Savings

How To Alter Your Budget To Suit Your Work From Home Lifestyle

According to the multi-ministry task force handling COVID-19, Singapore may enter Phase Three by the end of 2020 should the community cases remain low in the country. The restrictions reflected by this upcoming phase may last for a year or more. That being said, more and more people are working from home. This huge shift in the global workplace has brought many changes in our lives. Whenever big transitions occur, it is a good opportunity to re-assess all the aspects

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Savings

Beginner’s Guide To Setting Up An Emergency Fund

WHAT IS AN EMERGENCY FUND? An emergency fund consists of the money you set aside to cover large, unexpected expenses. It serves as your cushion to save you from drowning into debt  and other unfortunate events. It can be used for unforeseen medical expenses, home appliances replacement, automobile repairs, and managing unemployment. HOW MUCH MUST I SAVE? When you are starting to build your emergency fund, it is important to value what you have. No matter how small, every dollar

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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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Retirement

How To Save For Retirement As A Young Adult

Time is of the essence. Crippled with all the uncertainties brought by the pandemic, having reserved funds can help cushion the blow of unforeseen events such as pay cuts and layoffs. Saving money is important, especially when your finances are limited. Consider saving money to grow your emergency and retirement fund. Retirement may seem like a long walk ahead for someone in his or her 20s or 30s. However, it is best to start saving for retirement before you hit

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Personal Finance

Splurges That Turn Out To Be Wise Savings

Having money allows you to live the life you desire to live, if you spend it wisely. You have to weigh whether an item is an essential (need) or a non-essential (want) expense. In some cases, you have to spend more at the moment to save more in the long run. Certain items are worth splurging on to help you earn more money or experiences in the future. Here are just some splurges that are actually wise savings: #1: PURCHASING

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