singapore library
Entertainment
5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do at Singapore Libraries
Anyone who actually reads for leisure knows that the library is a goldmine and can save you a ton of money while satisfying your rapacious appetite for the written word....
4 February 2015
chinese new year singapore
Budgeting
5 Financial Reasons Why People Run Away During Chinese New Year
All Singaporeans look forward to Chinese New Year for one main reason: the long weekend holiday. For many, the holiday is also a wonderful opportunity to meet friends and family,...
2 February 2015
How to Take a Break From Work Without Destroying Your Career
Career
How to Take a Break From Work Without Destroying Your Career
Long working hours in Singapore are taking their toll, and for young workers these days, taking a break from the rat race is becoming quite common. In fact, in the...
2 February 2015
How Can You Save on Grocery Spending in Singapore? Grow Some of It!
Entertainment
How Can You Save on Grocery Spending in Singapore? Grow Some of It!
Don’t believe that the “organic” food at the supermarket is really that clean? Sick of being part of the big capitalist machine and want to start living off the land?...
30 January 2015
social media influencer singapore
Career
Can You Really Earn Money as a Social Media “Influencer”?
Blogging is big business in Singapore. Certain bloggers are even more well-known than actual TV celebrities. I mean, I have no idea who all the hot new Channel 8 actors...
30 January 2015
education loan singapore
Education Loans
The MoneySmart Guide to Education Loans
So you’re in a dead-end job and you’re looking to “upgrade” yourself and make yourself more relevant for the workforce. Instead of whining about your pathetic work life to your...
29 January 2015
making money online
Career
4 Ways to Earn Money Online, Singapore-style
You might not exactly dream of becoming the next Xiaxue, but I bet earning money online doesn’t sound like such a bad thing. If you’re not a nubile young thing...
29 January 2015
non-profit organisation singapore
Career
Can You Survive Working for a Non-Profit Organisation?
If your day job comes across as a little… well… soul-sucking, you’ve probably thought of doing something actually worth caring about. Like, oh, rescuing starving children or saving the environment.
28 January 2015
Are SMEs Shooting Themselves in the Foot by Paying Their Employees Lousy Salaries?
Career
Are SMEs Shooting Themselves in the Foot by Paying Their Employees Lousy Salaries?
“If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys,” goes the old saying. And many SMEs are indeed getting the short end of the stick due to the low salaries they offer...
26 January 2015
Public Transport Fare Hike: What You Should Really Be Concerned About
Opinion
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, people still have the same reactions to it as finding a rat in a...
23 January 2015
short course career singapore
Career
Here’s Why Taking Short Courses May Not Increase Your Salary
Not earning enough? Time to upgrade yourself, exhorts the government! But before you run to the nearest Workforce Development Agency-approved centre to sign up for a course, we’ve got bad...
22 January 2015
money regrets singaporeans have
Opinion
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 time with loved ones or thinking you were cool enough for...
22 January 2015
Why do Singaporeans Work Such Long Hours?
Opinion
Why do Singaporeans Work Such Long Hours?
If the news stories are to be believed, Singaporean workers are disengaged and unproductive, a problem which supposedly costs the economy $6 billion per year. This is not to say...
21 January 2015
job offer singapore factors to consider
Career
Thinking of Taking Up a Job Offer? Here’s 10 Factors You Should Keep In Mind Before Accepting
Singaporeans tend to be better at answering questions than asking them. If you break out into a cold sweat at the end of an interview when you’re asked if you...
21 January 2015
best credit cards students singapore
Credit Cards
3 Best Credit Cards for Students In Singapore
In my day, students had allowances of $8. And those were the rich kids. Our mobile phones was two soup cans connected by string. When we broke bones, we set...
20 January 2015
coupon buying singapore
Budgeting
Is Extreme Couponing Possible in Singapore?
If you’re an expert on trashy shows on cable TV, you’ve probably heard of Extreme Couponing. For those without a TV or a cable subscription, extreme couponing happens when people...
19 January 2015
supermarket
Shopping
What to Buy at the Supermarket When You’re Broke
Cheap food, while not as cheap as before, is still available in Singapore. But eat all three meals at a hawker centre and you’re setting yourself up for diabetes or...
19 January 2015
tuition singapore
Family
3 Ways Too Much Tuition Might Make Your Child Poorer
Kiasu parents, take heed. Overloading your child with tuition classes may not necessarily put them on the fast track to a high paying job later on in life.
16 January 2015
buying second hand singapore
Shopping
The 5 Best Things to Get 2nd Hand in Singapore
Used and abused isn’t always a bad thing, at least when it comes to shopping. It doesn’t take a genius to know that buying something second hand should get you...
16 January 2015
investment singapore
Invest
4 Ways To Start Investing More in 2015
It’s the new year and you’ve started to take stock of your finances and realised you have quite a fair bit of cash on hand that you’d like to invest. Don’t...
15 January 2015
tuition singapore
Education
Parents Are Now Going For Tuition—Is This a Good Idea?
The life of a kiasu parent is tough. From doing community service to get their kids into their primary school of choice to spending their retirement money on tuition classes...
15 January 2015
further studies
Education
What You Need to Know Before Quitting Your Job for Further Studies
So you’ve finally decided to pursue your masters in Greek mythology or get a PhD in zoology. Good for you. But before you quit your job, you’ve got quite a...
14 January 2015
credit cards singapore
Credit Cards
Do You Have the Right Credit Card, or Some Piece of Plastic Junk?
When I got my first credit card, I was pretty pleased with myself. I had picked the best of the best, I told myself. This credit card had everything! It...
14 January 2015
organic food singapore
Dining
Organic Food in Singapore – How You Can Stay Healthy and Not Go Broke
If health is wealth, does that mean that spending a little more to eat healthily will actually make us richer? Well, maybe, considering the cost of healthcare in Singapore.
14 January 2015
american express credit cards singapore
Credit Cards
American Express Credit Cards in Singapore – MoneySmart’s Recommended Top 3 Cards
American Express may be one of the world’s oldest card companies, but they’ve only just recently started to aggressively improve on their credit card offerings. Despite being a little late to...
13 January 2015