Category: The New Savvy

How Contactless Mobile Payments Can Help Singaporeans Save

Money-savvy consumers in Singapore now have an even better way of saving money: mobile wallets. According to a recent study by JD Power, usage of mobile payments has grown by 53% in 2017, and now 40% of credit card holders in the country use mobile wallets to make payments. And there’s a good reason for […]

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Findings Show Air Miles Credit Cards Are a Worse Option for Most

ValuePenguin’s analysis of consumer data shows that the average Singaporean consumer is better off sticking to a cashback credit card rather than an air miles card. While miles cards are popular, they typically yield lower rates of rewards (the median of S$240) while also charging high annual fees. The data suggests that the average person […]

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How Financial Planning is Different for Women in Hong Kong and Why It Matters

Financial planning is critical in wealth accumulation and it is particularly important for women, and especially women in Hong Kong, to adopt such practices. Women face unique circumstances that require us to save more than our male counterparts as well as challenges that hinder us from accumulating more than what we could have if we […]

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6 Cheap Weekend Destinations in Asia for Adventurers

The Asia-Pacific region has almost every activity you could want just a short flight away. With Singaporeans tending to lean towards short, regional trips, there are plenty of things to do in Asia without needing to take extended period of time off from work. Whether you want to spend your long weekend scuba diving in […]

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4 Tips on Getting the Best Domestic Helper in Singapore

This article originally appeared on ValuePenguin Singaporeans lead extremely busy lives, and with the steady increase of women entering the workforce, the amount of time left to take care of young children or elderly relatives is decreasing. To alleviate this problem, many have turned to domestic helpers. However, with the sheer number of domestic helpers […]

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Asia’s Top Golf Courses and How to Save on Them

While Singapore is known to have enough golf clubs to satisfy everyone from the beginner to the professional, some of the world’s best golf destinations are located only a short plane ride away—giving you a great reason to venture out on your next vacation and explore what some of the neighboring countries have to offer. […]

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5 Catering Ideas For The Health Conscious Guest

There are different kinds of health-conscious guests—from fitness enthusiasts who follow strict diets to food fashionistas who swear by the latest health trends to meticulous vegetarians and vegans—and they present both a challenge and an opportunity for event planners and caterers alike. Healthy and sustainable food is one of the hottest trends in the food […]

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Generation Me: How to Engage Millennials at Your Event

Millennials are a huge market, and their expectations tend to be different from other audiences. Their exposure to technology and desire for interaction and new experiences make them the perfect audience to try new things with! Here are some ways to engage your millennial audience at an event: 1. Build an experience. Since millennials are […]

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Why Are Transfer Domestic Workers Getting More Popular?

This article originally appeared on ValuePenguin As the need for domestic workers is increasing in Singapore, some households have turned to hiring transfer domestic workers (aka: direct hires). These are foreign domestic workers (FDW) who are already living in Singapore and are looking for new employment. There are a few reasons why people are opting […]

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