Traditionally, the 25th of December is celebrated by the Christian community and the rest of the world as the birthday of Jesus Christ. However, most of us associate it more with the aforementioned sales, toys, and new clothes.
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You may have heard about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) in the news recently being condemned by a local politician. Or not so recently being protested by the Malaysian AIDS Council, as well as the HIV-positive last year. Criticisms of the agreement include the idea that it will “threaten the sovereignty of our country” and that pharmaceuticals will become more expensive.
Is there really such a thing as video game millionaires? While the term may be unthinkable as recently as 15 years ago, nowadays people can make a steady living, of not an impressive fortune, just through video gaming. Don’t believe us? Here’s a list of people who made their first million dollars through that hobby your parents told you will rot your brain.
Prepaid cell plans are excellent for students, travellers or simply for those who want to keep an eagle eye on their budgets. The system of paying as you use is a great way to plan your expenses and ensure you don’t end up with a huge unexpected bill when you haven’t the cash to pay for it.
The joy of Christmas is one that stretches across different ethnic boundaries anywhere in the world – spawning varying recipes for the celebration and can clearly be distinguished in our very own country!
Are you hungry for tasty, authentic meals that come with a side of – new friends? Yes, this is the tempting promise of ‘social dining’, but is it a promise fulfilled? To find out, we sent a long-standing contributor for the Savemoney team (that’s me!) on a social dining excursion and I am back with delicious information.
Unlike the Black Plague, Black Friday refers to a much-anticipated event in the US (and now pretty much worldwide) that everyone would like to get in on. But just what is this Black Friday and why are even Malaysian stores getting in on the action?
“My name is Dave. I’m actually a rapper? [I’m] shooting a music video where the concept is: ‘How can you make the most epic rap video ever for no money’? So one thing we’re doing is we’re going around to nice homes and seeing if we can shoot for like 15 minutes in their houses.
It doesn’t matter how old you are but there certainly is something magical about snow during Christmas – and now there is a way to teleport your home right into the North Pole on the cheap!
It’s nearing the end of the year and we know some of you are already thinking about where to go for the holidays next year. If you’re one of them, then AirAsia must have been listening to you because they recently came out with new promotional ticket prices to some amazing vacation spots! The promotion’s traveling period is from the middle of next year onwards and includes some truly awesome holiday destinations, indeed.
Buying a car in cash can sound a little ludicrous, we know. “I’m going to 7-Eleven in a bit, you want anything? Some soymilk, buns, maybe a Perodua Axia or something?”
The Fastest Way to Fly to Your Dream Destinations is with Rocketmiles & AirAsia BIG Loyalty Programme
Booking travel accommodations can be a little expensive sometimes. Heck, it’s the biggest part of your vacation spending beyond flight tickets to far-flung destinations. But we’ve found a way you can score great deals on accommodations and earn free flights!
Going food-shopping this weekend? Then you might want read this article to learn how you can #GetMore value on your next grocery trip!
Recently, China has rescinded its long-standing One-Child Policy that’s been in place for over 3 decades. The unpopular policy dictates that couples can only have one child and were made to pay steep fines and incur other punishments if they had another.
We know the drill: save for emergencies, save for retirment, save for big festivals depending on what we celebrate and of course, save for vacations. There seems to be an awful lot to save for every year before even considering the long-term plans home buying and investments!
Saving money isn’t just about spending less, but it’s also about getting more from what we already have. Like we’ve covered before, food waste is something all of us can be a lot better with. Aside from squeezing the most out of our leftovers, there’s also one other way we may have been wasting our food. That would be through throwing away perfectly good food while they’re still in their packaging.
Leaving the lights on and plugs in their sockets are just some of the stubborn habits that are hard to get rid of at home – you’d be surprised at the driving habits you have that can be even more costly than you realise!
A British woman made headlines last week after she was asked to make a refund of £3.50 for a Tinder date that didn’t go so well.
The Asian continent has culture overflowing from all corners of its reaches and invites the entire world to come witness some of its extravagance – what better way to do just that with 50% off flights to the heart of it all in India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka!
If the Facebook RSVP tally is anything to go by; 35,000 Malaysians are expected to call in sick; take annual leave or skip school tomorrow to show up at the opening of Ikea’s Cheras branch.
It goes without saying that your mobile device does pretty much everything you need it to. This includes helping you manage your finances and saving your money. But did you know there are non-finance-related apps out there that can also help you keep your expenses low?
End of the year doesn’t just mean end-of-year savings, it also means exam season. Which marks the culmination of 5 years’ worth of secondary schooling for young Malaysians in the form of the SPM papers.
The DIY home improvement habit is a relatively new concept in urban Malaysia. For most of our home improvement projects and fixes we usually have a slew of handymen we can call to fix it. Those lucky enough to have Tim Allen type husbands and fathers of course, do not need to read further!
Malaysians smokers can’t seem to catch a break these days. What with the haze jokes, clampdown on vaping, and now the increase of cigarette prices, it’s getting plenty difficult to manage this national pastime.In our eternal quest to help you manage your money better, here we shall put our math hats on and shuffle around some numbers to help you determine which of these two smoking alternatives are best for you and your wallet.
A number of essential items were exempted from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the recently tabled Budget 2016. Unfortunately film tickets were not one of them.
Coloured undies, hair gel, and face-obscuring masks don’t come cheap, guys. Aside from keeping their loved ones safe, we’re pretty sure an important reason for having a secret identity is so they can hold a steady job to support their vigilantism.1
A lot of content websites these days are taking on sponsored posts – whether or not they make it obvious that they do. From articles that talk about how awful an issue/problem is and then on to how their client’s product can make it all better to an entire article on how awesome a product/service is. Often these posts are disguised as reviews and comparisons but it’s hard to hide the obvious skew toward the paying client at the end.
Courtroom cases on TV are always emotionally charged, aren’t they? Betrayals, broken hearts, and tearful confessions lead us to believe that listening in on courtroom arguments must be intensely powerful stuff. But sometimes, they can be powerfully ridiculous instead.
The festive season gets most of us in a pretty giving mood and the Savemoney team is no different. This Deepavali, we wanted to do something nice for the community.
Remember when we told you how amazing online shopping is? Well, it looks like RinggitPlus was listening in because they’re offering a free RM200 Lazada e-Voucher if you sign up for a new Maybank credit card at RinggitPlus!
The wonderful thing about being Malaysian is ethnic diversity that coexists all around – so prominent that we’ve come to embrace each other’s customs in ways truly priceless.
Some who walk among us have no issues exposing their frugality – but for those who do, we’ll show you exactly how you can be one and get away with it unnoticed!
As fun as vacationing in our own country can be, sometimes it’s good just to get on a plane and forget about everything. Of course, before you can forget about everything, you need to think about everything – but mostly, the cost!
It’s the year 2015; we have our hoverboards, self-driving cars, and our power-lacing boots. We also have professional athletes who sit in front of computers all day. That’s right, video games, the once niche pastime is becoming accepted as a ‘healthy’ hobby for the mainstream. Too bad it can be such a darn expensive hobby to keep up with.
It’s almost the end of the year and there is no better period to make those holiday bookings than now – that’s great news especially for all AirAsia BIG Members!
Okay, so you may be thinking that the good perks are only available to those who have high end, premium credit cards. You may be partly right but that doesn’t mean you can’t save good cash by using whatever credit card you have right.
The way we think about money can heavily affect how we manage our finances, but is the opposite also true? Perhaps the way we handle our money can also affect our thinking and the way we operate. For all the self-help books about how to get rich, there is surprisingly little literature in the fields of finance and psychology that link money to emotional and mental well-being.
The Festival of Lights, or better known as Deepavali or Diwali is the epitome of light’s triumph over darkness and good over evil as depicted in the Ramayana Epic.
When we were little our parents would always tell us to finish our food. They say things like “The rice will cry if you don’t eat them,” or “If you leave food on the plate, that scary man will come get you,” or “If you don’t eat properly, you won’t grow up and you’ll be the shortest kid in school and nobody will want to marry you”… or at least, that’s what I was told!
As we all slept comfortably in our beds, a storm was brewing set to destroy the rakyat’s pockets even more than before. Well, at least one segment of the rakyat: the smoking segment.
We’re at the tail-end of the year and it’d be such a waste if we can but still haven’t travelled anywhere yet. With the school holidays coming up, what better time to get the whole family on a trip somewhere fun and affordable?
Don’t be alarmed by the title, we’re not going to ask you to buy rose sirap and sit by Klang River for your cheap vacation but this is going to be an honest-to-goodness way to be an ultimate cheapskate and yet still enjoy a good holiday.
We’ve mentioned how to get the best out of Airbnb before. The rent lodging service is indispensable if you’re planning a budget trip. Much cheaper than any other avenue for accommodation and easy to navigate, it has helped many a frugal traveller to afford staying the night in countries far away from home.
They say you don’t know where you’re headed unless you know where you came from – in this case we take a look at some of the classic handsets that help pave the way for modern mobile marvels.
It’s the payday weekend and nothing can quite describe the feeling of blowing some cold cash (not too much though!) on a great night out after a back-busting month of hard work – hence, we present to you party or chill out spots you have to invade for a guaranteed great time!
The internet exploded when sales for the new Harry Potter play went on sale on Wednesday and the first batch sold out in a blink. Gone are the days when fans of plays and live concerts camp outside ticketing booths to get tickets to the show. Potter fans instead created a ‘virtual queue’, waiting online for their turn to buy the much sought after tickets.