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3 Big Money Mistakes People Make in Times of Stress
While I wouldn’t go so far as to say that you attract whatever you think of, as new age yuppies being fed ...
20 February 2015
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What the CPF Minimum Sum Changes Really Mean for You
In 2016, say goodbye to the “CPF Minimum Sum”. And say hello to “Retirement Sum”. I can just imagine how ...
16 February 2015
4 Pieces of Stupid Financial Advice We’ve All Heard Before
4 Pieces of Stupid Financial Advice We’ve All Heard Before
There isn’t one single person in Singapore who doesn’t care about money. The poor are concerned about making ...
6 February 2015
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5 Financial Reasons Why People Run Away During Chinese New Year
All Singaporeans look forward to Chinese New Year for one main reason: the long weekend holiday. For many, ...
2 February 2015
Public Transport Fare Hike: What You Should Really Be Concerned About
Public Transport Fare Hike: What You Should Really Be Concerned About
Oh look, the annual public transport fare hike is here again. Although it’s something generally expected, ...
23 January 2015
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3 Money Regrets Only Singaporeans Have
We all have a few regrets we’d rather forget about. Some are pretty much universal, like not spending enough ...
22 January 2015
Why do Singaporeans Work Such Long Hours?
Why do Singaporeans Work Such Long Hours?
If the news stories are to be believed, Singaporean workers are disengaged and unproductive, a problem ...
21 January 2015
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Slow Wage Growth in Singapore – What Must We Do to Survive?
In case you haven’t heard the bad news, slow wage growth in Singapore is expected to continue. In a city ...
12 January 2015
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Singaporean Women Share Their Top 3 Money Regrets
I like to think men and women really aren’t that different, but sometimes you’ve got to admit that there ...
7 January 2015
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Singaporean Men Share Their Top 3 Money Regrets
A Singaporean without money woes is like Paris Hilton without makeup. While there are many money issues ...
6 January 2015
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5 New Year’s Resolutions Every Singaporean Should Make
There’s a reason many people think making New Year’s resolutions is an exercise in futility. Reaching for ...
22 December 2014
Discussing Money in Singapore: What’s Acceptable and What’s Not?
Discussing Money in Singapore: What’s Acceptable and What’s Not?
In Singapore, we crucify people from other nationalities for what we perceive as being poor manners. But ...
19 December 2014
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CPF Minimum Sum Goes Up Again: Should You Really Care Anymore?
What’s your first reaction when you hear that the CPF Minimum Sum has gone up again? It’s probably similar ...
18 December 2014
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If You Don’t Budget Your Salary Now, You’ll Hate Yourself
Congratulations! You’ve got your first month’s salary. No more cup noodles for lunch. You now take a cab ...
11 December 2014
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Singaporeans, Say Goodbye to Early Retirement!
A bunch of data that was released earlier this month regarding employment in Singapore. Naturally, our ...
10 December 2014
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SG50 Baby Jubilee Gift: We Consult You Before We Spend Your Money So You Can’t Complain
I bet you parents of babies born this month are really feeling pek chek. If your baby had just waited a ...
9 December 2014
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NATAS Travel Fair: Is it Still Worth Going?
For many years, it was the world’s biggest gangbang NOT starring Annabel Chong. NATAS was essentially screwing ...
9 December 2014
6 Ways to Maximise Your Happiness Regardless of How Much Money You Have
6 Ways to Maximise Your Happiness Regardless of How Much Money You Have
If there’s one thing virtually every Singaporean wants more of, it’s probably not the great outdoors and ...
5 December 2014
3 Things Adults in Singapore Pay For Due to Peer Pressure
3 Things Adults in Singapore Pay For Due to Peer Pressure
When most people think of peer pressure, scenes of teenagers surreptitiously passing cigarettes around ...
3 December 2014
Why Materialism is Making Singaporeans Unhappy
Why Materialism is Making Singaporeans Unhappy
There are many reasons to explain why Singaporeans are such a dour bunch, and at the heart of most of them ...
25 November 2014
5 ways to get debt free
How To Become Debt Free in 5 Simple Ways
Last month, the government announced something we thought was really fantastic. Yes, we’re actually enthused ...
20 November 2014
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Singaporeans Share Some of Their Worst Money Fears and it’s Not Pretty
Singaporeans are an angry bunch, or at least that’s the way it looks on the Internet. Nary a day goes by ...
20 November 2014
5 jobs for former shisha retailers
5 Jobs That Former Shisha Retailers Can Do After The Ridiculous Ban
Earlier this week Parliament banned the import and sale of shisha tobacco, though they gave licensed retailers ...
11 November 2014
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Why Are Gen Y Singaporeans Saving So Little Despite Not Having to Pay Rent?
Sure, a house costs a ton of money in Singapore—but so does a Ferrari. Neither affects you at this point ...
10 November 2014
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Singaporeans Need to Stop Making These 5 Stupid Mistakes in the Name of Saving Money
No Singaporean can be accused of not thinking about money—or at least fantasising about what money can ...
28 October 2014