Chinese New Year is most commonly associated with the word ‘Huat’, which means gaining wealth and abundance in Mandarin. This season, amidst all the red packet business, let us take a step back from the ordinary to see what we can do for the less fortunate. It won’t cost you a penny!

This article was inspired by a discussion thread over at the Seedly Personal Finance Facebook Group, where one of our members posted this question:

“Would you give $2 to an elderly lady when she begs for it?”

Unknowingly, this is a financial decision we make every day when we chance upon people seeking donations at the train station or food court.  My answer to this would be yes if I were financially comfortable. If not, there are always other kind ways you can help the less fortunate in Singapore.

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