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.
Never run out of reading material again! With PressReader (available on desktop and as an app), you have access to 6,000+ local and international newspapers and magazines. All you need is a hotspot if you’re using the app, or your NLB library account is you’re using the desktop version. How cool is that?
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…)
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.
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…)