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    Demystifying Floating Interest Rates For Every Singaporean Who Aspires To Own A Home

    BY Eugene - July 2, 2018

    To own a home is the dream of many Singaporeans. Owning a home is not as simple as it sounds though. From choosing the location to getting a good price to finding the best home loan deals, not a single […]

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    6 Changes To Eldershield That You Must Know

    BY Eugene - June 26, 2018

    Change is the only constant. Cliché as it may sound, but it is true, even for some of the oldest public schemes in Singapore. From 2020 onwards, Singaporeans will no longer be covered by ElderShield. Instead, CareShield Life will replace […]

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    The Biggest Insurance Mistake That Most Singaporeans Make And How To Fix It

    BY Eugene - May 27, 2018

    For the first time ever, the Life Insurance Association (LIA) commissioned a study into Singaporeans’ critical illness (CI) coverage as part of its annual Protection Gap Study. As Singaporeans live increasingly longer thanks to better healthcare services, the chances of […]

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    3 Things To Look Out For When Choosing A Credit Card

    BY Eugene - May 10, 2018

    Getting a credit card in today’s digital age is easy. The only thing you have to do is to go online, search on Google, fill in the online application and ta-da, you get your credit card in your letter box […]

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    How To Check Your Credit Score With Banks

    BY Eugene - April 27, 2018

    Understanding Your Credit Reputation Credit is prevalent in our everyday lives nowadays. It is hard to find anyone without a credit facility these days, be it credit card, motor vehicle or mortgage loan. In the year of 2017 alone, over […]

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    5-Minute Guide To Investment Assets Everyone Should Understand

    BY admin - March 28, 2018

    Investing is a time-tested way to build your wealth over time. But with so many different investment assets, it can be daunting to start investing. We want to help you remove your psychological barriers towards investing so that you can […]

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    4 Money Tools Every Financially Savvy Singaporean Should Know

    BY admin - March 19, 2018

    For the fifth year in a row, Singapore has been named the world’s most expensive city in the world. Living in the most expensive city in the world can be financially stressful unless you know some saving hacks to help […]

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    Busting 4 Myths to Change Your Mind About Saving

    BY admin - March 8, 2018

    The concept of saving might be simple, it’s an act that some of us struggle with on a daily basis. Part of the struggle is because of savings myth that are crippling our savings mindset. So, here are four common […]

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    7 absolutely necessary adulting tips for Singapore’s millennials

    BY Lynette Tan - March 1, 2018

    So you are graduating this year and are wondering what’s gonna happen after you are out of school. “Should I travel?” “Start sending resumes now?” Becoming an “adult” can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be so hard if […]

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    Planning for the care and financial needs of your elderly parents

    BY Lynette Tan - February 26, 2018

    The once a year Singapore has been announced on February 19 2018 and there were a number of expected and surprising changes. The focus this year is on tackling 3 key issues Singapore is facing: Shift in global economic weight […]

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    Avoid These 4 Investing Mistakes Singaporeans Often Make

    BY Eugene - February 20, 2018

    From chope-ing seats at hawker centres to the way we speak, Singaporeans are known to be notoriously efficient. One area that Singaporeans want to be particularly efficient in is investing. The idea of making your money work harder than you […]

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    How millennials can save money – starting young

    BY Lynette Tan - February 14, 2018

    According to a shocking CNBC report, more and more millennials are having trouble saving money. In fact, according to a survey mentioned in the report, the percentage of young millennials with $0 savings rose from 31% in 2016 to 46% […]

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    4 Free Financial Services Every Singaporean Should Take Advantage Of

    BY Eugene - February 12, 2018

    Being resourceful is one of the strengths of Singaporeans. From looking out for the latest food craze to the best food discount in town, Singaporeans have done it all. Unfortunately, such resourcefulness has been limited to food, rather than our […]

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    Does my insurance cover a house fire?

    BY Lynette Tan - February 7, 2018

    Three years ago, a survey conducted by insurance company AIG found that 75% of those interviewed believed that a fire insurance will cover loss of home items due to fire, water damage or accidents. Often, when we see a fire […]

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5 factors to consider when choosing a term insurance

BY Lynette Tan - January 4, 2018

We’ve previously written about why term insurance makes sense for most people, providing a cost-effective way to get protection without costing an arm and a leg. So whether you are looking to buy an insurance for yourself for the first […]

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Should I surrender my Life Insurance?

BY Lynette Tan - December 5, 2017

For some of us who may be going through a phase of higher financial commitment, surrendering our life insurance policy may come to mind. After all, with all that monthly bills piling up and loans to repay, servicing our insurance […]

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Why Term insurance makes sense for most people

BY Lynette Tan - November 24, 2017

Ask around and you will realise that almost everyone owns a whole life insurance or some sort of an investment-linked insurance plan. By now, most people should know that there’s a cheaper alternative which exists in the form of Term […]

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How Much Should I Spend On Insurance Per Month?

BY Lynette Tan - March 20, 2017

Most Singaporeans are aware that simply relying on their Medishield life plan to fully cover their insurance needs is not enough. This is why many people take on private insurance policies as well. If you are thinking of getting some […]

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4 Costly Insurance Misconceptions You Should Avoid

BY Lynette Tan - February 20, 2017

Many of us may agree that insurance is a necessity in our lives to protect us against unfortunate incidents in our lives – sickness, accidents and death. But because it is not a product or concept that we learn in […]

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In This Age Of DIY Insurance, Is The Insurance Agent Still Relevant?

BY Lynette Tan - January 16, 2017

There has been a lot of shift in the personal finance industry in the last 2 years, specifically towards automation and robo-advisory. On the provider’s site, using technology can help cut costs on human resources as customers go online for […]

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5 Ways to Make The Most Of Your Insurance Policies

BY Lynette Tan - October 24, 2016

Most of us in Singapore know the importance of getting personal insurance in order to give us additional coverage on top of what we have from our CPF. Many of us also end up taking up insurance policies and not remembering […]

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Am I Wasting My Money By Buying Insurance? – A Matter Of Perspective

BY Lynette Tan - July 18, 2016

When you buy things at a sale, are you wasting money or saving money? This is an apt example of putting your insurance expenses into perspective. While some may argue that buying what’s necessary at a sale is saving money, […]

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Direct Purchase Insurance VS Insurance Agent

BY Lynette Tan - July 4, 2016

Since April 2015, the Monetary Authority of Singapore(MAS) has launched their Direct Purchase Insurance(DPI) initiative called CompareFIRST, allowing consumers to compare and buy basic life insurance products on a portal instead of going through and insurance agent. While it is […]

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Your Ultimate Guide to Understanding Life Insurance in Singapore

BY Lynette Tan - March 3, 2016

When it comes to the topic of insurance in Singapore, we tend to get a couple of stock response. Some feel that insurance providers and agents are “people out to cheat consumers’ money”, others find it too complicated a topic […]