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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Business Solutions, Personal Finance

How to make the most out of your money transfer

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By Rebecca Snape, Head of Dealing at World First Singapore The world is increasingly interconnected. No longer are we restricted to the offering of our local market; globalisation gives us choice on so many different levels. And whilst it clearly has its benefits, we are only now starting to understand that this new level of super-connectivity means that our lives are increasingly affected by events that take place thousands of miles away. Take 2016 as an example. The UKs vote

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Marriage & Family

Confronting Singapore’s Baby Bust With The Baby Bonus Scheme

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It does not take a genius to understand how money greatly affects the Singaporeans’ approach to marriage and parenthood. The leading reasons why most Singaporeans are hesitant to make immediate marital or child-rearing plans are related to finances. The country’s population is affected due to these circumstances. Related Article: Why Many Singaporeans Are Not Tying The Knot Although last year’s Golden Jubilee ushered about 33,793 babies, our fertility rate remains below the replacement rate of 2.1 (i.e., the rate to

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