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How It Felt To Fly On The Singapore Airlines Suites

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Last week, my wife and I flew Suites on Singapore Airlines for the first time for our honeymoon. We did it by redeeming our miles (here’s how to do it – though some of the info is outdated), because we couldn’t afford to pay full price for it. It was awesome, although I felt like a kid who had sneaked into a cocktail party for millionaires – like I wasn’t supposed to be … [Read more...]

Better Alternatives to get Miles (vs the KrisFlyer UOB Account)

In my last post, I wrote about how I was misled by the influencers who worked on the #KrisFlyerUOB campaign to believe it was a good account, when it really wasn't. Now that we've seen how lifestyle influencers are capable of royally screwing up reviews related to financial products, how about brands start giving the sponsored posts to the financial bloggers instead? A few folks have asked … [Read more...]

How much are Airline Miles Worth?

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I got into this topic by reading MileLion's latest poke post on the KF UOB account, how bad it actually it and finally reading his post of how he value miles. I think you guys would know this by now, but I find earning miles kind of lame. Flying to me is just transportation. I get into my seat, I fall asleep, I wake up for the food, resume sleep, and I de-plane. I get on the cheapest and … [Read more...]

On STI, Air Miles And Giveaway Winner

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The STI ETF has been doing a sideways dance since the first day I started investing in it on 24th December 2012. According to Stocks Cafe (previously SGXCafe), STI ETF has time-weighted returns (including dividends) of 13.2% during the same period. Meh returns? I suppose. I’ve always called myself an index investor, and not a passive investor. Index investing isn’t necessarily passive by … [Read more...]

15HWW Origins: Illness And The Passing Of My Mum

My Mum was the closest kin I had, by millions of miles. If my Mum were still alive, we would be celebrating her 54th birthday today. If only. She had passed away 6 years ago, after a one year struggle with ovarian cancer. My Mum My Mum was one of the kindest and most responsible person I know and she sought to instil those qualities in her children. No matter what happened, she would … [Read more...]

Capitastar and Frasers Rewards

As a KPO, apart from being thrifty, I tries to make sure that the money spent is fully utilized. For instance, I avoid paying cash/NETS as much as possible and prefer using credit card because there is rebates/miles/reward points. If you spend in either Capitaland Malls or Frasers Centrepoint Malls, you should participate in their loyalty/rewards programme. Simply register and download both … [Read more...]

Almost Impossible For An Average Joe To Earn One Million Miles In A Year

In December 2016, The Business Times had a sensational article on a Singapore family – a married couple with two kids – who is about to take a trip around the world in style i.e. Business Class, for “free”. Since then, mainstream publications has picked up on it (I mean, who doesn’t want to read about such extreme indulgence?!) and you can check out the links below. The skeptic in me went into … [Read more...]

Shitty Financial Advice

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Look! Just cut your tennis balls in half and you can save more space! Wah lah! Don't laugh. Just look at some of the shitty financial "advice" out there: 1)  The more you spend the more you "save" kind... Enough said. 2)  Collect air miles and fly or upgrade for free! Hello, unless your Ah Kong (corporate company) pays for the air tickets, or you charge your business expenses on … [Read more...]

CAO Hits Energy, Aviation Sweet Spots

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The Chief Operating Officer of Mainboard-listed China Aviation Oil adheres to a strict code of ethics, and can be a contrarian of sorts. A seasoned trader, Jean Teo is known to be a straight shooter. "As senior management, there's a need to stand firm and say 'No', even to the boss - I know this is uncommon in a Chinese-run firm, but it's important to do what is right," Teo said with a … [Read more...]

Which Air Miles Card Should You Get First?

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Note: This is NOT a sponsored post. Sometimes I like writing about the specific tools and resources that I use. Email me to let me know if you’d like more posts like these! Last year, I blogged about how I redeemed a Singapore Airlines Suites ticket to Zurich. Since then, I’ve been getting requests to blog about more tips and tactics anyone could use to earn miles and redeem them for free … [Read more...]

The Real Benefit of Blogging

What you expect? Money from blogging? Me? Want to know what I think? One good investment or one good trade for 2016 should be many times the dollar value what one could get from blogging. Now that's getting our priorities straight! (Something for wannebe bloggers out there) Wink. There are quite a lot of interesting characters that make this watering-hole a fun place to mingle … [Read more...]

Health And Retirement

Yesterday, when Uncle8888 reached 10 Miles Junction and jio his ex-colleague down for kopi O kosong. He realized that not all of us are looking forward to retirement. His ex-colleague of 61 who may have to retire at 62 next year as he foresees slim chance of getting re-employment due to his poor medical condition. For the past three years; his medical bills reimbursement for specialist … [Read more...]

How To Fly First Or Business Class At A Fraction Of The Cost

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What are some of your most deep-seated assumptions? You know, stuff that you’d never even think about questioning. Like: “You need a college degree to be successful” “Investing is about how well you pick stocks” “Donald Trump will never win the election” How about this one: “Credit card fees are a waste of money” Are they really? Let’s think about this for a sec. Sure, no … [Read more...]

Going To Maldives – Part 1

General travel and money-saving tips work for most situations. The Maldives, however, is a different ball game altogether. Think of it as the intermediate level. Face it. You’re a carrot, like it or not. You WILL get chopped. It is only a matter of how much you get chopped, that is, if you decide to head to the Maldives. Fret not! The exclusive playground of the ultra-luxurious, it need not … [Read more...]

Useful Tips For Air Miles Credit Cards

My battle plan for the Project Singapore Airlines Suites is moving along pretty smoothly. Seems like I’m not the only one that’s playing this little game! Please feel free to share tips and good deals if you come across any. I think that this would be a fun little project, especially with year end approaching and that’s typically when my expenditure goes up a fair bit. Great for clocking those … [Read more...]

How To Save on Hotel Accommodation

The holiday season is coming up and many Singaporeans will be travelling overseas to take a good break just before the year ends. Similarly, Heartland Boy is busy making preparation for his two-week trip to London. Yes, he confesses that he does sometimes get inspirations for his holiday destinations from currency weakness. During his preparation, he noticed that flight and hotel accommodation … [Read more...]

Get 10,270 Miles Easily With KrisFlyer Amex Card

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New to the whole KrisFlyer miles game? Great news for you. Decent offers are hard to come by but hey, if you’re just starting out this will give you some bonus miles for a start. 10,270 KrisFlyer miles to be exact. Almost enough to fly you to Bangkok! Find out how below. American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Credit Card Here’s how it works. Really simple with low requirements … [Read more...]

Playing The Air Miles Game For A Trip On Singapore Airlines Suites

Unless you’re extremely wealthy or is lucky enough to be flown around the world in business class or even better cabins for work-related trips, chances are that we would have to make do with budget flights and at most, economy class flight tickets when we travel. I mean, this is perfectly fine. Most of my flights are taken on budget flights like Scoot and honestly, I have very little complains. … [Read more...]

The Carousell Miles Strategy: How To Evaluate Mileage Deals

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Last week, I wrote a post about how my wife and I redeemed Singapore Airlines Suites tickets with our KrisFlyer miles. The next thing I knew, I was receiving tonnes of queries asking, “EH WHICH CARD YOU USE AH? I ALSO WANT TO FLY SUITES LEH.” Okay, okay. Ruh-lax. First of all, assuming that you can redeem a Suites ticket with just one credit card is like saying you can marry someone with a … [Read more...]

How To Get The Most Out Of Your KrisFlyer Miles

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Since last year, I’ve been fascinated by the wonderful world of travel hacking. I’m still a novice at this game, but after doing some research and optimising our spending this year, it paid off: My wife and I used the miles we earned to redeem a ticket on the fabled Singapore Airlines Suites – something we’ve never flown before – for our honeymoon in Europe next year. The cost? A mere … [Read more...]