Opinion

3 Ways Young Singaporeans and Their Parents View Money Differently
3 Ways Young Singaporeans and Their Parents View Money Differently
The constant struggle between headstrong millennial employees who value work-life balance and flexibility ...
24 June 2015
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3 Investment Risks Singaporeans Take Too Often When They Shouldn’t
Safe, conservative, perhaps even boring—this is how others tend to view Singaporeans, and indeed how many ...
14 June 2015
How Much Are We Willing to Sacrifice in the Name of Money in Singapore?
How Much Are We Willing to Sacrifice in the Name of Money in Singapore?
Those of us without trust funds often think of money as something you have to make sacrifices to get more ...
4 June 2015
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4 Things You Can Gain By Not Buying That Chanel Handbag
A friend hailing from overseas once commented that she was amazed to see so many genuine Chanel handbags ...
3 June 2015
Why are Singaporeans Who Are Heavily in Debt Refusing to Seek Help?
Why are Singaporeans Who Are Heavily in Debt Refusing to Seek Help?
Beneath Singapore’s glittery facade, many citizens secretly struggle with debt. Household debt levels are ...
3 June 2015
5 Personality Traits That are Costing Singaporeans Money
5 Personality Traits That are Costing Singaporeans Money
A formidable money saver and investor is not born without some very desirable personality traits, such ...
1 June 2015
3 Retirement Fears Plaguing Singaporeans and What You Should Be Doing About Them
3 Retirement Fears Plaguing Singaporeans and What You Should Be Doing About Them
A news report published last year revealed that Singaporeans’ retirement fears revolve around basic necessities ...
29 May 2015
Too Many Smart Singaporeans are Making These 3 Simple Money Mistakes
Too Many Smart Singaporeans are Making These 3 Simple Money Mistakes
So, you think you’re smart. You don’t gamble, you save and invest a large portion of your salary, and you ...
26 May 2015
4 Inconsiderate Ways Singaporeans Pressure Their Friends to Spend Money
4 Inconsiderate Ways Singaporeans Pressure Their Friends to Spend Money
One of the biggest reasons people end up wasting money is other people. You don’t see too many Singaporeans ...
21 May 2015
Other Than a Good Education, Here are 3 Factors People Don’t Realise That Affect Financial Success
Other Than a Good Education, Here are 3 Factors People Don’t Realise That Affect Financial Success
There’s been a lot of talk lately about whether the government’s exhortation that a degree isn’t a prerequisite ...
19 May 2015
3 Things That You Haven’t Realised Are Screwing You Over Financially
3 Things That You Haven’t Realised Are Screwing You Over Financially
Sure, poring over your credit card and bank statements can help you to cut your spending, but what if there ...
17 May 2015
How to Lend Money to Friends and Get it Back Without Ruining the Friendship
How to Lend Money to Friends and Get it Back Without Ruining the Friendship
Never lend money to friends unless you can handle never seeing it again, says just about everyone. But ...
14 May 2015
How Poor Work-Life Balance and Lack of Free Time Makes Life in Singapore More Expensive
How Poor Work-Life Balance and Lack of Free Time Makes Life in Singapore More Expensive
In Singapore, it’s pretty much understood that if you want money you’re going to have to sacrifice time—lots ...
14 May 2015
5 Weird but Totally Legal Ways to Earn Spare Cash in Singapore
5 Weird but Totally Legal Ways to Earn Spare Cash in Singapore
I get offended by people who insist that if you’re not earning enough, it means you’re not working hard ...
11 May 2015
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Insurance or Investment – Which Prepares You Better For Retirement?
I want you to imagine a world. In this world, we’d all be paid a good salary that not only allows us to ...
6 May 2015
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MyRepublic’s 1,000 Free SIM Cards With Unlimited Data – What’s The Catch?
When MyRepublic said that they wanted to be Singapore’s fourth telco and offer unlimited mobile data, they ...
27 April 2015
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5 Retirement Mistakes Singaporeans Can Avoid by Making Changes Now
Complaining about the rising cost of living is not going to help you to retire earlier. But these days ...
21 April 2015
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3 Huge Financial Reasons to Delay Marriage and Kids No Matter How Much You Love Each Other
When it comes to marriage and kids, everyone has a different take on when’s the right time. The typical ...
9 April 2015
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3 Big Money Mistakes Singaporeans in Their 30s are Making
When you’re in your twenties, if you aren’t lucky enough to have a trust fund or a business to inherit, ...
8 April 2015
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How Much Does MyRepublic Have to Charge for Unlimited Data to Destroy the Competition?
Two’s company, three’s a crowd. What’s four? I guess we’ll soon find out. MyRepublic, the local tech startup ...
2 April 2015
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Should Singapore Companies Do More to Accommodate New Mothers in Singapore?
For most mothers in Singapore, the birth of a baby does not herald hours of snuggling with the little one ...
24 March 2015
Singaporeans Need to Stop Wasting Money by Doing These 3 Mindless Things
Singaporeans Need to Stop Wasting Money by Doing These 3 Mindless Things
In spite of our “world class education system”, Singaporeans aren’t always that good at using their brains. ...
23 March 2015
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How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others When it Comes to Money
You might have been satisfied with your $2,000 bonus, but then your colleague sidles up to you and says ...
3 March 2015
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What’s So Good About SkillsFuture Credit?
So you may already have heard that the Budget 2015 announcements included some goodies for any and all ...
25 February 2015
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Budget 2015: What is Raising the CPF Salary Ceiling Going to “Cost” You?
While many of you were hoping that the Budget 2015 speech would be filled with SG50 style freebies, Mr ...
24 February 2015