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A credit card is a great credit facility to have, and it can be especially helpful during emergencies. But when using this facility goes unchecked, it can become dangerously addictive to the user. It is nice to have such a spending tool at your disposal, but most users are under the impression that the credit limit on the card is free cash; it is not. The credit limit provided by the bank is basically how much you are allowed to “borrow” on the card. Here are five signs to identify a credit card addiction. 1. Hiding Their Credit Card Bills[…]

No thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, Malaysia has been put under partial lock down under the Movement Control Order. Under this order, many of us will be working from home and avoid going outside unnecessarily. You are fortunate if your company is still paying you during this difficult period. However, many people are financially affected either from layoffs or forced to go on unpaid or partially unpaid leave. On top of that, the world’s long stock market bull run sees its first collapse after 12 years, causing many to see red in their portfolios. The prime sector affected is[…]

Scams or fraudulent schemes have been prevalent since the beginning of time. Since the existence of money, there has always been some scheme created to part people from their hard-earned money. In this current age and time, pyramid schemes are usually disguised as multi-level marketing or MLM ventures as a means to scam unsuspecting victims. Inherently, most scams work because at the core of it all – greed prevails in the heart of men. And scammers know this well. They use this knowledge to their advantage and prey on people that are looking to get rich quick. It’s not just[…]

Valentine’s Day is regarded as a romantic but expensive occasion by most couples, and this is mostly due to retail companies jacking up their prices during the celebration. As soon as February starts, one can expect the costs of flowers, chocolate arrangements and dinner plan to be more expensive than usual. With that said, you do not need to burn a hole in your wallet to celebrate the occasion well. It is possible to have an enjoyable, budget friendly Valentine’s Day with these following tips. 1. Cook The Meal There’s nothing more attractive to a woman than a man who[…]

The Wuhan virus or 2019 Novel Coronavirus has affected the world in many ways across various industries. The tourism industry has seen a drastic decline with travel being closed off in a few regions across China. Many countries are concerned about the spread of the Wuhan virus and have taken extreme measures to bar the Mainland Chinese from entering. The Coronavirus has since spread to more than 27,000 people and has claimed more than 500 lives. Currently, there is no confirmed vaccine for the virus, causing worldwide paranoia of contracting the flu. The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared[…]

Myth #1: Financial planning is only for the rich Misconception The general perception of having financial planning is that it is for the wealthy. The middle class and the poor do not have the surplus or the allocation in their financial state to think about financial planning and savings due to their circumstances. A person who is living from paycheck to paycheck would have to think about stretching what little income they have into paying bills and surviving from month to month. The thought about financial planning would not be their priority. Most low-income earners are mindful of the fact[…]

Let’s be honest. Chinese New Year is a time where more expenses incur for those who are celebrating. This is especially true for 2020, where Chinese New Year is just a short, one month from Christmas last year. It’s not surprising if some of us are still recovering from the damage done to our wallets. However, is it necessary to go all out with our expenses to have a joyous and prosperous celebration? Some people might agree – quoting that it’s a ‘once a year thing’, or it’s customary to do so. From new furniture, new clothes to even new[…]

It’s that time of the year, bring out the pen and paper for new year resolutions. If you are planning on making new year resolutions that are financially relevant in 2020, then stay on board and let’s look at the options. Thinking about improving your financial state and to have good financial health for 2020 is a great mindset to have for the new year. On your own, reflect on 2019. Are you happy with how it went? If you could do things differently about your finances and lifestyle in the previous year, what would they be? Now it’s a[…]

Here’s the question. What do you think is the best investment for your money? For all it’s worth, you invest in all the different investment instruments known in the market. It ranges from conventional fixed deposit accounts to unit trusts, REITS and shares, to more recent tech-led investments such as robo-advisory and bitcoins. In fact, investors from all over the world are in pursuit of that investment which can give them a handsome and guaranteed return. Now, that’s a dream venture that most people are looking for, hence all the pump and dump schemes you see on the news. After[…]

As parents, what are your biggest concerns? It’s not too far fetch to say that your children are one of your greatest priorities in life. We all want the best for our little ones – right from the very first time we hold them in our arms, to the time they can finally stand on their own feet. Everything about them matters to us. Whether they have enough to eat, to wear, a good school to go to and if they can get into a choice higher institution and carve a career for themselves. And as parents, that would mean[…]

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