post was written in collaboration with MyRepublic. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
Smartcademy - learn digital marketing, UX design, web app development and other tech courses
Career
3 Popular Tech Skills Singaporeans Took Up During Circuit Breaker That Are Still In Demand Now
This post was written in collaboration with Smartcademy. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
DBS Multiplier Changes in August 2020 - now more inclusive for NSFs, tertiary students and retirees
Savings Accounts
Are You an NSF, Tertiary Student or Retiree? Here’s How the Latest DBS Multiplier Account Changes Benefit You
You’re not like “most people”. You don’t have a typical full-time job, have no credit card and your income stream doesn’t necessarily come from an employer… Heck, you’re still in...
WSG - Unemployed or Retrenched? Here’s Some Help on Managing Finances & Restarting Your Career
Career
Unemployed or Retrenched? Here’s Some Help on Managing Finances & Restarting Your Career
Recently, I just got news from an ex-colleague that half of her department was retrenched due to Covid-19’s impact on the business… herself included. In other news, a few people...
The Refreshed Amex Platinum Credit Card at a Glance — Save More on Dining & Drinks, Plus Other Benefits
Credit Cards
The Refreshed Amex Platinum Credit Card at a Glance — Save More on Dining & Drinks, Plus Other Benefits
Presenting the refreshed American Express — aka Amex — Platinum Credit Card. It’s a sleek, updated 2020 refresh, yet, still so immediately recognisable. Just so you know, here’s what the...
DBS Payment Plans - Enjoy Interest-Free Instalments for up to 12 Months
Budgeting
Pricey Purchases Made Lighter on Your Wallet — With DBS Payment Plans, Enjoy Interest-Free Instalments for up to 12 Months
I don’t know about you, but when I buy pricey items, I usually agonise over it for a while before buying, and I have to ensure I tick the boxes...
MOF Fortitude Budget and how these measures benefit Singapore workers after Circuit Breaker
Budgeting
Fortitude Budget 2020: How These New Measures Further Support Singapore Workers After Circuit Breaker
It’s been two months since Singapore has emerged from the Circuit Breaker and we are now well into Phase 2. Many businesses have reopened, and services such as facials and...
28 July 2020
POSB Financial Health Kit - be #RecessionReady, smart money moves to weather economic storms
Budgeting
#RecessionReady (4/4) — Smart Money Moves To Weather Economic Storms
Right now, it’s tough to put aside as much money as we used to for our goals. For some of us, it’s a battle to even put food on the...
POSB #RecessionReady (3/4) — Should You Even Consider Investing When Markets Are Volatile? RSP POSB Invest-Saver
Invest
#RecessionReady (3/4) — Should You Even Consider Investing When Markets Are Volatile?
You don’t need to be a seasoned investor to know that the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in market volatility, fear and uncertainty. In March 2020, the Dow Jones industrial average...