Author: Lynn Han

How to budget for a surprise party

If time is money And money can’t buy time – How can time be spent? — Recently, I threw a surprise birthday party for the hubs for his upcoming 30th. Inviting his close bros and buddies, it was to be a cosy gathering of friends, food and fun. In the process of spending at least SIX hours of intensive planning over A MONTH with numerous friends, family and stakeholders – I picked up ONE Key take-away on how to budget for a surprise party, along with the experience of spending over $500 on the entire event Looking back, every penny? Well-spent. So here’s...

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Retiring Happily Ever After

I was once asked in front of the entire audience at a function: What is my greatest fear? Almost without skipping a beat, I replied: ‘Not having enough money when I retire’. And surely, that is a sentence that must resonate with most too. Never mind the fact that we’re currently living in the most expensive Asian city (oh – only for expats, of course – although does that really matter?) not for the first, second or even third year…but the FOURTH YEAR COUNTING. SINGAPORE IS EXPENSIVE. Point made. Never mind the fact that water prices are set to increase by...

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