Part of adulting involves looking for work and earning an income. Some of us choose to be self-employed, while others seek a job. The days of expecting a legacy job with the same company until we retire, however, are long gone. Self-employment is more and more the future of work, reports Prospect Magazine. Even if we favour traditional employment, we can expect to spend half or more of our...Read More
I’m sure we all have a vision of how we would like our lives to be like in the future but may not know how to achieve it. Are you wondering how to start your financial independence journey? One way to get there is by first setting SMART financial independence goals.
Why SMART Goals are helpful
If our goals are not feasible, we may end up feeling discouraged every time we are unable...Read More
Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) is a simple concept that spreads payment for an item over time. Instead of paying the full amount during checkout, we choose the BNPL service which pays the merchant on our behalf. By taking this action, we agree to pay the BNPL service over a period of time. Effectively, we split the payment into smaller amounts over an agreed upon time frame.
However, this...Read More
When you see your friends willing to pay for extravagant items, do you wonder how they can afford it? Is there constant comparison and a nagging feeling of self-doubt, that you are not managing your money the best you can?
Trust me, I know how you feel. I often feel insecure and panicky when it’s only the middle of the month and I have depleted my monthly allowance or when I lose...Read More
With the recently passed 11.11 and 12.12, you may have been tempted by the many sales and promotions from all the shopping sites. However, once the mood passes and you find yourself surrounded by your unplanned purchases, you might question why they were bought. Impulsive buying is common, especially with online shopping. There are many traps set by online stores to promote impulse buying,...Read More
As we walk on the streets now, we see many people wearing or holding branded items. From Chanel handbags to Nike shoes, these products have become a norm in our daily lives. Have you stopped though to think if we might be paying too much for them? Is having branded luxury items a form of good money management? Here are some thoughts on why buying luxury items may not be your best choice when...Read More
It’s the most wonderful time of the year
~ Andy Williams
It is once again that time of the year where we enjoy the festive season! With Christmas around the corner, I am guessing everyone is rushing to get presents. Many of us are also feeling the need to reward ourselves by indulging our material wants and perhaps taking lavish holidays. Do you realise though that with these...Read More
Chances are we all have more than one bank account. As the world switches increasingly to being cashless, bank accounts become more important. They are now the new substitute to our traditional wallets.
Depending on your preference, you may have one or many accounts. Choosing suitable accounts is similar to buying wallets that meets your needs. It is important to know what you want and need....Read More
As I write this, half of 2020 has gone and most of us spent the first half of the year dealing with the curve-ball of figuring out how to deal with the pandemic.
Now that countries are slowly opening back up, we are all trying to determine how to get our lives back to ‘normal’. During this period, some of us got more present to how lives can be reset. Others, like me,...Read More
We want more independence as we grow from children into teenagers. Some of us start looking for part-time work as a way to increase income. Straddling between life as a child and as an adult, we then need to learn the different ways to earn money as a teenager. Not learning this in school, this is often an art as we trial and error to figure it out. Here are some ideas:
1) Getting A Job