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
5 Mouthwatering Value-for-Money Mexican Restaurants in Singapore
Dining
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
Budgeting
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
Transportation
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)
Invest
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
Transportation
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?
Opinion
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
Entertainment
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
5 Flight Booking Hacks That Airlines Don’t Want You to Know About
Travel
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
Property
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
Opinion
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
Home Loans
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
DBS vs OCBC: Which Bank Deserves Your Loyalty?
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
Travel
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?
Property
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
Opinion
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