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I have nothing against rich people. Hell, I’m hoping to become rich too. And if you ask around, some people would place me in…would place me in the “not poor” category, let’s leave it at that. But that being said, I want to point out that there are some seriously annoying rich people in this country. Not because they have money, but because they like to say the following crap. If you’re one of them, please stop it:
Income inequality measures how much richer the rich are, compared to the poor. It’s a polite term economists created, to replace: “Here’s how far the poor are from ramming sharp objects in your face”. And in Singapore, that distance seems to be…let’s see…oh okay. You all enjoy this infographic, while I book an emergency flight to Mali.
Some Singaporeans asked that land costs be excluded from HDB pricing. The answer to this was a stern no. Too much social welfare, as we all know, leads to laziness, communism, and Satan worship. Or even worse, voting for the Opposition. Besides, HDB loses a billion dollars a year as is. That’s pretty bad, right? Trouble is, that “loss” is irrelevant…as an argument or otherwise:
So the final tweaks on car loans have come into play. Well it’s about time. Another month or two, and “loan sharking” would have become a requirement on a car salesman’s resume. In this article, we look at how the loopholes have been sealed (and how one segment of the car market is set to take off). Know before buying!
Have you ever had a migraine, then struggled to pry the top off a child-proof bottle of aspirin? Yeah, what you need is right in front of you, but you can’t get at it. That’s how Singaporeans are starting to feel about Medisave: Our impressive healthcare plan, that’s about as accessible as a buried submarine. In this article, we look at how it could be extended:
When it comes to politics, pay’s a difficult issue. Sure, the current leader may be expensive, but consider the alternative: All it takes is one under-qualified choice, and the economy’s down the toilet faster than Thai food on a bad stomach. On the other hand, we’re talking about a cushy job where the biggest threat is usually an ass blister. Either way, here are the biggest earners in politics:
Today, the budget for 2013 hit smartphones and tablets across the country. Some people cheered, some people moaned, and the immediate advantage went to the bar / KTV scene. Because every car salesman in the country’s attempting to drown themselves in JD and vodka right now. Take it easy guys; at least you get overtime pay for working till midnight last night. But that aside, let’s look at the other effects of the budget:
The team at MoneySmart.sg wishes everyone a very happy and prosperous Lunar New Year!
Heard the news? By 2030, there might be 6.9 million people in Singapore. It’d be inhumane to grow bacteria under conditions that cramped, let alone people. But no use dodging facts: Our immigration policies remain looser than a hooker’s pants, and we’ll be packed shoulder-to-shoulder in the coming years. Here’s our (strictly unofficial) take on how it’s likely to affect you:
Either I’ve lost the ability to read English, or I’m looking at the CPF website. There are Scrabble boards that make more sense that this. I mean,, have you seen the info pages? They make War & Peace look like light reading. Let me do the work. Here’s some other uses of the CPF you might have missed: