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Baby Bonus And The Best CDA Account For Your Newborn

The fact that Singapore is facing a declining birth rate is a well-known problem. The government has been trying everything it can to address this issue and that includes throwing in the proverbial kitchen sink. Well, it is indeed throwing something at the problem and that is money. It has increased monetary incentives to all […]

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Changes To The OCBC 365 Credit Card You Should Take Note

The OCBC 365 Credit Card has been one of the mainstays in Heartland Boy’s staple of cash back credit cards. Recently, OCBC announced some key revisions to its beloved OCBC 365 Credit Card which would take effect from 1 Oct 2018 onwards. On its website where the online application form can be found, the changes […]

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Learn Amazing Tips At CPF Retirement Planning Roadshow 2018

Heartland Boy often hears that the Central Provident Fund (‘CPF’) is way too complex and confusing. Such reactions can be empathised as there are indeed many rules governing different aspects of Singapore’s unique social security system. New policies designed to improve the CPF are regularly rolled out which makes it even more difficult for CPF […]

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Do Not Rejoice At The Voluntary Early Redevelopment Scheme… Yet

The National Day Rally (‘NDR’) has often been dubbed the year most important political message in Singapore’s calendar. Unsurprisingly, Heartland Boy had his ears peeled to the English version of the 2018 NDR that took place at ITE College Central on 19 August 2018. Afterall, he considers himself a mini current affairs geek. Topics spoken […]

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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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