Mark Reijman

Recent and archived articles by Mark Reijman

30 Sep 2017 | 9:08 PM

Ten rules for a smart credit card user

A CREDIT credit card is like a knife or a baseball bat: it is not per definition good or bad, safe or dangerous.

23 Sep 2017 | 9:09 PM

Focus more on making money than saving money

AT we care about saving money, a lot. We try not to be extreme cheapskates because where is the fun in that?

16 Sep 2017 | 8:55 PM

How to improve your credit score

KNOWING your credit score by heart is not as popular in Malaysia as it is in some other countries, but it is definitely gaining traction.

9 Sep 2017 | 11:41 PM

Six credit card myths busted

DESPITE 3.6 million Malaysians holding over eight million credit cards in Malaysia, the inner workings of a credit card are still a mystery for some.

2 Sep 2017 | 4:52 PM

Drawbacks of a cashless society

EVERYDAY we inch closer to a cashless society. Many dystopian futures envision societies where cash is no longer king, but instead “points” or “units” through our phone, fingerprint, iris or a chip under our skin are the primary form of payment.

27 Aug 2017 | 3:07 PM

How online scams make themselves look legit

SCAMS only work if they don’t look like scams. How do scammers do it? There are many ways, and here are some of the most cunning ones, to make sure they don’t fool you.

19 Aug 2017 | 9:32 PM

Will robots and artificial intelligence take your job?

“THEY took our jobs!” say the rednecks in South Park whenever someone “steals” their jobs.

12 Aug 2017 | 11:34 PM

Why a little bit of narcissism can be a good thing

SOMETIMES it seems like the whole upper echelon is crowded with narcist leaders.

5 Aug 2017 | 9:13 PM

Too much hype over diamonds as investment

DON'T get me wrong. I too bought a diamond engagement ring when I proposed to my wife. But I wasn’t deluded into thinking that the diamond ring was a good investment and I most certainly didn’t spend two months of salary on it either.

29 Jul 2017 | 9:46 PM

Buying separate insurance and investment products better option

FINANCIAL products do not necessarily need to be complicated. A credit card or savings account and car or travel insurance are relatively straightforward products.