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3 Ways Almost Every Singaporean Wastes Precious Time
3 Ways Almost Every Singaporean Wastes Precious Time
Time is money, and I’m not just saying that because I’ve got something against those people who spend all ...
11 July 2016
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Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay: What Singaporeans Need to Know About Digital Wallets
The phrase “digital wallet” must ring some sort of bell by now, even for the most technologically backward ...
8 July 2016
3 Common Mistakes That Make Singaporeans Lose Money on the Property Market
3 Common Mistakes That Make Singaporeans Lose Money on the Property Market
Most Singaporeans will never, ever have to rent property. Many just make the transition from children living ...
7 July 2016
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Who Should Pay on a Date in Singapore?
So a friend of mine goes on a blind date and the guy takes her to Starbucks. When they’re at the counter, ...
28 June 2016
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The Brexit Vote, and How Singapore Will Be Affected
For many of us in Singapore, when we think of Britain, we’re probably thinking of how the England, Wales ...
24 June 2016
A New Study Shows What You Should Really Be Spending on To Make Yourself Happy
A New Study Shows What You Should Really Be Spending on To Make Yourself Happy
It’s becoming the norm for upwardly mobile young Singaporeans to spend lavishly to make their lifestyles ...
23 June 2016
Besides Affordability, Here are 3 Areas Where the Singapore Healthcare System Has Room For Improvement
Besides Affordability, Here are 3 Areas Where the Singapore Healthcare System Has Room For Improvement
One of those phrases Singaporeans chant all the time like a mantra is “it’s better to die than get sick ...
20 June 2016
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Car Loan Restrictions in Singapore Have Been Lifted, So Should You Rush To Buy a Car Now?
I love Steam sales. For the two of you living under a rock who don’t know what Steam is, it’s an online ...
2 June 2016
Top 3 Ways Kiasu Singaporean Parents Waste Money Unnecessarily
Top 3 Ways Kiasu Singaporean Parents Waste Money Unnecessarily
When I was a kid, the main child-related things my parents spent on other than the necessary food and clothes ...
31 May 2016
4 Expensive Love and Sex-Related Scams Singaporeans are Falling For
4 Expensive Love and Sex-Related Scams Singaporeans are Falling For
In Singapore, the relationship between love and money is a bit too close for comfort. First dates are often ...
27 May 2016
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3 Disturbing Observations About Singaporeans’ Attitude Towards Planning for Retirement
I don’t think I’m THAT old, but retirement is something I’ve been thinking about for a couple of years ...
11 May 2016
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How Can the Government Make Cars More Affordable for Singaporean Families?
“Car-lite” is such a buzzword these days, it’s starting to sound like the name of some new fad diet. Let’s ...
5 May 2016
3 Ways the Singapore Government Can Truly Encourage Car-Liteness
3 Ways the Singapore Government Can Truly Encourage Car-Liteness
It’s pretty ironic that the Baby Bonus isn’t making Singaporeans want to have more kids, while in spite ...
3 May 2016
What Are the Roadblocks Stopping Flexible Work Arrangements from Being Implemented?
What Are the Roadblocks Stopping Flexible Work Arrangements from Being Implemented?
So the government has been offering companies money to implement flexible work arrangements with the Work-Life ...
26 April 2016
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Is It Still Worth Being an Uber Driver in Singapore in 2016?
My Facebook news feed has recently been in an uproar about Hollywood’s whitewashing of traditionally East ...
18 April 2016
Young Singaporeans Who are Thinking of Signing Up For UOB’s New YOLO Credit Card Need to Read This First
Young Singaporeans Who are Thinking of Signing Up For UOB’s New YOLO Credit Card Need to Read This First
We here at MoneySmart aren’t the sort to be swayed by marketing. That’s why we’re saying that in spite ...
4 April 2016
Now That Budget 2016 is Over, Here’s What Singaporeans NEED To Hear Next Week
Now That Budget 2016 is Over, Here’s What Singaporeans NEED To Hear Next Week
The Budget 2016 announcement last week was extremely forward looking, with a lot of very exciting goals ...
1 April 2016
Singaporeans Show Again That Changes in Work Culture is What Will Impact Birth Rates, and Not Money
Singaporeans Show Again That Changes in Work Culture is What Will Impact Birth Rates, and Not Money
So once again, it looks like raising Singapore’s dismal birth rate is a priority in this year’s Budget, ...
31 March 2016
Budget 2016 Reminds Us Again Why It Pays to Start a Family in Singapore… Literally
Budget 2016 Reminds Us Again Why It Pays to Start a Family in Singapore… Literally
Singapore is one of the few countries in the world where you actually get paid to have babies. I mean, ...
29 March 2016
Dear Singaporean PMETs, Here’s What Budget 2016 is Trying to Tell You
Dear Singaporean PMETs, Here’s What Budget 2016 is Trying to Tell You
Budget 2016 has come and gone, and while some people might be upset that it was still considered premature ...
29 March 2016
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4 Important Things Singaporeans Should Bear in Mind Before the Budget 2016 Announcement
Can I just say, that in leading up to the Budget announcement tomorrow, I’ve been reminded again and again ...
23 March 2016
Too Busy at Work to Find Love? Here are 2 Things Overworked Singaporeans Should Do
Too Busy at Work to Find Love? Here are 2 Things Overworked Singaporeans Should Do
Let’s forget about the birth rate and the baby bonus for a minute and enjoy a minute of silence for Love, ...
18 March 2016
3 Reasons Why Singapore May NOT Be the Most Liveable City For Asian Expats
3 Reasons Why Singapore May NOT Be the Most Liveable City For Asian Expats
Singapore has long been thought of as a paradise for monied expats. Paying almost zero income tax, partying ...
14 March 2016
5 Excuses Singaporeans Make For Not Planning For Retirement Early
5 Excuses Singaporeans Make For Not Planning For Retirement Early
It’s Singapore’s dirty little secret, but anyone who spends more than a few weeks here notices it: The ...
11 March 2016
If Singaporeans Knew These 4 Things, They Might Change Their Spending Habits
If Singaporeans Knew These 4 Things, They Might Change Their Spending Habits
A 2011 survey found that only 1% of the Singaporeans surveyed said they didn’t like shopping. The overwhelming ...
2 March 2016