Category: The New Savvy

Tips To Stretch Your Finances When It’s Hard To Find A Job

Tips To Stretch Your Finances When It’s Hard To Find A Job Are trying to find a job but you are not quite successful about it? Your finances might suffer from prolonged unemployment. According to the data from the website Trading Economics, the unemployment rate in Hong Kong is 3.4% (between May to July 2016). […]

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3 Tips You Absolutely Need to Know About CPF Housing Grants

Buying your first home can be a really taxing period. There is just so much information any young prospective homeowner would need to know. Put that together with the biggest financial commitment that most people have to face and you get the perfect recipe for more stress. However, the Government has taken steps to lighten […]

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*4 Money-Losing Myths About Home Loans in Singapore

Vast majority of people in Singapore end up owning a home one way or another, with the country’s home-ownership hovering around 90%. However, there are also a proportional number of myths surrounding the issue of home ownership, and therefore home loans, that still confuse and cause real economic losses for people. To debunk some of […]

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*First-time Parenting: How To Budget For Kindergarten In Hong Kong

One of your responsibilities as a mother is to ensure that your child gets the best education in Hong Kong. And we all know that formal learning starts with their kindergarten education. According to the Gov.hk, pre-primary education provides children with the foundation for learning. If it is done well, they are equipped to accommodate […]

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2 Lessons from China on How Singapore Can Become Truly Cashless

Since the Singaporean government announced its intention to convert the country into a cashless society, there have been many reports and speculations on how this goal could be achieved. While many pundits have correctly identified some of the challenges that must be addressed to achieve this lofty goal, there are two critical pieces of the […]

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What Are The Risks When Investing In A Hong Kong Property

There will always be risks when investing in any property, shares, funds, etc. This is why you should always be aware of your risk tolerance to avoid losing everything in case something goes wrong with your investment. Although it is one of the most expensive that you will make, investing in a Hong Kong property […]

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*5 Practical Advice for Women Entrepreneurs

5 Practical Advice for Women Entrepreneurs   The number of women entrepreneurs and businesses owned by them continue to increase by each year that passes; however, it is also a fact that women-owned businesses generally have higher rates of failure, earn less, and employ lesser people. It is impossible to pinpoint one main reason behind […]

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Maternity Insurance: NTUC Maternity 360 plan VS GE Flexi Maternity plan

NTUC Income recently launched a new maternity insurance plan called maternity 360 that is a standalone plan (IE doesn’t require a purchase of another insurance plan). This is a comprehensive insurance solution for pregnant mothers-to-be. There is always a risk in the delivery process and there is no way to guarantee good health for your […]

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Do dividends matter? Yes… far more than you might think…

To some investors, dividends are for financial penny-pinchers… or for widows, orphans and retirees, for whom a few additional percentage points of return makes a lot of difference. If you’re a speculator who’s aiming for a 300 percent gain on a hot stock tip (after all, Uncle Kevin’s hairdresser’s cousin really knows stocks, right?), then […]

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