• 3 Best Credit Cards for Grocery Shopping in Singapore

    The first is with an optimized credit card. The supermarket scene in Singapore is very competitive, with large chains vying for top spot. Fortunately, credit cards like the UOB Delight Card which gives you the same high cashback rebates at both Cold Storage and Giant.

  • 3 Disturbing Observations About Singaporeans’ Attitude Towards Planning for Retirement

    Despite the fact that people always talk about how worried they are about retirement, over 4 in 10 of the Singaporeans who responded to a recent survey had not started saving for retirement, including 27% of the respondents aged over 55. Amongst those who had started saving for retirement, to 69% “saving” meant relying …

  • Is It Worth Rushing to Sign Up for DBS’s May Day Home Loan Special? Here Are 4 Things To Consider

    Earlier this week, DBS revealed their May Day Home Loan Special, a promotional home loan package that claims to be irresistibly low at a rate of 1% per annum. The lock-in period for this May Day Special is for 3 years. It is pegged to the bank’s 18-month fixed deposit interest rate, and is currently 0.600% per year.

  • 6 Irritating Ways Being Forgetful Causes Singaporeans to Waste Tons of Money

    As an adult, you’re expected to remember to do stuff on time, whether you’re paying your credit card bills, paying your road tax or returning your books to the library. The worst late fees are probably those levied by banks for late payment of credit card bills. Not only do you get slapped with a late payment fee of $50 …

  • Here’s How You Can Maximise Your Credit Card Usage with MoneySmart’s New App

    Like, how do I know which credit card to use when I’m dining out on weekends? Yeah, well, credit card companies love me so much they’re practically forcing credit cards into my wallet, so I never need to apply for one.

  • How to Go on a Week-Long Holiday to Bangkok For Less Than $500

    Spend a weekend in Bangkok and you’re sure to hear that familiar Singaporean accent in all the famous touristic and shopping spots. The food is excellent, the shopping is incredibly cheap and trendy, and as Singaporeans we’re unfazed by the crowds. All the main budget airlines, namely Tiger Air, Air Asia, Jetstar and …

  • Give Yourself an Annual Financial Checkup By Doing These 4 Things

    Credit card bills can be paid by Interbank GIRO so you’ll never have to worry about missing another payment. As for other bills like insurance and so on, check if you can pay them automatically by credit card or by deduction from your savings account.

  • If You’re Going to Spend More than $15,000 On a Single Purchase, Which is the Best Cashback Credit Card to Use?

    Charge it to a cashback credit card! You could earn hundreds of dollars in cash rebates. No matter how much you’re spending, the American Express True Cashback Card clearly comes up top for 2 main reasons. While other credit cards do give you higher cash rebate rates compared to the American Express True Cashback Card, …

  • 3 Little Ways to Challenge Yourself to Boost Your Savings

    Most of us have more mobile data than we really need or want. Free wifi is there if you want to use it—at the office, at MRT stations, at a whole bunch of shopping malls, cafes and fast food joints, and very soon, on buses. Just save your Wireless@SG userID and password in your phone’s memo and then check which places …

  • How to Dress Fashionably in Singapore Without Going Broke

    Gone are the days when the Singaporean uniform of choice was shorts and flip flops. If all your clothes thus far have come from This Fashion or are composed exclusively of white singlets and Tai Sing slippers from HDB provision shops, the exhortation to spend on quality should come as a relief to you. Case in point, I’ve …

  • If you transfer money to another card, and the debt remains -- and you end up racking up revolving debt on that credit card, too -- then that's very bad. "The main way balance transfers can go awry is when consumers get into a cycle of churning balance transfer credit cards," says Thomas Donaldson, senior credit specialist …

  • Chances are you will spend good money to treat yourself to a vacation, whether the amount you've budgeted will be spent on flights, accommodations or both. Hotel rooms can be expensive -- especially in the summer -- and in resort destinations, such as Maui, Hawaii, and Las Vegas, daily resort fees (add-on charges that …

  • In credit cards, as in life, it is rarely true that one size fits all. Some folks love miles and points. Others love cash back. Still others wouldn't go near a credit card if they had to. That's all well ...

  • Credit card issuers occasionally offer larger sign-up bonuses than usual for a short period of time -- typically no longer than a couple of months -- to encourage applications. Many issuers offer these deals one or more times each year, but according to a recent NerdWallet study, 83 percent of consumers are applying for …

  • This phenomenon has a name: the Diderot effect. Planning opportunity: Develop a responsible plan to pay yourself first and save for emergencies and retirement. If you create a healthy environment of "forced scarcity" where you focus on financial independence and building memories through travel and experiences over accumulating …

  • Whether you're saving up for your next big purchase or simply just a rainy day, money management is a key life skill many of us tend to neglect. Just last year the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed a startling look into the financial lives of many Americans. Perhaps even more startling is that millennials are also less …

  • Satisfy groups of all ages and sizes with trip that will pique all family members' interests. Sure, you can spend the week at Walt Disney World or take a family cruise, but how about something a little different? Bike tours are a great pick if you're looking for new ways to explore cities, national parks and even vin …

  • "Make a game out of saving," says Taylor Schulte, a certified financial planner and CEO for Define Financial in San Diego. Here are 13 other money hacks to turbocharge your investments. Automate your investments.

  • Having good negotiation skills is important both in and out of the workplace. Whether you want to negotiate your salary or save some money on a big-ticket purchase, you need to step forward with confidence but also make sure you're not setting yourself up for situations where your efforts backfire. Here are five ways …

  • "The ideal window of booking is around 55 days before you fly," says Robert Firpo-Cappiello, editor in chief of Budget Travel. For instance, you may think booking a room in Oakland, California, rather than San Francisco is an ideal way to cut costs, but you'll spend unnecessary time and money on rail transit or driving, …

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Market Data

  • Currencies
    Currencies
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    1.3816+0.0038+0.28%
    USDSGD=X
    1.5390-0.007-0.45%
    EURSGD=X
    2.0211+0.0257+1.29%
    GBPSGD=X
    79.6245+0.3459+0.44%
    SGDJPY=X
    5.6231-0.0142-0.25%
    SGDHKD=X
    2.9725+0.0048+0.16%
    SGDMYR=X
    9,874.3496+6.4443+0.07%
    SGDIDR=X
    4.7466-0.0108-0.23%
    SGDCNY=X
    0.9917-0.0035-0.35%
    AUDSGD=X
  • Commodities
    Commodities
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    1,227.90-23.60-1.89%
    GCM16.CMX
    16.24-0.18-1.11%
    SIN16.CMX
    80.41-4.69-5.51%
    ^XAU
    2.07+0.01+0.54%
    HGN16.CMX
    48.72+0.64+1.33%
    CLN16.NYM
  • Bonds
    Bonds
    TreasuryYield (%)Yield Change
    1.40+0.02
    ^FVX
    1.86+0.02
    ^TNX
    2.64+0.01
    ^TYX

MARKET MOVERS

  • Most Actives
    Most Actives
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    1.77-0.02-1.39%
    MC0.SI
    0.305-0.005-1.61%
    N21.SI
    0.89+0.03+3.49%
    Y92.SI
    0.71-0.01-1.39%
    G13.SI
    3.81-0.06-1.55%
    Z74.SI
  • % Gainers
    % Gainers
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    0.165+0.035+26.92%
    5WD.SI
    0.152+0.029+23.58%
    P74.SI
    0.99+0.08+8.79%
    AYN.SI
    0.335+0.025+8.06%
    5DO.SI
    0.45+0.03+7.14%
    544.SI
  • % Losers
    % Losers
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    0.15-0.05-26.83%
    BQI.SI
    0.665-0.135-16.87%
    AWE.SI
    0.235-0.035-12.96%
    BKW.SI
    0.111-0.014-11.20%
    569.SI
    0.124-0.013-9.49%
    ADP.SI