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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
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
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How to get the Modern Singapore Home Office for under $1000
Whether you have a full time stay-at-home job or are cramming in after-hour duties, a home office is nice ...
13 May 2015
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3 Alternative Retirement Models Singaporeans Should Consider
Think “retiree” and you get images of some old guy in a Hawaiian shirt, pina colada in hand, lounging in ...
5 May 2015
5 Things Young Singaporeans Waste Lots of Money On Without Realising It
5 Things Young Singaporeans Waste Lots of Money On Without Realising It
We’re young and we’re hot and we just wanna have fun… goes just about every Ke$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