Personal Finance

5 Luminous Lessons Harry Potter Taught Us About Money

The magical story of a young wizard named Harry Potter has captured the hearts of fans of all ages and with a good reason. In fact, I am wearing my Hufflepuff shirt while I am writing this. Despite being in a fictional world, the Harry Potter characters’ financial problems cannot be solved with a wave of a wand. They also have to struggle with the challenges of saving, spending, and growing money throughout the series. Here are just some of

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Tax & Estate Planning

What Happens To Your Finances When You Die In Singapore?

Technically speaking, all the monetary value that the deceased left behind belongs to his or her estate. This estate includes bank accounts, investments, and properties. The only exceptions are the assets held in the trust and the individual’s CPF money. All the assets will be frozen once a person passes away. The professional assigned to go through the departed’s Will is known as an executor. An executor is usually a family lawyer or a trusted relative. He or she applies

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Lifestyle

How To Quickly Sell Your Property In Singapore

You can sell your property in a faster pace by combining strategy with a little dedication. Consider these tips: SET AN ATTRACTIVE STAGE There is something that you cannot deny. We all heard the saying: “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”. The essence of this statement is clear. The second and succeeding impressions are not as pervasive as the first! Most people dwell on the first meetings or interviews to create consistency. It is up

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Tax & Estate Planning

Extremely Wrong Reasons To Buy A Home

If you are updated with the latest in property, you will know that Singapore housing prices are trending down. In fact, the private residential property index decreased by 3.83% (or 3.45% when adjusted for inflation) in Q1 2015. However, the downward shift in pricing does not automatically mean that it is a good time to buy your own space. Buying a home is one of the greatest financial commitment for most Singaporeans. It is a long-term commitment and responsibility that

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Tax & Estate Planning

6 Things To Consider Before Buying The More Affordable HDB Flats

1. THE SIZE When purchasing a flat, put the foreseen future to the equation. For instance, you must consider a bigger flat if you are moving in with your parents or planning to have kids soon. Planning in advance will help ease your stress and avoid the hassle of acquiring another home. 2. THE LOANS Be open and honest with your credit score as your chances of getting a loan is affected by it. Consider how you can budget your

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