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satellite-based ERP GNSS Singapore
Transportation
What the Proposed Satellite-based ERP System Could Mean for Singaporean Drivers
LTA’s recent press release on the potential implementation of a satellite based ERP system, which charges Singapore drivers on distance traveled over congested roads will be the biggest game changer...
7 October 2014
buying a resale HDB flat singapore
Property
Your Step-By-Step Guide To: Buying a Resale HDB
Unlike those BTO flat buyers, you don’t want to have to wait years to move into your new home. Or maybe you got priced out of the BTO market by...
7 October 2014
fixed rate vs floating rate home loan refinancing singapore
Home Loans
Fixed Rate vs Floating Rate – Which Is Better For Refinancing?
One of the most common questions people face when it comes time to look into refinancing is what kind of home loan refinancing rates to choose. If you do a bit...
5 September 2014
refinancing home loan singapore
Home Loans
How Do You Know If You Are Ready For Refinancing Your Property Loan?
It’s a bright sunny day, the birds are singing and a light breeze blows steadily from the north. Relaxed, you sit down to open your mail for the week and...
2 September 2014
Ismail Gafoor: From Newspaper Delivery Boy To Real Estate Agency CEO
Budgeting
Ismail Gafoor: From Newspaper Delivery Boy To Real Estate Agency CEO
So you’re sitting at your desk feeling drained out from the 100th meeting you’ve had this week, and the stack of reports on your table is taller than the empty...
19 August 2014
4 Ways You Can Still Grow Rich On a Regular Employee’s Salary
Budgeting
4 Ways You Can Still Grow Rich On a Regular Employee’s Salary
Staring at your monthly pay-slip can sometimes be as depressing as opening your fridge to find you only have half a scoop of ice-cream left in the pint. You want...
6 August 2014
Why Your Pride Is Keeping You From Growing Rich
Invest
Why Your Pride Is Keeping You From Growing Rich
The 2014 World Cup will long stay imprinted in our memories for it’s countless highlight-reel moments. And as the tournament played out, there were certainly plenty of lessons to learn...
24 July 2014
Grow Rich, Singapore Style
Invest
Grow Rich, Singapore Style
Every now and then, you come across a shared article on your news feed that tells of a heart warming, tear jerking, smile inducing, rags-to-riches type story, that makes you...
19 July 2014
Buying a landed property in Singapore
Invest
How Two Teachers With Four Children Managed to Buy a Landed Property in Singapore
If we had to raise a child, we’d be able to afford a landed property in about 60 years. If we had to raise four, the only landed property we’ll...
18 July 2014
Here’s The Most Honest (and Biased) Review of 5 Major Investing Strategies You Will Ever Read
Invest
Here’s The Most Honest (and Biased) Review of 5 Major Investing Strategies You Will Ever Read
There are a myriad of places that you can get an in -depth analysis of various investing strategies that will leave you exactly at square one after reading them. For...
16 July 2014
2 Important Factors of Investing “House of Cards” Teaches You
Invest
2 Important Factors of Investing “House of Cards” Teaches You
When it comes to learning about investing your own money, our guest writer Lionel Yeo has some thoughts on what he’s learnt from watching one of the most popular political dramas in...
1 July 2014
Think Surviving on $5 a Day is Easy? This Guy Will Show You Otherwise
Entertainment
Think Surviving on $5 a Day is Easy? This Guy Will Show You Otherwise
With inflation continuing to rise along with the cost of housing and private transportation, there are genuine concerns about the affordability of life in Singapore now and in the future....
13 December 2013
Passive Investing: Why It Rocks When You’re Young
Invest
Passive Investing: Why It Rocks When You’re Young
There’s investing, and then there’s trading. The latter’s fine if you’re in a rush, and have wadfuls of cash to burn. But if you’re young and still growing your income,...
15 August 2013
What You Should Know Regarding Commercial Property Loans
Commercial Property Loans
What You Should Know Regarding Commercial Property Loans
There are 3 types of situations that apply to commercial loans: Individual buying a commercial property Company buying residential property Company buying commercial property Before proceeding in taking up a...
5 March 2013
What You Need To Know About The Progressive Payment Scheme
Home Loans
What You Need To Know About The Progressive Payment Scheme
Under the standard Sale & Purchase Agreement, purchasers are required to make instalment payments of the purchase price, typically referred to as progress payments, as and when the developer completes...
16 February 2013
chauffeur service singapore
Transportation
Chauffeur Services in Singapore: Too Expensive?
Getting a cab in town requires a booking, with an added fee and a long wait, or supernatural powers. If you’re new in Singapore, you’ll also be confused; this might...
12 December 2011