Money Talks

DBS vs OCBC: Which Bank Deserves Your Loyalty?

DBS vs OCBC: Which Bank Deserves Your Loyalty?

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:

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The 5 Most Unwanted Jobs in Singapore

The 5 Most Unwanted Jobs in Singapore

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.

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Bet You Didn’t Know 1 Corolla in Singapore Can Buy You 6 in This Other Expensive Country

Bet You Didn’t Know 1 Corolla in Singapore Can Buy You 6 in This Other Expensive Country

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.

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Inflation, Tuition Hikes, and Foreign Scholars – Are Singaporeans Getting Cheated?

Inflation, Tuition Hikes, and Foreign Scholars – Are Singaporeans Getting Cheated?

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.

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Why Digital Piracy May Be Good For The Creative Industry

Why Digital Piracy May Be Good For The Creative Industry

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.

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Why Living In The World’s Most Expensive City Can Be An Advantage

Why Living In The World’s Most Expensive City Can Be An Advantage

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:

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3 Reasons Why Adultery Is More Expensive than You Think

3 Reasons Why Adultery Is More Expensive than You Think

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.

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Here’s What You Need to Know about the Budget 2014 Pioneer Package

Here’s What You Need to Know about the Budget 2014 Pioneer Package

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.

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You Now Have The Right To Complain – Singapore Ranked the World’s Most Expensive City

You Now Have The Right To Complain – Singapore Ranked the World’s Most Expensive City

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!

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Dear MOF/MTI, Let Me Teach You a Little About Business

Dear MOF/MTI, Let Me Teach You a Little About Business

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.

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