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Good morning! One of the stories we’re looking at this week will hopefully help you navigate one tricky situation: What can you do to not burn bridges with your current employer when moving to a rival firm?

Joining a competitor may make your current bosses feel resentful or angry, but the parting of ways doesn’t need to be a difficult process, says manpower correspondent Calvin Yang. To avoid any issues, remember to fulfill all your commitments and ensure a smooth handover to your replacement.

Meanwhile, a recent survey found that good money management is an important must-have for many singles. Invest editor Tan Ooi Boon highlights more nuggets about how money features in the dating game, including how the meal tab should be split. 

Bai lan, antiwork, hustle: Do these terms sound familiar to you? These are some buzzwords about working life that you may already be doing or feeling without realising it.

Is there any particular term which best reflects your attitude towards work? Tell us more at headstart@sph.com.sg