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Why I Reinstated My Dependants’ Protection Scheme At Age 30

Impending parenthood has forced Heartland Boy to re-evaluate his financial planning more holistically. As he reviewed his insurance coverage, he realised that the Dependants’ Protection Scheme (‘DPS’) has inexplicably slipped from his grasp. The explanation for this is that Heartland Boy automatically enrolled into the DPS at age 16 when he was a part-time waiter […]

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An Eye-Popping 3.88% For The Revised UOB One Savings Account

In a rising interest rate environment, it is not surprising to see some banks in Singapore beginning to reward savers with higher interest rates on their deposits. In the past month, UOB announced some changes to its popular UOB One Account. Headlining the change must surely be the eye-popping 3.88% p.a. savers can earn with […]

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Earn $250 Cash When You Apply For The Best Cashback Credit Cards On SingSaver

In the midst of World Cup 2018 fever and the annual Great Singapore Sale, the folks at SingSaver contacted Heartland Boy about its fantastic promotion. This July, SingSaver has specifically curated a list of the best cashback credit cards in Singapore. With the exception of the American Express KrisFlyer Card, all the cards on promotion […]

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What To Watch Out For In A REIT Manager Fee

Singapore Real Estate Investment Trusts (‘S-REITs’) have been a great investment asset class for the past decade. The definition of REIT is a listed vehicle that pools funds from investors to purchase real estate or real-estate related assets. While it has gained tremendous popularity amongst investors, not many realise the importance of Manager fees. In […]

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Why I Bought Maternity Insurance For My Pregnant Wife

Heartland Boy doesn’t like to take chances in life. Generally, he sees himself as having quite a risk-averse personality. This is most evident from his stop-loss strategy when it comes to investments. Not long after finding out that Heartland Girl was pregnant, he swung into the thick of things by researching about insurance for pregnant […]

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Why I Bought The NTUC Enhanced IncomeShield Assist Rider

Earlier this year, the government announced that patients who buy new Integrated Shield Plan (“ISP”) Riders must make 5% co-payment, with an annual cap of $3,000. This is a change from the previous position whereby purchased riders could potentially waive the entire hospitalization bill. This intervention from the government left many private insurers scrambling as […]

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Get Pointed To The Right Direction For Your Financial Goals

When Heartland Boy first understood the concept of savings, his mother helped him opened a POSB Savings Account. A few months ago, this savings received a boost when he was able to turbo charge them via the DBS Multiplier Account. These days, he can be seen happily scanning QR codes on his DBS Paylah App […]

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What Are The CPF Housing Grants For HDB BTO and Resale Flats

Heartland Boy was very impressed with Jeraldine Phneah’s savvy use of the housing grants available to reduce the cost of her HDB resale flat. He compares this with his own experience where the Heartland Couple did not enjoy any subsidy when they bought their HDB BTO in 2014. It got him thinking about how the […]

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