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Owning a car in this new era has become a necessity and no longer a luxury. To a certain extent, car ownership is regularly included as a job requirement. This has become the biggest dilemma, especially among fresh graduates. There’s no harm in buying a car in Malaysia as long as you can afford the cost and stay within your means. The real question here is not how much you’re willing to spend on a car but how much you can afford. The true cost of a vehicle ownership If you can afford to save up and purchase the car[…]

We earn more, save more and invest more to ensure our future finances are well secured. But the reality is, relying on only one source of income isn’t enough. Realising the fact that getting by on a single income is tough, many people are seeking alternative ways to earn more in order to supplement their income. But is that all we can do to earn money? Working a full-time job is not the only way you can earn a living. There are multiple ways to make money that you should consider. Here are 7 streams of income which are said[…]

When you purchase something on the spur of the moment, that’s impulse buying. The moment you decide to buy a jumpsuit after passing a store that shows great discounts, know that you are making an impulse purchase. It is not easy to avoid impulse buying. Impulse buying doesn’t have to be about expensive shiny items. It can be as small as grabbing a chocolate bar that wasn’t on your grocery list. You’re making impulse purchases whenever you suddenly decide to buy things without a plan to do so. Impulse urge is almost subconscious and can be very dangerous. Have you[…]

For many of us, employment is our main source of income. However, there are also significant costs that come with it. Being employed comes with a cost and expense that you’d not necessarily have if you’re a freelancer or if you’re working remotely. Let’s take a look at what an employee typically spends to be employed. As the saying goes, “it takes money, to make money”. Daily meals Food is the basic necessity of life. So, of course, it would cost you. The cost of buying breakfast, lunch and dinner every day can easily add up and cost you a[…]

Money can be an uncomfortable topic to talk about even among couples. There is a fine balance to keep when discussing financial matters as it can make or break your relationship. As unpleasant as it is for some couples to discuss their finances, managing your money as a couple is important – especially if you are planning for the future that involves children, college funds, and retirement plans. 1. Set A Time and Occasion to ‘Have the Talk’ It is easy to keep putting off uncomfortable discussions, especially when both parties would much rather avoid having the conversation. This could[…]

They said that building wealth is pretty straightforward. You just have to earn more, save more or invest more. But if growing wealth is that simple, why are many of us still living from paycheck to paycheck? If you notice that in every movie, there will always be that one antagonist who tries to mess everything up. In our world of finance, there are several common enemies that are eating up a chunk of our wealth much faster than we can imagine. These enemies will stop your money from growing even after all the hard work. Here are the 6[…]

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[…]

We start budgeting to ensure that we always have enough money in advance for the things we need or would like to do. However, once in a while, have you ever find yourself running out of money even though you’ve created a budget plan? Many people do not realise that they’re making crucial mistakes in their spending plan which eventually ended up costing them more. These mistakes often seem small and perhaps not even seem like one which leads you to overlook. Are you on a budget? Let’s identify if you possess any one of these common budgeting mistakes. Being unrealistic People[…]

Picture this: you’ve been queuing forever for your things, and as you finally approach the head of the queue after seemingly YEARS of waiting, you hear 3 horrifying words: “Sorry, cash only.”  How inconvenient! You scoff. Who even carries around cash nowadays? In the age of Paylah, Paywave, Grabpay and a plethora of other virtual payment options, carrying around cash could even be considered a faux pas in this generation.  And there’s certainly no reason to! Even our hawker centers are moving towards cashless options and all for good reason: virtual payments are safer, more convenient and even more effortless.[…]

The Covid-19 outbreak has resulted in many Malaysian workers to start working from home and minimise public gatherings. In other words, you will be spending most of your time staying at home to avoid contributing to the spread of disease. But hey, the more time you spend at home, the bigger the energy consumption. During this period of time, your electrical bills might be slightly higher compared to your normal weekdays. You must be thinking on the ways to save electricity during your prolonged period at home. But before that, let’s get to know the average usage cost of your[…]

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