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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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Travel
Travelling Around the Region? This One Pass Could Help You Save Hundreds of Dollars
By and large, Singapore has always been a popular travel destination. But it’s not just because of the lovely view of our CBD and hundreds of people slogging away late...
10 June 2015
5% Unlimited Cash Rebate? Yes, There Is Such a Thing And Here’s How It Works
Credit Cards
5% Unlimited Cash Rebate? Yes, There Is Such a Thing And Here’s How It Works
The rise in popularity of cash rebate for credit card expenditure is something you might not have expected 5-10 years ago. Back in the days of credit card rewards points,...
27 April 2015
4 Great Benefits You Didn’t Know You Could Get With Airline Loyalty Programs
Travel
4 Great Benefits You Didn’t Know You Could Get With Airline Loyalty Programs
Ask any Singaporean on the street what some of their dreams are, and you are bound to run into more than a few people who mention “travel” in their answers....
23 April 2015
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Travel
3 Advantages You Gain from Booking Your Travel Flights Way in Advance
Do a quick search on the web and you’ll find plenty of literature on when the optimal time to book your flight is, and the perils of booking your flight...
17 April 2015
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Career
If You’re Still Skeptical About Achieving Work-Life Harmony, Let Some Organisations Show You How With Flexible Work Arrangements
In the perpetually busy state that Singaporeans are in, it’s tough to juggle the multiple responsibilities that keep increasing as we move through the various life stages. We previously looked...
12 December 2014
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Home Loans
Buying a Lake Life EC Unit? Here Are 3 Things You Should Know Before Choosing Your Home Loan
If you were one of the lucky few that secured a unit at Lake Life over the weekend, you may have really lucked out on a bang for buck property...
10 November 2014
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Invest
Why Investors Should be Rejoicing Over SGX’s New Trading Rules
We thought the day would never come, but SGX has finally decided to do something about some of their most archaic trading rules. The beauty of the new direction with...
4 September 2014
Think the Rich Have Retirement Covered? DBS Survey Reveals A Different Story
Budgeting
Think the Rich Have Retirement Covered? DBS Survey Reveals A Different Story
You wouldn’t be faulted for completely ignoring any plight regarding retirement when it comes to the affluent in Singapore. They’ve got it all sorted out right? No money issues to...
15 July 2014
Is This The Most Sensible Thing The Government Has Said Regarding CPF So Far?
Opinion
Is This The Most Sensible Thing The Government Has Said Regarding CPF So Far?
There’s been a lot of opinions and statements (I’m trying to be polite here) regarding CPF floating around over the past few weeks. From Singapore’s latest blog martyr, Roy Ngerng, to...
11 July 2014
Guess What? Lui Tuck Yew Says Fares NEED To Increase To Keep New Bus Model Sustainable
Opinion
Guess What? Lui Tuck Yew Says Fares NEED To Increase To Keep New Bus Model Sustainable
This is just brilliant. I almost choked on my morning coffee when I read the recent news article regarding Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew’s response to a Parliamentary debate on the...
8 July 2014
What Lim Swee Say Was Really Trying To Say Regarding CPF
Opinion
What Lim Swee Say Was Really Trying To Say Regarding CPF
It’s tough to be a politician nowadays. Say something well meaning and it gets torn apart in seconds. On the bright side, it does lend itself to some shining examples...
24 June 2014
SingTel Wants To Charge You For WhatsApp? Screw That. Here Are 3 Alternatives
Opinion
SingTel Wants To Charge You For WhatsApp? Screw That. Here Are 3 Alternatives
It would appear that Mark Zuckerberg may have gotten more than he bargained for when he bought WhatsApp for $16b billion. After a series of unfortunate incidents, there’s a new...
27 February 2014