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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.

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...
UOB One Credit Card — Now Updated with up to 10% Rebate at Dairy Farm Singapore (Guardian, Cold Storage, 7-Eleven, Giant & More)
Credit Cards
UOB One Credit Card — Now Updated with up to 10% Rebate at Dairy Farm Singapore (Guardian, Cold Storage, 7-Eleven, Giant & More)
If you haven’t heard, the UOB One Credit Card is more generous than ever. It was recently enhanced with rebates on daily essentials purchased at Dairy Farm Singapore. Yes, this...
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...
IG Markets Singapore trading - experienced traders vs investors & step-by-step guide to Knock-Outs
Invest
Here’s What Experienced Traders Do That Make All the Difference
You’ve just started trading or are thinking of getting your feet wet. But how do you begin, and what do you do to ensure you are starting off right? You...
Open Electricity Market: Switch to Singtel Power - Geneco and save about $328 a year!
Budgeting
Yet to Switch to an Electricity Retailer? That’s About $242 You Could Have Saved Last Year
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...
#RecessionReady (2/4) with POSB — How To Lower Your HDB Housing Loan Payments
Home Loans
#RecessionReady (2/4) — How To Lower Your HDB Housing Loan Payments
In the 2nd instalment of our #RecessionReady series, we look at how to reduce costs, especially at a time when our economy, jobs and possibly finances have taken a hit...
Singtel Dash EasyEarn: Grow Your Savings with up to 2% p.a. — Capital Guaranteed
Budgeting
Here’s an Easy Way for Anyone to Grow Their Savings with up to 2% p.a. — Capital Guaranteed
This post was written in collaboration with Singtel Dash. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same...
In a time of uncertainty, things may just get better with Singlife’s insurance plans
Budgeting
In A Time of Uncertainty, Things May Just Get Better with Singlife’s Insurance 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 lens....
POSB #RecessionReady - Retirement
Budgeting
#RecessionReady (1/4) — Should You Still Save For Retirement During Tough Times?
Six months of 2020 have gone by, and we’re still trying to weather this Covid-19 pandemic and its economic impact on us. With pay cuts, business projects on hold, retrenchments...
NTUC Inome Gro Capital Ease - short-term single premium endowment plan
Budgeting
First Look at NTUC Income’s New 2-year Single Premium Endowment Plan — Gro Capital Ease: Guaranteed Return of 1.85% p.a.^
This post was written in collaboration with NTUC Income. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
Singtel CAST free preview - countdown contest
Entertainment
Yet to Create Your Free Singtel CAST Account? Sign Up & You Could Win A 42” Samsung UHD TV or GrabFood Vouchers
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 lens....
WSG Career Coaching Services
Career
Worried About Your Job? Here Are Some Helpful Insights & Advice from A Seasoned Career Coach
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 same...
Protect yourself against e-commerce scams when online shopping
Shopping
I Almost Lost $90 to An E-Commerce Scam, Here’s What I Learnt
This post was written in collaboration with the Media Literacy Council. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with...
Personal Loans During Tough Times — 5 Purposes You Should Never Use Them For
Personal Loans
Personal Loans During Tough Times — 5 Purposes 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 recent MoneySmart survey on personal loans, we found that...
3 June 2020
DBS In-Principle Approval for Home Loan
Home Loans
Buying A Home? Here’s How to Make Your Purchase With Ease & Confidence
This post was written in collaboration with DBS. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...