Personal Finance

7 Financial Commandments for Your Thirties

Hitting your thirties signify that you are halfway to retirement. After establishing a financial foundation in your twenties, it is up to you to use the following decade of your life to build and protect your wealth. Whether you want to purchase a flat or to travel the world, these seven financial commandments can help you stretch your dollar. #1: YOU SHALL LEARN SELF-CONTROL Throughout your childhood, your parents or teachers taught you to practice self-control. The sooner you learn

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Career and Enterprising

Salary Guide 2019: This is what you should be paid in Singapore

Want to see how you compare amongst your peers, check out this salary guide by Kelly Services. This guide is a comprehensive reference tool which provides an insight into the latest salary trends for various positions across industries in Singapore. The data presented in this guide is derived from the careful compilation and analysis of thousands of placements Kelly Services performs every year, supplemented by the expert market knowledge of senior recruitment professionals and meticulous industry market research. Accounting Banking &

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Career and Enterprising

How To Avoid Spending All Your Paycheck Right Away

When you are working around the clock, the end of June signifies one important thing. And that is? Payday is fast approaching! You can either stretch every cent you receive or waste it all in one day. The choice is yours. A particular story comes into my mind when I dwell upon this topic. You see, I decided to reward myself after receiving my paycheck for the month of May. Do not worry about finances just yet! I allocated 10-15%

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Career and Enterprising

What Not To Do When Requesting For A Raise

Your heart is racing fast and thoughts continue to run into your head. You are about to ask for a pay raise. The best outcome that you can imagine is getting more than what you requested. However, you will be happy to see a small bump up your monthly salary. Let us face it! When requesting for a raise, there are only a few ways to get it right and many ways to get it wrong. Here are just some

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Career and Enterprising

When Is It Okay To Sacrifice A Bigger Paycheck?

Congratulations! You have been offered the position that you have been pining for. During your final interview, you realized that the starting salary is less than what you expected. It is completely normal to feel disappointed at first. But, you must not dismiss a job offer because of the relatively lower paycheck. Do not get me wrong! I am not advocating the acceptance of an utterly ridiculous offer. All that I am sayings is that there are some scenarios where

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