• 3 Reasons Why Singaporeans Aren’t Eating at Home More

    Cooking at home is one of the most obvious ways to save money, but it’s also something Singaporeans hardly do these days. The number of people who eat out at least five times a week is shocking, and a recent survey revealed that one third of Singaporeans eat out more than they eat at home. While many fall back on inexpensive …

  • Best 3 Air Miles Credit Cards for Frequent Flyers in Singapore

    Long held as one of the best air miles cards in the market, the UOB PRVI Miles Platinum Card boasts a strong miles accrual rate for both local and overseas spend. Coupled with UOB’s other strong lifestyle benefits, you can see why this is still a popular card.

  • 5 Tips to Effectively Save Money on Your Travel Accommodation and Expenses

    Unless you routinely race to the duty free shops the moment you reach any vacation destination, your heaviest expense when you travel is likely to be accommodation. Find out how to slash accommodation prices without having to stay in bug-infested, puke-filled dorm rooms and extending your trip by days, weeks or even months …

  • 3 Best Credit Cards for Petrol in Singapore

    Singapore may be a tiny island, but in our minds, we would probably estimate that we contribute significantly on a daily basis to depleting the Earth’s oil reserves. The following credit cards are rated primarily on petrol discounts. The HSBC Visa Platinum Credit Card is one of the heavyweights on this list when it comes …

  • 6 Ways That You Can Look For a Job Like a Pro in Singapore

    If you hate your job, as most people here do, here’s how to get a new one pronto. If you want to do all the legwork yourself, you can spend weeks trawling through job search websites and applying to each suitable job vacancy you find. While there are a few sites that charge job seekers a fee, most are free.

  • How Do You Determine What the “Best” Credit Card Is?

    Think back to your first credit card and how you chose it. Here at MoneySmart, we get lots of questions about what the “best” credit card on the market is. One example is the OCBC Frank credit card, which rewards you with a 6% rebate for online spending.

  • 4 Ways Singaporeans Can Go on a Sabbatical Without Worrying About Money

    The young Singaporean worker of today is more likely to be labelled a job hopper than a long-service employee, and taking a few months to a year off on sabbatical is becoming increasingly common. Here are four cheap sabbatical ideas that will buy you a much-needed break from work at a relatively low price. Many Singaporeans …

  • Singapore Savings Bonds vs Fixed Deposits: Which One Will Make You The Most Money?

    The Singapore Savings Bonds made the laughable fixed deposit interest rates banks were offering then look even lamer by comparison. As we predicted, the banks are now fighting back with higher interest rates.

  • Should Self-Employed Singaporeans Make Contributions to their CPF Account?

    Now that I’m self-employed, even though I technically earn less and have a less stable income than I did as an employee, I get to feel a bit less broke by not having to make those CPF contributions. Here are some reasons self-employed persons might still want to continue making CPF contributions. If you are really having …

  • 4 Easy Beauty Treatments You Can Do Yourself Instead of Going to an Expensive Spa

    The beauty industry can be such a scam at times. It’s also a bit of a pain buying an expensive body scrub and only using it once or twice before forgetting about it, discovering two years later that it has expired. If you just need a quick fix every now and then, instead of wasting money on beauty products full of questionable …

  • Accepting minimal returns in a money market account is better, he says, than watching hard-earned equity erode if the market's correction worsens. Ken Moraif, author of "Buy, Hold, Sell" and an advisor with Money Matters in Plano, Texas, wants his clients to convert equities to cash, usually in the form of staid money …

  • Liana Moran's secured credit card story is becoming more common. After graduating from Georgia Southern University in May of 2014, she landed a paid internship and decided it was time to get a credit card. For starters, the apartment she wanted to rent required a credit check before she could sign a lease.

  • You may have to take a pay cut when you switch jobs, but it can still pay off if you enjoy the job enough to continue working longer than you would have stayed in your previous career. Just because you are unhappy at your current job doesn't mean you are not fit for work anywhere. Since you are staying at your job longer, …

  • Learn about the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and whether its protection extends to 401(k) accounts or just bank deposits.

  • Saving for retirement is a daunting task. Nonetheless, despite these uncertainties, it is possible to start working toward achieving a successful retirement by taking a handful of steps in the right direction. The power of compound interest is a powerful tool to leverage retirement savings.

  • Labor Day weekend arrives in just a few days, and for many families it is a three-day weekend that serves as the "last hurrah" for summer. How can a family enjoy a special weekend when the budget is tight? Simply stay at home, but spend those weekend days together as a family doing activities everyone will enjoy.

  • When Nancy D. Brown's doctor told her she had hip dysplasia several years ago, her first reaction was: "Humans can get that?" remembers Brown, now a 54-year-old travel writer in Lafayette, California, who had only known it as a condition she should watch out for in her dogs. In fact, the work at home is just as -- if not …

  • A Labor Day shopping strategy might not be your highest priority, but if you want to emerge from the weekend with a cart overflowing with new stuff and a wallet that's still full, maybe it should be. Follow these do's and don'ts to maximize your money-saving potential this holiday weekend. Big sale events, like Labor …

  • Numerous surveys have shown that many millennials just don't want them, with most opting for debit cards in the wake of an apocalyptic job market and crushing student loan debt. For those who do want them, credit cards just aren't always easy to come by. The Credit CARD Act of 2009 pulled the plug on banks advertising …

  • These nightmare scenarios may frighten you, but if you do your homework, you can prevent yourself from being ripped off by a bad home improvement contractor. "It's beyond just finding the name of the person you want to use," says Angie Hicks, founder of Angie's List, which provides reviews of contractors and other service …

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Market Data

  • Currencies
    Currencies
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    1.4154-0.0003-0.02%
    USDSGD=X
    1.5743-0.0147-0.92%
    EURSGD=X
    2.1592-0.0072-0.33%
    GBPSGD=X
    84.8660-0.1491-0.18%
    SGDJPY=X
    5.4756+0.0013+0.02%
    SGDHKD=X
    2.9946+0.0167+0.56%
    SGDMYR=X
    10,104.2852+88.3223+0.88%
    SGDIDR=X
    4.4911+0.0014+0.03%
    SGDCNY=X
    0.9929-0.0039-0.39%
    AUDSGD=X
  • Commodities
    Commodities
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    1,124.50-9.10-0.80%
    GCZ15.CMX
    14.69+0.03+0.19%
    SIZ15.CMX
    45.62-0.61-1.31%
    ^XAU
    2.38+0.05+2.00%
    HGZ15.CMX
    46.70+0.45+0.97%
    CLV15.NYM
  • Bonds
    Bonds
    TreasuryYield (%)Yield Change
    1.49-0.03
    ^FVX
    2.17-0.03
    ^TNX
    2.95-0.02
    ^TYX

MARKET MOVERS

  • Most Actives
    Most Actives
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    0.310.000.00%
    5WA.SI
    0.1320.0000.00%
    5DN.SI
    0.13+0.01+10.17%
    5GJ.SI
    3.70+0.03+0.82%
    Z74.SI
    0.140.00+3.70%
    AFC.SI
  • % Gainers
    % Gainers
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    0.205+0.047+29.75%
    L02.SI
    0.59+0.08+15.69%
    UD3.SI
    0.17+0.02+13.33%
    40N.SI
    0.19+0.02+11.76%
    5G1.SI
    0.195+0.019+10.80%
    KJ5.SI
  • % Losers
    % Losers
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    0.415-0.070-14.43%
    MN5.SI
    0.117-0.018-13.33%
    510.SI
    0.124-0.016-11.43%
    TI6.SI
    0.66-0.08-10.81%
    AXV.SI
    0.55-0.06-10.57%
    AXZ.SI