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Compare Your Annual Income 2017

We have finally updated our most popular income comparison tool on Salary.sg. This is the latest 2017 version of our Compare Annual Income tool. It uses the latest statistical data from IRAS’s recently released Annual Report for 2016/2017. To benchmark/compare your annual income – including all salaries, commissions, bonuses, part-time remuneration, director’s fees, rental income – simply enter your IRAS assessable income below and see how well you stack up against all resident taxpayers in Singapore: If you make $100k yearly, you are at the 76.9th percentile. This is more than 1% lower than two years ago (using an older version of this tool). See...

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Why majority of the trader fails to make profit

Why can’t the trader’s profit from the Forex market? Why do they find it difficult? There are many reasons for not being able to profit from the Forex market. If you focus on the market thoroughly you will understand that it’s not easy to trade. It is highly competitive and volatile so the traders need to learn the market properly to make sure that their trading career becomes a success. If you want to succeed in the market you should become a learner along with many other things. If you want to profit from the Forex market as the...

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Moving House on a Tight Budget

It’s common for us Singaporeans to move from one house to another from time to time. And if you have a large enough budget, house moving is usually a breeze; with enough money, you can easily get aprofessional mover to take care of everything, including the tedious task of packing and unpacking, each time you move. Unfortunately, not everyone enjoys a fat salary and can afford to set aside a princely sum just for moving. If you find yourself needing to save on moving cost, this guide on how to move on a tight budget may help. Get at Least...

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工程师在新加坡不再吸引人的七大原因

现如今,越来越少的人选择在新加坡从事工程师职业, 原因如下: 较低的薪水 较低的社会威望 高等院校工程类专业的生源质量(跟其他专业相比)最差。工程类专业成为中学生们的被迫选择 拿高薪的诸多因素看似都跟工程师毫无干系。 社交能力,营销技巧,演说技巧,西装革履等等 一旦出现问题,工程师最先受到谴责。例如软件漏洞, 系统故障,这些都归咎于工程师的失误。而那些做产品销售,市场营销的工作,出现问题之后,大多还是要工程师来承担责任...

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How Digital Shopaholics Save Money from Salary in Singapore

The concept of shopping has undergone a sea change with the evolution of online shopping that has made life much easier for online shopaholics. It has become way convenient to shop for all your favorite stuff as well as your needs simply with the click of a button. However, on the flip side, online shopping can break your bank because it is very easy to go overboard when you are shopping on the web. If you are a salaried person it means that you can spend only a limited amount for your digital shopping needs. Being an online shopper...

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Save every day in Singapore – top tips

Being a resident of one of the most luxurious and technologically advanced cities in the globe certainly has its perks. You earn a lot of money and can afford fantastic holidays twice a year, you sit in the first row to see the world changing and financially – you’re on top of the world. But from time to time, a devastating thought comes to mind – am I spending too much money? What am I even doing here? This usually happens when some unexpected expenses occur. How do you make sure, then, that you always have some money saved...

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The Best Risk-Free Interests in Singapore

If you keep cash, like many people do, this article tells you which banks offer the best “risk-free interests” on your cash deposits. By “risk-free”, we mean you do not have to take any form of risk, whether it is an investment risk, or even freezing your money for a period of time (i.e. you can’t withdraw). You want to keep your money liquid – you want the flexibility of withdrawing your money at any time. And you do not want to incur any possible investment loss. Of course, it’s never 100% zero risk. There’s always this extremely tiny...

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6 Tell Tale Signs You Are Not Fit For Your Current Job

How do you know for sure that you’ve chosen the right career path? Unfortunately, there isn’t a manual that comes with every single job that tells you how you should feel and what the road to success and happiness will look like. Although it would be amazing to have a guide like this on your hands, even before you make an important career choice. Hating your job is a painfully obvious indication that you’re not right for it. But we wanted to go a little bit deeper into the topic, and see whether there are other signs and red...

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6 Reasons You Don’t Need a Degree to Be Successful

Most of us have been told since childhood that education is the most important asset to have in order to make it in life and become successful. Well that’s a half truth and a half myth. But do you also know that approximately over 30% off billionaires don’t have a university degree, among who are Steve Jobs and Oprah Winfrey? Living large isn’t only a luxury of the privileged ones who have a university degree. Anyone can be successful sans the university degree from any local university or overseas . Save that tens of thousands of your tuition for...

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5 Things Worth Splashing Your Cash On

For the second year in a row, research by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) found that Singapore was the world’s most expensive city in 2015. The survey looked at 133 cities worldwide and compared the cost of more than 160 products and services such as food, clothing, and utility bills. But while paying for the essentials in life might be quite pricey compared to places like Paris, Oslo, Zurich, and Sydney, there are certain things worth splashing your cash on in Singapore. 1. Financial trading If you are struggling to keep up with the cost of living in Singapore,...

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5 essential courses to consider if you are looking for a promotion this year

In today’s economy, wallets are shrinking while demands are increasing. It is the same at any company. As employees, we can no longer afford to only see things from our perspective. In order to excel and secure future promotions, we must develop the foresight and ability to read situations from the viewpoint of our supervisors or employers. This means that aspiring managers must now be equipped with a wider range of skills and competencies. Some companies may have the common practice of grooming suitable candidates for leadership positions. However, with the shrinking of budgets the number of candidates that...

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Top 100 Jobs In Singapore (2015)

This is Salary.sg’s 2015 edition of the 100 Best-Paying Jobs in Singapore. Just like last year, we have included a second ranking table specifically for the Financial Services Industry which we all know is the source of many highly paid jobs here. We used the wage data from Ministry of Manpower (MOM) to generate our Top Jobs ranking tables. The MOM wage data exclude bonuses and profit sharing. Also, take note that “(the) wages for certain occupations, especially those where performance-based bonuses constitute a significant portion of total wage, would be lower than expected. Examples of such occupations are...

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Compare Your Annual Income 2015

We have updated our most popular income comparison tool on Salary.sg. This is the 2015 version of our Compare Annual Income tool. It uses the latest data from IRAS’s released recently Annual Report for 2014/2015. To benchmark/compare your annual income – including all salaries, commissions, bonuses, part-time remuneration, director’s fees, rental income – simply enter your IRAS assessable income below and see how well you stack up against all resident taxpayers in Singapore: If you make $150k yearly, you are at the 88.1th percentile. The same amount would place you at a slightly higher 88.3th percentile if you used...

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Graduate Employment Survey 2014 (Published 2015)

Law, Medicine, Business and IT are tops yet again in the latest Graduate Employment Survey Results. However, there are 3 newcomers among the top 10 degree programmes (ranked by average gross salary) – Architecture, Dental Surgery and Aerospace Engineering. In the top 10, NUS took 5 places, while SMU got 4 and NTU just 1. Fresh lawyers earn an average gross monthly salary of $5k+. Doctors came in just shy of $5k, while the rest in the top 10 make between $3.9k and $4.4k. At the bottom of the table are: Industrial Design, Art Design & Media, Applied Sciences,...

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