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Money 101: Best Things I Ever Bought Via Online Shopping Part 4

Online Shopping eStore

Now with “everything” being online and the delivery of the ordered items pretty much safe and on time, one will not need to go out to an ordinary shop to buy. It is just a matter of clicking a button to pick, select and pay. Infographic source: Midec / Exabytes

The downside of online purchases is that one cannot be able to physically inspect the items before purchase. And I admit that I got burned more than twice of which I managed to get a refund for some and for others, a chance to throw away into the dustbin.

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Money 101: Best Things I Ever Bought Via Online Shopping Part 3

Fluval Fish Tank Aquarium Online Pet

The next major item that I am planning to buy online is the US-made Fluval brand fish tank set that comes complete with a large 34 litres fish tank, 3 stage water filtration system and multi-colour 7500K LED lights for the living hall. Image source: Shopee

We will need to spend extra on the accessories namely the fine white sand, aquatic plants; lava rocks and of course fishes. We had 2 other aquariums at home before but it was not attractive as we did not add the right accessories and we had to throw them away after they had a crack.

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Budget 2022: Pre Budget 2022 Statement, Some Points to Ponder

Petronas Budget Expenses Government Financial Economy

It was reported in TheStar back in February 2021 that Petronas had contributed almost RM1.2 trillion since 1976 to the national budget income. In Budget 2020, the Government projected a one-off special dividend of RM30 billion from Petronas which represented 10% of the overall RM297 billion income. The question is how long Petronas can continue to contribute significantly to the national budget? Source: Petronas

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Money 101: Best Things I Bought Via Online Shopping Part 2

online Leagoo M8 smartphone

Continuing with the best things that I have bought online, one of the best things that unfortunately did not last long is cheap China-made smartphones and smartphone covers.

One of the fine examples is Leagoo M8 smartphone which I bought online for RM263.20 and that was for a kill considering the phone’s specifications. In the end, I had to replace this phone as it got outdated and it had problems with the screen sensors. Image source: Mesramobile

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