Savings

Surefire Ways To Save Money As A First Time Parent

Congratulations on becoming a new parent! Welcoming another human being into this world can change your life in many ways. Most of these changes are for the better. While, some changes are challenges too. I am referring to the hefty price tag attached to child-bearing and child-rearing. You have to spend about S$8,000 to S$18,000 a year for that. You read that right! You will be spending five figures on groceries, clothes, toys, diapers, hospital visits, and daycare. With a

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Marriage & Family

How To Save Money For Your Child’s Education In Singapore

GO LOCAL As parents, you are well aware that deciding your child’s school involves various choices and costs. It is quite a task to run through every option available in Singapore. Budgetary constraints start from pre-school onwards. To play things safe, choose a government-associated institution. The public school system provides globally competitive education without putting a strain on your pocket. LOCATION IS VITAL Location plays an important role when choosing a tuition center. If you value tuition then, opt for

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Marriage & Family

Financial Sacrifices Are Crucial To Send Your Child To A University

HSBC, one of the world’s largest financial institution, conducts its yearly survey series entitled “The Value of Education”. This yearly report examines the parent’ expectations and aspirations for their children’s education. In 2015, it highlighted that a whopping 90% of Singaporean parents saw undergraduate studies as an essential tool for their children’s success. The interesting part was that majority of these parents (about 83%) were willing to pay more to send their children overseas. The only downside was that some

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Marriage & Family

Let Your Child Learn Beyond Textbook Knowledge With These Enrichment Centers

As a holistic nation, Singapore has a competitive spirit. Most (if not all) Singaporean parents start to shape the academic skills of their children early on due to the fear of falling behind the fierce system. To accomplish this, they employ the services of several enrichment or tuition centers. Searching for the “perfect center” seems like a hunt for the most delectable candy at Candylicious. There are hundreds of attractive options! Choosing a singular center is often a confusing, uncertain,

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Lifestyle

Sneaky Costs Of University Education In Singapore

Everyone knows that saving money for tertiary education is not an easy task. With fees totaling to about S$8,000 a year, getting into your dream school takes effort and creativity. Not to mention, fees are graver if you are an international student. Be forewarned that aside from the tuition fee, here are the “hidden or sneaky” expenses that can take a toll on your budget: BOOKS When you are studying at the university, you will realize that textbooks can get

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