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#58: Coffee Break: Not a Doctor, Not a Lawyer.. A Disappointment?
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Why are our parents so obsessed with us becoming doctors and lawyers?!

It can be hard to say no to your parents – trust us, we get it. But it being a doctor or lawyer really the only path to success (and a good income) in life. In this episode of Keep It Simple, we talk about alternative mindsets and careers in life (that are not doctors and lawyers) that can also bring in the dough.

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#57: The Realities of Renting Your Own Place
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Dead snakes, creepy housemates, and cat poop on the car porch?!

Renting comes with freedom, but also its own set of challenges. Nicole, Marcus and Sope share what they wish they knew when they first started renting, their interesting housemate experiences and tips on what to look out for if you wish to move out.

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#56 Did Impulse Journaling Help Us Save Money?!
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And we’re back with our updates on impulse journaling! In this episode Pris and Sope talk about their impulse journaling efforts. Listen as Pris shares with us about how she simply forgot about a new product launch by just scheduling something else. What other techniques did they do to not give in to their impulse purchases and most importantly … did Sope really save $1,000 from this?

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#55: Earning Money in Your Free Time?!
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Ka-ching Ka-ching!

These days, we’re all about that side hustle and passive income stuff. And it can feel overwhelming especially when you’re already exhausted from work. Fret not – in this episode, we ranked several side income sources from easy to difficult so everyone can get a piece of the hustle pie.

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#54: Do You Review Your Insurance Policies?
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We’re often so caught up with the daily that we forget the little important things, like reviewing our insurance coverage. In this episode, Sope and Pris discuss why, when, and how we should review our insurance policies. Keep it simple, and keep your coverage up to date!

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#53: How to Get Out of Being Mom's Retirement Plan ft. Preeti from HerFolio
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TFW I’m My Least Favourite Sandwich…


Many people from the older generation (aka our parents) tend to be risk-averse and avoid investing. But if we leave it to fate, we might end up being part of the “sandwich generation”.  In this episode, Preeti, a certified financial planner, shares how we can plan our finances and protect our our parents’ wealth for them.

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#52: How Two Beginners Started Investing (IG Live Special)
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And we are LIVE!

For this very special episode, The Simple Sum went LIVE on Instagram for the first time.
Listen as Sope and Pris recount their own investment journey and answer some questions our audiences had, such as, ‘What is micro-investing?’, ‘Should I invest all my savings in Bitcoin?’ and ‘Are robo-advisors good for beginners?’ Got investment questions for us? Slide into our DMs or drop us an email!

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#51: Spend Money On Things That Make You Truly Happy! | Intentional Spending
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No More, Monkey Brains!

We get it, it’s so hard to save and be frugal no matter what your financial goals are. But what if there is a better way?

In this episode, we share the benefits and ways to match your life values to financial goals. By practicing money mindfulness, you can make meaningful decisions that help you spend better and happier!

Article referenced: https://www.ellevest.com/magazine/budget-and-planning/spending-core-values

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#50: Being a Performer in Singapore Is An Art and a Science ft. Caitanya Tan
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Not many can make it as an actress, host, emcee and performer, especially in such a small market like Singapore. What exactly is it like to work in the performing arts in Singapore and can you survive with what you earn from it? In this episode, we speak to Caitanya Tan, a versatile actress, host, emcee, singer, performer, you name it! With 14 years of experience in the industry, we talk about how she started out, what it’s like to work in a saturated market, how she handles bad experiences, and what it takes to find gigs and other jobs to sustain her lifestyle.

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#49: How to Save Money via Impulse Journalling
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Wait, when did I pay for this?!

That gym membership you got out of impulse, taking a cab home even when you don’t really have to. These are all the hidden culprits of our depleting bank account. Impulse buying is normal for everyone but when it gets out of hand, how can we avoid making purchases out of impulse? In this episode, our hosts talk about what they can do to stop impulse buying, the difference between compulsive and impulsive spending, how impulse buying is linked to your emotions and gamifying your process of delayed gratification.

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