• Are Singaporeans cut out for entrepreneurship?

    Are Singaporeans cut out for entrepreneurship?

    In an article that appeared in the TODAY paper, Young entrepreneurs thriving in Singapore, 13 May, I read that Singapore ranked 2nd for its entrepreneurial activity in a study of 25 comparable economies done globally by NTU (Nanyang Technological University). On the surface, it would seem that Singapore is a ...

  • Singapore retirement myths debunked

    Singapore retirement myths debunked

    If there is one thing that foreign friends remark on when they visit Singapore, it is not the shiny skyscrapers or sprawling malls. Instead, they express surprise, and sometimes shock, at the large numbers of  elderly Singaporeans working as cleaners, dishwashers, and other low-skilled (and hence low-wage) j...

  • The Insurance Industry - A business of unethical profiteering?

    The Insurance Industry - A business of unethical profiteering?

    We rarely do this, but after reading this article on the Straits Times that we feel every Singaporean should read, we are going to attach it for you to read, dated 29 January 2013. Have you ever wondered why insurance agents and companies are always in the news for misselling and hard selling their product...

5 Ways Budget 2015 Might Give You A Little More Pocket Money

5 Ways Budget 2015 Might Give You A Little More Pocket Money

Before the big unveiling, many Singaporeans, us included, expected a bumper giveaway since the nation is turning 50 this year. Appearently, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam didn’t get the memo, as the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister decided to take a more prudent view instead. Here are 5 ways you may get more money from Budget 2015   1. GST Vouchers (or better known as undeserving free handouts) ...

25 Feb 8:00 AM 11 Read Moore...
The Gridlock in Greece Gone?

The Gridlock in Greece Gone?

All Greek to you? Not to fret, for DollarsAndSense gets you up to speed with a summary of the situation in Greece & why the troika insisted Greece to meet their conditions before (temporary) financial aid was eventually given. Overview After a short-lived celebration of the elections in Greece just a month ago, the newly-elected parliament headed by prime minister Alexis Tsipras is facing a multi-faceted prob...

24 Feb 7:30 AM 8 Read Moore...
What Plunging Oil Prices Mean To You (Part 2)

What Plunging Oil Prices Mean To You (Part 2)

DollarsAndSense explores how declining oil prices will affect Singaporeans. In part 1, we explored the impact of oil prices on transport prices, holiday expenses and consumers. Now, in part 2, we will look at how the volatile oil prices have  impacted property prices, investors and the general Singapore economy. In fact, oil prices had become even more erratic with fluctuations at the $50-mark since part 1 was pu...

21 Feb 11:00 AM 4 Read Moore...
Will Buying Life Insurance Online Be The Next Big Thing?

Will Buying Life Insurance Online Be The Next Big Thing?

Will Singaporeans start buying insurance online?   In the past few years, online shopping has started becoming mainstream in Singapore. Thanks to websites such as Zalora, Amazon and Rakuten, shopping on e-commerce websites is now common. If you need a hotel? It is Agoda, not Chan Brothers, which comes to mind. Even the ordering of fast food such as a bucket of chicken from KFC is better being done online, rath...

18 Feb 9:00 AM 46 Read Moore...
5 Thoughtful Gifts & Gestures For Your Valentine

5 Thoughtful Gifts & Gestures For Your Valentine

What do you do when Valentine's Day is here but your wallet is not showing any signs of life? Here at DollarsAndSense, we suggest 5 thoughtful gifts and gestures that will steal your date's heart away yet save your wallet. Valentine's Day is an annual event that is usually hyped up with all the expensive flowers and care bears which guys buy and yet know (unwillingly) that they are getting ripped off. However, i...

13 Feb 12:39 PM 4 Read Moore...