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How much could you actually save by not owning a car?

by ValueChampion As Singapore becomes a "car-lite" city, it has led us to wonder how this affects consumers. Is it possible for Singaporeans to save money by avoiding owning and driving a car altogether? Owning a car in Singapore is very expensive. For example, most sedans cost about 4 to 5 times more in Singapore than in the United States or …

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Planning your year-end holiday? These are the cheapest days to fly

by ValueChampion There are only 2 major holidays left in 2018 for Singapore: Deepavali in November and Christmas-New Year holiday. If you are planning to travel for either of the two, you need to act fast to lock in the cheapest flight tickets. The end of 2018 is approaching quickly. With only 3 months left in the year, Singaporeans also only …

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Five financially responsible ways to increase life satisfaction for the elderly

by ValueChampion Keep your golden years golden. Read on to find out financially savvy ways to keep your life satisfaction high throughout your retirement. There's nothing more heartbreaking than watching a loved one succumb to a life of loneliness, poor physical health and depression. Unfortunately,an alarming number of Singapore's elderly population has been facing this type of situation. With geriatric suicides …

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How behavioral economics can help you pay off debt

by ValueChampion Credit card debt, home loans, education loans and other personal debts can seem insurmountable. Thanks to award winning economic research, there are proven techniques to overcome the psychological hurdles of taking control of your finances. Outstanding loan balances for Singaporean households have increased steadily over the past 20 years, most recently reaching almost 70% of household assets. This means …

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Four ways to make your luxury trip worth its cost

by ValueChampion For those ready to invest thousands of dollars into their vacations, getting a low value for your dollar can be as disappointing. Below, we discuss some ways you can maximise your luxury holiday experience and the power of your dollar. Luxury travel is often thought of as an opportunity for a no-expense spared ultimate experience. However, Singaporean luxury travellers …

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Three things you need to know to be a great gifter (while saving money)

by ValueChampion Do you have a difficult time choosing what gifts to get for your family and friends? Or do you find yourself being burdened by how much you are spending on presents? Here are 3 ways you can become a great gift giver while also saving money. People go through so many occasions for giving and receiving gifts each year. …

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Five things you can do to get top dollar for your used car

by ValueChampion Whether you no longer have use for a car or you are looking to upgrade your current vehicle, here are 5 things you should do in order to maximise the resale value of your car. From the exorbitant prices to the costly insurance and maintenance costs, it's no secret that cars in Singapore are extremely expensive to own. That's …

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Caltex launches Singapore’s first fuel payment app

Chevron Singapore, which operates the retail brand Caltex, introduced Singapore’s first fuel payment app that offers Caltex’s fastest and easiest mode of payment yet. Aptly named CaltexGO, the mobile payment app delivers an alternative hassle-free refueling experience from the comfort of your car. The integrated app’s digital eco-system does away with wallet fumbles and helps consumers easily locate a service …

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