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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
Should I ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’? A Quick Checklist to Do This Responsibly
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 lens....
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Shopping
Did You Know? 5 Hacks to Save Time & Money When Doing Your Grocery Shopping In-Store
Call me a traditionalist, but I still enjoy doing my grocery shopping in-store. I still have my grouses though. I mean, who likes jostling with crowds of people, especially on...
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Budgeting
5 Cost-Effective & Smart Ways to Send Small Packages and Important Letters
This post was written in collaboration with Singapore Post Limited. 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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Invest
So You Want to Trade FX: How Can Algorithmic Trading Elevate 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....
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Budgeting
Your Maid’s Insurance: Do You Even Know What You’re Paying For?
If you have employed a foreign domestic worker, it’s likely that you purchased her insurance through the same maid agency. People in Singapore are practical — since the agency offers...
29 March 2021
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Home Insurance
Don’t Assume Your Home is Fully Protected: Why You May Need to Relook Your Coverage
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....
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Invest
FUTU Singapore Launches with moomoo Trading App — Here’s A First Look
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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Career
8 Interesting Jobs You Probably Never Knew Existed & How to Find Them
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...
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Invest
Leveraged Trading for Beginners: 5 Things You Should Know
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...
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Budgeting
3 Extra Ways You Save Money & Get More Value on Your Electricity Bill
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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Life Insurance
New Norm 2021: How to Safeguard Your Savings with Insurance
Congratulations! You are now building/growing your emergency fund and you’re making steady progress. As we mentioned in our emergency fund article, there is also a need to fortify/safeguard your emergency...
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Budgeting
Time to Relook Your Electricity Contract — Are You Getting the Best Deal?
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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Career
Can A Fresh Grad Earn $5,000/month? Some Jobs That Offer A High Starting Pay & Other Considerations
Really??? At a time like this? I know we might sound crazy, given that Singapore’s overall unemployment rate was at its highest in October last year, at 3.6% (resident rate...
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Invest
New Norm 2021: How You Can Cautiously Invest this Ox Year
Yes, some of us were struggling to stay afloat financially last year due to Covid-19’s potent cocktail of layoffs, economic recession, pay cuts, temporary closures and cancelled gigs. Even if...
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Life Insurance
Savings Interest Rates Cut Yet Again? Here’s How to Grow It by up to 1.7% p.a. — Capital Guaranteed & No Lock-in
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...
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Fitness & Beauty
Post-CNY Weight Gain: 8 Ways to Shed the Kilos — Without Spending A Single Cent
Like me, you’re probably guilty of overeating (and overdrinking) this Chinese New Year.  Nevermind the glorious seafood, pencai and grilled/shabu meats; other tempting goodies you couldn’t resist include cheesy pineapple...
19 February 2021
New Norm 2021: Do You Know What It Takes to Buy A Home in Singapore This Year?
Property
New Norm 2021: Do You Know What It Takes to Buy A Home in Singapore This Year?
Last year (2020) saw us battling with Covid-19, circuit breaker, job insecurity, cashflow fears, recession and who knows what else. As a result, some of us may have put big...
Are You Using More Electricity This Stay-Home CNY? How This Singapore Family Counters It with Smart Tips
Budgeting
Are You Using More Electricity This Stay-Home CNY? How This Singapore Family Counters It with Smart Tips
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...
New Norm 2021: How to Grow & Fortify Your Emergency Fund, Just in Case
Budgeting
New Norm 2021: How to Grow & Fortify Your Emergency Fund, Just in Case
Whoop, whoop! As more approved Covid-19 vaccines are reaching Singapore’s shores, we’re raring to go full steam ahead in 2021. To make sure we ride the Ox by the horns...
New Norm 2021: How to Have a Chinese “NewNormal” Year (#CNNY)
Budgeting
New Norm 2021: How to Have a Chinese “NewNormal” Year (#CNNY)
Chinese New Year 2021 will indeed be one for the books. While we celebrate with family over reunion dinner, it’s another celebration of sorts — that we have emerged from...
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Budgeting
Sending Cash to Overseas Family or Back Home? How DBS Remit Helps Your Money Travel
There’s been talk about more potential air travel bubbles opening up, especially with Covid-19 vaccines progressively being administered to Singaporeans (hurrah!). At the time of writing, although the Hong Kong...
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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...
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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...
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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...