Opinion

biggest retirement regrets singapore
Singapore Retirees Share Their 3 Biggest Retirement Regrets
Most Singaporeans wearily envision their lives as a never ending period of working, working, working from ...
27 October 2014
6 things singaporeans need to know about money
6 Critical Things About Your Money Every Singaporean Needs to Understand Right Now
Needless to say, money is damn important in Singapore. From the day you’re born until the day you die, ...
14 October 2014
worst thing about being broke
The 6 Worst Things About Being Broke, and What You Can Do About It
As you gaze hopelessly at your fellow human beings roaring past in their Ferraris on the way to yet another ...
25 September 2014
stupid money beliefs
5 Stupid Beliefs About Money Even Smart People Cling To
Some people are clever enough to cure rare diseases, solve a Rubik’s Cube in 3 seconds or invent thousands ...
17 September 2014
Sum up of National Day Rally 2014 Announcements
National Day Rally 2014: 3 Things You Need To Know About The New Announcements
This year’s National Day Rally provided some interesting insights into how the Government is restructuring ...
19 August 2014
5 Reasons Why Recent Government Changes Make Singapore Even More Boring
5 Reasons Why Recent Government Changes Make Singapore Even More Boring
Nothing exciting ever happens in Singapore right? I mean, Singapore is one of the most insulated and safest ...
17 July 2014
Is This The Most Sensible Thing The Government Has Said Regarding CPF So Far?
Is This The Most Sensible Thing The Government Has Said Regarding CPF So Far?
There’s been a lot of opinions and statements (I’m trying to be polite here) regarding CPF floating around ...
11 July 2014
Think Singapore’s MRT Is Bad? Wait Till You See the Public Transport Systems of Other Cities
Think Singapore’s MRT Is Bad? Wait Till You See the Public Transport Systems of Other Cities
What do you think of Singapore’s Mass Rail Transit (MRT) system? Sure, MRT stations are a bit more crowded, ...
9 July 2014
Guess What? Lui Tuck Yew Says Fares NEED To Increase To Keep New Bus Model Sustainable
Guess What? Lui Tuck Yew Says Fares NEED To Increase To Keep New Bus Model Sustainable
This is just brilliant. I almost choked on my morning coffee when I read the recent news article regarding ...
8 July 2014
Are You Happy With Your Salary? Apparently, 83% of Singaporeans Aren’t
Are You Happy With Your Salary? Apparently, 83% of Singaporeans Aren’t
Hmm… judging by that look of hate in your eyes, I think I just got my answer. Yes, salary is a certainly ...
27 June 2014
What Lim Swee Say Was Really Trying To Say Regarding CPF
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 ...
24 June 2014
Avoid getting your flat repossessed
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 ...
19 June 2014
Is Being a Construction Worker in Singapore Really as Bad as Other Countries?
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” ...
19 May 2014
Singapore’s Top 5 Corruption Cases (So Far)
Singapore’s Top 5 Corruption Cases (So Far)
Singapore is one of the least corrupt nations on earth. Finished laughing now? Good. According to Transparency ...
14 May 2014
DBS vs OCBC: Which Bank Deserves Your Loyalty?
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 ...
10 April 2014
You Now Have The Right To Complain – Singapore Ranked the World’s Most Expensive City
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 ...
4 March 2014
MoneySmart Budget 2014 Recap: The Winners and Losers
MoneySmart Budget 2014 Recap: The Winners and Losers
So, were you sitting in front of your 42-inch flat screen television with a bag of popcorn to watch the ...
22 February 2014
Think Your Singapore Citizenship is Sacred? Guess Again – It Can Be Bought, Like Many Others
Think Your Singapore Citizenship is Sacred? Guess Again – It Can Be Bought, Like Many Others
Can you really put a price on citizenship? A few years ago, I would have laughed at such a question. Maybe ...
7 February 2014
Is Singapore’s Healthcare System Better Than Other Countries?
Is Singapore’s Healthcare System Better Than Other Countries?
Whether you believe it or not, Singapore’s healthcare system is not only one of the best in the world statistically, ...
4 February 2014
Why The Fight For Minimum Wage in Singapore is Pointless
Why The Fight For Minimum Wage in Singapore is Pointless
The minimum wage is an issue that just won’t die in Singapore, even though MPs have “killed” the issue ...
17 December 2013
5 Benefits that National Service Should Have (But Doesn’t)
5 Benefits that National Service Should Have (But Doesn’t)
We like to think compulsory National Service (NS) betters us. It teaches us responsibility, doubles our ...
3 June 2013
Down to 4 Cs: Why Country Clubs are Falling Out of the Picture
Down to 4 Cs: Why Country Clubs are Falling Out of the Picture
Country clubs are going the way of Chia pets. They’re awesome for a while; then we realize they’re pricey, ...
21 May 2013
Income Inequality in Singapore: Our Annual Peek (2013)
Income Inequality in Singapore: Our Annual Peek (2013)
Income inequality measures how much richer the rich are, compared to the poor. It’s a polite term economists ...
1 May 2013
HDB Loses $1 Billion a Year, and Why You Shouldn’t Care
HDB Loses $1 Billion a Year, and Why You Shouldn’t Care
Some Singaporeans asked that land costs be excluded from HDB pricing. The answer to this was a stern no. ...
30 April 2013
Key Expenses That Medisave Should Cover (But Doesn’t)
Key Expenses That Medisave Should Cover (But Doesn’t)
Have you ever had a migraine, then struggled to pry the top off a child-proof bottle of aspirin? Yeah, ...
27 March 2013