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Watch: Is It Possible To Live Cashlessly In Singapore?

For the sake of research (and fun), we forced DollarsAndSense Co-Founder Dinesh Dayani to live without physical cash for a week – and filmed it so you can watch.


With a repertoire of mobile apps, credit cards and other cashless solutions, is it possible to live for an entire week without touching any physical money?

For your benefit (and for the fun of it), we challenged our Co-Founder Dinesh Dayani to try living without cash in Singapore. Watch how he did – from buying food at the hawker centre, to buying groceries, and buying drinks for colleagues.

As he experiments with living the cashless lifestyle, he also ruminates about whether cashless is all that great. Singapore is striving to be a leading global financial hub, there are still areas for improvement when it comes to day-to-day life in the Lion City.

If we got you interested in the topic, you can meet the Singaporean family who are living almost entirely cashlessly or read our discussion on why the next generation will learn about the value of money differently, and why that’s okay.


Considering Getting A New Credit Card?

SingSaver is running a special credit card promotion this month that gives you up to $150 in cash and $120 in cashback, on top of rewards from individual credit card companies. Offer is good until 31 May 2018.

Not sure which card is right for you? Check out the Complete Guide to Choosing Credit Cards in Singapore for a step-by-step walkthrough to help you make the best decision. is a website that aims to provide interesting, bite-sized financial articles which are relevant to the average Singaporean. Love what you just watched? Subscribe to the DollarsAndSense YouTube channel for more great finance videos!


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