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Everything You Need to Know About Buying a Second-Hand Car in Singapore (2019)
Transportation
Everything You Need to Know About Buying a Second-Hand Car in Singapore (2019)
So, you’ve scrimped and saved, avoided splurging wherever possible and made the best financial decisions over the past couple of years. Congratulations, and now you’re going to invest all that...
25 March 2019
baby car seats singapore
Family
Baby Car Seats Singapore (2019) – Price List of Joie, Maxi Cosi, Graco & Other Popular Brands
There’s a huge variety of baby car seats out there. While surprisingly pricey, baby seats are not something to be scrimped on as they’re crucial for your baby’s safety. The trick,...
13 March 2019
private vs public housing
Property
5 Key Differences Between Buying Private Properties and Public Housing (HDBs) in Singapore
Welcome to one of the world’s most expensive housing markets. If you’re ready to buy your own house in Singapore, you’re one home loan away from working your butt off...
8 March 2019
property valuation singapore
Property
Property Valuations in Singapore – How Much is Your Property Worth?
Have you ever wondered who decides how much a property cost? Why can’t we buy a property, spruce it up real nice and sell them off at high profit? The...
6 March 2019
dependants' protection scheme cpf
Life Insurance
Dependants’ Protection Scheme (DPS) – Eligibility, Premiums & How to Claim
When a Singaporean young adult starts earning a full-time salary, it’s almost a rite of passage to get bombarded with mail from banks and insurance companies. At the same time,...
5 March 2019
approval in principle
Home Loans
Don’t Buy a House Without an Approval in Principle (AIP) for Your Home Loan
Every year, a handful of would-be home owners make their decision to to lose (1) a lot of money, or (2) the house that they need. That’s right, I’m talking...
1 March 2019
freehold condominiums
Property
Freehold Condominiums in Singapore – Why Freehold is Not as Great as it Seems
Singaporeans get traditional when it comes to property. We want the land we pay for, and 99 years won’t cut it. We want our descendants holding on to it. But...
1 March 2019
singapore club bar pub credit card
Entertainment
3 Best Credit Cards for Singapore Clubs, Bars and Pubs (2019)
These days, the only kind of clubbing I do is when burglars break into my house. Then it’s “Say hi to Mr. Golf Club, punk; take that, and that, and...
27 February 2019
psle tuition costs
Education
PSLE Dates 2020, Cut-Off Points & The Cost of PSLE in Singapore: How Much Should Parents Spend?
The 2018 campaign Life Beyond Grades wants to tell parents: PSLE results and PSLE cut-off points are not everything. But will parents listen? If the sudden influx of pious parents at temples...
27 February 2019
baby bonus singapore payout 2018
Family
Baby Bonus Singapore (2019) – What Is Your Baby Bonus Payout?
During the Pioneer and Merdeka generations, it was normal to use your children as free labour at your hawker stall or provision shop. But now that child labour is outlawed,...
20 February 2019
Car Loan in Singapore – Guide to Financing Your Car in Singapore (2019)
Car Loans
Car Loan in Singapore – Guide to Financing Your Car in Singapore (2019)
No matter how expensive cars get in Singapore, price is not going to stop some of us from wanting to buy them. Yet how many of us have a hundred...
12 February 2019
wedding photography singapore 2018
Wedding
Wedding Photography & Wedding Videography Rates in Singapore (2019)
Your wedding is probably the most significant (and expensive) milestone in your life, so it’s no surprise that hiring a wedding photography and/or wedding videography studio is SOP in Singapore. No pic...
8 February 2019
maternity wear nursing clothes
Family
Maternity Wear Singapore: Where To Get Affordable Maternity & Nursing Tops and Dresses
Pregnancy is too tiring and too long a time to spend in ugly, shapeless clothes. Add to that the breastfeeding years where you’ll still carry some post-pregnancy weight, you’ll see...
4 February 2019
printing services singapore 2018
Budgeting
Cheap Printing Services Singapore – Where Do T-Shirt Printing, Photo Printing & More
In spite of the government’s best attempts to turn us into a Smart Nation, printing services in Singapore are still going strong. Whether it’s words, photos, logos or designs, these days you...
28 January 2019
hardware stores singapore 2018
Budgeting
Hardware Stores Singapore – 10 Best Hardware Shops for DIY Home Improvement
No one likes to think about it, but the truth about moving into a new home is that something or other will break down at some point. So, heading down to the hardware...
28 January 2019
acne treatment singapore 2018
Healthcare
Acne Treatment & Acne Scar Removal in Singapore – How Much Does It Cost?
Pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, cysts… whatever the variant, acne is definitely the bane of every teenager (except maybe a lucky few). And sometimes, they continue to plague you well into adulthood, or...
28 January 2019
engagement rings singapore
Wedding
5 Tips to Buy An Engagement Ring Under $1,000 in Singapore
Venus is split in two camps: First, there are those who won’t settle for anything less than a flawless, 1-carat diamond engagement ring. These chichi ladies usually like designer wedding...
21 January 2019
gynaecologist women's clinic singapore 2018
Healthcare
Women’s Clinics & Gynaecologists in Singapore (2019) – 5 Women’s Clinics & How Much They Cost
The female body is a wonderful, complex machine. To maintain it, you might want to visit a women’s clinic or gynaecologist where you can see a doctor specially trained in female...
11 January 2019
edusave psea school subsidies 2018
Education
Edusave, PSEA & More – 9 Government Schemes for Schoolgoing Kids & Parents in Singapore (2019)
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...
10 January 2019
Year of the Pig 2019 – Money Predictions for Your Zodiac
Entertainment
Year of the Pig 2019 – Money Predictions for Your Zodiac
If the crowds of people gaping at every shopping mall’s Chinese New Year “12 animal signs” zodiac display is anything to go by, no Singaporean can resist reading about their own...
10 January 2019
new year resolution 2019
Budgeting
5 Popular New Year Resolutions Singaporeans Always Make & How You Can Achieve Them
Life passes us too fast. We go on a few short holidays here and there and what do you know, another year has passed. Year after year, we have a...
31 December 2018
baby prams and strollers singapore
Family
7 Prams and Strollers in Singapore Under $500 That Singaporean Parents Rave About
A stroller is one of the many big-ticket items that Singaporean parents get. It transports your baby from one place to another, and can also double up as a shopping...
21 December 2018
breast pumps singapore prices reviews
Family
Breast Pumps Singapore: Price List of Medela, Spectra, Philips, Haakaa & Ardo Breast Pumps (2019)
Breastfeeding mothers in Singapore often invest in a breast pump, which gives them the option of pumping milk even when they cannot be with the baby 24/7. Working mothers can...
20 December 2018
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Shopping
Love Online Shopping? Here’s How You Can Shop Smarter with UOB Mighty FX
This article is brought to you in collaboration with UOB. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the...
parallel importers cars vs authorised dealers cars singapore
Transportation
Parallel Importers vs Authorised Dealers: Which Should You Get Your Car From?
In Singapore, you can buy parallel import cars from unauthorised dealers. And it’s perfectly legal. Well, they are not unauthorised per se, but they are called parallel importers. Do note that...
12 December 2018