Opinion

pension scheme
3 of the Best Pension Schemes in the World Singapore Can Learn From
When I retire, I want to travel on cruise ships. I want to laze in the shade of a beach umbrella as I pretend ...
10 September 2015
income tax rate
The Highest Income Tax Rates in the World and Where Singapore Stands
In Singapore, there are three types of taxes: progressive, regressive and the aggressive. Okay, I made ...
9 September 2015
minimum wage singapore
3 of The Best Minimum Wage Schemes in the World Singapore Can Learn From
When I see people slogging away at Subway, I sometimes feel bad that the amount I’m paying for my 6-inch ...
8 September 2015
CPF
What Exactly Is Each Political Party Saying about CPF This General Elections?
The Elections are getting everyone talking. Even those who shouldn’t be talking. Like Han Hui Hui, who ...
4 September 2015
transport bill singapore
What the Two New Transport Bills Mean for the Average Singaporean
Yes, we’ve made fun of his name. Yes, we’ve turned his “catchphrase” into a meme. But with the benefit ...
1 September 2015
General Elections 2015
The 3 Main Money Matters Our Lovely Politicians Will Be Arguing About This General Elections 2015
After the General Elections were held in 2011, the PAP’s popular vote dropped to 60.1%, the lowest since ...
31 August 2015
national day rally 2015
Top 10 Money Questions That Singaporeans Are Asking After the National Day Rally
So, after last Sunday’s National Day Rally, I’m sure I’m not the only Singaporean with a few burning questions. ...
27 August 2015
3 Ways That CASE Needs To Improve In Order to Better Protect Singaporeans
3 Ways That CASE Needs To Improve In Order to Better Protect Singaporeans
We Singaporeans have many common phrases. One of these is “Not happy, call police lah!”. We’re very quick ...
27 August 2015
insurance singapore
Should You Really Buy Insurance Based on Product Brochures and What the Agent Says?
The insurance product brochure tells you that this is a company that cares. No matter what happens, they’ll ...
20 August 2015
cpf big r chat retirement
The 5 Conversations About Retirement That Singaporeans Are Not Having
The past year or so has seen some rather lengthy arguments revolving around different facets of retirement ...
17 August 2015
Top 3 Concerns of Overseas Singaporeans Who Don’t Want to Return
Top 3 Concerns of Overseas Singaporeans Who Don’t Want to Return
We might have one of the world’s most famous infinity pools and more shopping malls than you could ever ...
17 August 2015
social media poor beggar
4 Ways Social Media Makes You Feel Like a Pauper
The common Singaporean complaint about not having enough money is, to a certain extent, a matter of perspective. ...
15 August 2015
3 Sad Reasons Materialistic Singaporeans Live a Miserable Life
3 Sad Reasons Materialistic Singaporeans Live a Miserable Life
You might not find too many Paris Hilton-lookalikes in Singapore, but that doesn’t mean that society at ...
4 August 2015
Here’s Why the Foodfare Price Caps Only Stand to Benefit NTUC
Here’s Why the Foodfare Price Caps Only Stand to Benefit NTUC
It’s almost like a national conspiracy – although we pay hundreds of dollars for gym memberships, it only ...
3 August 2015
5 Mistakes Singaporeans Make When Calculating How Much They Need for Retirement
5 Mistakes Singaporeans Make When Calculating How Much They Need for Retirement
Singaporeans all over the island freaked out when the Straits Times published this article last year declaring ...
29 July 2015
singapore dream
3 Reasons Why the Singapore Dream Doesn’t Come Cheap
What would you consider your Singapore Dream? Living in a condo, at least, or some multi-storey landed ...
15 July 2015
4 Lies About Money You Should Recognise by the Time You’re 30
4 Lies About Money You Should Recognise by the Time You’re 30
Mistakes, I’ve made a few. And so have many others in Singapore, I’ll bet, if the number of people in credit ...
13 July 2015
3 Terrible Reasons Why Singaporeans Spend on Impulse and Then Cry Later
3 Terrible Reasons Why Singaporeans Spend on Impulse and Then Cry Later
Deep in his heart of hearts, every Singaporean knows how important it is to save money. The state doesn’t ...
3 July 2015
How Singaporeans’ Pursuit of Money May be Affecting their Wellbeing
How Singaporeans’ Pursuit of Money May be Affecting their Wellbeing
Yet again, a news report has revealed something we already knew deep down inside—according to a recent ...
2 July 2015
hdb income ceiling
The 2 Types of Singaporeans Who Aren’t Going To Be Too Happy With HDB’s New Income Ceiling Increase
Have you ever tried squeezing into an MRT train at rush hour? I have. Sometimes I’m the last person in ...
26 June 2015
hdb dbss
3 Reasons Why HDB Needs to Step In to Help DBSS Owners
I bet there are people who are currently using DBSS as a swear word, with phrases like “You’re such a DBSS”, ...
25 June 2015
3 Ways Young Singaporeans and Their Parents View Money Differently
3 Ways Young Singaporeans and Their Parents View Money Differently
The constant struggle between headstrong millennial employees who value work-life balance and flexibility ...
24 June 2015
How Much Are We Willing to Sacrifice in the Name of Money in Singapore?
How Much Are We Willing to Sacrifice in the Name of Money in Singapore?
Those of us without trust funds often think of money as something you have to make sacrifices to get more ...
4 June 2015
chanel handbag
4 Things You Can Gain By Not Buying That Chanel Handbag
A friend hailing from overseas once commented that she was amazed to see so many genuine Chanel handbags ...
3 June 2015
Why are Singaporeans Who Are Heavily in Debt Refusing to Seek Help?
Why are Singaporeans Who Are Heavily in Debt Refusing to Seek Help?
Beneath Singapore’s glittery facade, many citizens secretly struggle with debt. Household debt levels are ...
3 June 2015