Take the first step towards financial freedom. You may be gainfully employed, but yet you live pay cheque to pay cheque. You may even be in a two income household where bot of you earn enough to put food on the table, and your two small children have everything they need, but some months you […]
If you’re about to graduate or have recently graduated, first of all - congratulations! Before you begin living payslip to payslip, here is some financial advice for all fresh graduates and entry-level executives at their first job.
We often stumble across the terms “Flat Rate Interest” and “Reducing Balance Rate” when applying for loans, but do we truly understand the difference between the two types of interest? Although these terms may sound like financial jargons, they are relatively simple to understand. The truth is most of us take the easy route and […]
You’ve experienced it: Halfway through the month, you decide to check your spending – and you’re surprised: “Where did I spend my money ah?” It’s very likely a lazy habit that’s costing you money. Be it you’re being a complete sloth in managing your budget or just not putting effort into your savings; it could […]
Applying a loan is not easy and is, in fact, a very long and tedious process. When your loan goes for approval, your debt service ratio is a major consideration. It is a strong decisive factor and you need to make sure it’s good to prove to your loan officers that you have good credit […]
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 […]
Do you know your credit history? If you don’t, it’s time to play catch up. We compare three credit rating agencies and share its pro’s and con’s to help you decide the easiest and the best way to obtain your credit report.
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.