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Property
Additional Buyer’s Stamp Duty (ABSD): What is ABSD in Singapore & what are the rates? (2022)
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...
20 May 2022
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Credit Cards
Best Buffets Singapore – Carousel, Colony, Edge, Peppermint, The Line Buffet Prices (2022)
Nothing gets Singaporeans going like a hotel buffet. After all, eating is our national hobby. They’re pretty expensive at full price. In the past, thanks to competitive credit card promotions,...
17 May 2022
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Family
June School Holiday Programmes, Camps, & Fun Activities For Your Child (2022)
The June school holidays will bring the kids some much-needed respite from the stress of going to school in a pandemic. Yet, if you have three screaming and whiny children...
10 May 2022
Best Fixed Deposit Rates in Singapore (May 2022) — DBS, UOB, OCBC & More
Fixed Deposits
Best Fixed Deposit Rates in Singapore (May 2022) — DBS, UOB, OCBC & 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...
9 May 2022
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Dining
Foodpanda, GrabFood, Deliveroo, AirAsia & WhyQ Promo Codes (May 2022)
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,...
6 May 2022
Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is: Moving Towards an ESG-Focused Future as a Company
Invest
Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is: Moving Towards an ESG-Focused Future as a Company
This post was written in collaboration with Prudential. 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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Invest
OCBC RoboInvest Review: Is OCBC’s Roboadvisor Platform Any Good?
Continuing our miniseries on robo advisor reviews, we’d like to look at the OCBC RoboInvest next. Robo advisors are hassle-free, fully computerised platforms where beginners with little capital can start...
29 April 2022
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Travel
7 Best Travel Agencies in Singapore for Elderly-Friendly Family Tours
In Singapore, travelling is not only reserved for fit singletons with few responsibilities on their back. Despite having young children or retiree parents, the sandwiched generation aspires to travel at...
28 April 2022
Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is: What Does Responsible Investing Start With?
Invest
Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is: What Does Responsible Investing Start With?
This post was written in collaboration with Prudential. 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
Best Money Changers in Singapore – 13 Places to Go for Good Exchange Rates
After not having travelled for 2 years,  you might have lost touch on all things travel-related. It might be a distant memory by now, but we’re here to remind you...
20 April 2022
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Travel
Travel Wifi Router Rental Guide (2022) – ChangiWiFi vs Y5 Buddy vs Yogofi
Since the rise of millennials and our strange need to document everything online, overseas wifi router rental services like ChangiWiFi had a huge surge in popularity. I mean, I get...
19 April 2022
Prudential ESG — Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is
Invest
Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is: What is Responsible Investing All About?
This post was written in collaboration with Prudential. 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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Family
Nursing Homes in Singapore – How Much Does It Cost?
Sending your loved ones to a nursing home can be an emotionally wrenching decision. But with a small property and no one at home during the weekdays, it may sometimes...
13 April 2022
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Home Loans
Total Debt Servicing Ratio (TDSR) and How It Affects Your Loans
TDSR, which stands for Total Debt Servicing Ratio, is a way for the Singaporean government to keep checks and balances on Singaporean borrowers. I guess it’s always a risk letting...
6 April 2022
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Budgeting
Coin Deposit Machines in Singapore & 3 Ways To Avoid Coin Deposit Fees
Hate dealing with coins and have been leaving them in a pile or fish bowl? You might be surprised that those mouldy, forsaken coins can add up to a lot of...
30 March 2022
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Budgeting
What is Cashier’s Order in Singapore: A Step-By-Step Guide
What on earth is a cashier’s order? You may not have seen one, you have never needed one but chances are, you are going to need it someday when you...
29 March 2022
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Budgeting
5 Cheap House Movers in Singapore & Other DIY Moving Services
Moving is an exhausting affair. It’s a massive project as you have to pack your possessions in boxes and luggage (or garbage bags), track, move from A to B and...
28 March 2022
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Personal Loans
Planning Financially for Life’s Milestones: Ways A Personal Loan Can Help
This post was written in collaboration with Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore) Limited (“Standard Chartered”). While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and...
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Healthcare
Asthma in Singapore – Guide to Asthma Treatment Costs for Children
If your kid has asthma, know that he or she is not alone. It’s one of the most common children’s ailments in Singapore – 1 in 5 kids here suffer...
18 March 2022
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Healthcare
Hand Foot Mouth Disease Singapore – Cost of Treating HFMD in Adults & Children
If you have a toddler in daycare or childcare, you would probably know that hand, foot and mouth disease has been passing from family to family – and this time it’s...
18 March 2022
The Sandwiched Generation in Singapore - Finances of Caring for Aged Parents and Children
Family
The Sandwiched Generation in Singapore – Finances of Caring for Aged Parents and Children
Giving your parents allowance is probably something you’ve been told to do since you were young. It’s love, Asian style. But as you start to have kids and your parents...
16 March 2022
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Entertainment
Best Board Games & Board Game Cafes In Singapore (2022)
With the holidays upon us, a good way to bond with the children is via board games. You can either buy the game sets to keep or head to a...
16 March 2022
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Family
Child Insurance in Singapore – Which Policy Should You Buy & How Much Does It Cost?
It’s every parent’s instinct to protect their child. We can’t help it. It’s human nature. How we go about doing this, though, can’t always depend on instincts alone. Careful planning...
15 March 2022
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Family
How to Hire a Maid in Singapore: Costs & Fees of a Domestic Helper (2022)
There are many reasons to hire a domestic helper in Singapore. You might be a new family with young children and two working parents. You might be looking for help...
14 March 2022
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Family
10 Children’s Music Schools in Singapore to Send Your Kiddos (2022): Prices and Trial Classes
Singapore is overrun with music schools for children, so you have no lack of options if you’ve always dreamed of nurturing the next Beethoven or Mozart. These days, there are...
14 March 2022