• 4 Ways Singaporeans Can Save Money With the Help of Their Smartphone

    You’ve spend hundreds, perhaps even over a thousand dollars on your smartphone. If you let it, your smartphone can actually play a pretty major role in helping you to get your finances in order and spend less.

  • These 4 Small Tweaks Can Change Your Home Environment to Help You Save More

    Clearly, you need more than willpower to achieve a goal—you need to create an environment that helps and encourages you to do what you need to. If your goal is to cut your spending and save more, you’re setting yourself up for failure if you spend all your spare time browsing online shops, continue to worry about people …

  • Why the Best Air Miles Credit Card May Not Be an Air Miles Credit Card

    For the longest time, I thought people should choose between cashback credit cards, rewards credit cards and air miles credit cards, depending on what they wanted to earn. Cashback credit cards earn cash rebates, which can be used to offset your credit card bill. Rewards credit cards earn you rewards points, which are …

  • 4 Money-Saving Tips for Pregnant Ladies in Singapore

    Many of my pregnant (and formerly-pregnant) friends spend a heck of a lot of time and money shopping for baby items, from milk bottles and strollers to cute outfits that will be outgrown in 6 months. If you’ve decided to take prenatal vitamins, avoid purchasing them from a regular pharmacy in Singapore or, worse, just …

  • Why You Must Budget No Matter How Crappy Your Salary Is

    Creating a monthly budget forces you to examine your current expenses, since you now need to record every cent you spend. If you don’t save anything each month, creating a budget helps you to see which areas you could be spending less in.

  • 3 Things Singaporeans Love That Are Actually Surprisingly Easy to Stop Spending Money On

    Deep in their heart of hearts, despite their complaints about the rising cost of living, most Singaporeans know that it’s possible for them to save more money—sure, you could give up your car or taxi rides and start squeezing onto the MRT with the rest of the sweaty world. There are, however, many things Singaporeans spend …

  • Now That Fixed Deposit-Linked Mortgage Rates Have Gone Up, Should Singaporeans Panic?

    Now that DBS has raised its fixed deposit linked home loan rate or DBS FHR from 0.5% to 0.6% two weeks ago, I’m beginning to wonder if there’s something to that theory. Why has the DBS FHR gone up? This interest rate has spent several years near 0%, as you can see from the chart below, but has only last month been allowed …

  • 3 Things Couples Can Do to Keep Their Weddings Affordable For Their Guests

    Weddings are supposed to be joyous occasions, but in Singapore, they are often a huge drain on the wallets of not only the couple tying the knot, but also their guests. Not only are many people prepared to spend ludicrous amounts of money on their weddings, they often expect their wedding guests to do so, as well. Many …

  • For 2016, Here’s 3 Ways to Spend Money That Will Give You a High Dose of Real Happiness

    In truth, getting rid of debt, especially high interest loans like credit card debt, will do a lot more to boost your happiness than you might think. You might have rung up debt of just a few hundred dollars using your credit cards. Not only will you be paying more and more for nothing (imagine what you could do with …

  • 4 Tips for Actually Benefitting From Your Credit Cards

    If you take personal finance advice from women’s magazines or Men’s Health, you could be forgiven for thinking that credit cards are responsible for terrorism and the ebola virus. While it’s true that some people have been driven to bankruptcy by credit card use, there are also people who have died from drinking too much …

  • Saving for retirement involves several levels of financial planning. You need to get and stay out of medical, credit card and other types of debt. Here's how to get your financial priorities in order so you can accumulate a nest egg for retirement.

  • Dinner is a wonderful way to spend an evening with your significant other any day of the year, and for many people this is a default choice for Valentine's Day. Not only can an alternative date idea cost less money, but you could earn bonus points with your partner if you think a little outside the box. A blanket, warm …

  • When you carry a balance on a typical credit card, the credit card company is simply extracting money from your wallet. If you carry a $2,500 balance for a year on a typical 20 percent APR card, that means you're giving the credit card company $500 of your hard-earned cash just to keep that $2,500 balance. One of the …

  • The young man and woman had to spend their first Valentine's Day apart. "It was all heavily discounted because Valentine's Day was yesterday," he smirked. The couple continued to celebrate Valentine's Day on Feb. 15.

  • The financial markets are complex, and there is a lot of information that can be confusing to someone who's simply trying to save for retirement, sock money away for their kid's college education and build a nest egg. Here are eight rookie investing traps to avoid while you map out your investment plan. A common mistake …

  • "That was the main reason why I left in the first place," says Baidoun, who completed a bachelor's degree in communication arts, with an emphasis in journalism, in 2012 from Lebanese American University. Like Baidoun, many Arab international students choose to go abroad for greater educational opportunities, exposure to …

  • credit card

    Applying for a credit card with a big sign-up bonus is maybe the best example, but is hardly the only way. Take, for example, paying your taxes with a credit card. What a great idea! I have enough money to pay for my taxes, but why not just pay for it on my credit card and pocket the extra miles?

  • "We'd like to schedule a video interview." If you haven't experienced this yet, expect to hear this request soon. Organizations use video interviewing to save time and money. The video can also be shared and reviewed more than once to help the interviewer evaluate the applicant.

  • It's pretty clear that your student loan payments are going to affect how much and how quickly you're able to save a down payment for your first home, as well as the affordability of your mortgage payments. Take a look at the following to see how the different federal mortgage programs view the various types of student …

  • It's Super Bowl season, which means a lot of households are planning parties for this weekend. Of course, a big party can mean big expenses, but if you're smart with your planning, you can save money and even increase the fun without detracting from your party. Here are five strategies to incorporate into your big …

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Market Data

  • Currencies
    Currencies
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    1.39790.000.00%
    USDSGD=X
    1.5735+0.00010.00%
    EURSGD=X
    2.02780.000.00%
    GBPSGD=X
    80.99290.000.00%
    SGDJPY=X
    5.57330.000.00%
    SGDHKD=X
    2.96880.000.00%
    SGDMYR=X
    9,639.46000.000.00%
    SGDIDR=X
    4.67320.000.00%
    SGDCNY=X
    0.99330.000.00%
    AUDSGD=X
  • Commodities
    Commodities
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    1,238.50-9.30-0.75%
    GCJ16.CMX
    15.790.00-0.03%
    SIH16.CMX
    60.64+1.88+3.21%
    ^XAU
    2.03+0.03+1.35%
    HGH16.CMX
    29.08+2.87+10.95%
    CLH16.NYM
  • Bonds
    Bonds
    TreasuryYield (%)Yield Change
    1.20+0.09
    ^FVX
    1.75+0.10
    ^TNX
    2.61+0.10
    ^TYX

MARKET MOVERS

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    Most Actives
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    0.3050.0000.00%
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    1.595-0.015-0.93%
    MC0.SI
    3.58+0.04+1.13%
    Z74.SI
    0.360.000.00%
    E5H.SI
    2.82-0.03-1.05%
    C31.SI
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    % Gainers
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    0.151+0.021+16.15%
    5PL.SI
    0.184+0.023+14.29%
    42T.SI
    0.32+0.03+12.28%
    I06.SI
    0.147+0.014+10.53%
    5WJ.SI
    0.415+0.035+9.21%
    AXJ.SI
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    % Losers
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    0.084-0.060-41.67%
    5PI.SI
    0.225-0.055-19.64%
    5SY.SI
    0.205-0.045-18.00%
    BER.SI
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    BLA.SI
    0.101-0.017-14.41%
    AZZ.SI