Mustafa vs. Department Stores vs. Online Retailers – Which Saves You More on Perfume?
This Versus That
Mustafa vs. Department Stores vs. Online Retailers – Which Saves You More on Perfume?
Your fragrance says a lot about you. Think about it, when you’re shopping for fragrances for another person, you often make a choice based on what scent you think fits...
8 July 2014
Guess What? Lui Tuck Yew Says Fares NEED To Increase To Keep New Bus Model Sustainable
Opinion
Guess What? Lui Tuck Yew Says Fares NEED To Increase To Keep New Bus Model Sustainable
This is just brilliant. I almost choked on my morning coffee when I read the recent news article regarding Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew’s response to a Parliamentary debate on the...
8 July 2014
7 Dangerous Scams Every Singaporean Must Be Wary of When Traveling Abroad
Travel
7 Dangerous Scams Every Singaporean Must Be Wary of When Traveling Abroad
Don’t you wish every country you visited was just as safe as Singapore? I mean, travelers coming to Singapore don’t need to worry about getting robbed at gunpoint. In fact,...
7 July 2014
Can Singapore Companies Really Protect Your Personal Information From Hackers?
Career
Can Singapore Companies Really Protect Your Personal Information From Hackers?
Singapore is a safe place right? I mean, you can walk almost anywhere in the country at 2am without the fear of getting robbed, assaulted, raped, or murdered. And if...
7 July 2014
Mustafa vs NTUC FairPrice – Who Saves You More on Food and Household Items?
This Versus That
Mustafa vs NTUC FairPrice – Who Saves You More on Food and Household Items?
If I were to tell you that Mustafa isn’t the absolute cheapest place around, you’d probably tell me that I was full of crap right?
4 July 2014
4 Ways to Get Your HDB Flat “Confiscated”
Property
4 Ways to Get Your HDB Flat “Confiscated”
I’m amazed people try anything illegal in their HDB flats. I mean, it’s not exactly spacious:  a few inches of wall separates us from the most intimate details of our...
3 July 2014
3 Fun Places to Go Out on a First Date Without Going Broke
Entertainment
3 Fun Places to Go Out on a First Date Without Going Broke
The first date can make or break a potential relationship. But does that mean that you should just throw in all your chips on a fantastically expensive date?
3 July 2014
Which Countries Have the Highest Paid Teachers? The Answer Might Surprise You
Education
Which Countries Have the Highest Paid Teachers? The Answer Might Surprise You
Being a teacher is tough. In many nations, it’s a low-paying, underappreciated profession that has one of the biggest responsibilities imaginable – developing the minds of a nation’s youth.
3 July 2014
The 5 Hottest Luxury Timepieces to Invest In (2014)
Invest
The 5 Hottest Luxury Timepieces to Invest In (2014)
Timepieces are attractive “alternative” investments because they are a good hedge against inflation. In fact, a good investment-grade watch can maintain at least 80% of its original value. That’s not...
2 July 2014
3 Financial Life Lessons You Can Learn From the Widow Who Blew $1 Million Dollars
Family
3 Financial Life Lessons You Can Learn From the Widow Who Blew $1 Million Dollars
What would you do with $1 million dollars? Silly question I know – and one that I’m sure will get a lot of silly answers. Don’t worry, there’s nothing wrong...
1 July 2014
2 Important Factors of Investing “House of Cards” Teaches You
Invest
2 Important Factors of Investing “House of Cards” Teaches You
When it comes to learning about investing your own money, our guest writer Lionel Yeo has some thoughts on what he’s learnt from watching one of the most popular political dramas in...
1 July 2014
Are You Happy With Your Salary? Apparently, 83% of Singaporeans Aren’t
Opinion
Are You Happy With Your Salary? Apparently, 83% of Singaporeans Aren’t
Hmm… judging by that look of hate in your eyes, I think I just got my answer. Yes, salary is a certainly a touchy issue in Singapore, and Jobstreet.com just...
27 June 2014
4 Awesome Halal Restaurants You Simply MUST Try In Singapore
Dining
4 Awesome Halal Restaurants You Simply MUST Try In Singapore
What is halal food? The short answer to that question is that halal foods are foods and drinks permitted for Muslims to eat under Islamic dietary guidelines. Of course, most...
27 June 2014
5 Street Scams in Singapore You Shouldn’t Be Fooled By
Shopping
5 Street Scams in Singapore You Shouldn’t Be Fooled By
Lots of people laugh at scam victims – right up till they themselves pay $500 for a new “eye pad” online. Then they get whiny, and out come the excuses:...
26 June 2014
4 Better (and Cheaper) Alternatives to Overpriced Dr Dre’s BEATS Headphones – Around-Ear Headphones Edition
Shopping
4 Better (and Cheaper) Alternatives to Overpriced Dr Dre’s BEATS Headphones – Around-Ear Headphones Edition
Headphones are more than just accessories that let us listen to music. Headphones provide us with means of escaping our present reality – the reality of a Singapore that’s getting...
25 June 2014
50+ Year Old Singaporeans Reveal the 3 Major Career Mistakes They Wish They Hadn’t Made
Career
50+ Year Old Singaporeans Reveal the 3 Major Career Mistakes They Wish They Hadn’t Made
You know, I used to run a career counseling service. But it didn’t take off. “That’s because your only career tactic was to become an investment banker before 1981.” Hey,...
25 June 2014
What Lim Swee Say Was Really Trying To Say Regarding CPF
Opinion
What Lim Swee Say Was Really Trying To Say Regarding CPF
It’s tough to be a politician nowadays. Say something well meaning and it gets torn apart in seconds. On the bright side, it does lend itself to some shining examples...
24 June 2014
3 Free Ways to Upgrade Your Professional Skills without Setting Foot in a Classroom
Career
3 Free Ways to Upgrade Your Professional Skills without Setting Foot in a Classroom
When was the last time you upgraded your skills and knowledge? Hmmm… that long huh? Well, the bad news about that is you might be holding yourself back when it...
24 June 2014
Avoid getting your flat repossessed
Opinion
3 Ways Those Two Singapore Airbnb Users Could Have Avoided Getting Their Flats Repossessed
For years, the Housing Development Board (HDB) has been telling you that you can’t rent out your flat to tourists. You can only rent out your flat to Singapore Citizens,...
19 June 2014
How Insurers Investigate Fraud in Singapore
Life Insurance
How Insurers Investigate Fraud in Singapore
I almost got busted for insurance fraud once. That was when I microwaved oily bacon in tinfoil and set most of my kitchen on fire. “You were safe from fraud...
18 June 2014
8 Exotic Holidays Anyone Can Afford
Travel
8 Exotic Holidays Anyone Can Afford
What do you love about Singapore? You’re probably thinking right now about how much you love Singapore’s delicious food, public safety, and efficient transportation system (when it’s working).
18 June 2014
Lease a hotel room for profit
Invest
Here’s an Unlikely Property Investment Alternative That Involves Hotel Rooms (You Read That Right).
Is property investment dead in Singapore? Well, I wouldn’t really call it dead – more like paralyzed because of the Total Debt Servicing Ration (TDSR) framework, which makes it nearly...
11 June 2014
10 Dirt Cheap Bars in Singapore Where You Can Get Drinks for Under $10
Dining
10 Dirt Cheap Bars in Singapore Where You Can Get Drinks for Under $10
No one’s stopping you from having a good time at your nearby kopitiam with a whole bunch of cheap beers. But you can also throw in a little atmosphere and,...
6 June 2014
4 Downright Unethical Ways Tuition Agencies Are Taking Advantage of You
Education
4 Downright Unethical Ways Tuition Agencies Are Taking Advantage of You
If I were a tutor, I’d have two prices. For $250 a month I’d make (probably futile) attempts to teach. For $500 a month I’d guarantee an A. “By getting...
5 June 2014
Choosing the right life insurance policy
Life Insurance
Why the Right Life Insurance Policy Will Stop You From Over Relying on Your CPF
Previously, this article was about how Medisave and CPF might not provide enough. But as of now, my  insurance policy is to not blog about the government. I can’t even...
4 June 2014