Marriage & Family

Surefire Ways To Waste Your Money As A Parent

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Many parents, including my own, are guilty of spoiling their children with affection and attention. They spend money on the things that would make their child happy. Do not get me wrong! This is a normal reaction. However, excessively giving in to these impulses can lead to serious monetary consequences. Awareness is the first step! Repair your spending habits by knowing the “Four Ways To Waste Money As A Parent”: ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT Back when I was a child, coloring books

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Personal Finance

Start 2017 Right By Creating A Year-End Financial Checklist

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As we reach the end of the year, there are several things that you need to pay attention to. DETOXIFY YOUR WALLET WITH THE DEBT DIET The Yuletide season is all about merriment and festivities. Due to the overall positive spirit that it exudes, you may want to shy away from the looming shadows of your debt. I suggest that you pause for a moment. Now is a good time to acknowledge your credit score and to cut back on

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Career & Salary

Booming industries in Singapore

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Singapore is one of the world’s leading countries in commerce and finance, as well as having been recently voted the top country for expats by HSBC. In fact, it is also the top voted country in the world for starting up a business because of the support available for entrepreneurs and their SMEs and SMBs. Added to that is the Singaporean work ethic and the success of financial tech companies currently holding offices there. It’s really no wonder that some

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Lifestyle & Hobbies

Beat The Christmas Shopping Rush With These 5 Tips

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If you are a fan of late Christmas shopping and holiday parties, curb your spending by following these five savvy tips: #1: ACCEPT THE REALITY The first step to survive the Yuletide rush is to mentally prepare yourself for what is about to come. Recognize that you tackling one of the most stressful seasons of the year. Except the huge crowds and the long queues at the shopping centers. These are inevitable. Do not try to convince yourself that you

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Marriage & Family

How To Be Financially Ready For Matrimony

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My friends and I shared a significant night last Wednesday. You see, we witnessed the proposal that my friend had orchestrated. The only catch was that he intended to get married in two months. The relatively short amount of time to prepare shook everyone. I noticed that their resources were stretched due to the absence of a stable budget. This scenario made me realize how important it is to set the tone of the wedding earlier on. Take control of

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