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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].

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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...
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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...
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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...
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
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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...
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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...
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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
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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...
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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
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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.
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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...
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Renovation Loans
Singaporeans Have Been Overpaying For Their Home Renovations – That’s About to Change
Any Singaporean who’s had to go through the experience of renovating their home will each have their own traumatic experience to recount.But here’s the real issue – on top of...
14 November 2017
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Credit Cards
The Best Air Miles Credit Cards in Singapore for Frequent Flyers
Ask any Singaporean what their dreams are, and travelling the world is bound to come up at least 80% of the time in one form or another. We’re not sure...
23 October 2017
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Savings Accounts
Looking for a Simple Savings Account? Here’s UOB’s Hassle-Free Solution
Singaporeans really love a good savings account, but sometimes dealing with banks can feel like we’re part of a circus acrobat’s obstacle course. The number of hoops we have to...
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Career
Graduating from Polytechnic or ITE? Here’s How You Can Kickstart Your Career
Ask young Singaporeans about their career aspirations and you might come across this answer pretty often: “I want a job that lets me pursue my passion, plus opportunities to climb...
6 October 2017
6 Amazing High End Restaurants in Singapore You Can Now Afford Because of These Discounts
Dining
6 Amazing High End Restaurants in Singapore You Can Now Afford Because of These Discounts
The dining scene in Singapore is certainly growing at a very healthy rate, if credit card spend is anything to go by. Dining spend in Singapore has surpassed retail expenditure...
21 September 2017
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Transportation
Here’s Why Your Grab Rides Are About To Get a Whole Lot Sweeter
Just a few years back, the idea of an on-demand ride-hailing transport provider such as Grab seemed like a novel idea. But today, booking a car or taxi through the...
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Credit Cards
Why The UOB One Card Is Still Singapore’s Most Generous Rebate Card
In the realm of credit cards that offer cash rebates as an incentive, few cards have stood the test of the time as well as the UOB One Credit Card...
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Shopping
Here’s Why Online Grocery Shopping Will Soon Become the New Norm in Singapore
In a country whose people are known to work the longest hours in the world, coupled with the fact that people are a lot more comfortable with the e-commerce space...