Author: Seedly

Will Private Home Prices in Singapore Rise As ‘Shoebox’ Unit Supply Falls?

For Property Investing, the Seedly team worked closely with EdgeProp, who is an expert in the field, to curate unbiased, non-sponsored content to add value back to our readers. Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Opinions expressed in the article should not be taken as investment advice. Please do your own due diligence. If you have any questions, feel free to discuss them with Seedly Community here. Shoebox units need no introduction and have been subject to much public attention in recent times. By definition, they are private residential units that typically span 47 sq m (506 sq ft) or...

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Singaporean’s Guide: Sign-on Bonus and Starting Salary of Schemes In The Singapore Armed Forces (Army, Air Force, Navy)

source: Highnunchicken ” And if all else fails, you can always sign on.” Singaporeans frequently joked about signing on as a backup plan for someone’s career. The option to sign on is readily available for certain industries such as defence and security due to our lack of manpower. Since National Service (NS) is a statutory requirement for all male Singaporeans, putting that signature onto the sign-on contract can be an immediate way to secure your...

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Top 10 Bars To Visit This Festive Season

TL;DR: Christmas Countdown –  A Bar a Day, Keeps the Grinch Away Ahhh… the festive season is nearly upon us. Just another week of slogging it out before we’re released into the streets of Singapore. Okay, I kid. But you get the point – it’s time to wine & dine to your heart’s content. To help you with your upcoming Christmas festivities, here’s a compilation of bars you must visit this season! Friendly PSA: Remember to drink responsibly. Don’t Drink & Drive. 1. Almost Famous Craft Beer Bar...

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16 Countdown Parties and Events You’ll Want to Be Seen At 2018/2019 (UNDER $50)

Disclaimer: This post is in no way sponsored. This compilation serves as a one-stop reference for your New Year countdown party planning. It’sthat time of the year where everyone goes “What? It’s the end of 2018 already? I thought we JUST counted down to 2018?!” We’ve put together a list of events in the line up for you to party the night away, or if you’re looking for a more chill countdown, we’ve got you covered too. Here’s where to head to this New Year’s Eve, and how much it’s going to cost you: Event Name Location Admission Fee Block Party Countdown...

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Sales Tactics Adopted By Bancassurance Specialists and How The Consumer Felt

An interesting Email caught our attention. After running through it, we thought it will be value adding to our readers and hence, decide to publish it. While the Email comes with photos and name of the bank, we will leave it out. It is the lesson learnt that we want our readers to focus on. The title of the Email? Tricks used by Bank X’s Shady Bancassurance Specialist. TL;DR – Why Consumers may feel cheated? Consumers get persuaded to buy additional things or things that cost more almost every...

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Actual Hospital Bill for Pregnancy Delivery in Singapore – Parkway East vs Thomson Medical Centre vs Mount Alvernia Hospital

As a follow-up to my previous post where I estimated the bill sizes for delivery in various hospitals in Singapore, before deciding to go with Thomson Medical Centre given their affordability and other reasons detailed here. Parkway East Thomson Medical Centre Mount Alvernia Hospital I managed to gather the actual hospital bills for a few hospitals from my fellow mamas who had delivered close to my dates (2 – 3 weeks before/after), and here’s how they compare: Actual Hospital Bills (October – November 2018) Mother’s Bill   Parkway East TMC KKH MAH Single Bed (Day 1) $3,042.99 $530.00 $499.00...

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13 things to know about QL Resources before you invest (Updated 2018)

For our Morning Stocks Analysis, the Seedly team worked closely with The Fifth Person who are experts in the field to curate unbiased, non-sponsored content to add value back to our readers. Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Opinions expressed in the article should not be taken as investment advice. Please do your own due diligence. If you have any questions on the mentioned stocks, feel free to discuss them with Seedly Community here. QL Resources Berhad is a multinational agro-food corporation which is primarily involved in three core businesses: integrated livestock farming, marine products manufacturing, and palm oil activities. As I write,...

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Fresh Graduates & First Jobbers: Your Ultimate Personal Finance Guide

Most fresh graduates think their biggest worry upon graduating is finding a job. Surprise surprise, it’s actually your PERSONAL FINANCE that you should pay most attention to. Personal finance is everything to do with managing your money, saving and investing. It covers budgeting, banking, insurance, mortgages, investments, retirement planning, tax planning and estate planning. The hard truth is: your finances are not going to manage themselves. Snap out of the comforts of papa and mama’s allowance and kids’ savings account – it’s time to start making your own (smart) financial decisions. We’ve curated these relevant articles onto one learning platform, guiding you through...

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Interview Preparations: The Hows, The Whys, The Whats

When it comes to interviews, no doubt you would have heard some of these familiar anecdotes by now: Dress to impress Study the company inside out, make sure you know who their CEO & General Managers are Prepare a script Make it known that you enjoy their product or service, even if you don’t. Lie if you have to Indicate every single job experience you have had in your resume Interviewers will always ask the same few questions TL;DR: Interviews – You can dread it, run from it, but destiny still arrives   Let’s face it, job applications are...

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Grab’s New Subscription Service in Singapore, GrabClub, is it worth it?

The day has arrived. Subscription-based rides. Following Deliveroo’s move to a monthly subscription service that offers unlimited free delivery with Deliveroo Plus to all its users for $10.90/month, Grab has moved towards that direction and came up with their very own subscription service – GrabClub. I guess this is their way of ensuring we are loyal to Grab with a subscription service than to jump onboard with Go-jek who are still in their BETA app. Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored, all opinions are our own. GrabClub All Access Pass (Basic vs Premium vs Food) GrabClub’s All Access Pass includes both aspects of...

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How Do Condominium Sizes Impact Rental Yields Here In Singapore?

For Property Investing, the Seedly team worked closely with EdgeProp, who is an expert in the field, to curate unbiased, non-sponsored content to add value back to our readers. Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Opinions expressed in the article should not be taken as investment advice. Please do your own due diligence. If you have any questions, feel free to discuss them with Seedly Community here. Size matters, especially when it comes to rental yields. In exploring the correlation between condo sizes and rental yields, we discovered that smaller unit sizes delivered the highest gross rental yields this year....

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Average Cost of Braces in Singapore – Metal, Invisalign, Ceramic & Lingual Braces

Disclaimer: This post is in no way sponsored. All opinions are researched upon and provided to add value to our readers. Kids of the 90s would probably recall first knowing of braces from what we saw on TV: Thankfully, thanks to the developments of science and research, braces today look way fancier and no longer an eyesore. Let’s just put it out there – braces are NOT CHEAP. Especially since most braces are done for cosmetic/aesthetic-enhancing purposes, be prepared to fork out a bit of money. Beauty comes with a cost, yes?! Unless of course, you’re Amos Dudley, an...

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Economic Highlights of Singapore 2018

Cue National Pride: Stand up for Singapore, Do the Best You can. TL;DR: A Summary of the Economic Outlook in 2018 Thus far, Singapore’s economy has certainly experienced its fair share of revisions, opportunities and expansions. Particularly, our tiny state has bore witness to several historical events in the past year – First increment in GST since 2007 President Trump (USA) & Supreme Leader (DPRK) Kim Jong-un Peace Summit Liberalisation of domestic energy market Go-Jek’s entry into the private car hire market These key events have become pivotal moments in Singapore’s history where its economic and financial impacts extend...

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CryptoCurrency: A Year in Review

Fool’s Gold: 1 Man’s Asset, Another Man’s Liability You’ve probably heard the news by now – what with Bitcoin’s crash to its newest adjusted closing price of US$4,197.46 (as of 1st December 2018). Representing an approximate loss of 68.78% from its initial closing of US$13,444.88 in 1st January, it’s no wonder global investor confidence has dipped in direct response. Similarly, Ethereum has also experienced a decrease of approximately 85.01% from its initial closing of US$756.20 in 1st January. Coupled with increasing securities regulations in response to the cryptocurrency “bubble”, investor tensions are high. TL;DR: Quarterly Projected Earnings Ever wondered...

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Healthcare Sector Review 2018 in Singapore – Q&M Dental, Raffles Medical, TalkMed, OUE Lippo HC

For our Morning Stocks Analysis, the Seedly team worked closely with ShareInvestor.com, who is an expert in the field, to curate unbiased, non-sponsored content to add value back to our readers. Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Opinions expressed in the article should not be taken as investment advice. Please do your own due diligence. If you have any questions on the mentioned stocks, feel free to discuss them with Seedly Community here.  Summing up the year, we will be doing a series of 4 industry reviews to share across the performances of the local market in 2018....

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