Transport & Motoring

The 7 smart ways to shave your petrol bill in Singapore

While many parts of the world are enjoying declining petrol cost, Singapore faces an inverse trend. The copious number of traffic lights and low speed limits are no stranger to Singaporeans; they work together to stretch the energy bill further.  But overcoming these loathsome road characteristics is not exactly an Herculean task. Essentially, it just requires some minor tweaks to your driving behavior and the car. Tires inflated to the proper pressure can improve petrol mileage by up to 3.3%.

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Marriage & Family

Why do expatriates send their kids to international schools in Singapore?

Recently, it has been reported by Singapore’s mainstream media that the cost to send a child to an international school in Singapore could reach up to a jarring amount of $500,000. Most Singaporeans would probably wind up in disbelief since we have been accustomed to the affordable public school fees that are the result of generous government subsidies. From the economic perspective, critics are quick to dismiss this exorbitant option as some believe that the cost of receiving such an

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Investments

How to navigate the tough economic climate with systematic stock-picking skills

Recent news has been dominated by political and economic slowdown issues in both emerging and developed countries and it shows little sign of abatement. Global and local investors are increasingly feeling queasy about the financial market performances that has inevitably led to spikes in volatility. While uncertain economic times may take a typical investor on a rough ride, it presents a cornucopia of gainful opportunities for the learned eye. Indeed, as detailed in the diagram below, the key is to align your risk appetite with the right

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Transport & Motoring

What are the car attributes that suit me best in Singapore?

Given the legion of car models available in Singapore, settling on a final purchase decision is no easy feat. Indeed, it is both time-consuming and cumbersome to test-drive the myriad of cars to make an informed choice. However, relying on time-honoured brands, word of mouth and (preferably independently produced) statistics could effectively pose as practical shortcuts to the lengthy decision-making process. Additionally, the flowchart below serves to aid you in identifying the specific car attributes that fit your personal wants.

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Investments

How does your behaviour sharpen your stock investment skills?

Investment books often urge readers to do extensive research to identify megatrends such as social and cultural shifts that could make a potentially big difference in investing decisions. However, the real answer is never simple. The ideal way to value anything, including company shares, would be to plug yourself entirely into the real world, which means shaping your daily behaviours such that it enables you to maximise your exposure and learning about almost everything. Given the increasing connectedness of the world and the

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