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Free Resources for Jobseekers

“Thirty-four years at SPH, and now I’m looking for a job again. Things have changed so much since then,” said June* (not her real name). “It’s like I’m newly divorced, going back into the dating scene.” Finding employment these days can be challenging . It’s even more difficult if you had been with the same company for decades. Finding yourself suddenly unemployed while your peers remain working, can also feel quite lonely. If only you had a team by your side or just someone to guide you, it might help you through this stressful time. Fortunately, there are several free career resources for jobseekers.

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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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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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What to do on National Day

Check out the Frugal Week Planner – National Day Edition (click on “Frugal Events” from the main menu, or click here), for a complete guide on frugal, fun, and free things to do on National Day. This Frugal Week Planner is published on a weekly basis, and is a curated list of frugal activities. You can also sign up to receive this list automatically on a weekly basis by entering your email into the “Like This Content?” box.  

PayNow Successfully Launches – Sign Up Today and Get Bonuses

Whether you need to pay for goods & services, for rent, or split the dining bill, you can now instantly send cash to others just by knowing their mobile number or NRIC. This new service is called PayNow, and it allows individuals to send and receive money securely without having to know or enter bank account details. Instead, all you need is a linked mobile number or NRIC. This service is available across the 7 major banks in Singapore, and if you sign up today, you can get in on some sweet bonuses. 

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One of the Best Value Company Secretary Services in Singapore

Under S171 of the Companies Act, all locally incorporated companies are required to appoint at least one Company Secretary within 6 months of incorporation. Some private limited companies might choose to DIY this position in order to save on outsourcing costs, but for those of us who feel a bit uneasy about company law, accounting, and compliance issues, here’s a company that offers one of the lowest and most competitive rates for Company Secretary Services in Singapore: (more…)

Doing Business in Singapore – Why You Should Register or Incorporate Your Business

There are a few people I know who run businesses that are not registered with the Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA). Many of these businesses operate on an on-demand/ad-hoc or all-cash basis. The people who run them often don’t register because they don’t consider what they do to be a real business. They also are unaware of the legal requirement to register… or they think that registering is too troublesome, time-intensive, or difficult (luckily, it is none of these). (more…)

Is Your Business Struggling? Try This

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If only life came with an “easy” button.
(Photo by John allspaw)

Running a business nowadays is totally different from your parent’s generation. What worked so well in the past simply doesn’t work anymore, and more Singoprean companies are facing problems with overdue debt, manpower mismatch, industry and technology shifts, global competition, and an overall contraction in the economy. Combine all of that with the rapidly changing and uncertain business ecosystem, and it can be quite overwhelming. You feel like you are trying to juggle too many balls (or knives) at once. You are sick of hearing the words “disruption, “uber”, “kodak moment”, and “empathy”, and the last thing you need is to hear anecdotal advice or stories. Fortunately, there is real help out there, and it doesn’t cost much. In fact, it costs nothing at all.

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Get Paid for Your Thoughts

Want your opinions to matter, or at least get paid for them?
(Source: YouGov SG website)

Do you have an opinion on the Trump presidency, or on our upcoming presidential elections? Do you feel strongly about a particular brand, product, service provider, or public figure? YouGov is a worldwide online survey platform that is completely legit, and I have been personally using it for almost a year. There are tons of survey sites that say they will pay you for your opinions or reviews, but beware that many of these are scams where instead of allowing you to earn money, you end up spending it (e.g., they may try to sell you something, such as a membership fee to continue taking their surveys). There are also scam sites that collect your personal data, including bank account details, and then sell it on the online black market. YouGov is neither of these, your information is confidential, and you can choose to have your payment sent via Paypal so they won’t have direct access to your bank account details. (more…)