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S3E12: Uh, How Do I Ask For a Raise or Promotion?

 
 
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Here’s Why I’m Employee of the Year!

When it comes down to it, do we know how to value ourselves as productive members of society and working professionals? When we go above and beyond or exceed expectations, it may be time to remind our employers of that β€” if they’re not already thinking it β€” and that means asking for a raise or a promotion. Our hosts sit down to discuss strategies and tactics to starting these conversations and how to stop feeling so paiseh about it (it’s not so much self-praise as it is a professional performance review β€” it’s what you deserve).

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S3E11: Coffee Break: TFW Kids Don’t Mind Starving to Look Cool

 
 
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I Miss Having a Safety Net

Got a minute or two? Or ten? Time for a coffee break!

In this episode, our hosts sit down for a quick chat about changing behaviours regarding spending and saving, especially among younger kids these days. Is it just a sign of age that we’re nitpicking on the way kids want to spend their money? (Is that just another way of saying we’re mature?) Why are spendthrifts, well… spendthrifts? How do we grow out of that spendthrift mindset?

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S3E10: Do We HAVE to Save 100K by 30?

 
 
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What’s With These Magic Numbers?

In our journeys towards better personal finance – and hopefully retirement – one common financial milestone we’ve noticed is a person being able to save the staggering amount of $100K by the age of 30. When did this start becoming a thing? Are we all just more financially woke in general, and is this milestone a realistic, reachable goal for most of us? Our hosts sit down to discuss whether they can get there, or if they even should aim that high.

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S3E9: Why Do Mondays Suck?

 
 
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TGIF? More Like WTF, It’s Monday… Again?!

We know, we know. The work week is always a drag – but why does it always feel like Mondays hit the hardest? What is it about Monday blues that always ruin the week before the week even begins? Our hosts sit down to discuss Mondays, productivity, and how to rev themselves up for the work week in episode 7.

Have we missed out on a crucial productivity tip? Do you have the SECRET SAUCE for getting over Monday blues that we didn’t talk about in the episode? Give us a shout in our DMs or drop us an email!

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S3E8: To Baby or Not to Baby? That Is the Question ft. Duan and Tim from TSS

 
 
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Baby, Don’t Hurt Me (Financially)… No More…

The great baby debate of 2020 is here! No, not really – it’s more of a baby roundtable discussion with Tim and Yuanduan from TSS, moderated by Sope. How expensive are babies these days? If you don’t have a baby, would that make saving for retirement an easier feat? What changes about you as a person after you have a baby? Does life really “end” when you become a parent? On the side of “yay for baby!” is Tim, while Duan sits on the “PLZ NO BABIES” side of the field.

Who won the discussion? You tell us. We want to hear your thoughts on raising a child in expensive Singapore, too – so give us a shout in our DMs or drop us an email if you have any post-episode thoughts.

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S3E7: Coffee Break: Man, I Just Can’t Stop Overspending on Holidays

 
 
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You Know What ELSE Went on Holiday? My Financial Discipline

Got a minute or ten? Time for a coffee break!

In this episode, our hosts catch up over the topic of travelling, going on holiday, and how much they tend to spend on their trips (during a time when travel was, you know, still a thing). After all, the feeling of being trigger-happy while overseas is something we’re sure everyone can relate to. How do you stop spending so much and coming back poor? Got any tips you’d like to share? Drop a comment or slide into our DMs!

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S3E6: Coffee Break: The One Where I Got Suckered Into Buying Insurance I Couldn’t Afford

 
 
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Time for a coffee break!

Our hosts tell the story of a breakup… with an insurance agent. It’s just about as awkward as you imagine it to be, involving 17-year-old Sope buying insurance and a very enthusiastic (if a little pushy) agent hunting for prospective clients at a polytechnic bus stop – hey, wait, is that even ethical?

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S3E5: My Bookstore Almost Shut Its Doors For Good Because of the Pandemic ft. Sarah Naeem, Owner of The Moon

 
 
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Hey, Finished Your Reading List Yet?

Calling all bookworms! In episode 5, our hosts head out on a fun excursion to 🌝 The Moon 🌝 – local bookstore run by 30-year-old Sarah Naeem.

We speak to Sarah on the realities of running a physical bookstore in a time of coronavirus, how to digitise and futureproof a business, and her experience as a bookstore owner (and businesswoman) so far. We also had some pretty good chai latte, and… a bit of (unneeded) ASMR – and terrible moon puns – from Pris.

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S3E4: How Long is Too Long When Staying in Your First Job? ft. Duan from TSS

 
 
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Long Service Award? No Thanks!

In episode 4, our hosts bring in Yuanduan for a frank conversation about a person’s career trajectory, beginning with the one question on everyone’s minds: Is there such a thing as “too long” when it comes to holding down a job?

When do we start thinking about jumping ship? What if people call us job-hoppers? Listen in to the conversation for some food for thought on how to best navigate your own career path!

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(Note: For technical reasons, the audio quality of this episode will be lower than the usual. Playing this episode out loud on speakers might give a better experience, depending on your preference.)

S3E3: Coffee Break: Don’t Pay Upfront for Beauty Packages (or Memberships)!

 
 
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Got a minute or two? Or ten? Time for a coffee break!

Sit down and listen to our hosts catch up quickly in between the rush of a work day with conversations about personal finance, random questions, or completely inane topics that might have nothing to do with money (maybe).

In this short podcast episode, our hosts briefly discuss beauty packages, and whether or not they’re worth paying for (especially if you have *wink wonk* commitment issues).

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