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Another Reason to Plan Your Chinese New Year 2015 Road Trip Properly: Discounts on Toll Fees!

Many will be driving to their relatives in other states for Chinese New Year. As if the thought of spending time with loved ones is not enough, here’s another good reason to hit the road on Chinese New Year – toll fee discounts! Toll road operator PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) is expecting 1.5 million vehicles […]

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5 Ways to Cope with Inflation

It’s the bane of every businessman and salary earner worldwide, the root cause of rising costs and other financial woes. While inflation is a subject that remains highly misunderstood among lay people, it can have a very real effect on how you cope with your day-to-day expenses. You may be unable to stop inflation, but […]

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9 Things You Didn’t Know You Can Do with Your Smartphone

A smartphone can do wonders for your productivity and enhance your lifestyle. With access to high-quality broadband connection, you can be unstoppable. An endless selection of apps are available at your fingertips and with them, you can customise your smartphone to perform all kinds of unique functions to aid your everyday routine. By downloading the […]

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Differences Between Syariah and Conventional Financing

Consumers of financial products in Malaysia now have more loan options, thanks to syariah financing. Syariah financing, like conventional financing, is available for anyone in need of additional funds for consumption goods or capital. And almost all large banks now offer syariah financing, so consumers don’t have to worry about the level of professionalism in […]

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How is Your Maximum Loan Amount Calculated?

Planning to apply for a personal loan at your local bank? A personal loan can help you raise money in a flash, whether it’s for buying a new home or funding a vacation in Europe. The catch is that while personal loans can be used for a wide range of general purposes, they’re trickier to […]

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Top 5 Fuel Efficient Cars in Malaysia

Investing in a fuel-efficient car is a great way to save money. Fuel-efficient cars are usually hybrids: cars that have both a gas engine and an electric motor. These cars have less carbon dioxide emissions, as well as a better fuel consumption. When ranking cars to find which ones are the best, we looked for […]

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Car Loan or a Personal Loan: Which is Better for You?

A car is one of the biggest long-term investments you can make, going a long way into making your daily commute and leisure trips more convenient. However, not everybody can afford to just drop cash on a car like they would for a Starbucks frappuccino. When the money in your bank account is not enough […]

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Hunting for Great Bargains? Asia’s Top 5 Fashion Shops Online

There’s something to be said about the benefits of shopping in your pajamas in the comfort of your own home. Thanks to the Internet, you can not only do just that, you can also buy great fashion items at lower prices compared to buying from stores! Enjoy a laid-back weekend shopping online for great fashion […]

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10 Breathtaking Wedding Destinations in Southeast Asia

Location weddings are becoming a trend these days. Couples are exchanging vows in exotic locations, bringing a wonderful and breathtaking experience for them and their guests to new heights (sometimes literally) and new horizons. (Crystal clear blue waters, anyone?) Destination weddings might be expensive, but the location is worth the experience. Here in Asia, we […]

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Look into These Aspects When You Go for Broadband

If you’re thinking of upgrading to—or getting—the best broadband plan for your use, here are just a few things to help you make a well-informed decision before you find yourself signing up for a contract. Broadband Type There are three types of broadband technology available in Malaysia. ADSL, an older broadband technology, is cheaper and […]

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5 Situations to Choose Credit Cards Over Debit Cards

You have probably received advice on choosing debit cards over credit cards when making payment. It is undeniable that debit cards allow you to plan your finances better as you are making payment out of existing balance in your account instead of buying on credit. What many people fail to understand is that, choosing between […]

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Budget 2014: What’s in it for the Malaysian youth?

Concern over the welfare of young Malaysians have been raised after Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib made the Budget 2014 announcement last Friday. Groups pointed out that next year’s budget lacked opportunities to resolve socio-economic problems being faced by the youth, the most glaring of which include lack of better employment opportunities and debt.  The […]

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Budget 2014: A Difficult Act for Government

  The 2013 budget for Malaysia was designed to win votes, from BR1M and cellphone rebates to reduced costs on repayment loans for students and many more. So has this been a year to take advantage of and now we need to repay the losses? With warnings from international analysis about tightening up and making the […]

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