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Articles by Mark Cheng

I rant and rave a lot, but when I'm not busy doing that, I'm managing the content for MoneySmart. I love Singapore, but I also believe in helping it to improve bit by bit, and that's where MoneySmart comes in. Have some thoughts? Drop me an email at [email protected]

The Biggest Complaints Singaporeans Drivers Have About Driving in Singapore
Car Insurance
The Biggest Complaints Singaporeans Drivers Have About Driving in Singapore
This post was written in collaboration with Income. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
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Invest
Want To Earn KrisFlyer Miles? You Can Now Do That Whilst Trading
This post was written in collaboration with IG. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
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Entertainment
Can’t Live Without Music Apps Like Spotify? You’d Be Silly Not To Sign Up For Singtel Music
This post was written in collaboration with Singtel. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
retirement planning singapore
Budgeting
Taking Care Of Retired Parents Who Have No Savings? – How Much It Might Cost You in Singapore
The discussion on retirement planning in Singapore is by no means at an end, but a new study by NTUC Income has shed some very important light on the other...
31 August 2018
uob one account
Savings Accounts
The New UOB One Account – The Highest Interest Rate In Town and More
This post was written in collaboration with UOB. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
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Travel Insurance
Why Is Coverage of Pre-existing Conditions So Important for Travel Insurance?
This post was written in collaboration with MSIG Insurance (Singapore). While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the...
dbs multi-currency account
Savings Accounts
Going to Study, Work or Invest in the US? Here’s Why You Should Be Looking at the DBS Multi-Currency Account Now
This post was written in collaboration with DBS. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
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Budgeting
Singtel’s New Combo XO Plan – You No Longer Have To Choose Between Only Huge Data Or Discounted Phones
This post was written in collaboration with Singtel. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
singtel mobile leasing
Budgeting
Is there a Smarter Way to Upgrade to the Latest Flagship Phone?
This post was written in collaboration with Singtel. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
Here’s How 3 of NTUC Income’s Car Insurance Services Can Make Your Life Much Easier
Car Insurance
Here’s How 3 of NTUC Income’s Car Insurance Services Can Make Your Life Much Easier
This post was written in collaboration with NTUC Income. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same...
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Shopping
How You Can Make The Most Out of GSS 2018
This article is sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore) Limited (“SCBSL”). All information provided is on an “as is” basis and for informational purposes only. The content, views, opinions and recommendations...
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Property
Here’s What Older Folks in Singapore Should Know About Their Homes as They Plan for Retirement
Retirement should not be something you think about only when you reach your golden years. Other than your CPF or cash savings or support from your children, your HDB flat...
20 June 2018
Here’s How Singaporeans Can Better Plan Their Finances When It Comes to Their Homes
Property
Here’s How Singaporeans Can Better Plan Their Finances When It Comes to Their Homes
Owning a home that you can call your own is certainly exciting, but it is also one of the biggest purchases you will probably make in your lifetime. What’s more...
11 June 2018
buying a flat hdb bto resale flat singapore
Property
Planning Ahead When Buying a Flat – A Guide to Saving Yourself From a Massive Headache
For many Singaporeans, buying a home is a huge milestone. Some may even joke that it has replaced engagement rings as the new way of proposing. The issue is that...
5 June 2018
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Travel
Here’s Why Getting a Data Roaming Plan for Your Travels Might be a Smarter Choice
This post was written in collaboration with Singtel. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
bosch unlimited cordless handheld vacuum cleaner
Budgeting
Here’s How Bosch’s New Unlimited Cordless Handstick Vacuum Cleaner Can Save You Time and Money
This post was written in collaboration with Bosch. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
SCB BonusSaver Account
Savings Accounts
Apart From High Interest, Here’s Why You Should Consider The Bonus$aver Account Now
This post was written in collaboration with Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore) Limited. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products...
standard chartered rewards credit card
Credit Cards
The New Standard Chartered Rewards+ Credit Card – A Lifestyle Rewards Card That Can Earn You Up to 10X Rewards Points
This post was written in collaboration with Standard Chartered. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same...
10 May 2018
samsung quickdrive washing machine
Family
Here’s Why Samsung’s Latest QuickDrive™ Washing Machine is Going To Be the New Standard
This post was written in collaboration with Samsung. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
full price mobile phone
Budgeting
Is It Smart To Pay Full Price Upfront For Your Mobile Phone? Here Are Some Ways to Avoid It
This post was written in collaboration with Singtel. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
gst voucher housing grant singapore family
Budgeting
GST Voucher, Housing Grants and More – A Summary of Government Initiatives to Help Singaporean Households
Budget 2018 may have come and gone, but with it came a few new measures aimed at helping lower- and middle-income households. That’s good, but do you also know that...
11 April 2018
singapore income tax filing season 2018
Budgeting
Income Tax Filing 2019 – Everything You Need to Know About Tax Deductions and e-Filing
Maybe it’s your first year of work, or maybe you have filed your income tax several times before. Many will agree that no matter how many times you have been...
22 March 2018
career support programme
Career
Managing Hiring Costs – Here’s One Scheme Singapore Business Owners Shouldn’t Ignore
Talented staff can propel your business to new heights, and as we already know, Singaporeans are definitely a hard working bunch. But employing great workers comes at a price.
toyota prius c hybrid car singapore
Transportation
Toyota’s New Prius C – Why This Car Should Be a Top Consideration For Singaporean Drivers
Telling Singaporeans about the cost of owning a car in Singapore is very much like complaining about the weather – it’s definitely not going to change much. And now with...
FWD’s New Insurance Savings Plan Just Made Growing Your Money a Lot Easier
Invest
FWD’s New Insurance Savings Plan Just Made Growing Your Money a Lot Easier
Since the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) opened the gates for insurers to distribute life insurance products online, we’ve seen a slew of new products reaching out to an audience...