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Old 15-02-2018, 12:54 AM   #181
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I’m paying for so much car parks these days and peak hours it’s higher which is quite ambiguous fees.
For example I park 20 mins in Fengshan market I paid 0.82 cents.
It’s not even 1.20 for an hour. An hour I paid more than $2+ and it’s weekday & off CBD area.

One lot one hour $1.20
That's roughly 15$1.20 = $18 per day. Multiply by the entire carpark and you realise how many more useless servants and foreign talents can be hired by charging for these lots.

Truth aside, the aim of the scheme was to encourage young people to visit their aging parents. Stereotype is that old people stay at old estates, so only the older estates have the scheme

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Old 15-02-2018, 07:49 AM   #182
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I’m paying for so much car parks these days and peak hours it’s higher which is quite ambiguous fees.
For example I park 20 mins in Fengshan market I paid 0.82 cents.
It’s not even 1.20 for an hour. An hour I paid more than $2+ and it’s weekday & off CBD area.
parking rates are clearly stated at the entrance of the car parks. there is nothing ambiguous about it. But car parking doesn't seem related to this thread. Are you in the wrong forum?
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Old 15-02-2018, 10:15 PM   #183
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Naw it’s not clearly stated there’s peak hours charges these days that varies, have check the entrance gantry for peak rates but it’s not stated.

Yes I’m in e wrong forum.

parking rates are clearly stated at the entrance of the car parks. there is nothing ambiguous about it. But car parking doesn't seem related to this thread. Are you in the wrong forum?
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Old 16-02-2018, 02:55 PM   #184
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MIW is confident. Looks like more taxes are comin next Mon b
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Old 16-02-2018, 07:45 PM   #185
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Tax all who buy online from overseas.
Fair & square.

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Old 16-02-2018, 07:53 PM   #186
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Thailand again claimed “least miserable” status, though the nation’s unique way of calculating unemployment makes No. 2 Singapore worth noting.

https://sg.finance.yahoo.com/news/mi...033757321.html
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Old 24-02-2018, 09:37 PM   #187
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Inflation is unavoidable
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Old 24-02-2018, 09:55 PM   #188
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Inflation is unavoidable
of course it is avoidable.

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Old 24-02-2018, 11:10 PM   #189
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Inflation is unavoidable
General inflation is unavoidable but inflation specific to one's own HH expenditure is not difficult to avoid....

Just avoid things that got more expensive. Eg if coffee/tea get more expensive, bring your own water tumbler.... And your calorie intake decreases too!

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Old 25-02-2018, 09:05 AM   #190
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Also compare food court price lor.

See if u can get a meal in London for less than 5. Probably just a small sandwich from pret. Here can get smth decent for $3.50
Need to compare SIZE of meal too. Meal at that place could be much bigger and filling to stomach compare to here, though is more expensive. Here, eat X2 then full?

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Old 25-02-2018, 09:11 AM   #191
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Sometimes need tuition, kid cannot catch up or school's teachers not teaching well?

Last time I remember school giving free enrichment? Not sure now still have?

actually i kind of beg to differ (slightly)

Now one family need 2 adults to work to support a family because of the following:

1. must die die send children to tons of tuition centres
2. must die die send children to enrichment classes
3. must die die have ipad, iphone, electronics devices
4. must die die eat out in nice restaurant
5. must die die have overseas trip(s) yearly.
6. must die die for car or condo
7. must have maid
8. must die die live beyond their means

In the past, our parents time are much simpler.

1. No car, take public transport
2. Can study good, cannot study nvm
3. just go play ground and play catching or block catching
4. eat home cook food daily
5. Overseas? Dont bother
6. No mychamp or whatever nonsense


TBH, if one person earns $4k per month. After CPF, his net is $3.2k. Lets say he got a family of 4 (him, wife, 2 children)

Transport for family $320
Food $800
HDB covered by CPF OA contribution (if he has to use cash, means they are overcommit)
Insurance $400
Bills $400
Savings $800
Misc exp $400

Should be enough right? (let me know if i have missed anything else)
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Old 25-02-2018, 10:55 AM   #192
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Sometimes need tuition, kid cannot catch up or school's teachers not teaching well?

Last time I remember school giving free enrichment? Not sure now still have?
now of course still have free enrichment and remedial classes , but some parents feel that's not enough. After all, the same people in the same school and class are attending the same classes, of course you need to have "extra" classes to have an edge over the others in the same school.

Rather than not teaching well.. could also say the syllabus now is a lot harder than before.
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Old 25-02-2018, 12:01 PM   #193
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Learn to save first and then invest.
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