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Link Love: December 2015

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Starting something new: link love – where I curate the best articles about personal finance! I also like to add the ‘personal’ part of finance in, so they are not aaallll about money. Here are the best from the web in December 2015!

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This one woman regretted her RM200k wedding. I am an older sister to a younger sister who is about to get married, and I am worried that she will start her married life with loans, or seriously deplete my parents’ retirement savings just to ‘keep face’ 🙁

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Which is more important – time, money or love? This incredibly personal post by Mr Stingy made me think of life. There’s no point in having money if you don’t have time or love.

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I followed SpeedRent’s development with interest. Did you know that property agents gave him death threats? All because they found a way to do their jobs better. The update now is that their in-built rental agreements are legally binding. Very cool!

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Techies rejoice – in this list, programmers, developers, analysts, and designers bagged 10 out of 25 best jobs for work/life balance. In Malaysia, I’m looking up to these programmers – they are behind some of the apps we use.

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We know that we can use EPF money to purchase a house. Now that the Malaysian property bubble is bursting (or at least stagnating), those of you who are looking to buy property can start looking for bargains. To make it easier, you can apply to withdraw your money via i-Akaun. Online. Without visiting the EPF office. Woah.

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And if you want to buy your first home, here are some available options for you.

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Want to get into stocks but don’t know how to start? Check out Dividend Magic’s handy dandy guide – all you need to know about investing in stocks in Malaysia. Super informative.

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Did I miss anything? Want to add to this list? Tell me via comments!

How I rent a master bedroom in Kuala Lumpur for RM150 a month (not including bills)

This is where I currently live in KL.

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(image credit: iproperty.com)

Bistari Condominium. It’s a really nice place. I can truthfully say that I can’t afford to buy this place and I feel that I’m living above my means. It’s absolutely prime location: next to LRT station, walking distance to monorail and KTM. Walking distance to PWTC, Sunway Putra Mall and medical centres. Condominium facilities includes: Swimming Pool, Sauna, Foot Reflexology, Tennis Court, Mini Gym, 24-hour Security, and tennis court. House facilities includes: fully furnished with dining table, sofa etc, full kitchen, washing machine, and AC.

And yes, I pay only RM150 per month for the master bedroom, with attached toilet. Yes, that is considered a super cheap rent in KL.

How did I do it?

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