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PSA - Free staycation for $400 spend plus $50 credit?!

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Fancy a free staycation at M Social Hotel and a $50 credit? 
If you signed up for the FRANK credit card, you'll get the $50 rebate and receive a free staycation with $400 minimum spend.
The last I had a FRANK card was years ago. Back then (think 2012), FRANK account was suitable for undergraduates with their attractive interest rates and customised credit card designs. Their FRANK card was awesome as I recalled a 5% online rebates with low minimum spend.
As usual, good things don't last. When FRANK account offered pathetic interests compared to other salary crediting accounts and their FRANK credit card became unattractive due to it's minimum $400 offline spend to start clocking rebates, I cancelled it immediately.
Until recently when I spotted this:

The credit card still sucks but by spending $400 for a free staycation? Count me in! Furthermore, I received a $50 credit by signing via myinfo which is effectively a 12.5% rebate!

Take note that the free stay is not the loft…

Money Saving tip: Don't throw away your mandarin orange peels!

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Happy Lunar New Year!

With mandarin oranges being one of the core items that you bring along for house visiting, I'm sure you'd have at least a pair of oranges in your house.

Other than eating it, how about making the full use of this amazing fruit by saving the peels? It's environmentally and pocket ($) friendly. FYI, these works well for any citrus peels :)

Here's what you can do with your peels:

1. Make it with tea 

You could either dry it like how the video does, or just pour hot water on freshly peeled skin

2. Use it as a air freshener  Boil the peels in hot water to help freshen the air in the kitchen and pour it into a spritz.
3. Make candies


4. Put it into green or red bean soup Add zest to your dessert with these mandarin peels! My parents do that to give the soup extra taste :) 5. Make an all-purpose toxic free cleansing agent


Lastly, my personal favourite for kitchen use. For those families who whipped up many dishes over the CNY making your kitchen equipmen…

Unexpected review of 2016: hitting $200k in net worth

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As we countdown to 2017, I was reflecting on my 2016. 2016 was an average year. Nothing exciting to shout about and nothing major happened....

Until I started to browse through my blog and reviewed my financial portfolios. As I browsed through my blog, I looked back at the little things that happened. I got engaged, got a shock from my health screening results which turned out to be nothing bad (pessimist really), achieved $100k cash savings and this is excluding CPF at 25, transferred money to my mom's CPF which made her happy, travelled overseas twice albeit to nearby areas, and got around $10k performance bonus.

These are little milestones and achievements worth clapping for. Here's my throwback to 2016:
Jan
- Got engaged, but feels bad for wasting his money
Feb
- Started this blog to pen down my thoughts- Went for health screening. Had a health scare because I didn't understand my health report. Took the chance to upgrade my hospitalisation plan to the best
Mar
Apr
- Opened…

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