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Top Financial Blogs in Singapore
If you like to keep up with the latest financial trends or like to read tips and tricks on how to stay on top of your financial plans, it will be absolutely essential for you to check out these financial blogs in Singapore! They provide a rich source of insightful, niched and unbiased (hopefully!) information that you can read on the go on your daily MRT commutes. In no particular order of priority, here are some of our favourite financial blogs in Singapore!
Dollars & Sense
Dollars & Sense is a personal finance website that operates by their tagline of “Helping people make better financial decisions”. It is run by a group of Singaporeans that are passionate about equipping fellow Singaporeans with useful knowledge on personal finance matters. With articles categorised under Savings & Spending, Trading, Property, etc., it avoids complicated financial jargons and concepts and instead delivers quality content in a bite-sized manner that’s easy for light reading. If you are new to financial blogs, Dollars & Sense will be a good place to start reading on personal finance tips such as “Property-Backed Secured Investment: 4 Things To Understand Before Investing”.
Launched in 2016 as a budgeting app that allows its users to sync their financial accounts and better manage their cash-flow, Seedly has now grown into a community of personal finance enthusiasts with over 1.8 million page visits per month. It gained public interest due to its unique blend of personal finance tips and investment advice written in the Singaporean context, with articles that are generally written in the categories of Investing, Lifestyle, Insurance, BTO & Housing, etc. If you are a new investor or are picking up the habit of reading financial blogs, Seedly would also be a good place to start due to its easy-to-read formatting. You can check out one of their articles that compares the different Peer-to-Peer Lending (P2P) Platforms in Singapore.
Just like its name suggests, ValueChampion specialises in helping their readers make the most value out of their financial decisions. Their style of writing is easy-to-understand, unpretentious and straight to the point. The site covers a multitude of financial verticals such as P2P investing, Credit cards, Car insurance and many more, making it a wise choice for readers to get up to date financial related information.
Armed with a commitment to help Singaporeans find the right financial decisions with their user friendly comparison tools, the site also provides practical money saving tips that readers can read up on. Having successfully established their regional footprints under CompareAsiaGroup, they have continued to grow significantly over the years. You will be able to find various relatable and easy-to-digest lifestyle content in the areas such as Credit cards, Investments, Insurance and many more.
Budget Babe is a personal blog started by Dawn as a means to share her love for writing as well as to help Singaporeans take control of their finances. She writes in her free time and holds an average 9-to-6 job, hence, her content is relatable and informational. It usually surrounds unique everyday topics such as the “Most Value-For-Money Dessert Table in Singapore”, that will give you many easily implementable ideas on how to stretch your money and save on the little things. Her content is well-researched yet personal, and you will feel a sense of personal connection to her after reading her articles. If you are interested to “achieve a financially free lifestyle in Singapore”, as she aptly expresses in her tagline, do head on over to her blog!
MoneySmart started out as a mortgage comparison company under another name. However, it has now expanded beyond that and has a new vision of being a personal finance coach. They aim to help consumers maximise their financial decisions through providing tools for people to compare loans, insurance and credit cards; and have a unique feature of letting users purchase useful products directly through their website. They launched a blog to provide its readers with insightful content in the areas of entertainment, shopping, budgeting, etc. and draw an average of 1.5 million page views every month as reported in 2015. You can check out their article on “7 Expensive Money Traps Lying in Wait on a Typical Day at Work” to get a taste of their light-hearted, humorous yet insightful style of writing!
The Woke Salaryman
Unlike the regular financial blogs, The Woke Salaryman stands up with their take on digestible financial content by transforming it into comic strips. Run by 2 guys as a side hustle to their full time jobs in the media industry, they each have their own roles to play – one writes while the other illustrates. If you are just starting out on your personal finance journey, this blog is a good resource for you to get your basics and foundations right.
MoneySense is Singapore’s national financial education programme which was launched by the government in 2003 to help Singaporeans better manage their money and make wise financial decisions. It aims to simplify money matters and equip the public with essential financial knowledge. This is conducted through the use of starter packs which teach people the basics such as “Banking products and services” through 12 lessons (articles). You will have a checklist of lessons (articles) to finish before you can complete the starter pack. There are also many other interesting features such as the Financial Health Check which allow you to check if your finances are currently in good shape as well as to get customised recommendations based on your results.
Dr Wealth provides investment education by offering a suite of courses to empower ordinary Singaporeans with the right skills and knowledge to invest. In addition to their courses, they also have a blog which largely focuses on investment related content to supplement readers with up to date financial information. They believe that it is important to follow well-grounded and results-oriented principles in one’s pursuit to grow their investment portfolio. Check out their blog on A Simple Guide to Crowdfunding in Singapore 2020 to get a taste of their writing style.
If you’re a miles junkie and an avid traveller, you will definitely know The MileLion. Unlike your regular financial blogs, they focus on sharing information that are rich in tips and tricks to clock up those travel miles to enable you to travel better for less! Be it the credit card with the best miles per dollar or the hotel loyalty programs with the best package, they got you covered.
Funding Societies Blog
Funding Societies is the leading Peer-to-Peer (P2P) lending platform in SouthEast Asia, authorised by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). It strives to support SME Owners that are starting or growing their businesses by providing access to funding from individual and institutional investors through their platform. You can find out more on P2P lending here! It launched its blog in 2015 with the aim to provide useful information to SME Owners and everyday investors through articles written in the areas of Fintech, Business, Investments and Company News. If you are running your own business or would like to venture into making investments, the Funding Societies Blog will give you many insightful tips and tricks such as “How to invest in Singapore with $100” and “3 Reasons Why SMEs in Singapore should Go Digital”.
Reading financial blogs are an easy and entertaining way to equip yourself with greater financial knowledge so that you can better manage your personal finances and be updated on the financial trends in the market. We hope that you have found these recommendations useful and if we have missed out any of your favourite financial bloggers in Singapore, do share them in the comments below!
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