Family

4 Ideas for Raising the Birthrate in Singapore
4 Ideas for Raising the Birthrate in Singapore
The Singapore government prides itself on getting things done. It’s transformed the economy over a matter ...
30 March 2017
Should You Send Your Kids to An Elite Affiliated Primary School?
Should You Send Your Kids to An Elite Affiliated Primary School?
Primary 1 registration is a nail-biting time for kiasu parents islandwide—especially those who don’t want ...
20 March 2017
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3 Concerns Singaporean Couples Really Have About Having Kids
For years, the government have been scratching their heads, wondering why the Baby Bonus is doing nothing ...
13 March 2017
3 Ways You Can Make Good Use of Your Child’s Ang Bao Money
3 Ways You Can Make Good Use of Your Child’s Ang Bao Money
Each year, you dress your kid up like a Chinadoll and send him or her, armed with two Mandarin oranges, ...
10 January 2017
3 Ways Singaporean Parents Can Teach Their Teenage Children How to Manage Money
3 Ways Singaporean Parents Can Teach Their Teenage Children How to Manage Money
Got a teenager in the house? Unbeknownst to you, he’s probably spending a ton of time stalking other kids ...
4 January 2017
3 Things You Might be Doing That are Sabotaging Your Child’s Ability to Manage His Finances in the Future
3 Things You Might be Doing That are Sabotaging Your Child’s Ability to Manage His Finances in the Future
Any parent will tell you they want the best for their kid. What differs is what each one considers the ...
30 December 2016
4 Free and Fun Ways to Keep Your Kids Entertained During This Year’s School Holidays
4 Free and Fun Ways to Keep Your Kids Entertained During This Year’s School Holidays
The school holidays are a time of freedom, fun and sleeping in. Well, that’s if you’re a kid, that is. ...
14 December 2016
5 Very Valid Reasons Adult Singaporeans Have for Continuing to Live With Their Parents
5 Very Valid Reasons Adult Singaporeans Have for Continuing to Live With Their Parents
Expats often look upon adult Singaporeans living with their parents with a mixture of disgust and scorn, ...
9 December 2016
3 Things Parents Should Avoid Doing if They Don’t Want to Go Broke During the School Holidays
3 Things Parents Should Avoid Doing if They Don’t Want to Go Broke During the School Holidays
As much as Singaporean parents are (I hope) happy to let their kids de-stress a little during the school ...
17 November 2016
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3 Real Reasons Singaporeans Want to Get a Flat Before Having a Kid
So if you’ve been following the local news or at least have a Facebook account, you’d have read about Josephine ...
19 October 2016
3 Essential Skills Singaporean Parents Should Help Their Kids Attain Instead of Signing Them Up for More Tuition and Enrichment Classes
3 Essential Skills Singaporean Parents Should Help Their Kids Attain Instead of Signing Them Up for More Tuition and Enrichment Classes
Every kiasu parent wants their kid to be a cut above the rest. That’s why we’ve got parents who pay through ...
5 October 2016
5 Microbusinesses Kids in Singapore Can Start on Their Own
5 Microbusinesses Kids in Singapore Can Start on Their Own
When I was a kid, I once tried to make some extra pocket money by sticking up toilet signs on the bathrooms ...
25 August 2016
Is Kiasu Singaporean Parenting Really Going to Give Kids a Bright, Wealthy Future?
Is Kiasu Singaporean Parenting Really Going to Give Kids a Bright, Wealthy Future?
If you look only at the numbers, Singaporean kids have everything going for them. In a recent survey 52% ...
15 August 2016
Could Getting Married Early Actually Make Financial Sense in Singapore?
Could Getting Married Early Actually Make Financial Sense in Singapore?
The last time I checked, Singapore was one of the world’s least romantic places. Half of local marriages ...
1 August 2016
4 Tips for Singaporean Parents Who Intend to Pay For Their Kids’ University Education
4 Tips for Singaporean Parents Who Intend to Pay For Their Kids’ University Education
It’s no secret that Singaporeans are willing to spend big bucks on their children’s education—just ask ...
29 June 2016
4 Reasons Singaporeans are So Reliant on Their Maids
4 Reasons Singaporeans are So Reliant on Their Maids
The many maids silently living in their employers’ homes are what really keep this country going. If all ...
14 June 2016
3 Ways Singaporean Parents Should Teach Their Kids How to Manage Money
3 Ways Singaporean Parents Should Teach Their Kids How to Manage Money
Singaporean parents, if you want to ensure your kid has a bright financial future, flooding him with tuition ...
9 June 2016
Top 3 Ways Kiasu Singaporean Parents Waste Money Unnecessarily
Top 3 Ways Kiasu Singaporean Parents Waste Money Unnecessarily
When I was a kid, the main child-related things my parents spent on other than the necessary food and clothes ...
31 May 2016
Going Back to Work After Maternity Leave? Here are 4 Things You Must Settle
Going Back to Work After Maternity Leave? Here are 4 Things You Must Settle
Having a child, especially your first, is like dealing with an alien invasion—albeit an invasion by a cute, ...
25 May 2016
Here’s How Singaporean Parents Should Decide How Much to Pay for Childcare
Here’s How Singaporean Parents Should Decide How Much to Pay for Childcare
I’m pretty sure the average Singaporean parent spends more on their kids than I as an adult spend on myself. ...
18 May 2016
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Expecting a Baby? Here’s 5 Ways You Should be Planning Your Finances
So, you’re pregnant or, if that’s biologically impossible for you, your spouse is. Congratulations! You’ve ...
13 May 2016
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4 Things Mothers in Singapore Should Do to Plan for Their Finances
Being a mother in Singapore isn’t easy, no matter what the many beaming Mothers’ Day photos on Facebook ...
9 May 2016
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How Can the Government Make Cars More Affordable for Singaporean Families?
“Car-lite” is such a buzzword these days, it’s starting to sound like the name of some new fad diet. Let’s ...
5 May 2016
3 Things Married Couples in Singapore Should Do When Planning Their Finances
3 Things Married Couples in Singapore Should Do When Planning Their Finances
So you’ve collected the keys to your HDB flat, and you have a deadline looming over your head—to register ...
20 April 2016
Budget 2016 Reminds Us Again Why It Pays to Start a Family in Singapore… Literally
Budget 2016 Reminds Us Again Why It Pays to Start a Family in Singapore… Literally
Singapore is one of the few countries in the world where you actually get paid to have babies. I mean, ...
29 March 2016