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Articles by Vanessa Nah

Vanessa likes her personal finance articles the way she likes her sitcoms—funny, entertaining, and leaving people knowing a little more about life. In another life, Vanessa was the biggest nerd in class and was *this* close to doing a PhD. That researcher is still in her as she now digs out the ins and outs of personal loans, T&Cs of credit cards, and ups and downs of alternative investments. When Vanessa’s not debunking finance myths, you’ll find her attending dance classes, fingerpicking a guitar, or fulfilling her life mission to make her one-eyed cat the most spoiled kitty in the world.

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Credit Cards
12 Best Cashback Credit Cards in Singapore (Apr 2024)
Collecting air miles for your jet setting lifestyle admittedly sounds sexier than trying to scrounge for cash rebates. But if you’re still one of those people who believe that cash...
4 days ago
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Budgeting
Duit Raya Singapore Guide 2024: How Much Green Packet To Give
In Singapore, Muslims give out duit raya (Raya money, green packets) during Syawal, the month after Ramadan. While duit raya is a widespread custom among Muslims in Singapore, it isn’t...
4 April 2024
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Travel Insurance
6 Best Travel Insurance with COVID-19 Coverage in Singapore (Apr 2024)
COVID-19 might be the last thing on your mind…but it could be the first thing to ruin your next trip. Whether you end up quarantined overseas or have to cancel...
4 April 2024
Best Credit Card Promotions in Singapore (Apr – May 2024): Citibank, DBS, HSBC, UOB, and More
Credit Cards
Best Credit Card Promotions in Singapore (Apr – May 2024): Citibank, DBS, HSBC, UOB, and More
This April, we’re giving away a Rolex worth up to $15,521! As well as an Apple iPhone 15 Pro, Sony PlayStation 5, a complimentary one-night stay at The Ritz Carlton…and the...
3 April 2024
Best Fixed Deposit Rates in Singapore (Apr 2024)—Rates Up To 3.8%, Minimum Deposits From $500
Fixed Deposits
Best Fixed Deposit Rates in Singapore (Apr 2024)—Rates Up To 3.8%, Minimum Deposits From $500
If you think that fixed deposits are only for conservative cash-rich aunties and uncles, think again. A fixed deposit (also known as a time deposit) account is a type of...
3 April 2024
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Savings Accounts
UOB One Account to Cut Interest Rate from 7.8% to 6%—Which Savings Accounts Will Earn You More?
They say that what goes up must come down, and the UOB One account’s 7.8% interest rates are no exception. Since late 2022, the UOB One savings account has been...
2 April 2024
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Credit Cards
Best Bank Offers in Singapore (Apr 2024)—Win A Trip to Paris Olympics 2024, Up to 10% Off Flights Worldwide, and More
Everybody loves credit card sign-up promotions, but not many of us realise the promotions don’t end with a welcome gift. Banks actually shower us with tons of lifestyle deals and...
1 April 2024
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Entertainment
Top 34 Free Things To Do in Singapore (Apr 2024): Easter Egg-stravaganza Farmers’ Market, Magic Hour at Raffles Hotel, And More
Bored as well as broke? We’ve got good news for you. This April, there’s no way you’ll miss out on the festivities with the slew of markets, events, and activities...
1 April 2024
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Entertainment
Best Ramadan Promotions And Deals in Singapore (2024)—Bazaars, Buffets, and More
The holy month of Ramadan is a time for Muslims to come together in prayer, reflection, and celebration of their faith. This Ramadan 2024, there are even more reasons to...
15 March 2024
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Budgeting
Catification Guide: How Much Does It Cost to Create a Cat-Friendly Home?
As a cat owner (read: willing cat slave), there are few things more aesthetically pleasing to me in interior design than catified spaces. You may not know the terminology, but...
13 March 2024
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Savings Accounts
Best Savings Accounts in Singapore with Highest Interest Rates (Mar 2024)
So far, 2024 has been pretty hard on our bank accounts. Between the GST hike and an impending recession, it looks like our wallets are taking quite a hit this year,...
11 March 2024
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Opinion
International Women’s Day: Women in the News on This Day Over The Past 50 Years
A local teacher becomes the first female Singaporean soccer coach. A local actress snags the female lead role in an HBO drama. And a mother is reunited with her daughter...
8 March 2024
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High Life
Why All Watches are Unisex, and Why Tiny is the New Big
During his unveiling at Inter Miami, legendary footballer Lionel Messi wore a bejewelled Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce Rainbow—a rose gold ladies’ sports watch. At a Lakers-Pacers game in Dec 2023,...
5 March 2024
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Budgeting
The 7 Best and Worst Mosquito Repellents, Ranked by Effectiveness and Cost
In every family, in every group of friends, there’s always going to be at least one unlucky person who is a mosquito magnet. Amongst my family members, that person is...
1 March 2024
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High Life
Is The Best Men’s Luxury Watch To Invest In…A Women’s Watch?
If you’re thinking about investing in a luxury watch, there’s something you should know: The secondary watch market has been falling post-pandemic. The Bloomberg Subdial Watch Index, which tracks the...
27 February 2024
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Property
HDB BTO Feb 2024 Review: Locations, Application Rates, Prices, and More
The Feb 2024 BTO and SBF Exercises are open from 21 to 28 Feb 2024, 11:59pm. Apply online via the HDB Flat Portal anytime within this period for either a...
22 February 2024
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Budgeting
Budget 2024 Summary: 10 Things You Need to Know
“Let me assure everyone: We will always have your backs,” Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Lawrence Wong told Singapore on 16 Feb 2024 as he presented the nation’s 2024...
16 February 2024
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Dining
11 Best Halal Buffets in Singapore (2024)—Starting From $29.50++
Whether you’re a Muslim or are dining with Muslim friends, you’ll be pleased to know that many of the best buffets in Singapore are halal-certified. We’re not just talking about...
15 February 2024
Valentine’s Day Credit Card Promotions 2024—7 Ways to Save Money This Valentine’s Day
Credit Cards
Valentine’s Day Credit Card Promotions 2024—7 Ways to Save Money This Valentine’s Day
So you’ve done your best to plan an affordable date, but your significant other has other plans—it’s a hotel staycation, expensive luxury watch, or nothing. You don’t want to break...
6 February 2024
18 Valentine’s Day 2024 Set Menus Under $100/pax, Starting From $34++
Dining
18 Valentine’s Day 2024 Set Menus Under $100/pax, Starting From $34++
It’s been said that the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach. So on the day of love, you better get the food right. That being said, your...
5 February 2024
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Dining
CNY Reunion Dinner 2024—12 Chinese Restaurant Set Meals Under $60++/pax
We feel it too—that impending anxiety of what’s to come at a Chinese New Year (CNY) reunion dinner. Relatives will be relatives, and it isn’t Chinese New Year if you...
22 January 2024
Li Chun 2024: The Most Auspicious Date and Time to Deposit Money This Chinese New Year 2024
Entertainment
Li Chun 2024: The Most Auspicious Date and Time to Deposit Money This Chinese New Year 2024
You might not know it by name, but perhaps you’ve noticed snaking queues at cash deposit machines on a particular day during the Chinese New Year (CNY) period. That date...
19 January 2024
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Opinion
Think You’re Having a Rotten Week? Read These Reddit Threads
Yesterday while waiting for the lift to head into the office, I asked my colleague to confirm what day of the week it was: “Is it Thursday today?” “Yeah,” he...
19 January 2024
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Budgeting
17 Popular Vet Clinics in Singapore and Their Prices—Consultation, Vaccinations and More (2024)
People always poke fun at pet parents, saying that furkids are like children, except they will never “grow up”, earn money and take care of you when you’re old. They’re...
12 January 2024
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Personal Loans
Should You Take A Personal Loan To Help With The Rising Costs Of Living?
“Things are cheaper than before!” said no one ever. When it comes to living costs, there’s a lot that Singaporeans are up against. Singapore was ranked as the world’s most...
11 January 2024