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Articles by Peter Lin

I am the poster boy for reinventing one's self. I've been a broadcast journalist, technical writer, banking customer service officer and a Catholic friar. My life experiences have made me the most cynical idealist you'll ever meet, which is why I'm also the co-founder of a local pop culture website. I believe ignorance is not bliss, and that money is the root of all evil only if you allow it to be.

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Credit Cards
Here‘s All the Fine Print of Cashback Credit Cards that Singaporeans Don’t Know About
During 2015’s General Elections, some people may have assumed that all the opposition parties were pretty much the same. News flash, they aren’t! In the same way, with so many cashback...
29 August 2017
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Property
Why Is This EC The Most Affordable in Singapore?
The executive condominium is a popular choice in Singapore, mainly because it gives you condominium facilities at a subsidised price! A recent study by OrangeTee showed that a new EC unit...
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Credit Cards
The 3 Kinds of Singaporeans That Should Get a Credit Card with Unlimited Cashback
Many of us are taught that peer pressure’s not a good thing – since we were kids, we’ve been told by our parents that “Everything Ah Seng does, you also...
25 August 2017
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Wedding
Here’s Why You Might Never Have to Overpay for an Engagement Ring in Singapore Again
Weddings in modern Singapore often involve many wedding traditions, like engagement rings, wedding photoshoots and gatecrashes. Young Singaporean couples are getting more adventurous, creative and resourceful.
31 July 2017
Temasek Review 2017 – Here’s How It Impacts You
Invest
Temasek Review 2017 – Here’s How It Impacts You
As Singaporeans, we’re often encouraged to plan for our future. I’ve been planning for my wedding since I was 8 years old. I know who I’m inviting, where the celebration...
27 July 2017
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Credit Cards
Spending $12,000 Over the Next Few Months? Here’s 4 Air Miles Credit Cards You Should Consider
Here in Singapore, one of the world’s most expensive cities, we’re used to paying a premium for lots of things. Whether it’s housing or cars, we Singaporeans rightfully complain a...
12 July 2017
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Life Insurance
Here’s How You Can Earn Significant Interest in a Short Period of Time with The First Ever Direct Purchase Online Savings Product
I truly love the convenience of our modern world. Hungry? There’s multiple food delivery options. Wanna get somewhere quickly? Book a Grab ride from the comfort of your home or...
10 July 2017
Is DBS’s NAV Hub Going to Be the End of the Financial Planning Industry?
Opinion
Is DBS’s NAV Hub Going to Be the End of the Financial Planning Industry?
The buzzword these days is “disruption”. No, I’m not talking about the way SMRT has been ruining your peak hour commutes. I’m talking about how new companies are using technology...
4 July 2017
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Travel
Is This New Service the Easiest Way to Qualify for Bonus Air Miles?
Timing is important. And I’m not just talking about knowing when to fold in poker. Whether it’s investing in the stock market, or buying flight tickets, timing can make all...
27 June 2017
What Should ANZ Cardholders Know with DBS’s Latest Credit Cards Announcement
Credit Cards
What Should ANZ Cardholders Know with DBS’s Latest Credit Cards Announcement
All good things must come to an end. It’s a sad fact of reality that I acknowledge the second I wake up each morning. And as an ANZ cardholder, it...
20 June 2017
Your Savings Account Sucks, Here Are Some That Don’t – 2017 Edition
Savings Accounts
Your Savings Account Sucks, Here Are Some That Don’t – 2017 Edition
It’s 2017, and there are still people who have keypads on their mobile phones. But you know what? Maybe they have good reasons for it – like they don’t want...
14 June 2017
Here’s How Grab Can Help You Rent a Car in Singapore Without Paying a Single Cent
Transportation
Here’s How Grab Can Help You Rent a Car in Singapore Without Paying a Single Cent
By now, you’ve probably heard how one driver earned $6,000 a month on average thanks to Grab. Good for her! I don’t think anyone should be questioning how much a...
27 April 2017
You Know You’ve Become a Singaporean Adult When These 5 Things Happen to You
Opinion
You Know You’ve Become a Singaporean Adult When These 5 Things Happen to You
Remember when you were a kid and you thought turning 21 was the only thing you needed to do to become an adult? Ah, those were good times. “Adulting” is...
25 April 2017
Air Miles: Everyday Spending Gets You Crap. Here’s How You Can Earn More
Credit Cards
Air Miles: Everyday Spending Gets You Crap. Here’s How You Can Earn More
Lots of my friends have recently been to Japan to see the sakura bloom. They’re also the ones who always seem to be posting on social media from various cities...
24 April 2017
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Savings Accounts
KrisFlyer UOB Account: Here’s What Needs To Be Done For People to Actually Want to Sign Up
When Singaporeans don’t like something, you’ll know it. Take that critically panned Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders episode set in Singapore (but not actually filmed in Singapore). It was so bad...
21 April 2017
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Home Loans
What Exactly Are Fixed Deposit-Pegged Home Loans and How Do You Choose One?
When you think innovators, you think of Apple and the late Steve Jobs and how one iGadget after another quickly became the norm – everything from pocket-sized music players, mobile phones...
20 April 2017
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Credit Cards
Why the Best Air Miles Credit Card May Not Be an Air Miles Credit Card
When it comes to credit cards, most of us are like Jon Snow in Game of Thrones. No, it’s not that we all want to take the Black, but that,...
17 April 2017
4 Questions You Need to Ask Before Applying for a Corporate Loan in Singapore
Career
4 Questions You Need to Ask Before Applying for a Corporate Loan in Singapore
Our fast-changing world has resulted in many unique ways to do business. The advance of globalisation and the connectedness that the Internet brings means that companies now change people’s lives...
10 April 2017
What You Need to Know About the Annual Fees for Singapore’s Most Popular Credit Cards
Credit Cards
What You Need to Know About the Annual Fees for Singapore’s Most Popular Credit Cards
Singaporeans love using credit cards. Most of us carry at least three credit cards everywhere we go. We love the convenience that it gives us, as well as the rewards...
6 April 2017
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Budgeting
Here’s Why Singaporeans Transferring Funds Overseas Through a Bank Are Just Wasting Money
Some days, it’s amazing to realise I truly am living in the future. Just the other day, I remitted some money to an overseas account through my internet banking account...
21 March 2017
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Savings Accounts
Changes to OCBC 360 Account – Should You Switch Accounts?
Competition spurs people to do better. It’s that spirit of comparing ourselves against others that drives us to put our best foot forward. Customers love it when businesses compete for...
6 March 2017
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Invest
Here’s an Easy Way You Can Be Rewarded Even More Than Just Getting Rebates and Interest
For many young working Singaporeans, starting work and managing their own cash flow can be a daunting task. Add to that the pressure of planning for the future and making...
3 March 2017
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Savings Accounts
OCBC 360 Account Updates Yet Again – Here’s How Your Interest Will Be Affected
We should be no strangers to “updates”. From software to mobile apps, from taxi fares to water prices, we’ve become used to changes constantly happening in our lives. In fact,...
2 March 2017
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Credit Cards
Can’t Use Your Credit Card to Pay Your Rent, Insurance Premiums or School Fees? This Service Could Solve That Problem
Whenever one of my friends enters the work force, my first advice is usually to apply for a credit card as soon as they can. Unless they owe me money....
2 March 2017
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Property
3 Things to Look Out for When Buying a Condo in 2017
Depending on who you ask, Singapore is either on track in 2017 for greater success, or is dangerously playing with fire as it tries to involve itself in international diplomacy....
1 March 2017