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
5 Mouthwatering Value-for-Money Mexican Restaurants in Singapore
Do you love Mexican food? I certainly do. Then again, I don’t really have a choice – my native tongue is Spanish and my heritage is Mexican. But even if...
3 June 2014
Here’s How To Tell If That Old Comic Book In Your House Is Worth A Lot of Money
When they asked me to discuss this, I immediately requested a less inflammatory topic. Like abortion, or creationism. There are only three certainties when discussing comic book investments: it’s fun,...
3 June 2014
5 Cool Car Mods That’ll Result In LTA Fining or Imprisoning Your Ass
It’s a “fine” city indeed. No, not just for litterbugs, jaywalkers, and idiots who like to push the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) emergency button – but for drivers as well.
27 May 2014
5 Better Things You Should Be Doing With Your NS Pay (Rather Than Getting Drunk)
National Service is a pain in the keister, we get that. But here’s the kicker: while you’re busy defending the country from invaders more imaginary than your CPF money, you’re...
23 May 2014
Singapore’s 5 Most Fuel Efficient Cars
Be honest. What do you care more about when buying a car, appearance or fuel efficiency? Well, when you consider that the top selling car brands in Singapore are Mercedes...
20 May 2014
Is Being a Construction Worker in Singapore Really as Bad as Other Countries?
All of us have friends or acquaintances who believe that Singapore is ONLY successful because of “excellent” financial policies and the “genius” of certain politicians.
19 May 2014
The 3 Worst Places in Singapore to Watch a Movie
What’s worse than watching a bad movie? Watching it in a crappy theater! There’s nothing I hate more than paying $10-$12+ for a ticket just to have a bad movie...
19 May 2014
Think CPF Will Cover Your Home Loan? You’ll Rethink That Idea After Reading This
CPF is a system that, like it or not, is there to help you with the three biggest financial situations you’ll ever face – healthcare, retirement, and property.
14 May 2014
Singapore’s Top 5 Corruption Cases (So Far)
Singapore is one of the least corrupt nations on earth. Finished laughing now? Good. According to Transparency International’s (TI) 2013 “Corruption Perceptions Index,” Singapore ranks as the world’s 5th least corrupt nation.
14 May 2014
5 Flight Booking Hacks That Airlines Don’t Want You to Know About
Booking a flight is always a chore. Why? Because of uncertainty – you can never be completely sure that the ticket you bought was any cheaper than the guy sitting...
12 May 2014
What’s the Real Difference Between Buying Private Property In Singapore and Iskandar? We’ll Show You
Remember the days when buying property in Singapore used to be easy? Only a few years ago, it was possible to borrow up to 90% of a property’s value from...
9 May 2014
3 Overseas TV Services That SingTel and StarHub DON’T Want You to Have
SingTel or StarHub? It’s a choice we all have to make when it comes to TV and media streaming services. Then again, is it really that much of a choice,...
17 April 2014
Here’s How You Can Get Cash Out of Your Private Property Without Selling It
If you’re a card player, you know what it means to “cash out.” It’s when you collect your winnings and exit the game. OK, so maybe there’s a bit more...
15 April 2014
This Versus That
DBS vs OCBC: Which Bank Deserves Your Loyalty?
Complaining about the interest you get on your savings account is slightly akin to whining about COE prices – they’re not really going to get that much better. But now,...
10 April 2014
Going On Holiday Soon? Here Are the Best Ways to Purchase Foreign Currency
When I talk about buying currency, I’m not talking about Forex. As fun as it sounds to write 5,000 words on a process that’s about as complex and dangerous as having...
27 March 2014
Does Factoring the Price Per Square Foot (PSF) Really Matter When Buying Property?
When it comes to buying property, size always matters. After all, property isn’t exactly something you can “return” if you decide a few months later that it isn’t spacious enough....
13 March 2014
You Now Have The Right To Complain – Singapore Ranked the World’s Most Expensive City
In Singapore, we do whatever it takes to be the first in everything. It doesn’t matter if we have to drive like Mad Max just to beat the car in...
4 March 2014
SingTel Wants To Charge You For WhatsApp? Screw That. Here Are 3 Alternatives
It would appear that Mark Zuckerberg may have gotten more than he bargained for when he bought WhatsApp for $16b billion. After a series of unfortunate incidents, there’s a new...
27 February 2014
5 Cheap and Good Places to Get Your Sushi Fix in Singapore
Ah, sushi! The one delicacy I can eat endlessly without feeling like I’m a deep breath away from an Aliens-like “chest bursting” experience. Of course, sushi isn’t exactly the cheapest...
24 February 2014
MoneySmart Budget 2014 Recap: The Winners and Losers
So, were you sitting in front of your 42-inch flat screen television with a bag of popcorn to watch the Singapore 2014 Budget speech? *crickets chirping* Hmmm… didn’t think so.
22 February 2014
An Ex-CPF Employee Exposes the 3 Biggest Complaints Singaporeans Have About Their CPF Accounts
Few questions divide Singaporeans as much as this one – What is CPF used for? As you process your own answer to that question, chances are the words “retirement,” “housing,”...
10 February 2014
Think Your Singapore Citizenship is Sacred? Guess Again – It Can Be Bought, Like Many Others
Can you really put a price on citizenship? A few years ago, I would have laughed at such a question. Maybe that’s because I view citizenship as one of the...
7 February 2014
Who Would Have Thought Buying a Watch Could Be an Inflation-Beating Investment?
You’ve probably heard the saying “time is money” at least a hundred times right? Maybe your boss has used it as a verbal “whip” to get you slaving working harder....
5 February 2014
Is Singapore’s Healthcare System Better Than Other Countries?
Whether you believe it or not, Singapore’s healthcare system is not only one of the best in the world statistically, but it’s also envied worldwide for its efficiency and low cost....
4 February 2014