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Complaining about the interest you get on your savings account is slightly akin to whining about COE prices – they’re not really going to get that much better. But now, two local banks have come up with schemes that aim to change your mind, and pledge allegiance to them as well. We take a look at these two multiplier schemes here:
Before you start complaining about how your cushy desk job sucks because the office pantry ran out of sugar, stop, take a deep breath… and slap yourself.
Talking about the prices of cars in Singapore is a perhaps an exercise in what one could call “pointless venting”. But what is really irritating is the fact that some of the cheapest Toyotas in the world cost about one sixth the price of one in Singapore. And we’re not talking about some cheap country, but places like Japan and the US, with relatively high costs of living in the more metropolitan areas.
Once again, tuition fees for Singapore’s universities have increased. But should that really surprise anyone? After all, we do live in the world’s most expensive city, although some suggest that Singapore is only expensive if you’re an expat. Semantics aside, no one can dispute this cold hard fact – prices on almost everything rise every year or two, due to inflation.
I recently came across an interesting Channel NewsAsia article regarding piracy. No, it wasn’t about Somali pirates pulling off raids on commercial shipping along the Horn of Africa. It was about digital piracy. According to the survey mentioned in the article, 74% of Singaporeans aged 19-24 actively participate in digital piracy.
With our recent article on Singapore being ranked as the World’s Most Expensive City, is it really all doom and gloom for our city state? Our guest blogger, Lionel Yeo, doesn’t think so. Read on to find out how you can actually benefit from Singapore being an expensive place to live in:
According to Government statistics on marriage and divorce, there’s one divorce for every four marriages in Singapore. Of course, these statistics don’t take into account the number of married couples who stay together despite infidelity. If this Straits Times article is any indication, the divorce rate might actually be MUCH higher if more people chose to divorce their cheating spouses instead of staying together.
The biggest surprise of the Budget 2014 speech actually wasn’t a “surprise.” No, I’m not talking about the vice taxes that have every drinker, smoker, and gambler in Singapore groaning – that really was a surprise. I’m talking about the Pioneer Generation package, which was actually hinted at weeks prior to the budget speech.
In Singapore, we do whatever it takes to be the first in everything. It doesn’t matter if we have to drive like Mad Max just to beat the car in front of us to the PIE exit, or charge like a rhino and trample people just to get the only remaining seat on MRT train – we must be first!
While most of us normal alcoholics brace ourselves for an expected minor increase in alcohol prices in our favourite haunts, Daniel Goh, who runs The Good Beer Company, shares his thoughts on the hike in alcohol taxes from the perspective of a business owner and how the hike impacts businesses.