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How Poor Work-Life Balance and Lack of Free Time Makes Life in Singapore More Expensive
How Poor Work-Life Balance and Lack of Free Time Makes Life in Singapore More Expensive
In Singapore, it’s pretty much understood that if you want money you’re going to have to sacrifice time—lots ...
14 May 2015
5 Weird but Totally Legal Ways to Earn Spare Cash in Singapore
5 Weird but Totally Legal Ways to Earn Spare Cash in Singapore
I get offended by people who insist that if you’re not earning enough, it means you’re not working hard ...
11 May 2015
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Insurance or Investment – Which Prepares You Better For Retirement?
I want you to imagine a world. In this world, we’d all be paid a good salary that not only allows us to ...
6 May 2015
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MyRepublic’s 1,000 Free SIM Cards With Unlimited Data – What’s The Catch?
When MyRepublic said that they wanted to be Singapore’s fourth telco and offer unlimited mobile data, they ...
27 April 2015
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5 Retirement Mistakes Singaporeans Can Avoid by Making Changes Now
Complaining about the rising cost of living is not going to help you to retire earlier. But these days ...
21 April 2015
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3 Huge Financial Reasons to Delay Marriage and Kids No Matter How Much You Love Each Other
When it comes to marriage and kids, everyone has a different take on when’s the right time. The typical ...
9 April 2015
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3 Big Money Mistakes Singaporeans in Their 30s are Making
When you’re in your twenties, if you aren’t lucky enough to have a trust fund or a business to inherit, ...
8 April 2015
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How Much Does MyRepublic Have to Charge for Unlimited Data to Destroy the Competition?
Two’s company, three’s a crowd. What’s four? I guess we’ll soon find out. MyRepublic, the local tech startup ...
2 April 2015
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Should Singapore Companies Do More to Accommodate New Mothers in Singapore?
For most mothers in Singapore, the birth of a baby does not herald hours of snuggling with the little one ...
24 March 2015
Singaporeans Need to Stop Wasting Money by Doing These 3 Mindless Things
Singaporeans Need to Stop Wasting Money by Doing These 3 Mindless Things
In spite of our “world class education system”, Singaporeans aren’t always that good at using their brains. ...
23 March 2015
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How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others When it Comes to Money
You might have been satisfied with your $2,000 bonus, but then your colleague sidles up to you and says ...
3 March 2015
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What’s So Good About SkillsFuture Credit?
So you may already have heard that the Budget 2015 announcements included some goodies for any and all ...
25 February 2015
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Budget 2015: What is Raising the CPF Salary Ceiling Going to “Cost” You?
While many of you were hoping that the Budget 2015 speech would be filled with SG50 style freebies, Mr ...
24 February 2015
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3 Big Money Mistakes People Make in Times of Stress
While I wouldn’t go so far as to say that you attract whatever you think of, as new age yuppies being fed ...
20 February 2015
4 Pieces of Stupid Financial Advice We’ve All Heard Before
4 Pieces of Stupid Financial Advice We’ve All Heard Before
There isn’t one single person in Singapore who doesn’t care about money. The poor are concerned about making ...
6 February 2015
Public Transport Fare Hike: What You Should Really Be Concerned About
Public Transport Fare Hike: What You Should Really Be Concerned About
Oh look, the annual public transport fare hike is here again. Although it’s something generally expected, ...
23 January 2015
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3 Money Regrets Only Singaporeans Have
We all have a few regrets we’d rather forget about. Some are pretty much universal, like not spending enough ...
22 January 2015
Why do Singaporeans Work Such Long Hours?
Why do Singaporeans Work Such Long Hours?
If the news stories are to be believed, Singaporean workers are disengaged and unproductive, a problem ...
21 January 2015
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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
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