Budgeting

4 Reasons Why Topping-Up Your Loved Ones’ CPF Account Is Better Than Just Giving Them Cash
4 Reasons Why Topping-Up Your Loved Ones’ CPF Account Is Better Than Just Giving Them Cash
I didn’t need Moral Education lessons in school to know that giving allowance to my parents once I started ...
30 June 2015
How to Save Money on Medical Bills for Minor Ailments in Singapore
How to Save Money on Medical Bills for Minor Ailments in Singapore
It might be cheaper to die than get sick in Singapore, but that doesn’t mean we want to actually die. And ...
23 June 2015
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How to Buy a Kindle Paperwhite For the Lowest Price in Singapore
On my daily commute, most people I see glued to their smartphones or tablets are usually watching Running ...
18 June 2015
Why Can’t Singaporeans Seem to Keep Their Lifestyle Spending in Check?
Why Can’t Singaporeans Seem to Keep Their Lifestyle Spending in Check?
Many Singaporeans are pretty bad at separating wants from needs. Sure, property is expensive, but what ...
16 June 2015
How to get the Modern Singapore Dining Room for under $1000
How to get the Modern Singapore Dining Room for under $1000
Whether you’re hosting a holiday dinner party or gathering around the table for a weeknight meal, the dining ...
14 June 2015
3 Ways Singaporeans Sneakily Indulge Their Vices on a Budget
3 Ways Singaporeans Sneakily Indulge Their Vices on a Budget
It’s not easy maintaining vices in Singapore, as the government seems intent on making Singaporeans pay ...
9 June 2015
4 Ways to Take Money Saving to the Extreme in Singapore
4 Ways to Take Money Saving to the Extreme in Singapore
Just as I thought I was already being very thrifty, I met a guy who claimed he could get away with spending ...
4 June 2015
4 Things Singaporeans Think are Essential But are Really Not
4 Things Singaporeans Think are Essential But are Really Not
Life is an ongoing struggle to distribute your resources so that you fulfil all of you needs, and enough ...
19 May 2015
“Buy Package Then Shop Closes Down?” – Here’s The One Solution That Will Solve This Problem
“Buy Package Then Shop Closes Down?” – Here’s The One Solution That Will Solve This Problem
I’ve stopped trusting strangers who ask for money ever since I was a teen. I had given $5 to a monk asking ...
15 May 2015
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7 Simple Ways Couples Can Save More Money in Singapore
You may have recently heard that divorces and separations are on the rise in Singapore. I’m betting $50 ...
13 May 2015
modern home office
How to get the Modern Singapore Home Office for under $1000
Whether you have a full time stay-at-home job or are cramming in after-hour duties, a home office is nice ...
13 May 2015
retirement models singapore
3 Alternative Retirement Models Singaporeans Should Consider
Think “retiree” and you get images of some old guy in a Hawaiian shirt, pina colada in hand, lounging in ...
5 May 2015
5 Things Young Singaporeans Waste Lots of Money On Without Realising It
5 Things Young Singaporeans Waste Lots of Money On Without Realising It
We’re young and we’re hot and we just wanna have fun… goes just about every Ke$ha song. Every morning, ...
30 April 2015
5 Daily Habits You Should Quit if You Want to Instantly Save Hundreds of Dollars a Year
5 Daily Habits You Should Quit if You Want to Instantly Save Hundreds of Dollars a Year
Losing money can be like a nuclear-scale catastrophe—a sudden serious illness, a stock market crash or ...
27 April 2015
sentosa
10 Activities in Sentosa That Won’t Bust Your Budget
Ah… Sentosa. The island paradise south of Singapore that used to be all about historical sites like Fort ...
17 April 2015
Here’s How To Save Money With the Singapore Dollar Weakening Against the US Dollar
Here’s How To Save Money With the Singapore Dollar Weakening Against the US Dollar
If you went to the Woodbury factory outlets or Disneyland Orlando recently, be glad you had the chance ...
14 April 2015
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The Ultimate MoneySmart Guide to CPF Housing Grants in Singapore
I’ve never tried skydiving. I guess it’s fun and exciting. But only if you’ve got a parachute strapped ...
8 April 2015
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4 Ways to Gamify Money-Saving and Make it Fun
Nobody says “Woo! I love skydiving, playing the guitar and saving money.” In fact, for many people, especially ...
25 March 2015
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How to get the Modern Singapore Bedroom for under $1000
Great interiors shouldn’t be limited by a tight budget. Not everyone enjoys doing math, but we definitely ...
24 March 2015
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How Living Like a True Hippie Can Help You Save Money in Singapore
Back in the 60s and 70s, hippies were a persecuted bunch in Singapore. Long hair on men was banned (the ...
17 March 2015
No More Medisave Minimum Sum – But Do You Really Get More Money Back?
No More Medisave Minimum Sum – But Do You Really Get More Money Back?
I can just imagine the conversations after last night’s CPF announcement, whether online or in the coffee ...
13 March 2015
4 Things Every Singaporean Must Do to Prepare for Passing On No Matter How Far Off It May Seem
4 Things Every Singaporean Must Do to Prepare for Passing On No Matter How Far Off It May Seem
One of Singaporeans’ favourite sayings is that it’s cheaper to die in Singapore than it is to fall sick. ...
6 March 2015
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Cheaper to Die Than Get Sick in Singapore? Here are Some Ways to Ease the Burden
Other than the odd visit to the GP to get an MC excusing you from work, there are times when you just have ...
5 March 2015
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How To Get The Modern Singapore Living Room for Under $1,000
Great interiors shouldn’t be limited by a tight budget. Interior decorating should be the most exciting ...
1 March 2015
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What the CPF Minimum Sum Changes Really Mean for You
In 2016, say goodbye to the “CPF Minimum Sum”. And say hello to “Retirement Sum”. I can just imagine how ...
16 February 2015