Monthly Archives: December 2015

How to Handle a Flight Delay

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It’s every flyer’s nightmare save for a cancellation or a mishap: a delayed flight. Not only will it mess up your schedule. It will also waste your accommodations, travel plans, and – hopefully not! – business meeting plans. Unfortunately, no amount of grumbling will bring your flight back to its path, so here are a list of things you can ...

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Are You Ready to Retire by Yourself?

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EPF is worried that more than half its account holders barely have enough to comfortably survivenot working past retirement; indeed, RM50,000 is a small figure when you factor in inflation and rising medical costs as you age past your prime. At the same time, it’s a big figure to accumulate over your effective working lifetime as you juggle loans, household ...

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How Well Do You Know Your Finances?

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Congratulations! You’ve made it this far on your own earning power, loans, and familial aid, and you’ve yet to sink the financial boat. That must mean you’re doing something right, right? But how right are you, and is there anything you can do better? Ask yourself these questions and see! Compound Interest Both you and your friend aim to open ...

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Update Your Medical Insurance Package Now

Update Your Medical Insurance Now

So you have a medical insurance package with a medical card in hand, and you think everything is fine and dandy. Or is it? If your package was bought one or two decades ago, it may have fallen behind the times, leaving you with inadequate coverage when you need it. You may think that your current medical insurance package is ...

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Choosing Between Growth and Value Investing

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You’ve probably thought about investing as a way to make some passive income. There are, however, many types and styles of investments, and not all of them are your cup of tea. Are you more of a growth investor or a value investor? Both types have significantly different characteristics, so you might want to find out more before making a ...

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How Will the Hike of Transportation Rates Affect You?

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2015 seems to be fare hike year for Malaysia’s main modes of public transport. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced a toll hike on the heels of announcements of fare hikes for other public transportation. The public outcry was immense. Some cried out against further burdening Malaysians on top of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Others cried out ...

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When Less Is Better Better

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We all have our wants, and when we fulfill a want, we want more. It is a natural sequence of action for us. In some cases, having multiples of some things – or more accurately, buying things in bulk – really is better for you because you’ll be able to save money due to economies of scale. On the other ...

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Hotel Fees and Charges You Should Know About

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Have you ever stayed at a hotel upon seeing its advertised price, only to pay a lot more than you expected when you’re presented with your bill? Some of it is due to service charge and GST, of course, but there are some charges that you can totally avoid being charged with if you want to keep your hotel bill ...

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