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Slow Wage Growth in Singapore – What Must We Do to Survive?
In case you haven’t heard the bad news, slow wage growth in Singapore is expected to continue. In a city ...
12 January 2015
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Singaporean Women Share Their Top 3 Money Regrets
I like to think men and women really aren’t that different, but sometimes you’ve got to admit that there ...
7 January 2015
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Singaporean Men Share Their Top 3 Money Regrets
A Singaporean without money woes is like Paris Hilton without makeup. While there are many money issues ...
6 January 2015
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5 New Year’s Resolutions Every Singaporean Should Make
There’s a reason many people think making New Year’s resolutions is an exercise in futility. Reaching for ...
22 December 2014
Discussing Money in Singapore: What’s Acceptable and What’s Not?
Discussing Money in Singapore: What’s Acceptable and What’s Not?
In Singapore, we crucify people from other nationalities for what we perceive as being poor manners. But ...
19 December 2014
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CPF Minimum Sum Goes Up Again: Should You Really Care Anymore?
What’s your first reaction when you hear that the CPF Minimum Sum has gone up again? It’s probably similar ...
18 December 2014
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If You Don’t Budget Your Salary Now, You’ll Hate Yourself
Congratulations! You’ve got your first month’s salary. No more cup noodles for lunch. You now take a cab ...
11 December 2014
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Singaporeans, Say Goodbye to Early Retirement!
A bunch of data that was released earlier this month regarding employment in Singapore. Naturally, our ...
10 December 2014
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SG50 Baby Jubilee Gift: We Consult You Before We Spend Your Money So You Can’t Complain
I bet you parents of babies born this month are really feeling pek chek. If your baby had just waited a ...
9 December 2014
6 Ways to Maximise Your Happiness Regardless of How Much Money You Have
6 Ways to Maximise Your Happiness Regardless of How Much Money You Have
If there’s one thing virtually every Singaporean wants more of, it’s probably not the great outdoors and ...
5 December 2014
3 Things Adults in Singapore Pay For Due to Peer Pressure
3 Things Adults in Singapore Pay For Due to Peer Pressure
When most people think of peer pressure, scenes of teenagers surreptitiously passing cigarettes around ...
3 December 2014
Why Materialism is Making Singaporeans Unhappy
Why Materialism is Making Singaporeans Unhappy
There are many reasons to explain why Singaporeans are such a dour bunch, and at the heart of most of them ...
25 November 2014
5 ways to get debt free
How To Become Debt Free in 5 Simple Ways
Last month, the government announced something we thought was really fantastic. Yes, we’re actually enthused ...
20 November 2014
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Singaporeans Share Some of Their Worst Money Fears and it’s Not Pretty
Singaporeans are an angry bunch, or at least that’s the way it looks on the Internet. Nary a day goes by ...
20 November 2014
5 jobs for former shisha retailers
5 Jobs That Former Shisha Retailers Can Do After The Ridiculous Ban
Earlier this week Parliament banned the import and sale of shisha tobacco, though they gave licensed retailers ...
11 November 2014
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Why Are Gen Y Singaporeans Saving So Little Despite Not Having to Pay Rent?
Sure, a house costs a ton of money in Singapore—but so does a Ferrari. Neither affects you at this point ...
10 November 2014
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Singaporeans Need to Stop Making These 5 Stupid Mistakes in the Name of Saving Money
No Singaporean can be accused of not thinking about money—or at least fantasising about what money can ...
28 October 2014
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Singapore Retirees Share Their 3 Biggest Retirement Regrets
Most Singaporeans wearily envision their lives as a never ending period of working, working, working from ...
27 October 2014
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6 Critical Things About Your Money Every Singaporean Needs to Understand Right Now
Needless to say, money is damn important in Singapore. From the day you’re born until the day you die, ...
14 October 2014
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The 6 Worst Things About Being Broke, and What You Can Do About It
As you gaze hopelessly at your fellow human beings roaring past in their Ferraris on the way to yet another ...
25 September 2014
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5 Stupid Beliefs About Money Even Smart People Cling To
Some people are clever enough to cure rare diseases, solve a Rubik’s Cube in 3 seconds or invent thousands ...
17 September 2014
Sum up of National Day Rally 2014 Announcements
National Day Rally 2014: 3 Things You Need To Know About The New Announcements
This year’s National Day Rally provided some interesting insights into how the Government is restructuring ...
19 August 2014
5 Reasons Why Recent Government Changes Make Singapore Even More Boring
5 Reasons Why Recent Government Changes Make Singapore Even More Boring
Nothing exciting ever happens in Singapore right? I mean, Singapore is one of the most insulated and safest ...
17 July 2014
Is This The Most Sensible Thing The Government Has Said Regarding CPF So Far?
Is This The Most Sensible Thing The Government Has Said Regarding CPF So Far?
There’s been a lot of opinions and statements (I’m trying to be polite here) regarding CPF floating around ...
11 July 2014
Think Singapore’s MRT Is Bad? Wait Till You See the Public Transport Systems of Other Cities
Think Singapore’s MRT Is Bad? Wait Till You See the Public Transport Systems of Other Cities
What do you think of Singapore’s Mass Rail Transit (MRT) system? Sure, MRT stations are a bit more crowded, ...
9 July 2014