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Transportation
Getting a Driving License at a Singapore Driving Centre 2021 – Costs & Driving School Reviews
If you can afford to cab everywhere, or have no shame about asking for a lift from family, friends and colleagues, you probably never need to drive a car in...
5 April 2021
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Dining
Foodpanda, Deliveroo, GrabFood & WhyQ Promo Codes (Apr 2021)
We can’t live without food delivery services like Foodpanda, Deliveroo, and GrabFood these days, especially when we’re too busy working from home or are just too lazy to cook. Besides,...
5 April 2021
7 Best Fixed Deposit Rates in Singapore (April 2021) — DBS, CIMB & More
Fixed Deposits
7 Best Fixed Deposit Rates in Singapore (April 2021) — DBS, CIMB & More
Fixed deposit (sometimes called time deposit) accounts are low-risk investments that earn you interest over a fixed commitment period. You don’t need to do anything to earn this interest, just park your money...
1 April 2021
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Renovation Loans
Renovation Costs in Singapore – How Much Should You Budget?
The most expensive thing you can buy in Singapore is probably your home. Given that kind of investment, we can appreciate why you’d want to make your home as good...
30 March 2021
SGUnited Traineeship Programme: 5 Things to Know Before You Accept an Offer
Career
SGUnited Traineeship Programme: 5 Things to Know Before You Accept an Offer
Now that SGUnited Traineeship Programme is in full swing, it seems the old scepticism of the programme is long gone. While most fresh graduates are just happy to have a...
29 March 2021
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Healthcare
LASIK Singapore Price List: How Much Does LASIK Surgery Cost?
In the beginning, there were spectacles. Until then, if your eyesight failed you, your best bet was to squint. But now you can undergo LASIK and get your eyesight corrected...
22 March 2021
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Transportation
7 Ways to Lower Car Maintenance Costs From Petrol, Accessories to Insurance
Car prices in Singapore are no small sum, but aside to the upfront costs, there are also regular car maintenance and servicing costs that you have to factor in when you own...
18 March 2021
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Savings Accounts
5 Perks of Having A Multicurrency Account — Plus Growing Your Money
This post was written in collaboration with HSBC. 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
Civil Service Singapore: Pros and Cons Of Working For Singapore
These days, the corporate sector is a dangerous place to be. With waves and waves of retrenchment in the news, everyone’s looking for a safe port: the Civil Service in...
15 March 2021
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Healthcare
CareShield Life Guide 2021: What It Is & How to Make the Most of It
By 2050, nearly half of Singapore’s population will be at least 65 years old. Government spending on healthcare is expected to go up, and as individuals, we’ll have to make...
18 February 2021
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Budgeting
GST Voucher & U-Save 2021: How Much Will You Get & When?
The GST Voucher is something that many Singaporeans look out for every year. But many don’t know how much they’ll get from the government, and when the GST Voucher payout...
17 February 2021
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Life Insurance
Term Life Insurance: What is the Limited Pay Option & Who Can Benefit?
This post was written in collaboration with HSBC Life. 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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Credit Cards
Best 1-for-1 Hotel Buffet Dining Promotions in Singapore (2021)
Nothing gets Singaporeans going like a hotel buffet, but they’re pretty expensive at full price. Thanks to competitive credit card promotions, though, you can get 1-for-1 hotel buffets with practically any...
22 January 2021
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Healthcare
7 Affordable Dental Clinics for Regular Check-ups in Singapore
We’ve all had it hammered into our heads that we should see the dentist once every 6 months for regular checkups. But if we all followed that advice down to...
19 January 2021
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Invest
Xiaomi, Tencent, Alibaba Fans — You Can Do More Than Just Use Their Products & Services
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...
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Invest
Tiger Brokers Singapore Has Just Launched its Fund Mall — How Does This New Feature Benefit Investors?
This post was written in collaboration with Tiger Brokers Singapore. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the...
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Budgeting
CNY Ang Bao Rates in Singapore (2021) – Everything You Need to Know
Young Singaporean parents or newlyweds giving out Chinese New Year (CNY) ang baos for the first time often have no clue about the market rates and red packet traditions.
8 January 2021
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Life Insurance
Dependants’ Protection Scheme (DPS) – Eligibility, Premiums & How to Claim
When a Singaporean young adult starts earning a full-time salary, it’s almost a rite of passage to get bombarded with mail from banks and insurance companies. At the same time,...
7 January 2021
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Savings Accounts
OCBC 360 Account — OCBC Savings Account Review
If you’re gonna open a primary savings account in Singapore, you’re most likely going to go with one of the 3 local banks (DBS, UOB and OCBC). But how good...
6 January 2021
HSBC SmartMortgage interest offset home loan to save money
Home Loans
Feeling Festive, Feeling Thrifty! 5 Smarter Ways to Save Money Now
This post was written in collaboration with HSBC. 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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Travel
Singapore Cruises to Nowhere: How Much Do Royal Caribbean & Genting Dream Cost?
Now that the Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble is in limbo, our dreams of finally being able to go on holiday have been dashed. Cruises to nowhere seem like the only...
22 December 2020
Singapore Marathons Go Virtual: 7 Virtual Runs That Are Worth the $$$
Fitness & Beauty
Singapore Marathons Go Virtual: 7 Virtual Runs That Are Worth the $$$
Clearly, a pandemic hasn’t stopped us from running marathons. From Sundown Run to Standard Chartered Marathon, sports events have turned virtual to let us race safely. If you are looking...
18 December 2020
9 Best Shooting Games in Singapore: Laser Tag, NERF, VR games and more
Entertainment
9 Best Shooting Games in Singapore: Laser Tag, NERF, VR games and more
If there’s one thing we can agree on, it is that we are seeing our parents, siblings, partners, children WAY too much this year. While spending more time with loved...
16 December 2020
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Life Insurance
Singlife’s Grow — How is it Different from a Traditional ILP & How Does it Help One Broaden Their Investment Portfolio?
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...
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Budgeting
4 New Digital Bank License Winners in Singapore: What It Means for Us
Over the past year, we’ve seen a colourful eruption of consortiums (including bizarre unions such as SP Group x Xiaomi and Razer x Sheng Siong) as everyone and their mum scrambled to...
9 December 2020