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Start of 2019 - doing nothing and daydreaming

The first week of 2019 has passed.

Again, just like that, in a blink of an eye.

I didn't had a pleasant end to 2018, nor start of 2019 as I was sick with cough and phlegm. Still have not recover till date.

The first week of work was pretty chill given that we only worked for 3 days. Things will pick up speed soon and I'm not really looking forward to it, but, I gotta work for bread and butter right?

This weekend was spent doing nothing.

I was mindlessly looking at financial blogs, in awe of some's investment prowess. If I could do as well as them, would my net worth double? hehe. In any case, I shan't compare since I think I'm not doing too shabby either. Btw, in case some people think I got to where I am because I earn a lot, I can only say - I wish. I'm far from a $100k annual salary, though I do hope to hit it in the next 3-5 years :P

I was also mindlessly scrolling instagram, youtube etc. I've not stepped out of my house except for work so far in the ne…

DBS Visa Debit Card - 5% Cashback

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Good lobang must share.

A few years ago, when I had no income, I live by my debits. Straight after being employed, I signed up for a few credit cards to milk some rebates.

I've never paid much attention to debits offering rebates cause their rebates were so little, until now.

DBS Visa Debit offers 5% cashback through Visa paywave, Apply Pay, Samsung Pay and Android Pay. The cashback is subject to a $50 cap per month.

You should also keep to 3 times or less cash withdrawals at DBS/POSB ATMs. Good for me, since I don't withdraw cash from POSB.

Note that the debit comes with a $2,000 debit limit. I'll probably spend $1000 max to milk the 5% cashback via Visa Paywave.

One more thing to add to my tips on how I accumulate $100k before 28 :)

Hello BOC Smartsaver

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A little too late, or it's never too late?

BOC Smartsaver has been around for some time now. I've heard of it when their promo came out, but kept to my OCBC 360 account. I did my sums previously and concluded that it was best for me to keep my money at OCBC.

But I redid my sums recently after my brother reminded me about this account, and, DANG, the minimum interest rate I could get was at least a 2% VS OCBC's 1.7% with salary crediting and bills payment.

What's making it more attractive is that, since I'm now able to spend $500/mth for my bro's expenses, the interest rate I could receive every month has now reached to the eye-popping 3.55% interest p.a!


Why didn't I think of opening this account soon ah? 
The following day after I did my sums, I headed down to the BOC branch and opened my account. I was lucky to be the first to enter at the off-peak hours. Btw, thumbs up to the friendly staff at the Westgate outlet. My account was set up on the spot.


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