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It is important to establish a thorough budget in order to keep your financial life in order. However, there are cases where not every single aspect of your spending gets accounted for, and this defeats the very purpose of creating a budget in the first place. Budgets work best when all of your money, both […]
Weather extremes like hotter days and thunderstorms have been predicted to take place in Malaysia from May until September thanks to the southwest monsoon. So far, these predictions are correct. Being one of the many who does not agree with extremely hot conditions, I have my air conditioner on full blast and at its lowest […]
We’re a little over a week away from the new Chinese New Year. Many are frantically reading up on their Chinese horoscopes for the year ahead, hoping for some indication for a better year and what is in store for them in their Health, Wealth, Love Life, and Career.
The cost of living in Malaysia continues to rise, along with all medical-related expenditures. That of course include the price of medication, private clinic and hospital consultation fees, insurance premiums and even health supplements.
There have been many discussions about the rapid increase in cost for wedding these days. Yet, not many people talk about, or are even aware of, how much a divorce would cost them. Keep yourself informed by reading on.
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The term ‘debt’ is mostly associated with negativity. However, like many things in life, there’s always a good side. While some loans are usually detrimental to your financial standing from the get go (such as overspending on shopping and travelling expenses, etc.) there is another end o f the spectrum with ‘good’ loans that actually […]
Now that everyone can easily fly, traveling the world becomes immensely popular. Frequent traveling means the chances of accidents and illness happening when we are overseas is higher too. Thankfully, we have an array of travel insurance options with comprehensive benefits at the lowest costs available today. But where do we start? What does a […]
On the surface, Game of Thrones appears to be nothing more than a violence-packed medieval fantasy. But one slash from a Valyrian steel sword soon reveals that the series carries some heavy financial lessons. Yes, between all the scheming and slaughter, financial planning and money management lessons from the houses and characters is something that […]
So, you’re booking your flights online for your travel overseas and the Travel Insurance option box pops up. Your first impulse is to decline it. But slowly your mind starts to mull over possible scenarios of what could happen during your travel. Flashes of the worst instances that happened to unfortunate travellers start to worry […]
Updated 31 March 2019 Credit History? Credit Report? Credit Score? What does it all mean? A credit history is a record of the credit accounts you hold along with details about those accounts including: the type of account, your responsibility on the account (e.g. whether you were a joint borrower), the credit limit or amount […]
We have all made impulse purchases at some point. If we learn to control impulse spending, we would have much more cash to spend on the things that we actually need. Below are habitual, money-wasting purchases that Malaysians should stop making.
Angpow money, one of the Chinese New Year “benefits”. Unfortunately, our angpow hauls shrink the older we become. RM100 just seems a lot less these days. But it doesn’t matter how much you get, why not spend it in a way that helps you save more money in the long run? Now that sounds like a good deal to […]
With the uncertain economic situation, ensuring that you and your loved ones will be financially covered should any unwanted circumstances happen is crucial. Well, in a nutshell, Life insurance is an insurance that covers the risk of life and pays out an assured sum on the happening of the specified event. Health insurance refers to a […]
UPDATED: You can buy the passes now! The RM100 monthly pass for unlimited access to public transportation is part of Pakatan Harapan’s general election pledge to help the rakyat save and promote the use of public transportation.
There’s one thing you can do if you shop on your desktop that you can’t really do on your phones (you could, but that involves jumping through different apps) — go hunting for the best value for money product. But if that entails having 10,000 tabs open while you search for treasure, then you’re doing […]
Lets be realistic about how times have changed. In the olden days, it was a must to have kids as soon as you tie the knot. I believe this concept is evident across all racial or ethnic backgrounds in Malaysia. More often than not, we constantly hear stories from our parents about how a plate […]
Updated: 7 November 2018 Malaysians are categorised into three different income groups: Top 20% (T20), Middle 40% (M40), and Bottom 40% (B40). Over the years, the bar for each group’s income level has increased and this is one of the indicators of economic growth. Here’s the latest definition for T20, M40 and B40 based on […]
Updated: 31 October 2018 Income inequality, income gap, income disparity, these are all different words that refer to one simple thing – some people make more money than others. This is a sensitive issue to discuss within society because it involves a person’s salary. But how does the difference in salary matter?