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Cheong Wai Quan

Recent and archived articles by Cheong Wai Quan

23 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Kids master skills thanks to mums, teachers

A GROUP of mothers whose children are studying at SJK(C) Kuen Cheng 2, have been working with the school to guide weaker pupils to learn the basic skills of Bahasa Malaysia and English.

One for the album as Noorhana (in green tudung) who is flanked by Yap on her left and Tai (in dark purple baju kebaya) pose together with the parent-tutors, teachers and children at the awards ceremony.
13 Jul 2015 | 7:00 AM

Invest for long term to grow wealth

IRENE Bergman turns 100 this coming August. She is the longest-serving financial advisor on Wall Street and still calls her clients regularly. The Bergman story serves to reinforce basic rules in investing – invest long term to grow wealth and do not time market for quick gains.

29 Jun 2015 | 7:00 AM

You need enough willpower to create your own retirement plan

To DIY (do it yourself)investment, one needs to exert enough willpower to break inertia to go through the many funds online, construct the portfolio and delay gratification to enjoy one’s fruits in the golden years. Does one have the time and knowledge to do so?

18 May 2015 | 7:00 AM

Whip the wallet — it takes will power!

The world we face in the future may be like that in the Avengers movie where a higher authority decides what is best for us. We need to fend for ourselves, maybe not against artificial intelligence robots but against goods and services tax (GST), rising prices, lower returns, high medical or school fees, and so on.

27 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM

Be your kids’ action hero

IT is a wonder what a little baby can do to her parents! For some new dads, they transform into action heroes to do the responsible thing.

20 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM

Burning the candles at both ends

FINANCIAL SNACKS - By Cheong Wai Quan
A JOYOUS occasion and the long-awaited baby liven up my brother’s home front. At 45, he becomes a first-time dad.

23 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM

Decide who will care for the children

It was also the day MH370 disappeared. Its loss, still raw in the hearts of families and next-of-kin, remind us of the need to get some matters prepared.

26 Jan 2015 | 7:00 AM

“Rent” is not a four-letter word

FINANCIAL SNACKS - By CHEONG WAI QUAN
Renting allows one to test out the neighbourhood or scout for other suitable locations.

19 Jan 2015 | 7:00 AM

Why is buying your own house so important?

My mother, who bought her first house plus a little small rental property, believes the monthly rental guarantees a comfortable retirement especially once the mortgage is paid, based on her simple calculations. Her belief certainly resonates with many Malaysians who assert owning real estate provides retirement stability in old age.

15 Sep 2014 | 7:49 AM

Predicament: Retirement or private school fees?

Last week, Joyce shared about saving private fees. I agree with her. Here’s my predicament. Retirement or private school fees? But it is a decision we have to make.