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Last Few Days to Save Tax for Income Earned in 2017

There are a few government schemes / concessions in Singapore that can help you reduce your tax bill by offering tax reliefs. The more tax that you are pay, the more attractive these become. Some of the schemes are time sensitive and require you to make a contribution in 2017 (to save tax on your […]


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CPF Website Woes and Phishing Alert

I hated the previous CPF website. It was slow, the design was obsolete (>10 years) and the navigation sucks. It was also extremely difficult to find what you wanted. Recently, CPF revamped the website. The new site looks better although it does not seem to be optimized for mobile viewing. Unfortunately, something went awfully wrong […]


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First Batch of Singapore Savings Bonds Available Today

The first batch of Singapore Savings Bonds will be available for purchase at 6pm today. For more details of the yield, you can check the SSB website from 330pm onwards. Roughly, it should be around: 1 year – 0.99% p.a. 2 years – 1.11% p.a. 5 years – 2.17% p.a. 10 years – 2.85% p.a. The […]


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Free Bus, MRT, LRT rides for POSB cardholders every Friday

POSB is giving away free public transport rides (train and bus) every Friday till the end of the year to their cardholders. To qualify for the free rides, cardholders will have to link their POSB Everyday Credit Cards or their PAssion POSB Debit Cards with EZ-Reload. EZ-Reload is a facility which allows these cards to be […]


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What You Need to Know About Singapore Savings Bonds

The recently announced Singapore Savings Bonds (SSB) has the potential to be a game changer for savers in Singapore. Details on how to buy them are not available yet but they are expected to be launched in the 2nd half of 2015, with a fresh issue every month. It’s an interesting product with a hybrid of […]


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