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4 Easy Ways to Save on Household Costs in Singapore
4 Easy Ways to Save on Household Costs in Singapore
Sorry to break it to you, but draining your CPF funds and cash savings and signing up for a 30 year mortgage ...
19 October 2015
3 Assumptions About Retirement Singaporeans Will Regret Making
3 Assumptions About Retirement Singaporeans Will Regret Making
If you’re planning to retire in Singapore, unless you’re the sort of person who finds Kevin Kwan’s novel ...
13 October 2015
Moving in With Your Significant Other? Don’t Make These 3 Critical Money Mistakes
Moving in With Your Significant Other? Don’t Make These 3 Critical Money Mistakes
One thing that drives me crazy about life in Singapore is the fact that young, unmarried Singaporeans often ...
12 October 2015
6 Ways to Make Extra Cash by Participating in the Sharing Economy
6 Ways to Make Extra Cash by Participating in the Sharing Economy
As a child, being asked to share with other kids could sound like a death knell. No way were you letting ...
8 October 2015
Here’s What The Typical Money Regret of a Singaporean Looks Like
Here’s What The Typical Money Regret of a Singaporean Looks Like
Of all the regrets you’ve accumulated in your life, we’re willing to bet buying that many of them involve ...
6 October 2015
3 Ways Singaporeans Tend to Overspend Out of Carelessness
3 Ways Singaporeans Tend to Overspend Out of Carelessness
When you stick your ATM card into the machine at the end of the month, only to be greeted with an onscreen ...
6 October 2015
The 3 Types of Singaporeans Who Should Be Contributing Voluntarily To Their CPF Accounts
The 3 Types of Singaporeans Who Should Be Contributing Voluntarily To Their CPF Accounts
One of my most embarrassing moments? Not having cash on hand to pay for a cab. Their NETS machine couldn’t ...
30 September 2015
4 Important Purchases You Will Definitely Regret Not Spending More Money On
4 Important Purchases You Will Definitely Regret Not Spending More Money On
The last time someone told me they paid $700 for a new smartphone, I smirked inwardly at the fact that ...
23 September 2015
Top 3 Reasons Singaporeans Go Bankrupt
Top 3 Reasons Singaporeans Go Bankrupt
You don’t have to be addicted to casinos or get sued for defamation to go bankrupt. Every day, regular ...
14 September 2015
3 Ways to Save Money on Gadgets in Singapore
3 Ways to Save Money on Gadgets in Singapore
“Is there wifi here?” is the favourite phrase of a Singaporean on holiday. Here in Singapore, we love our ...
9 September 2015
5 Situations Where Bargaining is Acceptable in Singapore
5 Situations Where Bargaining is Acceptable in Singapore
Singapore is no Bangkok, so try to haggle over the price of that ramlee burger at the pasar malam and you ...
7 September 2015
4 Work-Related Costs in Singapore You Could be Spending Much Less On
4 Work-Related Costs in Singapore You Could be Spending Much Less On
Unless you’re Mother Teresa, the main reason you go work every day is to earn money. But spending the day ...
4 September 2015
4 Rules To Live By For Those Who Earn a Variable Income
4 Rules To Live By For Those Who Earn a Variable Income
While the typical Singaporean salaryman goes home each night knowing he’ll be getting $x at the end of ...
4 September 2015
6 Ways Deal Sites Like Groupon Make You Waste Money Instead of Saving It
6 Ways Deal Sites Like Groupon Make You Waste Money Instead of Saving It
Some people check Groupon more often than they read the news or the weather report. The moment they get ...
2 September 2015
4 Tasks Singaporeans Can Outsource Without Hiring Domestic Help
4 Tasks Singaporeans Can Outsource Without Hiring Domestic Help
Singaporeans are a busy lot, and after spending a long day at the office most people don’t have the time ...
2 September 2015
In Case You Didn’t Know, These 4 Things Lower Your Taxes in Singapore
In Case You Didn’t Know, These 4 Things Lower Your Taxes in Singapore
Sweeping statements are usually inaccurate, but we think we can quite safely say that nobody likes to pay ...
19 August 2015
Does the Price of Oil Really Affect the Cost of Petrol in Singapore?
Does the Price of Oil Really Affect the Cost of Petrol in Singapore?
Singaporeans have been talking about how dismal it’s become over the past few months. In fact, we’ve not ...
14 August 2015
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4 Reasons Why Retirement in Singapore is Like That Big Exam You Didn’t Study For
You would think in Singapore that, by our mid-20s and early 30s, most of us would’ve forgotten about how ...
11 August 2015
5 Household Expenses That Singaporeans Can Definitely Do Without
5 Household Expenses That Singaporeans Can Definitely Do Without
One of the most expensive things about living in Singapore is keeping a roof over your head. Apart from ...
30 July 2015
Always Busting Your Budget Before the End of the Month? 3 Emergency Measures You Should Take Immediately
Always Busting Your Budget Before the End of the Month? 3 Emergency Measures You Should Take Immediately
You might have devised an elaborate budget at the beginning of the year, complete with colour coding, spreadsheets ...
29 July 2015
7 Secret Skills Singaporean Aunties Can Teach You on How To Save Money
7 Secret Skills Singaporean Aunties Can Teach You on How To Save Money
They may not be the ones tearing up the boardrooms at Raffles Place or making millions in the world of ...
27 July 2015
How to Know Whether You Should Go Ahead and Spend Money on That Travel Experience
How to Know Whether You Should Go Ahead and Spend Money on That Travel Experience
Self-styled “happiness gurus” have long been preaching the fact that spending money on experiences yields ...
27 July 2015
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Should Self-Employed Singaporeans Make Contributions to their CPF Account?
As an employee, seeing 20% of your salary disappear into the bowels of the CPF can make your take-home ...
24 July 2015
5 Personal Finance Milestones Singaporeans Should Celebrate
5 Personal Finance Milestones Singaporeans Should Celebrate
Many people think of graduation, weddings and promotions as personal milestones. Unfortunately, it’s totally ...
13 July 2015
8 Bad Habits That Financially Secure Singaporeans Have Gotten Rid Of
8 Bad Habits That Financially Secure Singaporeans Have Gotten Rid Of
As a country, we’ve gotten complacent about how rich we really are. A little too satisfied with the amount ...
9 July 2015