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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 Insurance Emergency Fund Savings SavvySpring Endowment Protection
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...
Senoko Energy OEM Open Electricity Market Take A Closer Look at Your Electricity Bill
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...
WSG My Career Future Sg Fresh Grad Jobs 5k and above
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...
POSB New Norm 2021 - how to invest cautiously this Ox year
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...
Singtel Dash PET insurance savings plan with Etiqa
Life Insurance
Savings Interest Rates Cut Yet Again? Here’s How to Grow It by up to 1.3% 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...
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 Singlife’s New Benefits
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...
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...
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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...