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Renovating and furnishing your first hdb flat can be costly for many young couples. According to Qanvast, the average renovation amount spent on a typical HDB flat is about $56,000. This excludes the cost of furniture such as dining table set, sofa and a study table which estimated by Dollars & Sense to cost between […]

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The cost of living in Singapore is comparable to some of the most expensive cities around the world. Whether you’re a young graduate who just entered the workforce, or a young couple who just moved into your new home, you may wonder often how much you can expect to be spending each month? When I was […]

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Five practical steps young Singaporeans can take to save $100,000  Before I turned 27 this year, I managed to save $120,000 after working full-time for 3 years or so. This was a target I struggled to achieve after spending so much in 2017. My major expenses included a 4 room HDB; home renovation; furniture; a pre-wedding photoshoot […]

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As I approach my late 20s, I have been starting to think about when would be the best age to have a baby. Or, whether I even wanted to have children in the first place. I guess this is a question that many young adults think about after getting married i.e. is it better to […]

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It is no secret that Singaporeans work the longest hours in the world, with the average worker clocking in 2,371.2 hours in 2016. In fact, around 70 percent of professionals in Singapore work longer than their contracted hours. Yet, there has been a desire for change amongst many, especially our generation. A 2018 survey by […]

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I was chatting with Andrew Loh recently about how to better engage middle-ground Singaporeans on sociopolitical issues. Loh shared about how both opposition politicians and activists in Singapore could benefit from being less aggressive. He felt that mellowing down can help them to better align themselves to the sentiments on the ground. He observed that […]

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I was concerned to learn that total of 500 companies have been put on the Fair Consideration Framework watch list for unfairly favouring foreigners in their hiring. For those who are unsure about what the Jobs Bank is about, let me give a quick introduction: Over the recent years, there has been a few initiatives […]

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The recent UOB report “Singapore: Reaching A Critical Demographic Crossroad In 2018” drew media attention again to the topic of declining birth rates in Singapore. They shared that 2018 will be the first time in recent history that the number of those below 15 year olds will equal that of above 65 year olds. At […]

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I’ve been observing how people debate about social issues online. While disagreeing with one another is normal, it appears many choose to employ aggressive techniques such as online harassment; shaming and knee jerk reactions. There is a clear difference between being assertive and aggressive. Aggressive communication is disrespectful. In contrast, communicating assertively means that you state your […]

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It was fantastic to hear that 2018 will be designated the “Year of Climate Action” for Singapore and that the Government will be ramping up efforts to encourage Singaporeans to reduce waste and do their part for the environment (“S’pore declares 2018 as ‘Year of Climate Action’”, Nov 17). I would like to contribute some […]

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