Keep It Simple, Season 1: Investing 101, Finding Jobs in a Recession, and More

By Sophia - 16 July 2020
4 mins read

And that’s a wrap on Keep It Simple’s first season!

For the last two months, you sat down to listen to us ramble for eight podcast episodes led by TSS’ very own Pris and Sope. Here’s a roundup of what we touched on and discussed across the season:

Episode 1: The Singaporean Dream of Living Alone

In this episode, our hosts discussed what went into moving out and living on your own. With high rental rates in Singapore, what do we need to do to be prepared? 

Listen to the full episode here.

Episode 2: How to Save for an Emergency Fund

Our hosts talk about one of the most important parts of anyone’s personal finance: emergency funds. In times of trouble, are you adequately prepared to bear the financial costs, unforeseen or not? Our hosts talk about their own emergency funds, how they’re saving for it, and what their goals are. 

Listen to the full episode here.

Episode 3: Setting Financial Milestones

What even are financial goals? Did you know there are three types of financial goals? Our hosts dive into their own financial goals and milestones, and discuss the SMART method that will help them achieve their goals.

Listen to the full episode here.

Episode 4: WTF Has WFH Done to My Money?!

In this solo episode, Sope has a frank, one-way conversation about what working from home has done to her budget, and how her spending habits have changed (for better or for worse). She reflects and suggests some tips to supercharge our budgeting skills.

Listen to the full episode here.

Episode 5: Noob vs Expert: So, Can We Start Investing Now?

Our hosts invite Joe, Director of Investment at Golden Equator Wealth, onto the show to give them the rundown of investing 101, meant for people who have always wanted to invest but never knew how to start. From book recommendations to talking about the US market climate, Joe takes us through the basics of investing sans the tough terminology.

Listen to the full episode here.

Episode 6: In This Recession, Are Fresh Grads Doomed?

In the wake of a recession and high unemployment rates, our hosts bring up an old study about how the 2008 recession affected Canadian university students and graduates. The main question being asked here is, “Do fresh grads have hope of finding jobs in a recession?” Our hosts share their own experiences and other experiences from those who graduated during 2008, and try to find some reassurance and answers.

Listen to the full episode here.

Episode 7: How to Not Screw Up These Interview Questions

Meant for fresh grads and first-time job seekers (or even just young professionals with just a bit of experience), this episode takes us through the do’s and don’t’s of answering the most commonly asked interview questions.

Listen to the full episode here.

Episode 8: Decoding Workplace Conflicts During WFH ft. Decode HR

Our hosts discuss common workplace conflicts against the backdrop of a new normal, where we’re more or less working from home indefinitely till the pandemic situation blows over. To aid them in their learning, they invited Evelyn Chow from Decode HR to shed some light on these common workplace issues, and how to tackle them.

Listen to the full episode here.

Want to hear more? We’re getting ready to deliver Season 2 to you in August. Be sure to drop us a message if you have a specific topic you’d like us to cover and reach out to us on our social media platforms. See you soon, and until then, keep it simple!


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