Category Archives: money

Having a Maid…the bad and the ugly

Yesterday I talked about the positive aspects of having a maid.  I wish that this post wasn’t the longer of the two, but I think it’s important to highlight the struggles and challenges of adding another adult to your home. … Continue reading

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Contractors…some helpful advice in dealing with expats

Dear Singapore Contractors Can we talk? The way you do business makes Expats (at least this Expat) want to fling themselves out a window, or at the very least beat our heads against the walls.  Based upon my experiences with … Continue reading

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Making Peace with High Prices

I may have only been here a few months (3 and counting) but I think I may already have been here too long…I’ve more or less made my peace with the high prices here. A six pack of Reeses Peanut … Continue reading

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Singapore Money–NETS

“Do you want to pay by cash or NETS?” was a question I heard quite often during my trip to Singapore in February. I think we’d been here at least two weeks after the move in April before I finally … Continue reading

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Singapore Money–Bills

Singapore issues bills in denominations of 2, 5, 10, 50, 100, 1000 and 10000.  According to Wikipedia On 27 June 2007, to commemorate 40 years of currency agreement with Brunei, the $20 note was launched; the back is identical to … Continue reading

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Singaporean Money–Coins

Coins come in denominations of  1, 5, 10, 20, 50 cents and a dollar coin. One cent coins are barely in circulation.  The only reason I have this one is because we had a 44 cent phone bill when we … Continue reading

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