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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Always wondered what is the difference between Takaful and Life Insurance? Although both offers the same purpose which is to protect the insurer, there are some major differences between both. Takaful is a relatively new insurance product that is marketed as an Islamic alternative to conventional insurance and is often referred to as “Islamic” Insurance. […]
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: 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?
Have you ever blindly trusted and implemented a piece of financial advice, and faced a negative outcome? Here are some tips to help you sort out the good from the bad, or at least trigger the proceed-with-caution sirens.
Loyalty cards are a smart way to maximize your spending earning extra points or discounts. Whether you’re a shopaholic or just a regular Joe (or Jane) getting your necessities, if you’re spending money why not let these cards help stretch your spending an extra inch, or mile, or more? With the many loyalty cards available to Malaysians, […]
Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) recently introduced the concept of “Living Wage” and it created quite a bit of confusion. It really is guide on what is acceptable as minimum living standards, it is not a minimum wage indicator nor a benchmark to assess poverty. Here we’ll explain what a “Living Wage” is and how it impacts […]
We all have at least a bank account for basic savings, loans and credit cards. But do you know that you can be a shareholder in these banks? If you are interested in investing in local banks, we have screened the top five banks in Malaysia with the help of Bursa Market Place for you.
Updated on 9th March 2018. When it comes to selecting a gym, key factors that pop out usually include pricing packages, facility offerings, maintenance consistency and even the number of outlets for your convenience.
Everyone is talking about cryptocurrency. It’s been making headlines and many are jumping on the bandwagon, but what is it really? Can you really make money from it? Is it safe? CompareHero.my talked to various financial experts to get the lowdown on cryptocurrencies.
Peer-to-peer investing could be THE new year financial resolution that will give your investment portfolio a boost and deliver quick returns, without the need to go on a financial crash diet. Intrigued? We break it down for you here.
*Updated on 19th Dec 2017 Did you know that Malaysians are the most vulnerable to internet scams according to a survey by Telenor Group?
After the Budget 2018 announcement, we spoke to several experts in the personal finance industry for their opinions. Throughout the article, we will highlight some of the policies and arguments made by the experts towards the effectiveness and efficiency of the policies.
What are Islamic credit cards? Islamic credit cards are Shariah compliant financial products which are a part of Islamic banking. An Islamic credit card offers perks and features similar to a conventional credit card such as cashback, rewards, airmiles and more.
Just a decade ago, we are still running to bank branches and ATMs to complete our daily finance activities such as cheque deposit and fund transfer. Today, 73.1% of Malaysians are using internet banking and this prompted the banks to go one step further by introducing mobile banking apps.