The Cheapest & Most Expensive Areas to Live in Singapore

By William Hofmann, via Yahoo! Finance

Singapore is recognized as an exceptionally expensive city, especially when it comes to price of cars and properties. Below, we compare the cost of renting and buying HDBs across different areas on the island to help renters and homebuyers conceptualise real estate prices across Singapore. Additionally, we analyse trends in the rental and resale markets and discuss what they mean for consumers.

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Single Parent in Singapore – Guide to Grants, Subsidies And Financial Assistance

By Joanne Poh, via moneysmart.sg

Singapore’s laws remain depressingly old-fashioned when it comes to certain things. And nowhere is this clearer than in the way single parents are penalised. It’s almost as if it’s your fault for being a single parent.

While a lot has been done to make parenthood less financially taxing such as the Baby Bonus and HDB subsidies, single parents are often left out in the cold and denied the same degree of support.

This despite the fact that it is often precisely single parents who need help most in the absence of a spouse to share the physical, emotional and financial burden of raising a child.

If you or someone you know is on the brink of single parenthood, this guide will help you to see at a glance which grants, subsidies and financial assistance you qualify for.

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Top 5 Most Expensive Estates To Rent A HDB Flat In Singapore

By Dinesh Dayani, via dollarsandsense.sg

As Singapore residential property prices look set to rebound following several years of decline, since its peak in 2013, many may expect rental prices to follow suit. While the rationale for this may be simple – higher property price must equate to higher rental prices (to offer a similar return on investment), the reality may be significantly different.

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Here’s what you need to earn to buy a home in these big cities

By Kenneth Kiesnoski, via cnbc.com

  • Owning a home in San Francisco, San Jose or New York can really break the bank, with total costs at more than double the U.S. national median.
  • But most large cities, such as Indianapolis, are far more affordable, with median incomes more than enough to cover costs associated with typical homes.

Record-low inventory is causing home prices to rise across the U.S., so higher salaries are now required to afford monthly housing payments, according to SmartAsset.

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How to Tell If You’re Financially Compatible With Your Partner

Whether you’re casually dating, moving in together, or married, you and your partner have to be sure you’re not just compatible in terms of personality but also financially. Is your partner a saver or a spender? How seriously do they take debt? Do they have a monthly budget? Here’s how to tell if you’re financially compatible with your partner.

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Location Guide & Analysis – HDB BTO Launch February 2018

Location Guide & Analysis – HDB BTO Launch February 2018 (Geylang, Tampines, Woodlands, Choa Chu Kang)

By Timothy Ho, via dollarsandsense.sg

With more than 3,600 flats on offer, the first Build-To-Order (BTO) launch for 2018 is likely to attract Singaporeans looking to own their first home, or seeking an upgrade.

The best part about the upcoming February 2018 launch is that regardless of whether you prefer the eastern, northern or western regions of Singapore, there is a location available for you.

If you aren’t sure of what you need to know before choosing a BTO flat, do read our handy Step-By-Step Guide To Buying Your First BTO Flat first.

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