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Look Out For These 3 Financial Red Flags Before Getting Married
Look Out For These 3 Financial Red Flags Before Getting Married
Singaporean women have a reputation for being money-sucking gold diggers, or at least that’s what the regulars ...
14 December 2015
Most People in Other Developed Countries Can’t Enjoy These 4 Things Singaporeans Take For Granted
Most People in Other Developed Countries Can’t Enjoy These 4 Things Singaporeans Take For Granted
As Singaporeans, we spend so much of our time complaining about how expensive things are that anyone outside ...
14 December 2015
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3 Things Singaporean Students Should Learn at School That Can Impact Their Finances as Adults
I’ll be the first person to tell you that you can’t expect MOE teachers to teach kids everything. Asking ...
10 December 2015
3 Mindset Changes That Can Have a Huge Impact on Singaporeans’ Financial Lives
3 Mindset Changes That Can Have a Huge Impact on Singaporeans’ Financial Lives
To be brutally honest, the pursuit of the Singaporean dream is going to end in bankruptcy for a lot of ...
8 December 2015
4 Important Finance Tips That Millennials Should Definitely Pay Attention To
4 Important Finance Tips That Millennials Should Definitely Pay Attention To
Most personal finance stuff on the Internet sounds like it’s targeted at fifty year old towkays with piles ...
2 December 2015
4 Frugal Alternatives to Letting Your Child Go Crazy with a Smartphone
4 Frugal Alternatives to Letting Your Child Go Crazy with a Smartphone
It’s getting more expensive to raise kids than to upkeep a thieving mistress these days. Kids in school ...
25 November 2015
Here’s Why Using GrabHitch is a No-Brainer for Both Passengers and Drivers in Singapore
Here’s Why Using GrabHitch is a No-Brainer for Both Passengers and Drivers in Singapore
I’m probably going to show my age here, but I’m old enough to remember the days when we had to carpool ...
24 November 2015
How to Keep a Long Distance Relationship Affordable
How to Keep a Long Distance Relationship Affordable
No, you’re not in a long-distance relationship if your significant other lives in Pasir Ris while you’re ...
20 November 2015
If You Can Afford the Downpayment on a New Car, Uber May Help You Pay For the Rest
If You Can Afford the Downpayment on a New Car, Uber May Help You Pay For the Rest
The COE prices have gone up again, defying all logical explanation. Just like a certain Indonesian Vice-President. ...
19 November 2015
Will This New Player in the Public Transport Industry in Singapore Spoil the Market?
Will This New Player in the Public Transport Industry in Singapore Spoil the Market?
For those of you old enough to remember when Singtel was the only telecommunication company in Singapore, ...
16 November 2015
Karhoo – Will this New Third-Party App Level the Playing Field for Taxi Companies?
Karhoo – Will this New Third-Party App Level the Playing Field for Taxi Companies?
No matter which country you’re from, you’ve definitely got a word to describe someone who sticks his nose ...
28 October 2015
3 Reasons Women in Singapore Need to Work Harder to Save For Retirement Than Men
3 Reasons Women in Singapore Need to Work Harder to Save For Retirement Than Men
Ladies, listen up—while your male counterparts are often fretting about how they’re expected to be the ...
26 October 2015
Is Love in Singapore Really All About the Money?
Is Love in Singapore Really All About the Money?
Recently, I found myself seated next to two Singaporean guys on a flight from Thailand to Singapore. They ...
22 October 2015
Should HDB Allow Flat Owners to Rent Out Their Homes on Airbnb?
Should HDB Allow Flat Owners to Rent Out Their Homes on Airbnb?
Some genius inventions are so deceptively simple that you keep kicking yourself and wondering why you didn’t ...
12 October 2015
Here‘s Why Khaw Boon Wan’s Attempt to Level the Playing Field for Taxi Drivers Will Drive Costs Up
Here‘s Why Khaw Boon Wan’s Attempt to Level the Playing Field for Taxi Drivers Will Drive Costs Up
Other than that one incident when he suggested that the leaders of a certain opposition party commit ritual ...
8 October 2015
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5 Notable Subsidies That Singapore Citizens Are Currently Getting
I tend to avoid taking cabs these past few weeks. Not only because I can’t afford the taxi fare, but also ...
7 October 2015
3 Reasons the High Motorcycle COEs in Singapore are Unreasonable
3 Reasons the High Motorcycle COEs in Singapore are Unreasonable
Car COE prices have been creeping downwards, and wannabe car owners all over Singapore are waiting with ...
30 September 2015
How to Know If You’re Dating Someone Who’ll Make You Poorer
How to Know If You’re Dating Someone Who’ll Make You Poorer
Some guys firmly believe that the way into a woman’s heart is through their big wallets, and spare no expense ...
29 September 2015
3 Common Bad Habits That Make Singaporeans Poorer
3 Common Bad Habits That Make Singaporeans Poorer
If you’re poor because life dealt you a lousy hand of cards, you deserve all the help in the world. But ...
24 September 2015
Why is the Government Not Doing Enough to Promote Alternative Means of Transport in Singapore?
Why is the Government Not Doing Enough to Promote Alternative Means of Transport in Singapore?
In our little urban island, cycling is like sex. It’s enjoyable, it causes you to sweat and, if you’re ...
23 September 2015
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Should The Government Be Removing Singapore Property Cooling Measures?
Say you’re hosting a party and you’re all out of ice and it’s not convenient to head down to a 7-Eleven ...
22 September 2015
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Will the Average Singaporean Get Burnt if the ABSD is Removed?
The other day I had a little “fight” with an up-riding escalator. It resulted in a large (but not deep) ...
17 September 2015
3 Ways Young, Unmarried Singaporeans Can Benefit From Moving Out of the Family Home
3 Ways Young, Unmarried Singaporeans Can Benefit From Moving Out of the Family Home
Pragmatic Singaporeans usually live with their parents until they get married, and some even continue doing ...
17 September 2015
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The 6 Most Important Policies That May Have Changed the Game in General Election 2015
After the results of last week’s General Elections, some of you may be emotionally affected. Especially ...
16 September 2015
3 Things You Should NOT Do When You Get a Windfall
3 Things You Should NOT Do When You Get a Windfall
Judging by the number of people praying for Toto and 4D numbers at temples all over Singapore, a lot of ...
15 September 2015