They may be young, but they’re certainly wise with their money.
Ginormous mobile marketplace, Carousell, is a good one. It’s got hundreds of listings for fashion and beauty items, preloved goods, tech equipment, and more.
A tip: If you’ve uploaded some stuff of your own as well, when something catches your eye, it’s common practice to approach the seller to ask if they’re interested in trading items instead.
NEXT: Ride with strangers →
Once upon a time, getting into the car of a complete stranger was the very thing our parents told us not to do. These days, GrabHitch, GrabShare and UberPOOL – all ride-sharing options on local ride-hailing apps – are common lexicon in the millenial vocabulary.
Shave even more money off your transport expenditure with TaxiBot, a Facebook chatbot created by a group of local university students, which pulls up ALL the ongoing promo codes for Grab, Uber and taxi servives in Singapore. ($0 rides aren’t uncommon!)
NEXT: Help out their fellow youth →
For instance, the National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Dentistry offers general dental services prosthodontics like crowns and bridges by undergrduate students under supervision, as well as orthodontic treatments like braces by postgraduate residents. At a fraction of a cost, of course. In some cases, the bill can come to as low as $20.
Granted, it’s easier for millenials who might have direct connections to the dentistry students, but you could also call the university’s department to ask.
NEXT: Travel smart →
Most millenials aren’t high flyers, but they’re a well-travelled bunch (Get it?). And it all boils down to knowing how to stretch your travel dollar.
Enter your travel dates on Hopper and the app will predict when your flight is going to be at its chepaest, and will send you notification when prices drop. Same goes with your hotel room. DreamCheaper tracks the price of your hotel room, and when the room price falls, it rebooks the room at the cheaper rate and cancels your old reservation.
NEXT: Buy your medication overseas →
Speaking of travel… Certain kinds of medication, such as asthma inhalers, are almost half the price for our neighbors Johor Bahru and Batam – both less than an hour away from Singapore. Excuse enough for a getaway? We think so.
NEXT: Make the reservation →
If you need to run errands like dry-cleaning or shoe reheeling, don’t opt for the convenience of “dropping it off” in the city on the way to work. Chances are, it’s pricier than local mom-and-pop shops in your neighborhood. Even if the heartlands are a little out of your way, it’s worth the savings (and HDB estates are totes worth exploring).
NEXT: Get paid to go shopping →
Well, kind of. Shopback helps you earn cashback when purchasing from over 1,300 local and international e-tailors, including fashion websites like ASOS and Michael Kors, travel services like Agoda and Jetstar, food delivery services like Foodpanda and more. Simply enter the e-tailer’s website through Shopback to enjoy up to 20% cashback.
NEXT: Load up on apps →
By Pinky Chng, November 2017
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