Category Home improvement

What do we do with our old clothes?

This was a question posed by a reader previously. I thought we would share it here to provide our readers some ideas and options of where you might want to drop your old clothes. I had previously shared that textile waste is becoming a worldwide problem, especially with the proliferation of fast fashion – people […]

A little by little adds up to a lot

As readers of this blog are aware, since the beginning of the year, Dave has posted our monthly expense reports to chronicle our family’s expenses. Similarly, now that we are in the month of August, Dave is busy tallying our expenses for the month of July so please watch out for his next post! One […]

Wedding banquets in Singapore

Recently, I read an article by Budget Babe titled “No one is going to pay for your expensive wedding“. Basically she was chronicling how ridiculous some couples might have spent for their weddings, from the pre-wedding shots to the banquet itself. I agreed with most of the points that she mentioned in the post. But […]

Clutter free with kids

A lot of people asked whether this was possible. Clutter free and kids? That seem kind of like an oxymoron. Similarly, when we first welcomed Ally into the family, there seemed to be so much stuff that we needed to prepare. Retailers telling us that we needed this and that and promoting to you the […]

Do you consider of the leasehold of the flat when you buy your HDB?

Every now and then, we read about a mega HDB unit that is being transacted for over a million dollars. That normally becomes the talk of town for a while and before we realised, another similar article pops up in the headline. A lot of these units transacted are in established, mature old towns, such […]

Minimalism and the luxuries

Does minimalism means that we miss out on the luxuries in life? Well, it’s entirely up to you. Dave and I practice a school of minimalism where we do minimalise the stuff in our life, yet not compromising on quality. At the same time, we try not to be too extravagant about them and avoid […]

Minimising credit cards

I was chatting with a good friend of mine the other day, and she told me that her husband had lost his wallet. Worse thing is, aside from the cash, everything else was inside, the ID card, credit card etc. The first thing I asked was, “I hope you guys have called the banks and […]

Budgeting for 2017

Justin from Root of Good recently published an article on how his family of 5 managed to live for under US$40,000 a year. Dave and I are followers of his blog and needless to say, we were extremely impressed on how they managed to achieve this, despite the fact that they have 3 kids (yes […]

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