Travel Insurance vs International Healthcare Insurance: Key Differences & How to Know Which One You Need?
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by Joanne Poh
1y ago
This post was written in collaboration with Allianz. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective lens. We are committed to providing the best information in order for you to make personal financial decisions with confidence. You can view our Editorial Guidelines here. The pandemic has shown us that we truly are living in a globalised world and that remote work and the digital nomad life are totally possible. Borders have reopened — not only are people going on holiday again, but busine ..read more
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Asthma in Singapore – Guide to Asthma Treatment Costs for Children
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by MoneySmart
2y ago
If your kid has asthma, know that he or she is not alone. It’s one of the most common children’s ailments in Singapore – 1 in 5 kids here suffer from asthma. The good news is, it’s a condition that many kids outgrow. Asthma attacks can cease as kids get older. So while your kid has asthma, the question is, how do you manage and treat the ailment? And how do you budget for it? Here’s a cost guide to living with asthma. What are the common asthma symptoms? Asthma is a chronic (long-term and recurring) disease where your airways have an inflammatory response to certain triggers. W ..read more
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5 Ways to Make Being a Woman Less Expensive in Singapore
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by Joanne Poh
2y ago
Everyone expects you to always look pretty and fresh as a flower. But confirming to society’s idea of what a woman should look like isn’t just time-consuming, it can also get expensive. Here’s how to save money while continuing to be awesome.   Know what health screening to go for No use looking great if your health goes under. Breast cancer is Singapore’s biggest killer of women, and no that has nothing to do with auntie-killers like Bae Yong Jun. As a woman, you should be getting screened for the following: If you are or have been sexually active, get a pap smear once every two years ..read more
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The Cost Of Having A Newborn Baby In Singapore — Delivery Charges, Doctor’s Fees and Everything Else
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by MoneySmart
2y ago
Congratulations! If you’re reading this, you’re either (a) expecting your first child (because if this is Baby Number 2 or 3, you would not have the time to read) or (b) planning to have your first baby very soon. Either way, you might be wondering how much money to set aside to have your first baby. Well, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll going to break down ALL the costs of pregnancy and childbirth. Here’s a snippet of what it’s like to get married at 22, and have your first child at 24. Check out what Ben and Serena went through: Contents Pre-pregnancy screenings Prenatal check-ups f ..read more
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How Insurance Reduces Your Cash Outlay & Do You Really Need A Private IP?
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by Joanne Poh
2y ago
This post was written in collaboration with Great Eastern. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective lens. We are committed to providing the best information in order for you to make personal financial decisions with confidence. You can view our Editorial Guidelines here. Not all countries have access to basic healthcare at subsidised rates, but in Singapore we do. This means that we enjoy subsidies on our hospital bills, through government plans and policies — even before our privat ..read more
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Great Eastern’s Integrated Shield Plans: Should You Consider Getting One?
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by Joanne Poh
2y ago
This post was written in collaboration with Great Eastern. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective lens. We are committed to providing the best information in order for you to make personal financial decisions with confidence. You can view our Editorial Guidelines here. Integrated Shield Plans (IPs) complement your existing MediShield Life protection to cover the bulk of your medical bills if you get hospitalised. Whether you have just started working or are a parent with young one ..read more
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Comprehensive Health Planning for your Newborn and/or Children? Why You’re Not Being Kiasu
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by Joanne Poh
2y ago
This post was written in collaboration with Great Eastern. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective lens. We are committed to providing the best information in order for you to make personal financial decisions with confidence. You can view our Editorial Guidelines here. Your kids may drive you up the wall at times, but there’s no denying that they are a bundle of joy. And of course, it goes without saying that you want the best for them. Other than showering your child with love an ..read more
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Your Critical Illness Plan Should Give You More — Here’s What We Like & Why
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by Joanne Poh
2y ago
This post was written in collaboration with AIA. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective lens. We are committed to providing the best information in order for you to make personal financial decisions with confidence. You can view our Editorial Guidelines here. Critical illness insurance is one of the common plans we purchase in Singapore, and is usually cited by many financial planners as an essential or good-to-have type of insurance. In a nutshell, critical illness insurance pays ..read more
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Keeping Private Medical Bills Affordable & How to Estimate Your Out-of-Pocket Costs
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by Meredith Woo
2y ago
This post was written in collaboration with IHH Healthcare Singapore. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective lens. We are committed to providing the best recommendations and advice in order for you to make personal financial decisions with confidence. You can view our Editorial Guidelines here. Medical costs are typically thought of as expensive, especially when it involves hospitalisation, long-term care and surgery for major conditions. Choosing government-subsidised public heal ..read more
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Bots vs Bodies: Are Singaporeans Ready to Go Fully Digital for Insurance?
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by Luqman Haqim
2y ago
Compared to banking, retail, and even F&B, the insurance industry has been rather slow to embrace digitisation. That said, COVID-19 was probably the kick in the butt insurers needed to get up to speed. These days, buying insurance online is commonplace — especially when it comes to simple things like travel and car insurance.  But is it possible for the more complicated insurance types, like critical illness and health insurance, to go the way of e-commerce? MoneySmart surveyed 562 respondents in Singapore about how far they’re willing to go digital when it comes to insurance.&n ..read more
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