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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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#48: What is ESG Investing, Exactly?!
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Feeling Green?

Environment, Social, Corporate Governance (ESG) guidelines help investors make mindful and ethical decisions about the companies they invest in. In this episode, we break down the three pillars of ESG and suggest how beginners can get started on investing sustainably.

Sources:

USSIF (2020). Report on US Sustainable and Impact Investing Trends. Retrieved from: https://www.ussif.org/files/Trends%20Report%202020%20Executive%20Summary.pdf 

Rotonti, J. & Lomax, A. (2020, March 11). What Is ESG Investing?. The Motley Fool. Retrieved from: https://www.fool.com/investing/stock-market/types-of-stocks/esg-investing/

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S4E8: Lessons From a Failed Serial Entrepreneur ft. Reggie from The Financial Coconut
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Is Failure Really The Best Teacher?

What does it mean to take the road less travelled? In life, we have to, at some point, get used to the idea of failure. In this episode, our hosts talk to the man behind The Financial Coconut, Reggie, who’s seemingly done it all: living overseas, building startups, and going through his fair share of failures — and learning from them.

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S4E7: How Toxic Relationships Lead To Toxic Financial Habits ft. Brian Lim, Relationship Counsellor
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How Much Is Love Worth?

When relationships sour or take a bad turn, they might bring out the worst in us. Cases of financial abuse – or just abuse in general – happen more often than we think, often leading people to overcompensating in different ways to save the sinking ship. How do we know when to call it quits? How do we resolve issues without resorting to spending money on arbitrary gifts and holidays?

In this episode, our hosts ask Brian, a relationship counsellor, for some advice when relationships become toxic (or what “toxic” even means!) and bring about bad financial habits.

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S4E6: Introverts, Here's How to Ask For the Salary You Deserve
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Money, Pleaaaase!

Who would win in a fight — or win that raise? An introvert or an extrovert? Believe it or not, our personalities have the power to determine our fates… at least in the professional sphere. In this episode, our hosts talk about how workplaces seem to favour extroverts, and how introverts tend to struggle getting ahead in the corporate world. We dive into some data and try to figure out how introverts can even the playing field in the workplace.

Are you an introvert or an extrovert, and how has that shaped your workplace experience?

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S4E5: Coffee Break: Paying For Love? Twitch Streamers Are Just Doing Their Job, Bro
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It’s Pay-to-Play, Not Pay-to-Love

We always advocate responsible spending — so maybe chasing Twitch streamers as patrons, hoping for a relationship, doesn’t quite fall under that. As events migrate online, and YouTubers and game streamers become more popular, our hosts talk about what it means to support content creators, boundaries between fans and creators, and how to make sure you don’t blow all your money on someone who’s just doing their job.

What’s the most you’ve spent supporting an online personality?

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