Opinion

3 Attitudes Singaporeans Need to Change to Increase Their Retirement-Readiness
3 Attitudes Singaporeans Need to Change to Increase Their Retirement-Readiness
Here in Singapore, we’re pretty much used to blaming our environment for everything that happens to us. ...
22 February 2016
Do Young Singaporeans Have the Wrong Perspective When It Comes to Planning for Retirement?
Do Young Singaporeans Have the Wrong Perspective When It Comes to Planning for Retirement?
I’m not Amos Yee, or Dr Mahathir, but today I’m going to say something so controversial, you might be tempted ...
16 February 2016
Here’s the Real Reason Why 1 in 3 Singapore Investors are in Debt
Here’s the Real Reason Why 1 in 3 Singapore Investors are in Debt
So there are two kinds of people in this world, right? The people who know about money and financial products ...
15 February 2016
3 Tips For Deciding Whether to Spend Your Free Time Trying to Save or Earn More Money
3 Tips For Deciding Whether to Spend Your Free Time Trying to Save or Earn More Money
Suppose you have one hour at your disposal. What do you do in that time? Do you use it to whip up a meal ...
15 February 2016
3 Important Personal Finance Lessons Singaporean Kids Need To Learn
3 Important Personal Finance Lessons Singaporean Kids Need To Learn
Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with a bright-eyed, fresh-faced 16-year-old from River Valley ...
11 February 2016
3 Things Dissatisfied Singaporeans With Above-Average Salaries Should Do
3 Things Dissatisfied Singaporeans With Above-Average Salaries Should Do
Ace the PSLE/O levels/A levels/IB and the world will be your oyster, they said. Study hard and you’ll secure ...
10 February 2016
How Much Would a Child’s Allowance Need to be in Singapore?
How Much Would a Child’s Allowance Need to be in Singapore?
I love my parents very, very much. However, one of the things I wish they taught me was the true value ...
3 February 2016
5 Things Singaporeans Should Do During the 2016 Economic Slowdown
5 Things Singaporeans Should Do During the 2016 Economic Slowdown
It looks like things aren’t going to go well on the economic front this year. We’re on the brink of slipping ...
1 February 2016
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3 Reasons Singaporeans Constantly Overspend Even With a Decent Salary
Your parents told you your biggest regret in life would be not studying hard and ending up as a garbage ...
19 January 2016
You Might Be in Bad Financial Shape if You’ve Noticed Any of These 4 Warning Signs
You Might Be in Bad Financial Shape if You’ve Noticed Any of These 4 Warning Signs
A supermodel looks into the mirror and sees a lump of lard, while that guy who plays 50 hours of DOTA a ...
14 January 2016
Should Singaporean Car Buyers Really Wait for COE Prices to Drop Further?
Should Singaporean Car Buyers Really Wait for COE Prices to Drop Further?
While I may have dabbled with Tarot cards and even joined a religious order in my crazy past, I’m definitely ...
13 January 2016
4 Big Influencing Factors That Convince Singaporeans to Buy Stuff They Don’t Need
4 Big Influencing Factors That Convince Singaporeans to Buy Stuff They Don’t Need
Some Singaporeans are so addicted to shopping they get panic attacks when they realise how much they spent ...
11 January 2016
5 Common Money Mistakes That Are Quick and Easy to Correct
5 Common Money Mistakes That Are Quick and Easy to Correct
So you’ve made a New Year’s Resolution to save more money this year, but we’re just a week into 2016 and ...
7 January 2016
4 Money Myths Singaporeans Should Be Getting Rid of in 2016
4 Money Myths Singaporeans Should Be Getting Rid of in 2016
How did everyone’s New Year begin? Mine began with bumming around at home with my girlfriend. It was the ...
6 January 2016
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3 Ways Singaporeans Can Lower the Ridiculous Cost of Living Here
Nobody ever said Singapore was a cheap place to live in. But some things here are more expensive than others. ...
4 January 2016
For 2016, Here’s 3 Ways to Spend Money That Will Give You a High Dose of Real Happiness
For 2016, Here’s 3 Ways to Spend Money That Will Give You a High Dose of Real Happiness
Nobody wants to buy something that will make them unhappy. Even sadistic parents who put their kids through ...
31 December 2015
3 Pieces of Money Advice Singaporeans in Their 20s Should Take Heed Of Before It’s Too Late
3 Pieces of Money Advice Singaporeans in Their 20s Should Take Heed Of Before It’s Too Late
When I was in secondary school, I once borrowed $30 from a friend to buy some a pair of clownish JNCO jeans ...
23 December 2015
3 Realistic Money Goals Every Singaporean Should Have Going Into 2016
3 Realistic Money Goals Every Singaporean Should Have Going Into 2016
Let’s face it, Singaporeans are just not that good at coming up with goals that haven’t been programmed ...
22 December 2015
Just Got Your Annual Increment? 5 Things Singaporeans Should Avoid Doing At All Costs
Just Got Your Annual Increment? 5 Things Singaporeans Should Avoid Doing At All Costs
Unless your boss is the devil incarnate, you’ve probably received news of your salary increment for 2016… ...
21 December 2015
5 New Year’s Resolutions Every Singaporean Should Make For 2016
5 New Year’s Resolutions Every Singaporean Should Make For 2016
So, did you manage to keep any of the New Year’s resolutions you made at the end of last year? If your ...
18 December 2015
5 Industries in Singapore That May Be Facing a Tougher 2016
5 Industries in Singapore That May Be Facing a Tougher 2016
It may have been the year of #SimiSaiAlsoSG50, but it was also not all fun and games. In the midst of a ...
18 December 2015
DBS vs UOB vs OCBC: Who Has The Best Lifestyle Mobile App in Singapore?
DBS vs UOB vs OCBC: Who Has The Best Lifestyle Mobile App in Singapore?
There’s an app for everything these days. Dating apps, taxi booking apps, and a dozen and one ways to add ...
14 December 2015
Look Out For These 3 Financial Red Flags Before Getting Married
Look Out For These 3 Financial Red Flags Before Getting Married
Singaporean women have a reputation for being money-sucking gold diggers, or at least that’s what the regulars ...
14 December 2015
Most People in Other Developed Countries Can’t Enjoy These 4 Things Singaporeans Take For Granted
Most People in Other Developed Countries Can’t Enjoy These 4 Things Singaporeans Take For Granted
As Singaporeans, we spend so much of our time complaining about how expensive things are that anyone outside ...
14 December 2015
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3 Things Singaporean Students Should Learn at School That Can Impact Their Finances as Adults
I’ll be the first person to tell you that you can’t expect MOE teachers to teach kids everything. Asking ...
10 December 2015