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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.

POSB #RecessionReady (3/4) — Should You Even Consider Investing When Markets Are Volatile? RSP POSB Invest-Saver
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#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 $239 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...
FWD Covid-19 Insurance
Health Insurance
Covid-19 Insurance: FWD’s New $28 Plan Protects You for 100 Days, Up To $100,000 Payout
This post was written in collaboration with FWD. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
YouTrip It Online Shopping with Promo Code
Shopping
You Could Be Missing Out on Cheaper Prices on Overseas Shopping Sites, Without the Transaction Fees
This post was written in collaboration with YouTrip. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
FWD Car Insurance is more than just low premiums. Lifetime 50% NCD guarantee, 24-hour roadside assistance for breakdowns & more
Car Insurance
Think Car Insurance is All About Low Premiums? Here’s How FWD Delivers More Than Just That
This post was written in collaboration with FWD. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
Singtel prepaid SIM: Where to buy and how to top up online?
Budgeting
Singtel Prepaid SIM: How to Buy & Top Up Online, Plus Exclusive Promos
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...
Singtel CAST has been offering a free viewing of 30 live TV channels (till 30 June 2020).
Entertainment
5 Achievements You Can Unlock for $0 with Your Free Singtel CAST Account
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...
Budgets of 2020: How These Measures Come Together to Support Us Through Difficult Times
Budgeting
Budgets of 2020: How These Measures Come Together to Support Us Through Difficult Times
So far, 2020 has been off to a rocky start — wildfires, tensions between countries over human rights and oil… and the raging Covid-19 global pandemic. Due to the coronavirus...
15 May 2020
FWD Maid Insurance: Protect Your Helpers Even More With These Independent Add-Ons
Budgeting
Maid Insurance in Singapore — Protect Your Helpers Even More With These Add-Ons
This post was written in collaboration with FWD. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
Now, customers of OCBC Bank are able to send money to anyone in Singapore registered on PayNow with Google Pay, even if the recipient does not have the Google Pay app.
Budgeting
Google Pay Linked to Your PayNow Account? OCBC Customers Get First Dibs, Can Win Prizes Too
This post was written in collaboration with OCBC Bank. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same...
Singtel CAST free preview of 30 channels (till 30 June 2020): Watch Hong Kong, Korean dramas online, plus kids' shows, documentaries and variety shows.
Entertainment
The Best Thing About Staying At Home? Free Entertainment with Singtel Cast — 30 Channels of Hong Kong/Korean Dramas, Kids’ Shows & More
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...
During market turmoil, here's how IG Knock-Outs can help with your trades
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During Market Turmoil, Here’s How Knock-Outs Can Help With Your Trades
This post was written in collaboration with IG. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective lens....
StarHub Smart WiFi Mesh — optimise the high-speed WiFi you paid for
Budgeting
If Your Home Has These Issues, You’re Not Maximising the High-Speed Internet Connection You Paid For
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 lens....
Open electricity market — electricity retailer Senoko Energy's LifePower24 plan is going at a promo rate of 17.68cents/kWh for 24 months. Promo code inside!
Budgeting
How To Save & Enjoy More on Regular Things You’re Already Paying 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...