• I'm not sure if it's the WFH situation or what, but my impulse buying trend has gone up 😕, and this doesn't count the things we really need at home (groceries, replacing damaged item, etc). Any tips on how to stick to the budget and keep that impulse in control?


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  • Any fun ways to help budgeting?


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  • Savings, Investments, Insurance, Expenses, etc etc. What is the optimal weightage i should be looking at?


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    While the 6-month emergency fund approach is a general rule of thumb, we all have different needs and lifestyles. Consider the following before squirreling away money for your emergency fund - so you'll always have the funds you need 💰🐿️

    UPDATE: Interested to read more? Check out this article by NAV: https://go.dbs.com/2MIW3ke


    If you’re the only one bringing home the bacon, consider the following:

    How many dependents do I have? What stage of life are they in? What expenses can I adjust downwards to preserve my savings?

    In addition to household expenses like utilities, groceries, your parents and/or children’s allowance, you should also note down how much you need to save for insurance premiums, investment commitments, taxes, and home mortgage repayments.

    By fully understanding your needs, you’ll have a better idea of the amount of money you’ll need for a rainy day. ☔️


    Thinking of switching professions? Dreaming about throwing in your letter with panache?

    If you’re adamant about quitting, ensure you are financially ready for the lifestyle you will have between jobs. And be prepared—finding the right job match may take longer than expected! Market uncertainties, recession, or securing the right job fit may be considerations for delays.


    You enjoy the perks of managing your own time, but may face difficulty building a substantial savings pool. Ask yourself whether you’re paid regularly, and be extra diligent in saving more when your cheque rolls in to make up for potential late payments and “slower” months. Remember, your cash top ups to CPF too, and that all self-employed persons need to contribute mandatory Mediasave if they earn an annual Net Trade Income of more than S$6,000.


    Sabbaticals tends to be planned, so it’s important to calculate how much you need prior and start building your savings. Some questions to ask yourself: will your whole sabbatical be unpaid leave, or is a portion paid? What activities do you plan to complete during this period?

    If you’re not returning to a guaranteed job after your sabbatical, you should also set aside enough to cover both your sabbatical, and the job search duration after.

    Money Management Mastery

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  • There are many functionalities in the Plan feature of digibank, such as:

    Connect other financial accounts from other banks Set budgets Monitor goals Planning for retirement
    and many more...

    Which feature(s) do you use? Any comments?


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  • Curious question, since food takes up a good amount of my salary? Or any tips would help for good quality food that does not break the bank! 🍰


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