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Want to Be Ahead of the Curve? 4 Interior Design Trends Predicted for 2019 and Their Cost

Scandinavian, American mid-century and minimalistic interiors have dominated the interior design industry over the past few years. However, experts believe these styles won’t be dominating in 2019. Instead, 2019 will see a resurgence of individualism and vibrancy, improving on the fairly homogenous themes that prevailed in the past. For example, Art Deco, Japanese minimalism, warm, masculine tones, and natural materials will combine with antiques and personalised touches to make rooms vibrant and expressive. Below, we discuss these trends in detail, as well as their potential cost and budget-friendly tips to test out these trends in your own home. Art...

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Thinking of a Hiking Trip as Your Next Vacation? Here's How Much It Will Cost

If your 2019 resolutions include more exercise and travel, why not kill two birds with one stone by embarking on a hiking adventure? Hiking is a relatively easy and risk-free activity, making it a great activity for the whole family. Furthermore, hiking is gaining popularity among Singaporeans, with around 50% stating that they wanted to walk or hike more during their travels in 2018. Below, we analysed the cost of some of the top hiking spots that are deserving to be on any travellers bucket list and tips on how to save. For Budget Hikers: South Korea, Indonesia &...

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Thinking of a Hiking Trip as Your Next Vacation? Here's How Much It Will Cost

If your 2019 resolutions include more exercise and travel, why not kill two birds with one stone by embarking on a hiking adventure? Hiking is a relatively easy and risk-free activity, making it a great activity for the whole family. Furthermore, hiking is gaining popularity among Singaporeans, with around 50% stating that they wanted to walk or hike more during their travels in 2018. Below, we analysed the cost of some of the top hiking spots that are deserving to be on any travellers bucket list and tips on how to save. For Budget Hikers: South Korea, Indonesia &...

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3 Christmas Gifts for Kids That Are Actually Good for Parents Too

Christmas is just around the corner, and young parents should start thinking about what they want to get for their kids, if they haven’t already. While most parents might be thinking about getting things like toys and dolls that their kids will like, wouldn’t it be even better if their Christmas presents are actually helpful for the parents too? Below, we share 3 types of Christmas presents that kids will love, but are also beneficial for the parents too. Vacuums & Swiffers Only a few weeks ago, a curious news made headlines globally: kids are in love with a toy vacuum...

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3 Christmas Gifts for Kids That Are Actually Good for Parents Too

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Beyond Ownership: This Startup Plans to Change How We Shop

After Eric Tan’s grandmother passed, he frequently walked past the never-used medical bed that his family had scraped together funds in order to purchase for her. When he looked at the bed, he thought about this and other items that are very costly and often underused. This lead to his plans to found Sharent with his team in 2017. The Singaporean startup just released its app, which allows users to rent over 1,300 different products to other users. Sharent aims to promote a culture of sharing and sustainability. When did you decide to found Sharent? In October of 2017....

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Beyond Ownership: This Startup Plans to Change How We Shop

After Eric Tan’s grandmother passed, he frequently walked past the never-used medical bed that his family had scraped together funds in order to purchase for her. When he looked at the bed, he thought about this and other items that are very costly and often underused. This lead to his plans to found Sharent with his team in 2017. The Singaporean startup just released its app, which allows users to rent over 1,300 different products to other users. Sharent aims to promote a culture of sharing and sustainability. When did you decide to found Sharent? In October of 2017....

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5 Things You Must Know Before You Invest in Art

From “Nu couché (sur le côté gauche)” to “Salvator Mundi”, expensive works of art have been in the news for fetching sale prices of hundreds of millions of dollars. This may intrigue wealthy individuals and lead them to consider adding artwork to their own portfolio of assets. Some may even consider art to be an exciting investment vehicle. In fact, a survey by Deloitte suggests that 76% of art collectors consider their collections as investments, up from 53% in 2012. However, there are several essential considerations for amateur art investors to consider before making their first acquisition. Being an...

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5 Things You Must Know Before You Invest in Art

From “Nu couché (sur le côté gauche)” to “Salvator Mundi”, expensive works of art have been in the news for fetching sale prices of hundreds of millions of dollars. This may intrigue wealthy individuals and lead them to consider adding artwork to their own portfolio of assets. Some may even consider art to be an exciting investment vehicle. In fact, a survey by Deloitte suggests that 76% of art collectors consider their collections as investments, up from 53% in 2012. However, there are several essential considerations for amateur art investors to consider before making their first acquisition. Being an...

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Addicted to Caffeine? 3 Coffee Hacks that are Financially and Environmentally Friendly

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Addicted to Caffeine? 3 Coffee Hacks that are Financially and Environmentally Friendly

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5 Important Things You Need to Know Before Buying Life Insurance

Life insurance is a serious commitment and choosing a policy can be a tough and expensive project to tackle. This may be why 70% of Singaporeans surveyed by Prudential in 2016 were found to be underinsured, with almost half citing budget constraints as a reason why they didn’t want to increase coverage. Despite its high cost, life insurance can be a good way to protect you and your loved ones against the unexpected—if you know what you’re getting yourself into. Below, we discuss 5 things you should know before deciding to get life insurance. The Timing of Your Life...

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5 Important Things You Need to Know Before Buying Life Insurance

Life insurance is a serious commitment and choosing a policy can be a tough and expensive project to tackle. This may be why 70% of Singaporeans surveyed by Prudential in 2016 were found to be underinsured, with almost half citing budget constraints as a reason why they didn’t want to increase coverage. Despite its high cost, life insurance can be a good way to protect you and your loved ones against the unexpected—if you know what you’re getting yourself into. Below, we discuss 5 things you should know before deciding to get life insurance. The Timing of Your Life...

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4 Realistic Resolutions for a Healthier, Wealthier You in 2019

With 2019 around the corner, it’s time to reflect on what you accomplished this past year and start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions. However, resolutions such as learning a new skill, travelling more often, or changing your appearance often require long-term financial commitment. Coupled with a low success rate, many resolutions end up being quite costly without much to show for them. Luckily, there are resolutions you can consider adopting that will not only help you save money over the long-term and increase your well-being, but are also quite easy to accomplish. Below, we explore 4 resolutions, how...

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4 Realistic Resolutions for a Healthier, Wealthier You in 2019

With 2019 around the corner, it’s time to reflect on what you accomplished this past year and start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions. However, resolutions such as learning a new skill, travelling more often, or changing your appearance often require long-term financial commitment. Coupled with a low success rate, many resolutions end up being quite costly without much to show for them. Luckily, there are resolutions you can consider adopting that will not only help you save money over the long-term and increase your well-being, but are also quite easy to accomplish. Below, we explore 4 resolutions, how...

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