• Career & Money,  Living

    Cost Of Living In Malaysia VS Singapore

    Some people say it’s much cheaper to live and work in Malaysia, while in Singapore the cost of living is so high that you’d practically need to take out a personal loan just to survive for a couple of months. But is that really true? Read this infographic to find out more about cost of living in these two country. Brought to you by Loanstreet.

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    Investments As A Form Of Savings

    Personal protection or savings investment, which would you choose? Or… do you even need to choose? Insurance plans and saving investments – two big words that might sound confusing, vague and intimidating to some. Nonetheless, it is these exact two words that you’d regret not investing in when you’re met with an accident or when the debts pile up – which is exactly why one should consider getting them. ‘But times are hard. Prices keep increasing, I’ve got mouths to feed, my boss is stingy – and still you expect me to invest in so many things,’ you say? Our answer is yes, and no. What we’re trying to say…

  • Career & Money,  Living

    [Infographic] Who Do You Work With At The Office?

    Look around your office and take a look where your colleagues fit into this.  Each of us is as unique as a snow flake. We are different in our special ways and in a confined space like the office, you will meet a multiple of personalities on a daily basis. Some you’ll be good friends with, others not so much. More often than not, it is a challenge to get along but for the sake of work, you’d need to find an effective way to bond. Take a look at this infographic by National Pen and see if you can recognise any of these personalities.

  • Career & Money,  Living

    10 Creative (Real) Excuses for Submitting Taxes Late

    Would you blame your goldfish or your husband? We’re all a little guilty of leaving our tax submissions to the last minute every now and again usually due to hectic schedules or..let’s be honest, just plain laziness. However, some British people have come up with creative excuses for why their tax return is late, as reported by Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in the UK. In no particular order, they are: 1. “My pet goldfish died.” – Self-employed builder 2. “I had a run-in with a cow.” – Farmer 3. “After seeing a volcanic eruption on the news, I couldn’t concentrate on anything else.” – A woman in London…

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    7 Tips For A More Organised Desk

    Right, it’s the workweek again and what better way to start off your official duties than to have a more organised workspace. Some people work better with a messy table while for others, a neat desk means better productivity (read more here). Well, whichever category you fall into, it works to your advantage when there’s some sort of organisation. Check out these tips to maintain an organised space, whether at the office or even home. Pens and pencils – You may think you need 10 different pens in various colours for every other project but most of us, just actually use one type of pen for everything. Get rid of…

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    Don’t Eat Lunch At Your Desk! Here’s Why…

    You might think that you’re saving some time and being productive but eating lunch at your desk is not the way to go. The never-ending work pile, the lunch crowd, the noisy cafeteria, the need to find parking, these are all good enough reasons to stop us from going out for lunch each day. Heck, the VenusBuzz.com team has days like these almost every week. We’d much rather stay in the office, eat our way through lunch in comfort and catch up on work at the same time. But this is actually not a good habit. Lunch break is there for a reason and here’s why you need to step…

  • Career & Money,  Living

    Using Your Money To Make More Money (With A Bank)

    Would you believe us if we said that there’s an easy way for you to use your money to make more money? And no, we’re not scamming you! The answer to this curious money making technique is simply through investing in your bank. Contrary to what many think, banks are more than just a place for you to place your money at or to apply loans from. Truth is, banks are actually a good place for you to boost your personal financial savings, while going about your daily jobs. This is done by allocating a small amount of money into bank investments, in hopes that they will grow in value. When…

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    How To Speak & Sound More Confident

    Own the room and make your presence felt with a few tricks here and there.  It is a verbal faux-pas that researchers say women are always guilty of. The term ‘uptalk’ refers to that rising, questioning tone that many people used at the end of a sentence, think of how when you say, “You know?”. This actually makes our statements sound like questions and comes across as uncertainty. Women are more likely to use uptalk compared to men, even when we’re sure of ourselves. The way we speak has an impact to how we are looked at. Sounding confident can work to your advantage in many business or social situations. This…

  • Career & Money,  Living

    Freelancer.com: For Women Who Need The Extra Income

    Are you a single mother who could do with the extra income? Do you have an ailing parent at home and can’t afford to leave the house for work? Do you need to relocate and follow your husband to a foreign country? Freelancing might be the answer to your problems. Life often puts us in various situations that we would never in a million years expect to find ourselves in. These come in the form of challenges and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, which wouldn’t be a problem if money did not come into the equation but alas – such is life! The good news is that with the advent of the World…

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    Real-Life Gossip Girl – As Told By An Air Stewardess

    Oh to be tall, beautiful and high-flying! Meet *Val, the air stewardess who leads what we deemed as a glamorous life. Flight attendant, air stewardess, air hostess, whatever you call it. Our perception is of someone attractive, who earns a lot of money and damn lucky to be travelling the world for free. Well, Val acknowledges all that, after all she has been a cabin crew for the last eight years now. Her job has taken her to many countries and along the way, she has met countless of people. Some had a profound impact on her while some shocked her kampung upbringing to the core. Val spills some secret…