commercial property singapore
Invest
5 Reasons Why You’d Be Silly To Ignore Commercial Property in 2015
Let’s say you’ve squirrelled away a hefty sum of money and have been thinking of plonking it down on a property investment. Uncles at your local coffeeshop have been filling...
13 March 2015
credit card call centre singapore
Credit Cards
Hate Calling Credit Card Companies? Here’s How To Deal With Credit Card Call Centres
In another life, long before I got this awesome gig with MoneySmart.sg, I was a customer service officer with a bank’s credit card department. It was an eye-opener. Not only...
12 March 2015
community centre singapore
Entertainment
5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Learn at Community Centres in Singapore
Mention community centres in Singapore and the first things that come to mind are line dancing, karaoke and kids’ art and craft. Let’s face it, community centres or community clubs...
11 March 2015
travel smart rewards mrt singapore
Transportation
Travel Smart Rewards: How You Could Actually Make Money Just By Taking the MRT
Good things must share! This Uniquely Singaporean saying is especially true when money is involved. Yet the biggest kept secret is Travel Smart Rewards. It’s a rewards scheme that actually...
9 March 2015
4 Things Every Singaporean Must Do to Prepare for Passing On No Matter How Far Off It May Seem
Budgeting
4 Things Every Singaporean Must Do to Prepare for Passing On No Matter How Far Off It May Seem
One of Singaporeans’ favourite sayings is that it’s cheaper to die in Singapore than it is to fall sick. Unfortunately, dying isn’t all that cheap either, as your family members...
6 March 2015
saving money at lunch singapore
Dining
3 Ways to Stay Motivated to Save Money at Lunch
Lunches in the middle of the work day are a sordid affair. Office workers wield tissue packets like weapons to “chope” seats at hawker centres, bringing their competitive, every-man-for-himself attitude...
6 March 2015
falling sick singapore
Budgeting
Cheaper to Die Than Get Sick in Singapore? Here are Some Ways to Ease the Burden
Other than the odd visit to the GP to get an MC excusing you from work, there are times when you just have to visit a doctor in order to...
5 March 2015
italian pizza singapore
Dining
8 Affordable Places to Hit Up for Authentic Italian Pizza
Forget Pizza Hut. If it’s authentic Italian pizza you’re looking for, and not the kind that arrives at midnight in the hands of a delivery guy on a moped, you’ll...
4 March 2015
3 Degrees Singapore Public Universities Should Think of Offering Undergrads
Education
3 Degrees Singapore Public Universities Should Think of Offering Undergrads
It’s hard to believe that once upon a time, NUS and NTU were the only local universities on the entire island. Even worse, the range of courses available to students...
4 March 2015
3 Strategies to Help You Stop Buying Clothes You Never Wear
Shopping
3 Strategies to Help You Stop Buying Clothes You Never Wear
Back when I was in school, I developed a mysterious liking for vintage hats. I imagined I would wear them to tea parties like the ones thrown by the Mad...
3 March 2015
comparing money singapore
Opinion
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 he got $10,000. Now you’re on the brink of quitting your...
3 March 2015
university degrees singapore
Education
3 University Degrees That Might Actually be Useful in Future
Every few years, some newspaper report mentions that x industry is going to be really hot in future and everyone rushes to get a place in one of those courses...
2 March 2015
3 Things Singaporean Parents Should Stop Telling Their Kids Now
Family
3 Things Singaporean Parents Should Stop Telling Their Kids Now
Kiasu Singaporean parents, you’ve just gotta love ’em. If you were born to Singaporean parents and grew up here, you’ve probably heard a few of their classic sayings, such the...
2 March 2015
artloft decorate living room singapore
Budgeting
How To Get The Modern Singapore Living Room for Under $1,000
Great interiors shouldn’t be limited by a tight budget. Interior decorating should be the most exciting part of moving into a new home. Embrace it as an opportunity to create a space that screams “Me” or “We”, where one gets to showcase and express their creativity. Of course, we all have limitations and budget constraints, […]
1 March 2015
ERP Payment singapore
Transportation
Hate Paying ERP? So Does Everybody Else – Here’s How to Pay Less
After being away from Singapore for a few months last year, I returned to discover a new ERP gantry, sprung up like a mushroom after the rain, right at the...
27 February 2015
budget 2015 sme business
Career
Budget 2015: Dear SME Owners, Are You Getting Screwed?
It takes a lot of guts to be an entrepreneur. You have a great idea and think it’ll make you money. You put your life savings on the line, enter...
26 February 2015
unconventional jobs singapore
Career
4 Unconventional Careers That Pay Well in Singapore
In Singapore, a career is only considered desirable if it pays big bucks. Unfortunately, too many of such careers often require one to obtain perfect A level grades or understand...
26 February 2015
wedding photoshoot overseas
Wedding
Top 3 Wedding Photoshoot Destinations Singaporeans Love For $4,000 and Below
Singaporeans have this interesting habit of posing for staged wedding photos months before the actual wedding. Whether you think it’s ridiculous or a wonderful way to memorialise your relationship, if...
26 February 2015
budget 2015 skillsfuture
Opinion
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 Singaporeans itching to learn some new skills or upgrade their current ones....
25 February 2015
cpf salary ceiling
Opinion
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 Tharman instead announced that the CPF Salary Ceiling would be raised...
24 February 2015
car ownership singapore
Transportation
What Will it Take to Get Singaporeans to Give Up Their Cars?
Many foreigners are baffled as to why a Singaporean would want to buy a car, paying several times the price of a car in their own home countries. After all,...
23 February 2015
sgx lot size singapore
Invest
5 Ways in Which You Can Make the Most of the Smaller SGX Lot Sizes
For once, trashy magazines are correct. Size does matter. Anyone who tells you otherwise is probably trying too hard to make you feel better about yourself. But the good news...
23 February 2015
sibor singapore
Home Loans
Interview with SingCapital CEO – Should You Still Get a SIBOR-based Home Loan?
Think of the last good dream you had. You know, like the one where you paid only $2 COE on your new car, or you were Left Shark in the...
23 February 2015
money mistakes
Opinion
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 a diet of The Secret and hot yoga...
20 February 2015
instalment payment broke singapore
Personal Loans
What to Do If You Have to Pay a Loan Instalment but are Broke and Desperate
If you thought you hated getting calls from telemarketers trying to convince you to sign up for bank loans, trust me, it’s 58 times worse than the bank is calling...
19 February 2015