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Celine Tan

Cheras, Malaysia


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~ A writer with an Economics degree & knowledge in personal financial planning ~

Worked with investors from various background in the first two years of working years (September 2003 to August 2005) as a mutual fund consultant. During this period, completed the Certification in Financial Planning (CFP) from Module 1 to Module 6.

Worked with a financial planning firm as a para planner to gain experience from the period September 2005 to August 2007, executing tasks such as technical research that covered areas of debt management, wealth protection and wealth accumulation.

Aim to help the public in the financial services industry. Choose the writing field after four years in the industry as I believe media present me greater opportunity to touch ground with people (since September 2007).

I am a self-motivated person and dedicated to work; hence, productive. I have self-discipline and will always work towards meeting the deadlines. To be able to do so, I am good at my follow ups and stay organized at all times. I see myself as a 'team player' as I am willing to help my co-workers if they are in need of assistance to complete their assignments. I feel there's the importance of using one's emotional intelligence while dealing with people of all characters.

Interests: Writing: Profiles, Investing, Insurance, Personal Financial Planning, Estate Planning, Retirement, Debt Management

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Personal Investing: Funds – Gains from green funds
  • Inflation risk to remain mild, say analysts
  • Cover story: Your top 8 questions answered
  • First person: Designing is in his blood - Eric Leong
  • Wellness: Choosing a great gym
  • MYM: Rates on the move
  • Personal Investing: Can the past predict the future?
  • Partial - Cover story: Things you can do to minimize your tax for the year
  • Partial – Cover Story: Despite the economic challenges, there are investing opportunities out there
  • Cover feature: Size up your unit trust fund portfolio and learn how to navigate through the ups and downs of the market (Joint article)
  • Cover feature: Seven new smart tax-planning strategies
  • Personal Finance: When it pays to pay for advice
  • ASM, ASW offer investors consistency
  • Personal Finance – Insurance: Is a universal life policy for you?
  • Personal Investing: Aiming for absolute returns
  • Workwise: 5 ways to get off on the right foot
  • MENA has bright long-term prospects, says fund manager
  • Spaces: Sell your property in a slow market
  • MYM: Call warrants on the rise
  • More corporate unit trust advisers expected
  • IMHO: Financial planners need to engage with the public
  • Personal Investing: All bundled up
  • Fund Q&A: Corporate bonds most promising sector
  • Part 2 Cover Story: Have you planned your life?
  • EPF retirement savings for self-employed
  • Bond funds: Minimal impact from gradual hike
  • Fund Q&A: BRIC economies still strong
  • Joint cover story: Be a better investor
  • Fund watch: HwangDBS Asia Quantum Fund benefits from asset allocation strategy
  • Workwise: Erring at work
  • MYM: Multi-class structure for unit trust funds
  • Joint: The Edge Lipper StarMine Awards 2010
  • Workwise: Can you have it all?
  • MYM: You can shop for unit trusts online soon
  • Personal Investing: Banking on structural growth
  • Smart spending: Repair or replace?
  • Fund Q&A: Playing the China Card
  • Personal Investing: Flavour of the day
  • Funds: Reversion for agribusiness seen
  • IMHO: Financial tips for those just starting out
  • Insurance: Don’t sit on your hands - investment-linked policies
  • Prudential launches new global fund
  • Personal Investing – Funds: An alternative to FD?
  • Personal Investing: Funds – best and worst unit trust funds 2007
  • Personal Investing: CIMB-Principal takes a holistic approach
  • Investing in the pullback
  • First Person: Puan Chan Cheong of Green Packet
  • Phrase of the month: Beta and alpha
  • Personal Investing: 7 rules for warrants
  • No prolonged downward trend, say fund managers and analyst
  • Personal Finance: EPF Alternatives
  • Joint article (millionaire) – Protecting your riches
  • Phrase of the month: Double-dip recession
  • Cover story: The road ahead is slow and uneven, so tread gently but positively, aided by these themes and sectors
  • What multi-class funds will offer
  • Fund managers' strategies for 2010
  • Personal Investing: Eye on Russia
  • Personal Finance: Insurance – Do they really pay?
  • MYM: Prudential seeks to acquire AIA Group in Asia
  • Personal Investing: Searching for Signs
  • MYM: Dealing with the latest price hikes
  • Personal Investing: Rising interest rates and you
  • Personal Business: 3 money issues for the self-employed
  • Partial – Cover story Millionaires: James Tan and Evelyn Ch’ng
  • Insurance: 12 questions to ask your agent
  • Personal Business: Eyeing the optical business?
  • Personal Investing: Special report – The Edge Lipper Malaysia Fund Awards 2009 (Joint article)
  • MYM: Staying cool in bear-market rallies
  • Currency volatility to stay high
  • Pacific Mutual launches China-focused fund
  • MYM: Yet another golden record
  • MYM: Inflation on the rise
  • Personal Finance – Retirement: Do you have enough?
  • Cover story: Position your portfolio for the recovery - Eight moves for the next six months and beyond
  • MYM news: Is there a China bubble?
  • Personal Investing: Trusting in REITs
  • Personal Finance: How to say "no" to your child
  • MYM: Higher returns on FD?
  • Personal Business: Supplying art and craft materials
  • Joint article (Personal Finance): Funeral finances
  • Personal Investing: Are the waters safe?
  • Cover story: Stock picks for 2010
  • Personal Investing: Hedging with hedge funds
  • Fund houses' strategies in dealing with the tough environment
  • Personal Investing: Headwinds for bonds
  • Personal Business: Business in blooms
  • Personal Investing: Staying afloat in turbulent times
  • Personal Finance: Finding the right financial planner
  • Personal Investing: Making forex gains
  • Cover story: How to build passive income streams
  • Partial – Cover story: 31 free things
  • Personal Investing: Should you stay defensive?
  • Personal Business: Do you need a partner?
  • Insurance: Guaranteed income for your golden years?
  • Personal finance: Leaving a legacy
  • Personal Investing: Should you feast on feeder funds?
  • Fund launches dwindle
  • Lower inflation doesn’t mean lower prices
  • MYM: IFPAC makes a comeback
  • Personal Investing: Hot Commodities
  • Growth or value investing in these times?
  • Personal Investing: Is diversification death?
  • Fund Q&A: Infrastructure still going strong
  • Great Eastern launches investment-linked plans for various needs
  • Education Focus: 5 ways to fund your studies
  • Funds Q&A: Positive on Asia Pacific
  • Partial – Cover story on millionaire: Ng Teck Fong and Ernie Chen
  • No increase in people seeking AKPK counseling despite slowdown
  • Personal Finance: Have mobile, will pay
  • Personal Finance: Will you be my executor?
  • Personal Finance: 5 things to know about going paperless
  • Capital protected funds on the rise
  • Phrase of the month: Commodity supercycle