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Wedding
Weddings & Engagements in Singapore – Cost of Dresses, Rings, Photography, Venues and Everything Else
Finding your one true love may be priceless but walking down the aisle in Singapore will cost you. If you’re preparing to get married or are even just considering tying...
30 April 2018
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Healthcare
Braces in Singapore – How Much Do Invisalign, Ceramic and Metal Braces Cost?
Supermodels Heidi Klum and Cindy Crawford did it. Action star Tom Cruise did it (at the ripe old age of 40 no less). Even Prince Harry did it, proof that...
27 April 2018
MoneySmart: The Cost of Having a Newborn Baby in Singapore -- Delivery Charges, Doctor's Fees and Everything Else
Family
The Cost Of Having A Newborn Baby In Singapore – Delivery Charges, Doctor’s Fees and Everything Else
Congratulations! If you’re reading this, you’re either (a) expecting your first child (because if this is Baby Number 2 or 3, you would not have the time to read) or...
6 April 2018
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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 luggages (or garbage bags), track, move from A to B and...
1 April 2018
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Credit Cards
Spend the Holidays with UOB Lady’s Card – 3 Good Reasons Why You Should
It’s been almost 30 years of “the men don’t get it”, and in terms of shopping, wellness, beauty and fitness, no other card comes close to the UOB Lady’s Card....
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Invest
What Is a Multi Asset Fund and Who Should Consider Investing in It?
Just as in life, investing is a journey that evolves over time. But while some things change, certain principles remain the same. One of those principles is not putting all...
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Credit Cards
3 Best Credit Cards for Grocery Shopping in Singapore
These days, there are only two ways to get cheap groceries. The first is with an optimized credit card. The second involves screaming “I thought it was a free sample“,...
7 September 2017
singapore money
Budgeting
GST Vouchers Are in This July: How Much Will You Get?
The GST vouchers (and other associated bonuses) are back. I love the government. I already bought a Maserati. “I think you’re overestimating the amount.” Nonsense, says here the government’s giving...
28 June 2017
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Credit Cards
The Top 3 Air Miles Credit Card Sign Up Promotions Right Now
With travel season just round the corner, banks are starting to aggressively step up their drive to get more sign ups for air miles credit cards. Sign up bonuses were a...
7 June 2017
Letting Loose After a Long Week? Here’s Why You Don’t Need to Worry About the Cost
Credit Cards
Letting Loose After a Long Week? Here’s Why You Don’t Need to Worry About the Cost
You’ve worked hard all week and you’re looking forward to the weekend to unwind with your friends and family. Does this sound familiar?
19 May 2017
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Credit Cards
Top 3 Credit Card Sign Up Promotions That Make Us Want To Grab These Credit Cards Now
In the right hands, credit cards can be a source of tons of freebies. I especially love cash back credit cards since you get back a bit of the money...
7 April 2017
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Home Loans
HDB Loan vs Bank Loan – 3 Ways to Decide Which is Best for You
When deciding on what is probably the biggest loan you will ever take in your life, it’s quite safe to say that understanding what you’re getting yourself in to is...
6 December 2016
For Singaporean Drivers, Citi Just Made Driving a Lot Sweeter in September
Transportation
For Singaporean Drivers, Citi Just Made Driving a Lot Sweeter in September
Singaporeans are very keenly aware of just how expensive it is to not just own a car in Singapore, but also to actually use it. Any sort of savings that...
15 September 2016
The Top 5 Skills to Build in 2016
Career
The Top 5 Skills to Build in 2016
Everyone wants to know what the secret skill is that will lead to career success. Perhaps that want is a little amplified this year amid the slowest growth in employment...
28 January 2016
BTO vs Resale Flat: How Much Should You Be Budgeting For Renovation?
Property
BTO vs Resale Flat: How Much Should You Be Budgeting For Renovation?
2015 wasn’t exactly a stellar year for property in Singapore. With both home sales and prices dropping steadily, buyers are now standing ready to pounce on any good deals that...
19 January 2016
5 Fundamentals to Help You Decide What Stocks to Invest in This New Year
Invest
5 Fundamentals to Help You Decide What Stocks to Invest in This New Year
When buying a house, we consider price, location, nearby amenities and how accessible it is using public and private transport. We’re just as meticulous when it comes to a car...
4 January 2016
#iamMoneySmart Personal Loans Contest 2015
Personal Loans
#iamMoneySmart Personal Loans Contest 2015
Statistically speaking, the biggest reason why people tend to take out a personal loan is actually to pay off other outstanding debt. This makes obvious sense as you end up...
5 November 2015
Is Location Really Everything When It Comes to Buying a House in Singapore?
Property
Is Location Really Everything When It Comes to Buying a House in Singapore?
With the housing market slowly but surely taking a dip in prices and sales (as was intended), buyers are just biding their time waiting to pounce on a good deal....
22 July 2015
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Travel
If You Have Been Making Your Travel Bookings Online Without This Card, You Are Losing Out
Air miles can be a frequent traveller’s best friend, but can also be a tricky thing to handle. On one hand, the idea of being able to redeem a FREE...
8 July 2015
commercial property singapore
Invest
5 Reasons Why You’d Be Silly To Ignore Commercial Property in 2015
Let’s say you’ve squirrelled away a hefty sum of money and have been thinking of plonking it down on a property investment. Uncles at your local coffeeshop have been filling...
13 March 2015
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Property
This Small Policy Change Could Help You Decide On Property Investments In 2015
Everyone’s got that uncle or auntie they meet once in a while at a family dinner, who goes on and on about how investing in Singapore property is your way...
17 February 2015
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Transportation
5 Silly Ways That Singaporeans Are Wasting Money on Petrol
When it comes to cars in Singapore, buying one is already so expensive that some people think it’s pointless trying to save on the peripheral costs of actually running it....
17 February 2015
Here’s How You Can Beautify Your Home and Earn Some Money at the Same Time
Invest
Here’s How You Can Beautify Your Home and Earn Some Money at the Same Time
Mention the words “art investing” to most people, and the image that gets conjured up in their minds is probably going to either be one of snooty art auctions that...
16 February 2015
DBS iBanking Singapore
Budgeting
3 Ways To Manage Your Finances With the New DBS iBanking Platform
If you haven’t already discovered just how much easier Internet Banking, or iBanking as it’s more commonly known, can make your life, we need to have a serious heart-to-heart talk....
9 February 2015
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Credit Cards
American Express Credit Cards in Singapore – MoneySmart’s Recommended Top 3 Cards
American Express may be one of the world’s oldest card companies, but they’ve only just recently started to aggressively improve on their credit card offerings. Despite being a little late to...
13 January 2015