I have a love-hate relationship with travel insurance - it's the umbrella I know I should bring out, yet am always tempted to leave at home. Whether or not you should get travel insurance is up to you, but if you've already decided that you want it, there are actually several ways you can save money on it, such as travel insurance promotions. Some credit cards also cover you for free if you book your flights with the card. 7 WAYS TO SAVE ON TRAVEL INSURANCE IN SINGAPORE (2019) Single-trip travel insurance in Singapore typically cost around $25+ for basic plans and up to $100+ for the most comprehensive ones. To aid you in your quest to stretch that holiday dollar, here are 7 money-saving hacks when it comes to shopping for travel insurance: 1. CHECK IF YOUR CREDIT CARD OFFERS COMPLIMENTARY TRAVEL INSURANCE. Let's start with the free stuff first - complimentary travel insurance promotions when you charge your return flights to your credit card. Most credits cards in Singapore offer free … [Read more...] about 7 ways to save on travel insurance in Singapore
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"Are you married? Do you intend to have children soon?" These were the exact questions Jeraldine Phneah faced during an HR phone interview with a leading local startup last year. While the questions were not overtly offensive, it was against the Tripartite Guidelines on Fair Employment Practices. In Singapore, it is illegal to ask questions during a job interview about religion, age, race, political affiliation, and, yes, even plans to have children. Unfortunately, this experience is a regular occurrence for many women. Incidents of gender discrimination have emerged in tech giants Google and Microsoft. Closer to home, a 2016 study revealed that 66 per cent of women in the Singapore workforce experience unfair treatment at work. Jeraldine is no stranger to gender discrimination. As a local blogger who writes about finance and current affairs topics, she's been exposed to critical comments from naysayers and has learned to let them slide. In her full-time technology sales role within a … [Read more...] about This 27-year-old financial blogger saved $100k in 3.5 years
MANILA, Philippines — Most can attest to moms being the nurturers of families, and providers of affection, love and care. But through the years, they continue to reinvent themselves — breaking stereotypes in society, taking on multifaceted roles, and showing strength amid tenderness. So when it comes to making and saving money, moms surely can. In celebration of Mother’s Day, meet two moms who have bravely stepped up, brought their A-games, and raised their children while providing for their families. Mommy Chrys: The wise spender Chrys learned to be a wise spender by minimizing spending in small things that add up. Photo Courtesy of Chrys Esguerra del Monte Imagine separating from your husband at the height of the Asian Financial Crisis — a period that gripped most of East and Southeast Asia in the late 90s — with two very young daughters to raise alone. Sounds difficult? Maria Chrystia Esguerra del Monte, now 50, went through all these … [Read more...] about When it comes to saving, managing and growing money, moms can!
By Josh Rubin Business Reporter Reka Szekely Durham Region News Wed., May 8, 2019 Three hundred jobs are better than none. That’s the message from Jerry Dias after the Unifor national president and General Motors Canada president Travis Hester announced the company would be turning its Oshawa assembly plant into a parts manufacturing operation rather than shutting it down altogether. GM Canada and Unifor said the plan will cost $170 million, salvaging 300 union jobs out of 2,600 at a site where tens of thousands once worked. They also announced plans to open a road-testing track for electric and autonomous vehicles, as part of an expansion of the Canadian Technical Centre. “Am I happy today? No. Am I happier than I was in November? Yes,” said Dias, sitting beside Hester at a press conference Wednesday morning. The company said it would unveil details of the severance packages tomorrow. It also said it was setting up a job centre for … [Read more...] about Plan to save 300 jobs at Oshawa’s GM plant gets mixed reviews
Sadly, we at the Embassy in Bangkok have seen many instances whereU.S. citizens discover, too late,that essential, high-qualityhealth care is out of financial reach and their options are limited. As you contemplate your own preparedness, we urge you to plan for a few key expenses: medical treatment, nursing care, and, if necessary, medical evacuation. Do You Have a Plan to Receive Treatment in Thailand? Access to healthcare in the United States and Thailand differs. When you live abroad, Medicare(https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go/your-health-abroad/insurance-providers-overseas.html) cannot pay for your healthcare.U.S. healthcare programs that can sometimes be used overseas, such asprivate health insurance, TRICARE (http://www.tricare-overseas.com/), andVA-provided care (https://www.va.gov/COMMUNITYCARE/programs/veterans/fmp/index.asp), work differently and may require upfront payments.As a non-Thai, youdo not enjoy the same … [Read more...] about Have a Plan for Successful Aging ?