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July 2, 2016

5 Secrets of Mystery Shopping

Mystery shopping isn’t really as mysterious as it sounds.  It is an activity where a person, the mystery shopper, enters a store and does his or her shopping.  The only difference between a mystery shopper and an ordinary person going shopping is that the mystery shopper will also be taking note of things like the cleanliness of the store, the arrangement of the products, customer service and things like that.  Once the mystery shopper leaves the store, he or she will then write a report on the store and send it in to the company that hired them.  Yes, this is something you can get paid for.  Here are some things you should know about mystery shopping before you decide to go [...]

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July 2, 2016

Jobs that are Also Lucrative Part-Time


A side income is almost a must nowadays to the average employee. Your main income may have been sufficient back when you were single with no repayment commitments, but it’s very different once you have a family with children who depend on you. Here are few jobs that you can take to supplement your income without taxing your time too much:

1. Restaurant Waiter/Waitress

Go for higher-end restaurants. Chances are good that you’ll be able to command a higher salary plus bigger tips, even if Malaysians aren’t habitual tippers, unlike Westerners. Normal eateries don’t pay as generously. Keep in mind, though, that this job weighs heavily [...]

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May 10, 2016

SOCSO Coverage Contributions Ceiling Raised to RM4,000

500,000 more Malaysians will be able to benefit from SOCSO coverage come 1 June 2016, as announced by Human Resource Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem. If you’ve earned up to RM3,000 per month up till May 2016, then you may have noticed that a part of your monrthly salary is apportioned for SOCSO by both you and your boss (if not, look for its annual summary in your EA form). Upon the gazetting of the amendments to the Employment Social Security Amendment Act, the number of workers who will benefit from SOCSO coverage is expected to increase to 6.5 million individuals. That’s one fifth of our entire country’s population! SOCSO is, for some reason, the [...]

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April 19, 2016

Amazing Income Tax Tips You Need to Know

The deadline for the ever-dreaded income tax filing period is fast approaching, so for those who haven’t done it yet, it’s time to hustle! The amount of tax you pay is based on your chargeable income, which is the amount derived from subtracting tax exemptions and tax reliefs from your taxable income. But did you know that your chargeable income can be further reduced by several factors besides the expenses you’ve incurred?

The Reason You Buy Property

Why do you buy property? Is it to gain a source of passive income via rentals, or to flip it for profit? Something as innocuous as your intention behind your purchases can actually either save you a nifty sum [...]

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