Financially Literate Singapore
Ep 65: What is next after you have achieved your financial goals? (with Randall Chong, Books Beyond Borders)

Ep 65: What is next after you have achieved your financial goals? (with Randall Chong, Books Beyond Borders)

November 23, 2020

I think as we embark on this pursuit of financial progress, sometimes we wonder, is this all there is to life? I think we all can agree there is more to life than more money, but how many of us dared to drop our familiar cycles to embark on the path less traveled, starting a social enterprise? Today I am bringing on a very interesting friend of mine, as we explore; 

 

  • Is there more to money in the pursuit of life 
  • Does being a social entrepreneur mean that you sacrifice financially?
  • Can social enterprises ever be profitable?
  • How much is enough and where does one get the strength to pivot their whole life? 

For more good stuff, visit https://linktr.ee/thefinancialcoconut

 

 

Ep 64: 3 Kinds of Financial Advice to be wary of

Ep 64: 3 Kinds of Financial Advice to be wary of

November 16, 2020

In a world where information is bombarding you every moment possible, I am sure we question frequently, are they accurate and trustworthy? I am not saying that we can be 100% accurate and be the sole beacon of truth, realistically, many of us are operating on "best in class" knowledge.  In today's episode, we explore; 

 

  • Are there absolute truths and "best"? 
  • How do we decide which advice works for us?
  • Learning from people that matter 
  • Keeping an open mind and recognise probability 

 

For more good stuff, head over to https://linktr.ee/thefinancialcoconut

 

Ep.63 TFC 2020 US Election Special: How will it affect your Investments and your life?!

Ep.63 TFC 2020 US Election Special: How will it affect your Investments and your life?!

November 9, 2020

We interject the regular episodes to bring you this highly sought after discussion. As more Singaporeans are invested in the US and with close to 50% of all stock market capitalization now in the US, many are wondering what is going to happen going forward! One thing to start, we are assuming a Biden Victory, Republican Senate, and a Dem House which is a super important assumption in our discussion as we explore;

 

  • Will your portfolio see a direct impact from a change in the presidency? 
  • Can the US tide through the economic challenges and pandemic?
  • Do you need to adjust your portfolio now? 
  • Will the US stock market crash? 
  • Is weed the biggest winner of the US election? 

 

For more good stuff, visit https://linktr.ee/thefinancialcoconut

 

Ep.1 TFC: Re-Introduction, Why do we do this now! (Nov 2020)

Ep.1 TFC: Re-Introduction, Why do we do this now! (Nov 2020)

November 7, 2020

It has been a year since TFC started! It began as a small little personal rant from my dining table but it has since grown to become a significant voice in Singapore and beyond in the personal finance space. We now believe that there is a lot more to do in what we term, Personal Finance +, and we would like to reintroduce you to TFC's mission from here on! Sincerely appreciate every one of you guys for supporting the podcast and welcome all you new coconuts on this journey with us! In this episode, we explore; 

 

  • The broad groups of people that are struggling with personal finance 
  • Systemic challenges that impede one's personal finances 
  • Psychological and emotional challenges projected onto money
  • Why you should spend more time with us! 

 

For more good stuff, visit https://linktr.ee/thefinancialcoconut

Welcoming you into the coconut tribe haha!

Ep.62 TFC: 3 Job Hunting Hard Truths in tough times

Ep.62 TFC: 3 Job Hunting Hard Truths in tough times

November 2, 2020

Some of us are doing fine, some of us have barely started, and an increasing number of people are struggling with job losses, underemployment, or pay cuts today. Tough times are here and there are some realities about the job market during such periods that we cannot hide from. In today's episode, we explore; 

  • The inflow of talent vs demand 
  • Who are the people job hunting during such times? 
  • Should one just take any random job? 
  • How can we rise above the markets?

For more good stuff, https://linktr.ee/thefinancialcoconut

 

Ep 61 TFC: Living on FREE in Singapore, the worlds most expensive city, possible? (with Daniel Tay)

Ep 61 TFC: Living on FREE in Singapore, the worlds most expensive city, possible? (with Daniel Tay)

October 26, 2020

Singapore is consistently one of the most expensive cities in the world to live in and yet there is a thriving community of people here living on FREE! Must Singaporeans work till we drop? Must retirement be a 65-year-old thing? Is there a better way to live? In today's episode, we explore;

  • How a thriving community in Singapore is leading a new way of life, living in abundance
  • Probably the leanest way to live on this Island 
  • The central idea of consumerism and how can we can thrive on what others don't want 

For more good stuff, https://linktr.ee/thefinancialcoconut

 

Ep.60 TFC: 3 Personal Tips for 1st time Home Renters

Ep.60 TFC: 3 Personal Tips for 1st time Home Renters

October 19, 2020

It is not common for Singaporeans to rent a space, many of us either crash at our parents place till we get our own space or never ever leave their space. Honestly renting your own space is a great learning experience, a chance to really understand yourself and your way of life. In today's episode, we explore; 

  • Should we have an agent while we rent? 
  • The beauty of having your own space 
  • Should we rent for more than a year at once? 

For more good stuff, https://linktr.ee/thefinancialcoconut

Ep. 59 TFC: Singaporeans should live in Malaysia !

Ep. 59 TFC: Singaporeans should live in Malaysia !

October 12, 2020

Singapore is a great city, with loads of opportunities, but does it feel like there is no breathing space? Realistically, life here is really fast and sometimes we get lost in the cycle. I personally feel there is beauty in exploring life out of Singapore, gladly welcome you to Malaysia. In today's episode, we explore;

  • Singapore's Opportunity Trade-off 
  • Importance of having breathing and creative space 
  • Does stress create a nation of highly isolated people? 
  • Can we succeed without Singapore? 

For more good stuff, https://linktr.ee/thefinancialcoconut

Ep 58 TFC: A new digital way for Financial Planning, something better (with Cherie Wang, Planner Bee)

Ep 58 TFC: A new digital way for Financial Planning, something better (with Cherie Wang, Planner Bee)

October 5, 2020

I am sure many people have mixed experiences with Financial Planners, some are great at helping us see a better picture and give us a good plan, while many may really be questionable. There may be a new way to do it, a new app in town Planner Bee aims to provide a better Financial Planning experience with "objective" advice. In today's episode, we will explore;

  • How honesty, comfort, and accuracy of information greatly affect your financial planning process
  • Is there really "objective" advice?
  • Will digital disruption create a better process for you? 
  • Is Lifestyle Inflation a problem? 

For more good stuff, https://linktr.ee/thefinancialcoconut

 

Ep 57 TFC: Remove these Habits to save $10k a year easily

Ep 57 TFC: Remove these Habits to save $10k a year easily

September 28, 2020

We all love to spend, the question has always been are we spending to maximize our satisfaction? Many of us have spending habits that we do not even question, as a result, we keep spending without progressing on the journey of life. In today's episode, we explore:

  • How Spending narratives are shaped 
  • Our human psyche that informs our way of spending 
  • Focusing on creating a life we love rather than escaping our problems 
  • Strategies to tweak these habits 

 

For more good stuff, https://linktr.ee/thefinancialcoconut

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