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Camera rental singapore
Budgeting
Camera Rental Singapore: Price List of DSLR, GoPro and Lens Rental
Cameras are really costly. If you need a quality camera only for special occasions like a scuba-diving trip, shooting your best friend’s pre-wedding photoshoot, or a school film project, renting...
26 September 2019
coin deposit machines and fees singapore
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...
25 September 2019
who keeps property in divorce
Home Loans
If Divorced, Who Gets The House in Singapore? Splitting Matrimonial Assets & How to Get a New Home Loan
Sometimes, two people who were once in love realise that the other person is not their “happily ever after”. Whatever the reason is, they then decide to go through a...
23 September 2019
OCBC Home Loan Review Singapore 2019 – Which Mortgage to Choose from OCBC
Home Loans
OCBC Home Loan Review Singapore 2019 – Which Mortgage to Choose from OCBC
Those currently house-shopping will understand the pains of financing their new homes. First, you have to decide between a bank mortgage or HDB housing loan. Then, if you chose the...
22 September 2019
Deposit Insurance Scheme Singapore
Savings Accounts
Deposit Insurance Scheme & Policy Owners’ Protection Scheme Under SDIC Singapore: What Do They Cover?
Have you ever feared the thought of losing all your money if a financial crisis hits home? It’s a valid fear and it’s something we should consider carefully. However, don’t...
20 September 2019
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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...
19 September 2019
fresh oysters singapore
Dining
9 Best Restaurants To Get Fresh & Cheap Oysters Under $2++ a Pop
With the staggering number of seafood restaurants in Singapore, fresh oysters that are affordable at the same time are not as elusive as you think. If you’re an oyster-lover, you...
17 September 2019
enhanced housing grant ehg
Property
Enhanced Housing Grant (EHG) — How Much Do You Get & How Does It Affect Your First HDB Flat Purchase?
The recently announced Enhanced Housing Grant (EHG) consolidates the Additional Housing Grant (AHG) and Special Housing Grant (SHG) to provide higher grant amounts at a higher income ceiling. This means...
12 September 2019
ilp investment linked policy
Life Insurance
Should You Ever Buy an Investment Linked Policy (ILP)?
When you think about life insurance policies do you think about the peace of mind you get knowing that you’d be protected for life?
5 September 2019
Best OCBC Credit Cards Review
Credit Cards
Best OCBC Credit Cards in Singapore – Credit Card Reviews 2020
Back when people actually shopped at Orchard Road — you know, instead of just checking out clothes, shoes and books before buying them online — chances are you saw purchases charged to...
29 August 2019
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Budgeting
redONE, ViViFi & Grid Mobile: Are the 3 Newest Telcos Any Good?
Singaporeans today are familiar with mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), thanks to Circles Life penetrating into the market in 2016. Since then, more MVNOs have flooded the scene. This is...
26 August 2019
first jobber savings account
Savings Accounts
First Jobbers, Which Savings Account is Best for You? 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!...
26 August 2019
life insurance policy loan singapore
Life Insurance
Insurance Policy Loan: How to Take a Loan From Life Insurance, And Should You?
What is something that give you returns after you pump in a lot of money? Life insurance policies with cash value come to mind. But did you know that you...
23 August 2019
pizza delivery singapore
Dining
Best Pizza Delivery Singapore: 7 Places To Get Affordable Pizzas Delivered To Your Doorstep
After a long day at work, you just need a lazy night sometimes. Forget about adult responsibilities and get pizza delivery. But pizza delivery is not only perfect for a...
23 August 2019
Preschool in Singapore – Kindergartens, Infant Care, Nursery And The Costs Involved
Family
Preschool in Singapore – Kindergartens, Infant Care, Nursery And The Costs Involved
The pregnancy is over. Whew! The delivery went smoothly. Yeah! Now, you have an adorable tiny person who is a totally unique individual in her own right. Welcome to parenthood....
19 August 2019
facial treatments singapore
Fitness & Beauty
Facial Treatments in Singapore — Are They Worth $200 If You Can “DIY” At Home?
Facials are crazy expensive in Singapore. At most respectable spas and salons, a 60- to 90-minute facial would probably cost you $150 to $200+. Ouch. And unlike aesthetic clinics that...
8 August 2019
civil service pros and cons
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...
31 July 2019
men perfumes scents singapore
Fitness & Beauty
Perfumes for Men: How to Save on Men’s Fragrances in Singapore?
When checking out a man’s style, the focus usually goes to his watch, his shoes or his bag. But a man’s perfume plays a big part too. For some men,...
25 July 2019
Evolve mma studios boxing gym
Fitness & Beauty
MMA Studios in Singapore: Best Places To Learn Boxing, Muay Thai & Brazilian Jiujitsu
It seems like full combat sports are all the rage these days. Maybe because they’re an effective way to deal with actual rage. Instead of punching your boss or your...
25 July 2019
senior citizen tours
Travel
7 Best Travel Agencies in Singapore for Multi-Generational 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...
24 July 2019
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Dining
10 Hawker Stalls in Singapore That Serves Atas Cuisine Under $10 – Wagyu Don, Bangers ‘N’ Mash & More
Young hawkers are changing the definition of #ourhawkerculture in Singapore. What used to be very “atas” food is now easily accessible. Whether it’s European, Korean, Japanese, or Chinese cuisine –...
24 July 2019
redmart promo code vouchers
Budgeting
RedMart Promo Codes & Vouchers: Best Credit Cards For RedMart
Aren’t you glad you live in the wonderful era of online shopping? At the click of a button, you can get anything, even groceries, delivered to your door. No need...
24 July 2019
nursing homes singapore
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...
23 July 2019
refinancing home loan singapore
Home Loans
5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Refinancing Home Loans in Singapore
Are you loyal to your bank? If the answer is yes, then I have bad news: Loyalty doesn’t pay, at least when we’re talking about refinancing home loans in Singapore....
22 July 2019
copier rental singapore
Budgeting
Copier Rental in Singapore – Guide to Renting & Leasing Copier Machines
An entrepreneur without the luxury of a big budget to start with? Or, are you working for an events company that need copy services on site? Copier rental is probably...
16 July 2019