Whether you’re thinking about issuing a supplementary card or applying for a student credit card, letting your teenager have their first credit card is certainly safer than carrying cash. On the other hand, leaving a credit card in the hands of a teenager could pose risks such as overspending or sharing card details. To help you decide whether your teenager is ready for a credit card, keep reading for key points to consider. Pro: Your teenager can access funds in case of emergency or when travelling abroad Giving your teenager a credit card can be helpful in case of emergencies when there are last-minute needs such as purchasing medicine or a phone charger. Also, having a credit card can be especially useful if your child plans to study overseas or travel abroad after the pandemic. Carrying foreign currency can also be cumbersome and unsafe, especially in countries where pickpocketing or theft is common. Pro: Earn rebates and perks for more savings Many student credit cards ... » Learn More about Does your teenager really need a credit card?
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HUGE CROWDS. People raise their phone lights as they take part in a pro-democracy rally in Wan Chai in Hong Kong on December 8, 2019. Photo by Alastair Pike / AFP HONG KONG (3rd UPDATE) – Vast crowds of democracy protesters thronged Hong Kong's streets on Sunday, December 8, in a forceful display of support for the movement as it marks six months with organisers warning the city's pro-Beijing leaders they had a "last chance" to end the political crisis. Hundreds of thousands snaked their way through the financial hub's main island under crisp winter skies in the biggest turnout for months, a vivid illustration of the hostility that still seethes towards the government after half a year of unrest. (READ: 6 months of sacrifice: Hong Kong's protesters remain defiant ) As night fell the crowds switched on their mobile phone torches, creating a glittering carpet of lights that stretched far into the distance, their chants bouncing off the towering ... » Learn More about Hong Kongers mark half a year of protest with mammoth rally
SINGAPORE: It’s easy to think of the Punggol we see today - with its skyline of new HDB housing blocks and construction cranes - as the definitive image of that neighbourhood. It would also be wrong to do so. The blueprint for Punggol's development as the "waterfront town of the 21st century" was first laid out in 1996. But before all this, the neighbourhood was a rustic fishing village, which gave way to pig farms and plantations when more Chinese immigrants arrived. And remnants of this past can still be seen, according to long-time residents like retired pilot Melvin Yeo, who remembers how the smell of pig farms would waft through the then-undeveloped estate. Or that the sea came right up to the doorstep of the houses of yesteryear, with residents able to moor their boats right in front of their homes. He was among the residents who showed us around Punggol old and new, taking us beneath the surface of a town seemingly etched out of construction blueprints and ... » Learn More about Up Your Alley: Punggol’s gleaming waterfront living steeped in rustic charm