Don’t be Frightened by Cost – A Frugal Guide to Halloween 2017

Ask a person what comes to mind when you say “Halloween”, and they might reply with “candy”, “costumes”, and “haunted houses”. But even more spooky than “haunted houses” is the amount that people end up spending on this “minor holiday”. Over the years, Halloween has become one of the most expensive holidays (Americans plan to spend $9.1 billion to celebrate Halloween). As a day meant to remember the dead, the saints, and the martyrs, today it is heavily commercialised. And it’s no longer regarded as a “kid’s holiday”. These days, more adults are joining in the fun (and in the spending). So where can a frugal person go to celebrate All Hallows’ Eve?

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What We Should Worry About vs Our Actual Worries

My husband still feels very uneasy being on a plane. Telling him that more people die by falling down ladders or by fireworks accidents than by plane crashes doesn’t help.  The odds of dying in a plane crash are 11 million to 1 (similar to TOTO), but that still doesn’t comfort him. As complicated beings, sometimes we worry about things that don’t make sense and are unlikely to happen. Yet there are some things that are very likely to occur that we don’t think twice about. Here’s a comparison of what people commonly worry about versus what they ought to worry about.

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Affordable Celebrity Styles & Fashion Trends – Where Cheap Meets Charity

How would you like to have Cheryl Wee, Sheila Sim, and Andrea Chong as your personal stylist? You might be thinking that you can’t afford their styling services, but with The Heart Bazaar, you can afford their outfits. And not only can you look good, you can also save money and feel good too. Why? Because by buying their gently-used outfits, you’re helping to fund charitable organisations like EmancipAction, VIVA Foundation for Children with Cancer, and The Soup Kitchen Project.  (more…)

Get Cash Back on Stuff You Buy From Qoo10

In a recent study, e-commerce in Singapore is still booming and is predicted to expand by 11.2% annually for the next 5 years. Online shopping not only offers convenience, but it can save you both time and money. You can quickly find just about anything (even niche products), compare prices across many shops, and have your purchase delivered directly to your home in a timely manner.  The overhead of e-commerce companies is much lower compared to brick-and-mortar shops, which means you can often find the same item to be cheaper online than at a mall. And now, two of the largest e-commerce site in Singapore – Qoo10 and Shopback – have partnered up so that you can save even more money on online purchases. 

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow – Where to Get Free Waxing

“Full of thick hair” is usually a compliment meant only for the top of your head or maybe for a specific facial feature. It is usually not a compliment when it is said about other parts of the body. Especially in our hot climate, it can be uncomfortable if you’re hirsute. When it comes to hair removal, some people feel more comfortable doing the deed themselves. Others want a more professional touch at a salon. Some salons can charge upwards of $200 depending on where and how much hair you want removed. Here’s where you can get the salon hair removal experience for free.

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The Cheapest Online Grocery Store – A Comparison Across 7 in Singapore

[This abridged article was contributed by bankbazaar] Do you always find yourself struggling with heavy and bulk bags of groceries after shopping at the supermarket? Have an allergy to crowds or long queues? Well, that’s why online grocery stores are all the rage now. With a few clicks, you can stock up on your necessities and have it delivered as soon as two hours later. Besides convenience, shopping online also means less impulse buying. Try walking down aisles of products with tempting packaging and sale labels without getting something you didn’t need. (more…)

7 Tips To Beat Jet Lag

The next day after an 18-hour trans-pacific flight from the States, I was due to make a presentation for the final rounds of a Data Visualisation “hackathon” competition. The (local) time of the presentation was 1pm, while the corresponding time in the States (where I was the previous day) was midnight. As you know, long-haul flights can often leave a person feeling exhausted, irritable, and “brain foggy”, which are all common symptoms of jet lag. But on the day of my presentation, I felt very refreshed, well-rested, and energetic. Here’s how I was able to recover so quickly:

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Cheaper and Worthwhile Things to Buy in JB, and How to Get There

We all know there are many things that are cheaper across the causeway in JB (Johor Bahru), but to get there requires at least 1 hour (and sometimes, 3 hours) of travel through the immigration checkpoint. Considering the time and effort involved, I’m always on the lookout for faster, cheaper, and more convenient ways to make the journey. And because I can’t have a carload of goods to bring back home with me (mainly because I don’t have a car), I have to be selective on what I buy that would justify the trip there. Here’s what I do.

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Want a Free Professional Brow & Lash Makeover?

You might think your most important facial feature is your eyes or your smile, but science tells us that it’s actually your eyebrows. Yes, those patches of hair above your eyes are more than just nature’s protective sweatband and rain/dusts filters. They convey emotions and non-verbal cues, such as anger, fear, surprise, and cheer. Having well-groomed brows that are appropriate for your face can also make you appear more youthful, energised, friendly, and even more trustworthy. They can make your face appear more round or more slim.

Eyebrows have the ability to dramatically alter a person’s look and expressions. There are many grooming services out there to help you achieve your ideal brows. These services include brow shaping, threading, and embroidery. So how do you keep your brows perfectly manicured without breaking the bank? There’s one secret place where you can go and pay nothing.

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