Personal Finance

Investment and Savings

Where should you save your money? Banks and their interest rates

The battle of the interest rates is back. Banks across the island have been dangling higher rates on savings and current accounts to attract new customers. -ST

Investors go for student units in Britain

Such accommodation is popular with S'pore investors due to its low entry prices, high rental yields. -ST

Cost to retire in future: $1 million

With inflation and longer lifespans to take into account, start saving now. -ST

How to stay ahead as era of ultra-low interest rates fades

Experts recommend buying developed market equities and short-term bonds. -ST

Credits and Loans

35 and flat broke!

These career women have worked for years in well-paid jobs... so why can’t they even afford bus fare home? SASHA GONZALES looks at why 30-something high-flyers have zero savings and a mountain-load of debt. -Her World

Can home loans bridge the gap between financial dreams and reality?

Here is an easy step-by-step breakdown of the process involved in taking a bridging home loan. -AsiaOne

Refinancing that home loan on many a to-do list

Borrowers should do their sums and assess all options before picking a package. -ST

$ecret $quanders

They spend money like they’re minting it, but their partners have no idea they’re heavily in debt. -TNP

Insurance

Give us your passwords

Rental flat residents asked to type SingPass details into insurance agent’s iPad to buy policies. - TNP

MAS: Conditions ripe for S'pore to become global insurance hub

It will work with players to build up capabilities to achieve 2020 goal. -BT

What the expert says

Financial stability in retirement begins with early planning and involves more than just basic insurance coverage. -My Paper

A well-covered family is a happy one

In this second instalment of a six-part series brought to you by Manulife Singapore, the issue of preparing for retirement at different stages of your life is explored. -My Paper

Investor Profiles

More to a good life than a fat commission

She gave up lucrative but unfulfilling sales job where she worked long hours to blog for a living. -ST

Savvy doctor gets passive income from property

Doctor credits her parents for inspiring her and her husband to invest in real estate. -ST

To get 'good returns', be the first to give

Social media strategist believes that one gains by helping others and building relationships. -ST

Life is short, enjoy good times now

Udders co-founder's spending philosophy changes after dad's sudden death. -ST