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July 28, 2015

Five Numbers Everyone Needs To Know

Working a job, getting paid, and saving part of that pay isn’t all that you need to know about your financial situation. You’ll need your salary (or profits) to sustain you even in the case of emergencies, or after you retire, so here are five numbers you should always be aware of when managing your finances.

1. How Much Money Is Coming In

This may seem a really basic one but in actual fact many people don’t know their households’ exact earnings. This is especially true for shared households, or when only one of the partners works.

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Regardless of who is making what, everyone within a household should be made aware of how much [...]

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July 20, 2015

10 Reasons Why You Should Use Credit Cards

Did you know that your credit cards are more than just a near-endless pocket of money to be swiped? From the moment you sign up for one, you are eligible for all sorts of treats tailored to entice you to spend more. Risk of impulse purchases aside, there are actually several very strong reasons for you to get a credit card as soon as possible, such as:

1. Sign Up Offers and Bonuses

This is often the most attractive reason to own a credit card. Many credit cards offer significant rewards upon approval.

For example, you can get signup bonuses such as gifts and cash worth anywhere between RM50 and RM250 – maybe even more. Other cards might offer free redemption [...]

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July 18, 2015

6 Ways to Minimise Wedding Debt

Weddings are getting more expensive nowadays, and it isn’t just due to inflation or GST. Standards have been climbing when it comes to people’s expectations of a ‘great wedding’, and every bit of those standards incur extra costs for soon-to-be newly-weds.

Wedding debt can grow to quite the significant amount – and all of that just for one, maybe two, days of celebrations. Here are several ways you can still throw a great wedding without spending too much:

1. Budget in advance

The average Malaysian wedding can snowball to RM50,000 quite easily. Seek advice from friends and family regarding the estimated cost of materials and services for [...]

 
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July 17, 2015

Credit Cards In Malaysia – Frequently Asked Questions

What Is A Credit Card?

A card issued by a financial company, usually a bank to give the holder an option to borrow funds to complete purchases. Credit cards are primarily used for short-term financing and charge interest. The interest usually begins one month after making a purchase and credit limit is set according to the holder’s credit rating.

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Who Can Apply For A Credit Card?

There are two main criteria:

Income: In line with the new Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) Credit Card Guidelines introduced on 18 March 2011, a new credit card holder must earn a minimum of RM24,000 per annum. Age: The minimum age required to apply [...]
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