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Budgeting
5 Reasons Why Singaporeans Have Yet To Switch To OEM Electricity Retailers
It’s been 4 years since the Open Electricity Market (OEM) launched in Singapore in November 2018… aka 4 years since Singapore Power (SP) Group gave up its monopoly and allowed private electricity...
1 July 2022
Etiqa Travel Insurance Review
Travel Insurance
Etiqa Travel Insurance Singapore Review: Pre-Ex, Covid-19, Claims (2022)
When you think travel insurance, you definitely don’t think of Etiqa. For the uninitiated, Etiqa is Malaysian bank Maybank’s insurance arm, and it’s a relatively new player in this field. Which...
29 June 2022
DirectAsia Travel Insurance Review
Travel Insurance
Direct Asia Travel Insurance Review: Covid Coverage, Claims, Promo Code (2022)
When it comes to offering the cheapest travel insurance in Singapore, the fight to the bottom continues… and Direct Asia travel insurance is one of the more popular budget travel...
28 June 2022
AIG Travel Insurance Review
Travel Insurance
AIG Travel Insurance Singapore: Covid-19 Coverage Review, Promotion (2022)
If you have ever gone on group tours through travel agents, AIG travel insurance (or the AIG Travel Guard) might ring a bell because AIG works with a lot of agents...
27 June 2022
MSIG Travel Insurance Review
Travel Insurance
MSIG Travel Insurance Singapore: Coverage, Promotion, and Claims Review
MSIG travel insurance is one of the most popular travel insurance plans in Singapore and is second only to NTUC’s travel insurance (impressive!). That’s probably because MSIG used to be...
27 June 2022
edusave psea school subsidies 2018
Education
Edusave, PSEA & More – 9 Government Schemes for Schoolgoing Kids & Parents in Singapore (2022)
If we’re being perfectly honest, the most expensive part of being a parent in Singapore is right at the very beginning, when you’re going through diapers like crazy and paying top...
23 June 2022
retrenched unemployement benefits
Career
5 Ways Singaporeans Can Protect Themselves From Potential Retrenchment
If you’ve been freaking out about retrenchment thanks to the impending recession, well, things aren’t going to get better anytime soon. Companies like Shoppee and Crypto.com are already cutting back...
17 June 2022
singapore recession meaning
Budgeting
Is Singapore Going Through a Recession? Wait, What’s a Recession?
Recently, there’s been much talk about an impending recession in the news. The crypto market has crashed. The stock market in a close second. Recession is an alarming word.  With...
17 June 2022
train to JB guide 2018
Travel
Train to JB Guide – How Much KTM Train Tickets Cost & How to Get There
Now that the borders have finally reopened, it’s time for you make the trips down to JB you haven’t been able to in the past 2 years. Cafe hopping, reuniting...
16 June 2022
AIA Travel Insurance Review
Travel Insurance
AIA Covid-19 Travel Insurance Singapore Review: Price, Promotion, Claims (2022)
AIA may be one of the big insurance companies in Singapore, but AIA’s travel insurance plans have yet to become everyone’s go-to before jetting off on their latest holidays. Unlike many...
16 June 2022
University Degrees in Singapore 2019
Education
NUS, NTU, SMU & Other Singapore University Degrees – How Much Do They Cost in 2022?
We Singaporeans are a privileged bunch. For tertiary education, most of us focus on getting into our school of choice — be it NUS, NTU, SMU or any other university — and...
15 June 2022
Great Eastern Travel Insurance Review
Travel Insurance
Great Eastern Travel Insurance Singapore Review: Covid-19, Promo, Premiums
Great Eastern’s travel insurance plans were once upon a time one of the most popular options in the market, but that was way back when everyone wore huge-ass shoulder pads....
15 June 2022
uob stash savings account
Savings Accounts
UOB Stash Savings Account — MoneySmart Review 2022
A stash-and-forget account is essentially one that allows you to put aside extra money at a good interest rate. You don’t need to do any action except maybe increase your...
14 June 2022
first jobber savings account
Savings Accounts
Best Savings Account for First Jobbers – 7 Questions to Ask Yourself
What a thrill it is to receive your first paycheck! Now, you’re finally an independent, self-sufficient adult. You’re no longer a dependant who needs pocket money anymore. Good on you!...
14 June 2022
What To Do If I Get Covid Overseas? How To Claim Covid Travel Insurance
Travel
What To Do If I Get Covid Overseas? How To Claim Covid Travel Insurance
Omicron? More like Omigod my travel plans have been cancelled! It’s the worst thing that could happen to wing-clipped Singaporeans looking for flights for some much needed travel nourishment. However, the...
13 June 2022
GetGo Car Sharing service in Singapore's new Hyundai Ioniq 5 Electric Vehicle and Moneysmart logo
Transportation
GetGo Car Sharing Review (2022): Prices, Promo, Fuel, and Hyundai Ioniq 5
If the recent ridiculous Grab and Gojek prices has brought you here to this article, welcome to the club! It’s time to dig out your license card… and make your...
9 June 2022
cimb fastsaver
Savings Accounts
CIMB FastSaver Account — MoneySmart Review 2022
These days, saving up in Singapore is all about knowing how to jump through hoops to get the most interest from banks. You might even have caught yourself buying nonsensical things...
9 June 2022
ocbc 360 savings account review 2018
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...
8 June 2022
POSB SAYE savings account singapore
Savings Accounts
POSB SAYE Savings Account – MoneySmart Review 2022
POSB SAYE (Save As You Earn) is a special savings account that allows you to earn additional interest on your monthly savings. It works a little differently from the regular...
7 June 2022
Grow your savings and earn high bonus interest rates with the Standard Chartered BonusSaver Account
Savings Accounts
Standard Chartered BonusSaver Account – MoneySmart Review 2022
Technically called the Standard Chartered Bonus$aver Account, not Bonus Saver, the account name says it all — a bonus for savers. In fact, this current account is one of the...
7 June 2022
car sharing singapore
Budgeting
Best Car Sharing Singapore: GetGo, BlueSG, Tribecar Prices (2022)
When my rusty car hit the big 10 last year, I decided it was simply too expensive to continue owning a car. It is, after all, a depreciating asset and...
3 June 2022
Citi PremierMiles Review
Credit Cards
Citi PremierMiles Card – MoneySmart Review 2022
The Citi PremierMiles Card used to be in the spotlight for the longest time: It was considered one of the most popular Citibank credit cards, and once upon a time,...
31 May 2022
SOMPO Travel Insurance Review
Travel Insurance
Sompo Travel Insurance Covid-19 Singapore: Review (2022)
Sompo travel insurance has gone through some MAJOR changes since we’ve last talked about it. Let’s first recap the basics of Sompo’s travel insurance plans: Back then, Sompo’s travel insurance plans were...
31 May 2022
absd singapore
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
Cheapest Travel Destinations for Singapore Public Holidays 2018
Travel
Singapore Public Holidays in 2022 – 11 Cheap Travel Destinations For Long Weekends
The borders are open after two long years and with travel back in full swing, you’re all set to start planning your holidays (if you haven’t already). You already know...
17 May 2022