Money

Rely, a buy now pay later app. Photo: Bloomberg
Singapore officials fret as Gen Z consumers take to ‘pay later’ schemes

Its growing popularity among young Singaporeans is unnerving regulators who fear the apps prey on consumers who may be financially naive.

15 Jun 2021 - 6:00PM
Rare whisky is among luxury assets that attract some wealthy investors. Here, a Bonhams porter shows the bottle of Macallan Valerio Adamai 1926 whisky, which sold for £700,000 (about US$868,500) at auction in Edinburgh on October 3, 2018. A £148,000 sales premium was added on top of its price. Photo: AFP
Will rich investors develop a taste for rare whisky? This fund bets so

Last year, a rare bottle of 60-year-old single malt Macallan 1926 sold for a world record £1.5 million (US$1.87 million) at a London auction. The 2019 Knight Frank’s Luxury Investment Index shows rare whisky has outperformed other luxury assets.

29 Jun 2020 - 10:34AM
Break free from the shackles of corporates and lead a less capitalist existence.
How to live a less capitalist life

6 tips to help you free yourself from some of the trappings of a system that puts economic growth above everything else, including the environment

18 Feb 2020 - 8:00PM
Overspending is a genuine problem. But you can get over it.
7 signs you’re spending way too much money

If you’re living on a budget that costs more than you can afford, it’s time to get back on track

30 Jan 2020 - 8:00AM
Help yourself when it comes to your money - these five tips will protect your financial future, but you need to do them!
5 financial planning tips from the professionals

We realise retirement is almost literally a lifetime away, but if you’re earning any money at all, it’s never too early to take some expert advice and start sensible saving for the future

9 Jan 2020 - 8:00AM
Most people give up on their resolutions - but it is possible to see them through.
5 reasons why you don’t stick to your New Year’s resolutions

Professional advice on how to make those January 1 goals last through 2020 and beyond.

31 Dec 2019 - 6:30AM
Sweet, sweet, money
5 business lessons I learned selling candy as a kid that are still useful today

From figuring out how much profit I would earn, to eyeing the competition, and strategising the sell, a childhood hobby taught me essential entrepreneurial basics.

2 Dec 2019 - 8:00AM
Saving money is a healthy habit, but sometimes it’s good to splurge
7 times you’re better off spending than saving

Yes, we all need to have cash on hand, but investing in your health, future and happiness is money well spent.

20 Nov 2019 - 6:00PM
Saving is important, but an occasional splurge might actually help your finances.
The best way to save money is to set spending limits – but allowing the occasional splurge can help

Like with dieting, overly harsh restrictions on your finances can lead to overindulgence and blowing all your progress.

20 Nov 2019 - 11:13AM
5 tips to help you shop less, resist buying things you don't need, and save money
5 tips to help you shop less, resist buying things you don't need, and save money

It's so easy to spend money online and off that you don't always realise you're throwing money away. We've got some advice to help you curb that habit.

30 Sep 2019 - 2:56PM
7 money management tips to ensure you'll never be broke
7 money management tips to ensure you'll never be broke

It's important to keep track of your spending habits, whether your cash comes from a family allowance, or you work part-time.

30 Sep 2019 - 2:54PM
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How to invest in the stock market - a guide for beginners with a little cash to spare

Your returns will be much greater if you put money into stocks than if you leave it in a saving account at a bank.

30 Sep 2019 - 3:00PM
A beginner's guide to cryptocurrency like Bitcoin and blockchain, and how you can profit from them
A beginner's guide to cryptocurrency like Bitcoin and blockchain, and how you can profit from them

There are definite risks to investing in digital money - but there are some awesome benefits, too.

30 Sep 2019 - 3:00PM
Focus on the debt you hate the most, and work to clear it. Photo: Shutterstock
How to ditch your credit card debt and repay your student loan: get mad
30 Sep 2019 - 10:26AM
Most ATM cards in Hong Kong can be used to make payments in shops.
What is an ATM? How do you use a debit card? Is it the same as a credit card?

Dealing with banks and keeping your money safe is a major part of adult life. Here's what you need to know.

30 Sep 2019 - 2:53PM
Do you need a credit card loan?
Is a credit card loan right for you? Consider the risks and alternatives before you sign up

These convenient loans can seem like an easy fix when you're short on cash. But are they the best solution?

30 Sep 2019 - 12:16PM