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How To Get The Highest Interest Rates On Your Bank Savings Accounts

With the plethora of product offerings from the consumer banks in Singapore, it can get quite overwhelming to try to understand which bank savings account gives the highest interest rates in 2018.  Many of these “hybrid” savings accounts require the account holders to perform a myriad of tasks, or like what the personal finance community […]

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Japan Foods Holdings: Initiation Report

Business Model of Japan Foods Holdings Japan Foods Holdings Limited (‘Japan Foods’) is a leading Food and Beverage (’F&B’) Group specialising in quality and authentic Japanese cuisine. It is established in 1997 and listed on the Catalist Board of SGX in 2009 (stock ticker SGX: 5OI). In Singapore, Japan Foods operates a chain of restaurants […]

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Review of Seminar- Reading Property Signs In The Year Of Dog

Heartland Boy attended an education seminar titled “Reading Property Signs in the Year of Dog” on 13 January 2018. It was organized by Vina Ip, the founder of Property Club Singapore. Tapping on her personal network, Vina managed to round up leading professionals in their respective fields to share their outlook for the Property market […]

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Heartland Boy’s Ultimate Cash Back Credit Card Strategy For 2018

If you have been a frequent reader of this blog, you would have realised that Heartland Boy clearly falls into the cash back camp. For the uninitiated, cash back programmes are typically reward programmes whereby a small percentage of the amount spent will be paid back to the user. Therefore, Heartland Boy believes that cash […]

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How I Saved Over $300 By Switching To SIM-only Mobile Phone Plan

To begin a brand new year, Heartland Boy typically likes to get his finances in order first. This is very much akin to performing a spring cleaning before the lunar Chinese New Year. Therefore, he has been strategizing on how he could further reduce his discretionary expenses in 2018. One of the low-hanging fruits that […]

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Top 10 Highlights of 2017

Hey, 2018 is almost upon us. Taking the cue from his lovely wife, Heartland Boy thought that this is a good opportunity to set aside time to meditate, reflect and reminisce about the highlights of 2017. In no particular order, here are the top 10 highlights of 2017 for Heartland Boy. 1. Watched His First […]

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Straco Corporation: Initiation Report

Business Model of Straco Straco Corporation Limited (‘Straco’) is a developer, owner and operator of tourist attractions in Singapore and China. It started operations in 1990s and successfully listed on the SGX Mainboard in February 2004. Its current portfolio includes Shanghai Ocean Aquarium, Underwater World Xiamen, Lintong Lixing Cable Car and Singapore Flyer. Straco employs […]

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Why I Signed Up For Great Eastern GREAT205

Earlier this week, Great Eastern decided to relaunch its GREAT205 after receiving overwhelming response for it during September 2017. Heartland Boy’s insurance agent immediately buzzed him about this piece of great news. That is because he had previously missed the narrow window to sign up for it during September as he was still working in […]

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