Budgeting

You Might Be in Bad Financial Shape if You’ve Noticed Any of These 4 Warning Signs
You Might Be in Bad Financial Shape if You’ve Noticed Any of These 4 Warning Signs
A supermodel looks into the mirror and sees a lump of lard, while that guy who plays 50 hours of DOTA a ...
14 January 2016
4 Freebies From the Singapore Government With No Income Ceiling
4 Freebies From the Singapore Government With No Income Ceiling
While “free gift” is like a clarion call to Singaporean aunties islandwide to assemble outside their favourite ...
8 January 2016
How to Be a Foodie in Singapore Without Busting Your Budget
How to Be a Foodie in Singapore Without Busting Your Budget
Everyone in Singapore considers themselves some sort of culinary expert—but only when it comes to eating ...
7 January 2016
What Do the New CPF Changes for 2016 Mean in Dollars and Cents?
What Do the New CPF Changes for 2016 Mean in Dollars and Cents?
Like many of you, I like the new Star Wars movie. After waiting for a decade since the last live-action ...
28 December 2015
3 Types of Unplanned Spending That Singaporeans Fall Prey To When They’re Not Paying Attention
3 Types of Unplanned Spending That Singaporeans Fall Prey To When They’re Not Paying Attention
It’s very apt that Singaporeans coined the term “blur sotong”, because there are quite a few unaware people ...
28 December 2015
Singaporeans Are Wasting $2,600 a Year – Here’s 5 Better Things You Could be Doing With The Money
Singaporeans Are Wasting $2,600 a Year – Here’s 5 Better Things You Could be Doing With The Money
We already know Singaporeans spend tons of money on homes, cars and tuition for their kids. That’s all ...
24 December 2015
3 Realistic Money Goals Every Singaporean Should Have Going Into 2016
3 Realistic Money Goals Every Singaporean Should Have Going Into 2016
Let’s face it, Singaporeans are just not that good at coming up with goals that haven’t been programmed ...
22 December 2015
5 Retirement Expenses Singaporeans Will Definitely Regret Not Planning For
5 Retirement Expenses Singaporeans Will Definitely Regret Not Planning For
If you intend to rely entirely on your CPF savings when you retire, you’d better prepare to spend the final ...
8 December 2015
5 Things to Do This Year End That Will Help Get Your Finances in Order for 2016
5 Things to Do This Year End That Will Help Get Your Finances in Order for 2016
Wake me up, when Septemb…. OH COME ON, it’s almost 2016 already?! Well, if you haven’t got around to having ...
3 December 2015
6 Unexpected Costs of Owning a Pet in Singapore
6 Unexpected Costs of Owning a Pet in Singapore
Christmas is coming, and just about every parent in Singapore is going to have to think of yet another ...
2 December 2015
Spend More Than You Earn? Do These 4 Things Before It’s Too Late
Spend More Than You Earn? Do These 4 Things Before It’s Too Late
As a kid, if you wanted to buy that minidisc player or JNCO jeans, you had two options—either beg your ...
1 December 2015
6 Expensive Purchases That Singaporeans Think Will Make Them Feel Better, But Don’t
6 Expensive Purchases That Singaporeans Think Will Make Them Feel Better, But Don’t
The world is full of questionable items that people buy anyway. If someone is crazy enough to think it ...
26 November 2015
6 Things You Can Do By Yourself Instead of Paying Someone Else to Do It
6 Things You Can Do By Yourself Instead of Paying Someone Else to Do It
Singaporeans are master outsourcers. We like to pay people to do everything for us, from household chores ...
26 November 2015
retirement finncial trap
Here’s the Trap That Many Singaporeans Fall Into When Planning For Retirement Now
If you’ve actually started planning for retirement, that puts you ahead of most of your fellow Singaporeans, ...
25 November 2015
4 Ways to Save Money in Singapore Without Wasting Lots of Precious Time
4 Ways to Save Money in Singapore Without Wasting Lots of Precious Time
How much money you can save really depends on the amount of time at your disposal. If I didn’t have to ...
26 October 2015
Don’t Leave the House Without These 4 Things That Can Save You Money
Don’t Leave the House Without These 4 Things That Can Save You Money
The good old days when a night out on the town could cost less than $20 have gone the way of the dodo. ...
21 October 2015
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
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
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
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