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Small Business Interview Series with For the Love of Laundry: Singapore's Greenest Laundry Service

Founded in 2011, For the Love of Laundry has made a point to offer high quality laundry services with minimal environmental impact. The business is 1 of 2 laundrettes in Singapore to use liquid silicone instead of perchloroethylene, a chemical that has been linked to cancer. By using liquid silicone, For the Love of Laundry is able to offer a laundry service that is both less damaging to its customers’ clothes and less harmful to the health of its employees and the environment. On top of that, the business incentivises customers to return plastic hangers for re-use by donating...

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Small Business Interview Series with For the Love of Laundry: Singapore's Greenest Laundry Service

Founded in 2011, For the Love of Laundry has made a point to offer high quality laundry services with minimal environmental impact. The business is 1 of 2 laundrettes in Singapore to use liquid silicone instead of perchloroethylene, a chemical that has been linked to cancer. By using liquid silicone, For the Love of Laundry is able to offer a laundry service that is both less damaging to its customers’ clothes and less harmful to the health of its employees and the environment. On top of that, the business incentivises customers to return plastic hangers for re-use by donating...

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Loan Shark Attacks: Should You Be Worried?

A recent string of loan shark attacks involving fires set to HDB flats have made the news and scared many homeowners. Even families that are not directly involved with unlicensed moneylending are left wondering what they can do to protect themselves from these incidents. Are these types of events actually becoming more common? To find out, we analysed the trends of loan shark violence and identified ways that you can protect your loved ones and your home. Are Unlicensed Moneylending Harassment Cases Becoming More Common? These high profile cases of loan shark attacks may make it seem as if...

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Loan Shark Attacks: Should You Be Worried?

A recent string of loan shark attacks involving fires set to HDB flats have made the news and scared many homeowners. Even families that are not directly involved with unlicensed moneylending are left wondering what they can do to protect themselves from these incidents. Are these types of events actually becoming more common? To find out, we analysed the trends of loan shark violence and identified ways that you can protect your loved ones and your home. Are Unlicensed Moneylending Harassment Cases Becoming More Common? These high profile cases of loan shark attacks may make it seem as if...

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4 Important Maid Insurance Exclusions You May Not Have Known About

Many of us believe that maid insurance is just there to pay for our foreign domestic worker’s medical bills and protect her from liabilities. However, there is much more nuance in your maid insurance policy. For all the benefits that are offered, there are also exclusions that can result in unexpected monetary loss. While some exclusions you may already expect (pregnancy or participating in illegal activity), others you may not have know about. To prevent potentially unexpected claim denials, we wrote about 4 lesser known policy exclusions which can be found in your maid insurance policy. Travelling Alone While...

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4 Important Maid Insurance Exclusions You May Not Have Known About

Many of us believe that maid insurance is just there to pay for our foreign domestic worker’s medical bills and protect her from liabilities. However, there is much more nuance in your maid insurance policy. For all the benefits that are offered, there are also exclusions that can result in unexpected monetary loss. While some exclusions you may already expect (pregnancy or participating in illegal activity), others you may not have know about. To prevent potentially unexpected claim denials, we wrote about 4 lesser known policy exclusions which can be found in your maid insurance policy. Travelling Alone While...

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6 Free or Cheap Healthy Habits Everyone Can Benefit From

When we think of wellness and health advice and advertisements, we often see advertisements for expensive spa treatments, luxury gym classes and overpriced but under researched health supplements. However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle does not have to require spending hundreds of dollars per year. In fact, most healthy habits are formed without increasing your current spending. In this article, we discuss some some of the best things anyone can start doing to increase wellness and potentially decrease the risk of future illness. Eat Your Way to Better Health Although we see so many articles telling us to eat healthy...

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6 Free or Cheap Healthy Habits Everyone Can Benefit From

When we think of wellness and health advice advertised to women, we often see advertisements for expensive spa treatments, luxury gym classes and overpriced but under researched health supplements. However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle does not have to require spending hundreds of dollars per year. In fact, most healthy habits are formed without increasing your current spending. In this article, we discuss some some of the best things women can start doing to increase wellness and potentially decrease the risk of future illness. Eat Your Way to Better Health Although we see so many articles telling us to eat...

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Nissan's Latest Features to Prevent Hot Car Deaths: What Does It Mean for Singaporeans?

Nissan is the latest car manufacturer to install rear seat safety features to help prevent hot car deaths of forgotten pets and toddlers. Read on to find out what you should expect from this technology and whether it will hit the Singaporean car market. Anastassia Evlanova – August 22, 2018 For some of Singapore’s smaller residents, the island’s sunny tropical climate can be a double-edged sword when getting left in a hot car. While not as prevalent as it is in other countries like the United States, young children and pets getting left in cars does happen in Singapore,...

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Nissan's Latest Features to Prevent Hot Car Deaths: What Does It Mean for Singaporeans?

Nissan is the latest car manufacturer to install rear seat safety features to help prevent hot car deaths of forgotten pets and toddlers. Read on to find out what you should expect from this technology and whether it will hit the Singaporean car market. Anastassia Evlanova – August 22, 2018 For some of Singapore’s smaller residents, the island’s sunny tropical climate can be a double-edged sword when getting left in a hot car. While not as prevalent as it is in other countries like the United States, young children and pets getting left in cars does happen in Singapore,...

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5 Ways to Save on Your Destination Wedding

Destination weddings are a great way to make a memorable event even more special. Whether you want to get married where you first got engaged or someplace you’ve dreamt about since you were little, the destination is one of the most important aspects to consider when planning a wedding. However, destination weddings can also be a bit overwhelming. From budgeting in otherwise unnecessary costs such as airfare to having to plan everything remotely and accommodating your guests’ busy work schedule, you may realise that a destination wedding in a faraway location like Paris or Milan simply may not be...

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5 Ways to Save on Your Destination Wedding

Destination weddings are a great way to make a memorable event even more special. Whether you want to get married where you first got engaged or someplace you’ve dreamt about since you were little, the destination is one of the most important aspects to consider when planning a wedding. However, destination weddings can also be a bit overwhelming. From budgeting in otherwise unnecessary costs such as airfare to having to plan everything remotely and accommodating your guests’ busy work schedule, you may realise that a destination wedding in a faraway location like Paris or Milan simply may not be...

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4 Financial Steps to Take Shortly After Marriage

Marriage is a very intricate partnership between two people, filled with all kinds of complexities that can make it both extremely rewarding and difficult. Finance is an especially integral part of this partnership; in fact, money is now the biggest cause of divorces in modern society. In the midst of the excitement of getting engaged, busily planning the wedding, holding the actual banquet and then going on a honeymoon, however, it can be easy for newlyweds to forget about the important housekeeping tasks, especially when it comes to finances. Here are 4 financial steps to take immediately after getting...

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4 Financial Steps to Take Shortly After Marriage

Marriage is a very intricate partnership between two people, filled with all kinds of complexities that can make it both extremely rewarding and difficult. Finance is an especially integral part of this partnership; in fact, money is now the biggest cause of divorces in modern society. In the midst of the excitement of getting engaged, busily planning the wedding, holding the actual banquet and then going on a honeymoon, however, it can be easy for newlyweds to forget about the important housekeeping tasks, especially when it comes to finances. Here are 4 financial steps to take immediately after getting...

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Lessons for Investors Following China's P2P Lending Nightmare

A recent wave of failed P2P lending platforms in China has caused many investors to lose a lot of money. Some investors lost hundreds of thousands of dollars, which represented their entire retirement savings. What caused this to happen and should this trend in the world’s largest P2P lending market worry investors in Singapore? What Happened to China’s P2P Lending Industry? China’s P2P lending industry, which is the world’s largest with total outstanding loans of approximately S$200 billion, experienced rapid growth in the past decade. In 2006, China’s first online P2P platform launched and there were 2,388 active platforms...

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