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Yap Ming Hui

starbiz@thestar.com.my

Recent and archived articles by Yap Ming Hui

29 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Risky business: Insulating yourself from investment heartaches

THERE are many ways to grow wealth, including setting aside some savings on a monthly basis, optimising tax benefits or by increasing income.

24 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Budget 2019: Takeaways for the middle class

BY now, the hype of Budget 2019 would have died down somewhat and Malaysians from all walks of life would have a pretty good idea how the budget could directly affect them or otherwise.

Tax relief: Budget 2019 will see the separation of the previous combined RM6,000 tax relief allocated for EPF contribution and life insurance or takaful premium into RM4,000 and RM3,000.
27 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Are you ready for Fire?

Money & you - By Yap Ming Hui
Young professional millennials in the US are literally on Fire.

22 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

Know where you stand to get where you want to be

Learning from Pakatan government’s financial management challenges

11 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

Unlocking the code of your financial freedom

Money & you by Yap Ming Hui
WHEN you ask people what financial freedom is, chances are that you will get different answers from different people.

2 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Imagining an online wealth manager that really works

Money & you - By Yap Ming Hui
MY article in February, “Whither Robo-advisors as Wealth Managers” raised the question whether robo-advisors, spawned by advancements in financial technology, can truly take over and transform the wealth management industry; and if so, to what extent?

5 May 2018 | 7:00 AM

Making a smooth transition into your retirement years

LET’S face it, retirement can be a life-changing event.

31 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

Turning a crisis into an opportunity

IN early February 2018, investors around the world were thrown into a frenzy when global share markets tumbled overnight. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 8.2% over six trading days.

24 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Whither robo-advisers as wealth managers

ROBO-ADVISERS will soon be weaving their way into the very fabric of our society and our daily lives. No, I do not mean humanoid artificially intelligent beings in the likes of Asimov’s “I, Robot” or “The Positronic Man”, rather I am referring to digital investment management services that is rapidly gaining traction in Asia and very soon, right here on our own shores.

Human touch: A pedestrian passes in front of a Charles Schwab Corp bank branch in Chicago, Illinois. Companies like Betterment, Capital One and Charles Schwab are taking the route of adding human financial advisers to their online advisory services.
20 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

Building wealth management strategies for this year

Money & you by Yap Ming Hui
THE year is shaping up to be a challenging one.

Rising cost: inflation in Malaysia is expected to rise along with the Consumer Price Index, even as business growth and personal income levels are struggling to catch up.

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