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Already heard of most of the usual tips to save? Do you want something you can start on that’s low effort but could yield high savings? Many of us already know the essentials of saving money such as budgeting, cutting down on debt, and spending on essentials first. But there are also some lesser known tips or “money hacks” that could keep your wallet fuller.
Consider the store brand for your groceries
Although well-known branded products may usually be better in quality, don’t forget to consider store brands. Sometimes, the quality difference is small but there are huge
Happy Chinese New Year! The time for family reunions, great food, and of course…getting that sweet angpow! It’s a tradition where married adults give red packets containing $$$ to children, teenagers, and unmarried adults. You can actually get a sizeable amount over CNY. How to spend it is a question we ask ourselves every year.
As most parents would advise when it comes to angpows, “Spend it wisely!” We’d recommend that as well! However, you don’t necessarily need to let go of treating yourself. Although there is no standard guideline, we recommend spending 80% of your angpow responsibly
Almost all of us have taken on debt. Taking debt can help build wealth or increase income over time. Examples of good debt include mortgages, student loans, and small business loans. But debt that becomes challenging to pay off poses a long-term challenge to your finances. According to economists, as of the first half of 2021, Malaysia’s household debts are still at a worrying trend. Here are ways to pay off debt fast without forfeiting your other important financial benchmarks such as a healthy emergency fund or retirement savings.
Pay off the smallest debts first
Spending is not only a necessity to survive. It can be gratifying to spend on our wants like the latest gadget, nice furniture, or even the car we’ve been eyeing for months. But this gratification can easily turn into unnecessary spending if we are not careful, or even snowball into an empty wallet. Here are 5 practical tips to curb unnecessary spending.
Understanding your triggers
A spending trigger is something that tempts you to spend money. For example, a situation, emotion, place, or person. It can come in many forms and be obvious or subtle. If you don’t know you
Insurance is essential because it financially protects you or your loved ones against unexpected events such as hospitalization, critical illness, or even the unthinkable. When it comes to something so important, it’s advisable to avoid insurance mistakes for better financial planning and proper coverage. To avoid confusion, here’s a guide to avoid those mistakes.
Delaying getting insurance
You may feel young, and that your insurance risk is very low. But so long as you are uninsured, uncertainty looms over your financial planning and financial worries can remain.