Money Matters

Money Matters

Learning to be content

Since we were in school, we’ve always been told to have a goal in mind – to think about our future careers. These goals serve as motivation for us to push harder. We work tirelessly in...

Money Matters

Will God provide for me?

Recently, during one of my weekly cell group sessions, we shared openly about our struggles and worries. We were supposed to share how we were seeing God move in our lives and what we were thankful...

Money Matters

Budget 2019: Who can we open wide our hand to this year?

When we think of this significant speech that takes place around the same time every year, naturally we anticipate the goodies that will be given out. A hongbao is always welcome.  Delivered by...

Work

When God’s promises don’t mean very much

I was standing at the precipice of a new season, nervously anticipating the last day of my salaried job and the dreaded world of freelancing that awaited me after. It wasn’t a career move that...

Work

I’m only in it for the money

I run a public relations and marketing business that’s rather small, not very innovative, and wholly unremarkable. We only have one goal: Make as much money as possible, and give away as much as we...

Work

When taxes get taxing: How should we react to the impending GST hike?

On 19 February, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat confirmed that the GST will be increased. The tax will be raised from 7% to 9% at some point between 2021 and 2025. My parents were watching the news...

Faith

Freely my father gave, even after he lost his job

From a young age, giving was always inculcated in our family. My dad would give my siblings and I a $1 coin each to put into the offering bag at Sunday school in Church. Every time we went to a...

Faith

Megachurches and their extravagance: How much is too much?

A few months ago, my friend told me he wanted to change Church. One of the reasons he gave was because he disagreed with how the Church was spending money. “Why do we spend so much on building...

Work

What does wise financial spending look like?

I found myself first thinking about this issue when I was running late for work. I’d been trying in vain to book a GrabHitch – there had been a promo code which would have halved my ride...