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Is Upgrading From an HDB to a Condo a “Must” to Build Wealth? We Rate Advice From Reddit
The acronym “HDB” can deliver a range of emotions for any Singaporean looking to get their hands on the ...
30 May 2024
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How to Help Someone Who Repeatedly Falls for Scams: It’s Not Just a Money Issue, It’s a Psychological One
Have you been scammed before? If it’s a resounding yes, then shame is the dominant feeling you’ve felt ...
20 May 2024
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What Having Unlimited Pocket Money Taught Me About Saving Money
I grew up with unlimited pocket money. I know. That sounds kinda crazy to me too—at least now as an adult. ...
24 April 2024
Victim of Identity Theft? Here’s How to Make Sure it Never Happens Again
Victim of Identity Theft? Here’s How to Make Sure it Never Happens Again
“My main account got hacked. Follow my new account instead! xx” Are you really on social media if you haven’t ...
26 March 2024
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Have You Heard of The Great Wealth Transfer? Women Are About to Get Rich.
As we celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, there are plenty of deals and perks to look forward ...
8 March 2024
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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 ...
8 March 2024
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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 ...
19 January 2024
Ever Heard of “Soft Saving”? Here’s Why Gen Zs are Obsessed With It
Ever Heard of “Soft Saving”? Here’s Why Gen Zs are Obsessed With It
In Singapore, it’s ingrained in our DNA to plan long-term—especially when it comes to our finances. Well, ...
9 January 2024
All This Technology, And We Still Haven’t Found a Way to Stop Ticket Scams in Singapore?
All This Technology, And We Still Haven’t Found a Way to Stop Ticket Scams in Singapore?
Recently, Singapore has been living up to its name as SINGapore. Every A-lister is holding their concert ...
6 September 2023
Is Buying From Shein Penny-Wise but Pound-Foolish?
Is Buying From Shein Penny-Wise but Pound-Foolish?
You don’t even have to be a heavy TikTok or YouTube user to be familiar with the fast fashion juggernaut, ...
31 August 2023
The Loyalist vs The Deals Chaser—Is Disloyalty the Key to Maximising Loyalty Programmes?
The Loyalist vs The Deals Chaser—Is Disloyalty the Key to Maximising Loyalty Programmes?
I’m always secretly thrilled if I get some reward when I shop. Sure I’m still spending money but at least ...
22 August 2023
Are We In A Schrödinger’s Recession? Understanding The Dual Reality of Recovery and Recession In Singapore
Are We In A Schrödinger’s Recession? Understanding The Dual Reality of Recovery and Recession In Singapore
Everyone’s been walking on a tightrope. Nobody is certain if we are truly in a recession yet even though ...
2 August 2023
Rewards Programmes are Evolving, and We’re Not Complaining
Rewards Programmes are Evolving, and We’re Not Complaining
Now, this was a marriage we didn’t see coming. On 12 July 2023, NTUC FairPrice and ComfortDelGro (CDG) ...
18 July 2023
What Netflix’s Beef Teaches Us About Money, Investments, and Budgeting
What Netflix’s Beef Teaches Us About Money, Investments, and Budgeting
A near accident in a parking lot turns into a viral road rage and property destruction. No, this isn’t ...
30 May 2023
Why is Nobody Talking About How Inflation is Affecting the Mental Health of Singaporeans?
Why is Nobody Talking About How Inflation is Affecting the Mental Health of Singaporeans?
In a joint statement by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Ministry of Trade and Industry released ...
24 May 2023
Death is Inevitable, But Chaos isn’t: 10 Reasons Why You Should Write a Will ASAP
Death is Inevitable, But Chaos isn’t: 10 Reasons Why You Should Write a Will ASAP
Nobody likes to think about their own mortality, especially when you’re young, very much alive, and living ...
10 May 2023
Can a DINK lifestyle help you FIRE?
Can a DINK lifestyle help you FIRE?
If you didn’t understand the headline, then you’re missing out on two of the biggest trends right now. ...
2 May 2023
We Asked AI for Personal Finance Tips. Here’s What Happened.
We Asked AI for Personal Finance Tips. Here’s What Happened.
What do the Pope, Jay-Z and Putin have in common? They were all, within the past month or so, deep faked ...
6 April 2023
3 Money Lessons From Everything Everywhere All At Once
3 Money Lessons From Everything Everywhere All At Once
It’s a glorious week for the Asian community. Heck, the world. On 12 Mar 2023, Malaysian-born Michelle ...
15 March 2023
What Do The failures Of Silvergate Capital, Sillicon Valley Bank, And Signature Bank Mean For Regular Folks?
What Do The failures Of Silvergate Capital, Sillicon Valley Bank, And Signature Bank Mean For Regular Folks?
Banks have been falling like dominoes this month, leaving the financial sector shell-shocked. On 8 Mar ...
14 March 2023
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5 Industries That Have Been Opening Up To Women In Singapore
US$20 billion—that’s how much GDP McKinsey & Company estimated Singapore could gain each year if we advanced ...
8 March 2023
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Do Women Need To Save More For Retirement Than Men?
We hate to start this on a downer, but did you know that you and I will literally never see the day women ...
8 March 2023
Policy Changes And New Guidelines In 2023 That Impact Women In Singapore
Policy Changes And New Guidelines In 2023 That Impact Women In Singapore
Is the playing field level for men and women in Singapore yet? Sadly, no. And while we have centuries worth ...
6 March 2023
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6 Personal Finance Myths Singaporeans Need To Stop Believing
When it comes to finance issues, we get wisdom from our parents, friends, lecturers, siblings, and our ...
5 April 2022
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Personal Loans Should Be for Emergencies, Not Frivolous Shopping
Over the past 2 weeks, I’ve received 3 phone calls from several banks in Singapore, all asking if I’m interested ...
5 April 2022