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Wowza Travel Bonanza Lucky Draw Winners 2023
Announcements
Wowza Travel Bonanza Lucky Draw Winners 2023
Thank you for participating in our Wowza Travel Bonanza Lucky Draw. Here are the lucky winners of our campaign: Prize Winners iPhone 15 Pro Titanium 128GB (worth S$1,649) Senthil Kumar...
6 days ago
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Savings Accounts
UOB One Account: UOB Savings Account Review 2024
If you’re looking for a day-to-day savings account that will give you more returns than just 0.05% p.a., there are plenty of options available in Singapore. The problem is, most...
6 days ago
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Savings Accounts
Best Savings Accounts in Singapore with Highest Interest Rates (Feb 2024)
So far, 2024 has been pretty hard on our bank accounts. Between the GST hike and an impending recession, it looks like our wallets are taking quite a hit this year,...
20 February 2024
Compare 8 Best Electricity Price Plans: Open Electricity Market (2024)
Budgeting
Compare 8 Best Electricity Price Plans: Open Electricity Market (2024)
Have you ever had parents nagging at you whenever you forgot to switch off the bathroom or toilet light or to switch off the main electricity socket instead of just...
1 February 2024
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Credit Cards
Best Buffets Singapore: Carousel, Colony, Edge, Peppermint, The Line Buffet Prices (2024)
Nothing gets Singaporeans going like a hotel buffet. After all, eating is our national hobby. The only problem? The cost. Aside from atas Michelin-starred restaurants, buffets are pretty much the most...
25 January 2024
CNY Ang Bao rates Singapore
Budgeting
CNY Ang Bao Guide in Singapore (2024): Ang Bao Rates, Where to Get Notes, And More
The Year of the Dragon is almost upon us. Huat ah! While the dragon is typically associated with prosperity and good luck, this is also our first Chinese New Year with...
17 January 2024
24-Hour Clinics in Singapore (2024): A Guide to Consultation Fees and Surcharges
Healthcare
24-Hour Clinics in Singapore (2024): A Guide to Consultation Fees and Surcharges
You or your family member is suddenly sick in the wee hours of the night and there’s nothing in your medicine cabinet that might help. Clinics are all shut as...
12 January 2024
GST Voucher 2024: U-Save, S&CC Rebates, Cash Payout, Date, Eligibility & More
Budgeting
GST Voucher 2024: U-Save, S&CC Rebates, Cash Payout, Date, Eligibility & More
So, you’ve heard about the GST Voucher, and you’re thinking, “Sweet! Some extra cash could do wonders.” But let’s be real—most of us are clueless about how much we’re getting...
4 January 2024
The Ultimate List of Credit Card Reviews in Singapore
Credit Cards
The Ultimate List of Credit Card Reviews in Singapore
In today’s dynamic world of personal finance, selecting the perfect credit card has become an essential skill. With a myriad of options available, each promising unique benefits and rewards, navigating...
3 January 2024
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Shopping
Secret Santa Christmas Gift Ideas Under $25 For Every MBTI (2023)
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And seeing as it’s already December, it’s high time you start getting those Christmas gifts and allocating a budget for them. In...
7 December 2023
MoneySmart Credit Card Lucky Draw Winners 2023
Announcements
MoneySmart Credit Card Lucky Draw Winners 2023
Thank you for participating in our credit card campaigns. Here are the list of winners: 17 -30 April – MoneySmart x UOB Lucky Draw 2023 Prize Winners Apple Macbook Pro...
26 November 2023
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Healthcare
Birth Control in Singapore—Cost Guide to Contraception Options
If you’re in a committed relationship and don’t want kids, or if you simply want to keep your family size modest, you might want to know: What are the birth...
15 November 2023
16 Cheapest SIM-Only Plans in Singapore: Circles Life, MyRepublic, Zero1, RedONE, VIVIFI, SIMBA, Changi Mobile (Nov 2023)
Budgeting
16 Cheapest SIM-Only Plans in Singapore: Circles Life, MyRepublic, Zero1, RedONE, VIVIFI, SIMBA, Changi Mobile (Nov 2023)
Anybody who cares about saving money should sign up for a SIM-only data plan. These plans, as the name suggests, come with only a SIM card. That means no new...
15 November 2023
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Budgeting
Mattress Shopping in Singapore: The Complete Guide for First-Time Buyers
Most people don’t give much thought to the costs involved in buying a mattress in Singapore. After all, how often do we actually need to buy new ones? Not very...
14 November 2023
MoneySmart All Expenses Paid Trip Lucky Draw Winners (2023)
Announcements
MoneySmart All Expenses Paid Trip Lucky Draw Winners (2023)
Thank you for participating in our travel insurance campaigns. Here are the list of the lucky winners for the All-Expenses Paid Trip lucky draw: “All-Expenses Paid Trip” x Ascott Star...
7 November 2023
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Property
Additional Buyer’s Stamp Duty (ABSD): What Is ABSD In Singapore? What Are The Rates? (2023)
When you buy a home, you’re not just paying for that nice new flat or apartment. There are actually quite a few other things you’ll be spending thousands on, including...
27 October 2023
6 Travel Pet Peeves and How HSBC TravelOne Can Come in Handy
Credit Cards
6 Travel Pet Peeves and How HSBC TravelOne Can Come in Handy
Having just returned home from a trip to Europe, I was reminiscing about the good times and already entertaining thoughts of another getaway. Travelling is my escape from the hustle...
Getting a Driving Licence in Singapore (2023)—Prices and Reviews of BBDC, SSDC, and CDC
Transportation
Getting a Driving Licence in Singapore (2023)—Prices and Reviews of BBDC, SSDC, and CDC
Getting a driver’s licence is practically a rite of passage once you reach adulthood in Singapore—never mind that thanks to COE prices, many of us will never ever own an...
11 October 2023
Getting Your Motorcycle Class 2B Licence in Singapore: Motorcycle Courses at Driving Schools, Motorbike COE and Motorbike Rentals
Transportation
Getting Your Motorcycle Class 2B Licence in Singapore: Motorcycle Courses at Driving Schools, Motorbike COE and Motorbike Rentals
Spending a fortune taking Grab or just sick of squeezing on the MRT? If cars are out of your budget, motorcycles can be a less expensive alternative. To sweeten the...
10 October 2023
What is Decoupling and How Can It Help You in Buying a Second Property?
Property
What is Decoupling and How Can It Help You in Buying a Second Property?
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in May 2022 and has been updated to reflect the changes made to the ABSD rates as announced by the government on 26...
6 October 2023
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Travel
JB Massage Price Guide (2023)—Bangkok Spa, Thai Odyssey & More
Massages in Singapore are notoriously expensive. You can easily spend $60+ on an hour-long full body massage, and that’s at the cheaper, more affordable massage parlours like Massage Master and Healing...
1 October 2023
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Fitness & Beauty
Cheap Massage Places in Singapore (2023)—Clean Ones Under $70!
Singaporeans are really experts at enjoying life. We are always on the hunt for shopping deals, good food and for many of us, cheap massages. But a problem arises when...
29 September 2023
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Health Insurance
S$60,000 Coverage, Cashless GP Visits, Daily Hospital Allowance—How FWD Maid Insurance Can Safeguard Your Helper’s Health
I still vividly remember a phone call from my friend back in Jan 2023. She was in shock, telling me about her helper’s accident. It had been raining, and her...
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Property
CPF Housing Grant Guide – How Much Can You Get For Your Resale HDB?
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in September 2022 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.  Many resale HDB flat buyers depend on the CPF housing grant they’re...
22 September 2023
Singapore Transport Fares to Rise By Up To 11 Cents—8 Tips to Save Money on Bus & MRT Fares
Transportation
Singapore Transport Fares to Rise By Up To 11 Cents—8 Tips to Save Money on Bus & MRT Fares
Public transport fares in Singapore have gone up by 7%, and for obvious reasons, nobody is pleased. Each journey is going to cost 10 to 11 cents more from 23...
20 September 2023