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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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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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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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Diapers Are Going to Become More Expensive: What Can You Do?

Diaper companies are going to charge you more for their products, but you can still find ways to save on disposable diapers. Duckju Kang – August 15, 2018 Newly wed couples and parents of young babies just got one more reason for concern. While families already spend about S$1,000 to S$1,500 per year on diapers, Procter & Gamble, one of the biggest manufacturers of diapers in the world, recently announced that it will raise prices on Pampers by about 4% later this year, with its rival Kimberly Clark also signaling a similar move. While 4% may not sound like...

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Thinking of Hiring an Interior Designer? Here's How Much It Will Cost

You just bought a new flat and you’re excited to turn it into the home of your dreams. Or maybe you’re interested in real estate investment and are looking to redesign a flat to maximise its resale value. However, how do you turn that vision into a reality? While expensive, interior designers can be one such avenue if you decide to opt for professional services. By playing an integral role in everything from project management to choosing furniture fabric, interior designers are there to help you through the entire process of renovating a home. Below, we discuss what you...

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5 Health Misconceptions That Can Burn a Hole in Your Wallet

Most of us have a desire to be fit and healthy. However, our hectic lives can often get in the way of living up to that potential, leading us to try to find quick shortcuts on our path to wellness. Unfortunately, some companies capitalise on this desire to be healthy and try to promote false promises of weight loss and illness cures to unsuspecting consumers. This leads to people spending hundreds of dollars on things that may do them more harm than good, rather than investing in habits that will benefit them in the long term. Below, we explore...

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3 Adventurous Vacations Depending on Your Budget

If you’re an active person and have been feeling as if you are chained to your desk, maybe it’s time to consider an adventurous vacation to reinvigorate yourself. Not all thrill seekers are able to spend as much as others, so we’ve compiled a list of exciting trips that suit a range of budgets. Surfing on a Budget in Thailand Just an hour and a half flight from Singapore, Thailand’s Phuket Province is a beautiful island and a popular destination for tourists. Phuket is an affordable place to visit and has some awesome surfing due to its tropical waters,...

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Lombok Travel Advisory: What Singaporean Travellers Should Do

Find out what steps you should take following the earthquakes in Lombok, Indonesia if you are either currently in Lombok or have upcoming plans to travel there. Anastassia Evlanova – August 8, 2018 After the powerful 7.0 earthquake hit Lombok, Indonesia on August 5th, hundreds of tourists were evacuated from the neighboring Gili islands following a tsunami warning, with thousands others feeling the tremors from as far as Bali. This quake came just one week after a similar 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit the same area, leaving 17 people dead and hundreds more injured. As the Ministry of Foreign Affairs...

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Are Coding Bootcamps Worth Your Time and Money?

Due to the demand for programmers and the high cost of university tuition, coding bootcamps are becoming increasingly popular. For example, the number of students that completed one of these programs in 2017 was about 10 times higher than in 2013 in the United States and Canada. These programs are also popping up in Singapore, but are they actually worth your time and money? What Do Coding Bootcamps Offer and How Much Do They Cost? There are several coding bootcamps that offer classes in Singapore or online. There is a wide variety of course material: students can study web...

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