Finance

How do Singapore’s housing market cooling measures affect first-time home buyers?

by ValuePenguin If you’ve been considering purchasing your first home, you may be concerned by the property market cooling measures introduced by the government earlier this month. How will these measures affect you as you plan to purchase your first home? Individuals preparing to purchase their first home typically pay close attention to interest rate changes and other news that will …

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Buyers beware: Misleading message on overseas properties

By Property Soul If you have been following my youtube channel and have watched my last podcast “The Truth Behind The New Curbs”, you might remember what I said at the end of the video: “Good or bad days, property agents still need to make a living … Very soon you will see companies selling alternative investment and agents marketing overseas properties again. The …

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Change in land use zoning of sites in Tiong Bahru estate to sustain residential amenity and vibrancy

Some sites in the Tiong Bahru estate will be rezoned under the Master Plan, from ‘Residential’ to ‘Residential with Commercial at 1st storey’ to recognise existing businesses with approvals and specify where commercial uses are allowed in the estate, while sustaining its residential amenity. The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has anounced in a press release on Tuesday (24 July) that the …

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MAS counters Cyber Security Czar BG Koh’s notion that stolen data has “no strong commercial value”

Last Friday (20 Jul), when it was reported that cyber hackers have broken into the computer systems of SingHealth and stolen the personal particulars of 1.5 million patients, including IC numbers, Singapore Cyber Security Czar BG (NS) David Koh told everyone that the stolen information are only “basic demographic data”. “We are watching to see if anything appears on the …

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How big of a problem is income inequality in Singapore?

by ValuePenguin Income inequality is a major concern for rich and poor countries, alike. Severe income inequality can be divisive and even lead to social unrest. With that said, is income inequality a problem in Singapore? If so, how severe is it? With GDP per capita of S$79,697, Singapore is one of the richest nations in the world. However, like many …

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Should you use a credit card to pay university tuition?

by ValuePenguin Given how large university tuition bills can be, you have probably wondered if you should be using your credit card in order to accrue rewards. While this is an intriguing idea, is it actually a wise financial move? If you are a university student or parent of a student, you may have considered using your credit card to pay …

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Five financial tips for travelling with a chronic illness

by ValuePenguin Getting diagnosed with a chronic illnesses can put a damper on your travel goals. However, there are ways to remain financially savvy to afford that vacation you’ve been thinking about. Due to the high cost of healthcare it may seem that once you are diagnosed with a chronic illness, many previously attainable luxuries, such as travel, are now out …

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