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The 30 Most Satisfying Simple Pleasures Life Has to Offer

They say the best things in life are free.  Beyond a shadow of a doubt, the list below proves that statement to be true.  Life is filled with simple [Read More]


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50-year-old Singaporean threatened by CPF Board to pay up $26, 763 of owed Medisave

50-year-old Singaporean threatened by CPF Board to pay up $26, 763 of owed Medisave

Hi Gilbert I just received a letter from CPF board. They are threatening me with a LOD to pay up by 30 July 2018 the full amount of $26,763.46. A couple of months back I did manage to get a so-called instalment plan. But their plan was ridiculous. They wanted me to pay in 4 installment with an initial "downpayment" of about [...]

Five options for Dr Tan Cheng Bock during GE 2020

Five options for Dr Tan Cheng Bock during GE 2020

Dr Tan Cheng Bock seems to be the hottest property around these days with so many political parties seeking after his winning collaboration for GE 2020. There are five possible options available for the good doctor:- 1. Collaboration with Workers' Party Workers' Party has fired the first salvo at winning the doctor's hand by inviting him [...]

Needy family seeking assistance on SP bill of $600 before cut-off on 25 July

Needy family seeking assistance on SP bill of $600 before cut-off on 25 July

Hi, Morning Mr Goh. One of my friends has refer me to you for assistance. I have already went to SSO for help but it takes time. I need help in my SP bill and house rental, currently my husband is not working as he is suffering for severe back pain due to his kidney stones... I am also waiting to go back to work after my youngest has [...]

Ex-convict couple with daily wage of $65 seeking assistance

Ex-convict couple with daily wage of $65 seeking assistance

Hi Mr Goh Came across your facebook and saw that you help people...can I enquire what kind of help you offer and could I keep this conversation confidential? My wife and I are having financial difficulties right now. Both of us used to be ex-convicts and our family support is not that strong. I hope you get what I mean? And we had just got [...]

50-year-old jobless PMET in construction line feeling desperate and reaching out

50-year-old jobless PMET in construction line feeling desperate and reaching out

Dear Sir, My name is Goh, age 50 years old and have being working in the construction industry as a safety practitioner since 1995 - after resigning from the statutory board for 9.5 years in 1993. I have recently quit from a local company and since then, I have applied for jobs non-stop but there is no reply. I applied for the same trade in [...]

PMET facing the sack from government-linked company and seeking advice

PMET facing the sack from government-linked company and seeking advice

Hi Gilbert Writing to you for advice on how to seek recourse from MOM. I have been in this company for 2.5 years. During my first year, I was actually underemployed and not doing my main work as my ex-assistant manager assigned me to do manual data entry. At that time I gritted my teeth and decided to stay on instead of quitting as I didn't [...]

New BTO owner needs to bring along $80,000 cash prior to collection of keys

New BTO owner needs to bring along $80,000 cash prior to collection of keys

Hi Gilbert I want to share about my new BTO’s flat ordeal though it happens almost four years ago. I received  call from HDB stating that I need to bring along a sum of money prior to the collection of my new flat's keys. I ask her how much do I need to bring during the collection and she says she will update me again. She returned my [...]

Careshield, Eldershield, CPF, HDB, S & C – PAP’s wealth accumulation ways?

Careshield, Eldershield, CPF, HDB, S & C – PAP’s wealth accumulation ways?

As the country struggles to come to terms with the rationale on the compulsory purchase for all Singaporeans and PRs born 1980 and later to purchase Careshield for old age disability, many are however unconvinced about the government's sincerity given the lame results in other nation-wide healthcare insurance schemes such as Eldershield and [...]

Ten lessons for my 24-year-old daughter I wish someone will tell me earlier instead

Ten lessons for my 24-year-old daughter I wish someone will tell me earlier instead

My dear darling daughter Joycelyn, There are ten lessons I want to impart to you - which I wish someone will  have taken the time to impart to me instead when I was young:- 1. Don't be too bothered by the opinion of others Often as conformist Asians, we tend to value the opinion of others sometimes to the detriment of our own goal and [...]

Will Harapan Sg has a chance against PAP without WP in its fold?

Will Harapan Sg has a chance against PAP without WP in its fold?

The best thing that could happen before the next general election is a united opposition front in the mould of Harapan Sg which is in its initial stage of formation - this is something that many Singaporeans are hoping for so that they could feel unity and strength within the opposition. The unprecedented upset orchestrated by Haparan Malaysia [...]