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4 Financial Mistakes Singaporean Women are Making
Neither men nor women have it easy in Singapore when it comes to staying afloat in an expensive city and ...
1 September 2016
4 Fads Singaporeans Have Spent Tons of Time and Money on in the Last Decade
4 Fads Singaporeans Have Spent Tons of Time and Money on in the Last Decade
When fads take hold in Singapore, they have the tendency to spiral out of control. The island is so densely ...
1 September 2016
3 Bad Money Habits Singaporean Millennials Have Inherited From Their Parents
3 Bad Money Habits Singaporean Millennials Have Inherited From Their Parents
Enough of all that Millennial bashing already. Sure, we may have been born into a prosperous society, and ...
23 August 2016
Why Initiatives Like Car-Free Sunday and Orchard Road’s Pedestrian Night Have Been Such Flops
Why Initiatives Like Car-Free Sunday and Orchard Road’s Pedestrian Night Have Been Such Flops
Once the nation’s pride and joy, Singapore’s shopping scene is now a shadow of its former self. Vacant ...
18 August 2016
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4 Free Ways Singaporeans Can Make Their Morning Commutes Less Stressful
44% of Singaporeans have complained that their commute to work stresses them out in a 2015 survey. And ...
17 August 2016
3 Ways Work in Singapore Will Change in the Next 20 Years
3 Ways Work in Singapore Will Change in the Next 20 Years
Let’s be honest here. The only thing pleasant about working in Singapore right now is the fact that the ...
16 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
3 Ways Singaporeans Should Invest in Themselves That Might Actually Pay Off
3 Ways Singaporeans Should Invest in Themselves That Might Actually Pay Off
“Go on course lor” – that’s the typical Singaporean response when you ask what the best way to upgrade ...
15 August 2016
There’s A New CPF LIFE Option – But Do We Need Another Option?
There’s A New CPF LIFE Option – But Do We Need Another Option?
We’re often spoilt for choice here in Singapore, but not all choices are equal. No one gives you a second ...
11 August 2016
3 Ways to Improve Our Public Transport System That Have Nothing to Do With Frequency, Overcrowding or Breakdowns
3 Ways to Improve Our Public Transport System That Have Nothing to Do With Frequency, Overcrowding or Breakdowns
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to tell you what’s wrong with Singapore’s public transport system—it’s ...
7 August 2016
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What Lessons Can Singapore Investors Learn from Temasek’s $24b Drop in Net Portfolio Value?
No one likes a bad reputation, and often they react to controversy in unexpected and sometimes extreme ...
5 August 2016
3 Silly Financial Mistakes Even Young, Educated Singaporeans are Making
3 Silly Financial Mistakes Even Young, Educated Singaporeans are Making
Aunties and uncles aren’t the only ones making bad financial decisions in Singapore. While the pioneer ...
3 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
How to Be a Good Friend to a Broke or Retrenched Person in Your Life
How to Be a Good Friend to a Broke or Retrenched Person in Your Life
For years, I was that “broke friend”. Many of the people I went to school with are now working in lucrative ...
27 July 2016
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3 Very Singaporean Problems More Money Can’t Seem to Solve
For Singaporeans, money is at the root of most of our problems, or at least that’s what we think. Most ...
27 July 2016
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Why Millennials Should Care about What the Government is Doing to Keep Older Singaporeans Employed
So recently, Tharman Shanmugaratnam said that Singapore’s retirement age will have to go someday. And of ...
26 July 2016
Why It’s Such a Bad Idea to Sign Up For Long Term Gym Memberships and Spa Packages in Singapore
Why It’s Such a Bad Idea to Sign Up For Long Term Gym Memberships and Spa Packages in Singapore
The first time I ever stepped into a big, fancy gym chain was when I was 19, about oh a zillion years ago. ...
25 July 2016
4 Mistakes Singaporeans Make When They Feel Broke
4 Mistakes Singaporeans Make When They Feel Broke
Being broke in Singapore sucks, and that’s not just because everyone here judges people based on the amount ...
25 July 2016
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Can the WSQ Initiative Actually Help Companies Increase Productivity or Is It a Waste of Time and Taxpayers’ Money?
The government’s most famous failed incentive is the Baby Bonus, which has done nothing to halt the inexorable ...
25 July 2016
3 Important Basics That Singaporeans Need to Have in Place When They Plan For Retirement
3 Important Basics That Singaporeans Need to Have in Place When They Plan For Retirement
Ask Singaporeans what’s the number one thing they need for retirement, and the obvious answer will be not ...
19 July 2016
3 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Annual Leave Even if You Don’t Go Overseas or Spend a Fortune
3 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Annual Leave Even if You Don’t Go Overseas or Spend a Fortune
I’ve noticed this pattern amongst Singaporean employees. People plan their annual leave meticulously around ...
19 July 2016
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7 Singaporean Dishes awarded by the Michelin Guide that you can eat for less than $10
Next week, the first edition of the Michelin Guide Singapore will be officially released. This is the famous ...
15 July 2016
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Will Singapore Ever Become a Nation of Cyclists?
A few years ago, when faced with the prospect of cycling, Singaporeans would always cite the scorching ...
14 July 2016
3 Big Ways Grab and Uber Have Made Singaporean Lives Better
3 Big Ways Grab and Uber Have Made Singaporean Lives Better
If there are saviours Singaporeans should all bow at the altar of, it’s Grab and Uber. While taxi drivers ...
12 July 2016
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3 Reasons Nobody Can be Bothered to Claim Those Free Early Morning MRT Rides
Recently, Senior Minister of State Josephine Teo announced that LTA would continue doling out free morning ...
11 July 2016