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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.

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Budgeting
pandapro: The Most Value-for-Money Subscription Ever? Pay $3.99/month, Get $300/Month Savings on Food, Plus Upsized Perks 23-29 May
This post was written in collaboration with foodpanda. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
Personal Loans During Tough Times — 5 Purposes You Should Never Use Them For
Personal Loans
Personal Loan Pros & Cons — 5 Reasons You Should Never Use Them For
A personal loan may seem like a possible solution to our immediate financial concerns during this trying Covid-19 outbreak. In a 2020 MoneySmart survey on personal loans, we found that...
5 April 2022
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Budgeting
Still Thinking if You Should Buy the Latest iPhone or iPad Pro? Why Not Rent Them Instead
Recently on 12 March, Apple unveiled its much anticipated third-gen iPhone SE, fifth-gen iPad Air and iPhone 13 in refreshing spring colours, powerful Mac Studio and a new 27-inch 5K...
31 March 2022
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Budgeting
Rising Electricity Prices: Why is This Happening & What Can We Do?
This post was written in collaboration with the Energy Market Authority (EMA). While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products...
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Budgeting
Drivers, Have You Switched to the New NETS Motoring Card? It Could Save You Time, Effort & Money
This post was written in collaboration with NETS. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
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Budgeting
6 Reasons to Gift Your Ah Gong & Ah Ma a Prepaid SIM Card This CNY
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...
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Business
How Last-Mile Delivery Can Make or Break Your Business
This post was written in collaboration with Lalamove. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
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Shopping
These Deals from Sony are Christmas Gifts that Just Keep on Giving (Discounts & Freebies, Anyone?)
This post was written in collaboration with Sony. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
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Renovation Loans
How to Redecorate Your Home on a Limited Budget + Tips to Manage Finances
This post was written in collaboration with Grab. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
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Invest
3 Millennials & Gen-Zs Share How They Invest, Work Towards Their Financial Goals
This post was written in collaboration with Syfe. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
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Invest
Options Trading Singapore: Call and Put Options + Strategies
This post was written in collaboration with FUTU Singapore (FUTU SG). While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the...
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Invest
Possibly the Best Crypto Card? Up to 8% back on Spending, 100% reimbursement of Netflix & Spotify subscriptions & More
This post was written in collaboration with Crypto.com. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective lens....
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Invest
Buying Gold in Singapore: 5 Ways Investing in This Commodity is Now Much Easier, Plus Safe
This post was written in collaboration with Hugo. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
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Health Insurance
Keeping Private Medical Bills Affordable & How to Estimate Your Out-of-Pocket Costs
This post was written in collaboration with IHH Healthcare Singapore. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the...
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Life Insurance
The Road to A Comfortable Retirement: What’s Your ‘Retire-Meter’ Like?
This post was written in collaboration with Great Eastern. 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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Health Insurance
CareShield Life Supplement: What We Like About Singlife’s MyLongTermCare Plans
This post was written in collaboration with Singlife. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
17 September 2021
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Entertainment
Find Out How This New Entertainment, Mobile & Broadband Bundle Suits Any Lifestyle AND Saves You More Than $400 Over 2 Years
This post was written in collaboration with StarHub. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
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Budgeting
How to Go Green the Digital Way (Plus, Save on Costs Too!)
This post was written in collaboration with SP Group. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
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Shopping
How to Create An Ergonomic Workspace (or Study Space) Without Breaking the Bank
This post was written in collaboration with TakeAseat. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective lens....
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Career
This FREE App Guides Retrenched Workers to Find Support, New Jobs & Even Upskilling Opportunities — Here’s How
This post was written in collaboration with Workforce Singapore (WSG). While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the...
26 August 2021
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Invest
5 Ways UOB SimpleInvest Helped A Newbie Invest With Confidence
This post was written in collaboration with UOB. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
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Life Insurance
Group Insurance Plans: Why These Could Be A Good Value-for-Money First Insurance Policy & Are You Eligible?
This post was written in collaboration with Singlife. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
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Health Insurance
Living With A Disability: A Singaporean Family’s Story & How They Coped With the Costs
This post was written in collaboration with Singlife. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
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Shopping
New Benefits Alert: Connect Your FairPrice App to Your Plus! Account to Enjoy Sweeter Rewards & Easier Ways to Earn LinkPoints
This post was written in collaboration with NTUC FairPrice. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
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Budgeting
We Tried New Savings App Hugo for a Week & This is How Our Spare Change Literally Turned into Gold
This post was written in collaboration with Hugo. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...