Category: The New Savvy

Prajit Nanu, Co-Founder of InstaRem, “Running A Startup is a Lifestyle Choice”

Based in Singapore, Prajit is responsible for spearheading business development into new markets. In addition to overseeing business operations across the global offices in cities including Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Australia, Europe and Malaysia, he is also in charge of driving innovation across processes to create value-added experiences for customers. Prior to co-founding InstaReM, Prajit […]

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Why Do Women Choose Engineering As A Career In Singapore?

The signs are pointing to a rising presence of females in the male-dominated field of Engineering. In 2016, a Singstat survey found that a higher ratio of females has enrolled in first and higher degrees in Engineering Sciences in 2014, compared to a decade ago. Source: Singstat A 2015 survey by the latest National Survey […]

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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 an extended period of time off from work. Whether you want to spend your long weekend scuba diving […]

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The Art of Career Reinvention: How to Reinvent Yourself Mid-Career

Coming up with the decision to switch careers, especially when you are older and established in your current one, takes a lot of guts. But it is not an impossibility, and neither is success after a mid-career switch. Many others have done it before. But still, we are not going to deny that it is […]

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Is Singapore’s Debt Consolidation Plan Working? Household Debt Data Shows Mixed Signals

In 2017, the Association of Banks in Singapore introduced a new financial instrument called debt consolidation plan (DCP) to help consumers rein in their bloating debt problem. Essentially, this was meant to help individual borrowers combine their high interest loans into one that could be gradually managed down over 1 to 10 years. But, it […]

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Renovating a Resale Flat vs Buying a BTO Flat: What’s the More Economic Option in Singapore?

As HDB flats comprise 80% of household residence in Singapore, most prospective home buyers on the island have two options: sign up for a new BTO that will be ready in 3-5 years, or purchase a resale HDB to move in immediately. When choosing between the two, consumers should largely consider 4 different attributes: purchase […]

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Tips To Organize Your Finances After Your Spouse Dies

Tips To Organize Your Finances After Your Spouse Dies To organize your finances is probably the last thing on your mind after your spouse passed away. According to an article published in Psychology Today, the bereavement that follows a spousal death is a great source of stress. It can leave to problems like chronic stress […]

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