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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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Is Singapore's Public Transportation System Really That Efficient?

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Is Singapore’s Public Transportation System Really That Efficient?

People always tend to grumble about their city’s public transportation system. This made us curious, how do transportation systems compare? And how well is Singapore’s system actually performing? To find out, we analysed publicly available data with the goal of getting a better picture of how Singapore compares to other major cities around the world. Singaporeans Wait Less Than Other Commuters Nothing makes passengers more upset than having to wait a long time for their train or bus. Thankfully for Singaporeans, the average wait time of 12 minutes in Singapore is shorter than most other major cities. Additionally, fewer...

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Hydroponic Farming at Home: How to Grow Safer, Better and Cheaper Food in Your HDB Flat

Get the Best Credit Cards in Singapore {“applyCallToAction”:”Learn More”,”defaultSelectedItem”:””,”description”:””,”formType”:”credit-cards”,”title”:”Get the Best Credit Cards in Singapore”,”options”:[{“label”:”Rewards”,”url”:”https://www.valuechampion.sg/best-rewards-credit-cards”,”value”:”rewards”},{“label”:”Cashback”,”url”:”https://www.valuechampion.sg/best-cashback-credit-cards”,”value”:”cashback”},{“label”:”Miles”,”url”:”https://www.valuechampion.sg/best-travel-credit-cards”,”value”:”miles”},{“label”:”Promotions”,”url”:”https://www.valuechampion.sg/best-credit-cards-promotion-and-bonus”,”value”:”promotions”},{“label”:”No Annual Fee”,”url”:”https://www.valuechampion.sg/best-no-fee-credit-cards”,”value”:”no-annual-fee”},{“label”:”Petrol”,”url”:”https://www.valuechampion.sg/best-petrol-credit-cards”,”value”:”petrol”},{“label”:”Overseas Spending”,”url”:”https://www.valuechampion.sg/best-credit-cards-overseas-spending”,”value”:”overseas-spending”},{“label”:”Grab Rides”,”url”:”https://www.valuechampion.sg/best-credit-cards-grab-rides”,”value”:”grab-rides”},{“label”:”Shopping”,”url”:”https://www.valuechampion.sg/best-shopping-credit-cards”,”value”:”shopping”},{“label”:”EZ-Link”,”url”:”https://www.valuechampion.sg/best-ez-reload-credit-cards”,”value”:”ez-link”},{“label”:”Student”,”url”:”https://www.valuechampion.sg/best-student-credit-cards”,”value”:”student”}]} Last week, 131 people in Singapore fell ill with gastroenteritis after consuming food from a catering service, which follows 2 other incidents where about 300 people suffered food poisoning from a restaurant and a different catering service. While eating bento boxes at a conference or going out to restaurants is unavoidable, these incidents to make us wonder if there is a safer way to eat. In fact, there is a way that is not only safer, but also cheaper and...

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Hydroponic Farming at Home: How to Grow Safer, Better and Cheaper Food in Your HDB Flat

Last week, 131 people in Singapore fell ill with gastroenteritis after consuming food from a catering service, which follows 2 other incidents where about 300 people suffered food poisoning from a restaurant and a different catering service. While eating bento boxes at a conference or going out to restaurants is unavoidable, these incidents to make us wonder if there is a safer way to eat. In fact, there is a way that is not only safer, but also cheaper and better for the environment: hydroponic farming. Having become quite popular in the last few years, hydroponic farming is quite...

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6 Ways to Save Money When Renting a Car on Vacation

Renting a car while on vacation can provide you with unlimited freedom to go wherever you want. Consider Iceland, where some of the most interesting sights you’ll see can be tucked away in places only accessible by car. Similarly, imagine how much more you can discover on a quintessential road trip across the United States as opposed to staying in one city. However, while renting a car can give you financial freedom during your travels, it can be quite expensive compared to public transit. To help you save money when driving abroad, we explored different ways you can save...

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