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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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S4E4: How I Switched From a Career in Art to Tech ft. Weiman Kow, Founder of Comics For Good
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How Exactly Do You Pivot Your Career?!

Considering a career switch but don’t know how and where to start? In this hour-long episode, Weiman from Comics For Good walks us through her origin story and how she made the leap from a career in the arts (the games industry!) to working in tech. She’s also got some advice and insight for those looking to switch things up professionally this year and beyond. If there’s ever a perfect time for upheaval and change, it’s now!

If you’ve pulled off a mid-career switch before, tell us your story. Slide into our DMs on Instagram; we’re always ready to listen!

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S4E3: Time is Money; How Do We Manage It Better? ft. Michael Podolinsky, Time Management Expert
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Why Do We Never Have Enough Time?

When it comes to personal finance or even just personal growth, time is of the essence – but sometimes it’s hard to manage our time… in some cases, even harder than managing our money. In this episode, we invite Michael Podolinsky, a time management expert, onto the show to talk about how distractions can cause us to lose time, how to set time aside to reach our goals, and how we can be more deliberate with our time.

How do you manage your time?

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S4E2: Coffee Break: Should I Opt Out of Gambling This CNY?
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Gamble for Huat?!

Did you know there are certain gambling games you’re more likely to win at than others? Our hosts sit down to talk about why people gamble during the festive season, how to gamble responsibly, and why gambling has such a negative connotation attached to the term. Our question for you: How much are you setting aside for gambling purposes this CNY?

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S4E1: Are LDRs Worth Going the Distance For? ft. Tim from TSS
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All We Need Is Love — Or Not

Relationships are hard enough. Long distance? Even harder, we suspect. Our hosts sit down with their colleague, Tim, and talk about long distance relationships (LDRs) and how it worked out (or didn’t) for them. How does personal finance factor into long distance relationships? How should we approach our finances, and at what point do we start planning for the big things — like moving to another country and settling down with our partners?

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S3E23: Freelancing Taught Me How to Finance the Hard Way ft. Amanda Keisha Ang (@akasounds)
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Yo ho, yo ho! A freelancer’s life for me!

Want to break free from the dreary world of 9-5 jobs and strike it out on your own as a freelancer? It’s not as easy a life as you may think. In this episode, our hosts rope in Amanda Keisha Ang (@akasounds on Instagram), a DJ as well as freelance graphic designer and illustrator, and talk about the realities of the freelance life: day-to-day routines, knowing how to file taxes (?!), and protecting yourself against difficult clients. If you’re thinking of pivoting this year into a new career path as a freelancer, this episode is for you!

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S3E22: How Low is Too Low For My Starting Salary?
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No Peanuts, Please!

For fresh graduates searching for a job for the first time, it might be hard to come up with a number for your first ever salary – which is why reports like the Graduate Employment Survey will always come in handy. In this episode, our hosts sit down to talk about the survey and other resources and methods young professionals can use to find that ballpark amount or range before stepping into the interview room.

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S3E21: Coffee Break: What Are Your (Financial) New Year Resolutions?
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2021 – The Year We Should’ve Had!

In this short episode, our hosts look forward to the new year together and talk about resolutions and whether they work or not – and what the best approach is to goal-setting and actually making it till the very end. As 2020 draws to a close, what are your plans and wishes? Drop us a DM or comment and let us know and maybe we’ll help keep you accountable.

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S3E20: In Pursuit of Esports: What Does It Take to Build a Career in Gaming? ft. Elicia Lee, Co-Founder of Eliphant
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A Career in Gaming and Esports? Sign Me Up!

The gaming industry is not just about pro players making it to world stages and crushing the competition – in fact, the gaming and events space has been teeming with activity and potential for years, even before esports had a name for itself! In this episode, our host speaks to Elicia Lee, co-founder of Eliphant, and explores the nitty gritty of building a career in gaming, how demanding it can be, and other alternative careers that have sprung out of the wellspring of gaming such as virtual YouTubing (AKA Vtubing) and streaming.

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S3E19: When Will Retirement Planning Stop Giving Me Anxiety?! ft. Duan from TSS
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That’s a Problem for Future Me!

When we say “retirement”, what comes to mind? Old age, an aching back, and more than a couple of grandkids running around showing you the latest new-fangled technology? Or do you get stressed and anxious because you don’t actually know what retirement will look like? Our hosts sit down in this special episode about retirement planning and try to visualise their retirement and come up with their golden number — and devise a plan as to how to reach that goal without succumbing to the stress of it all.

Key talking points include:

  1. What retirement actually is, and what it looks like to us
  2. The ultimate retirement number – how do we calculate it?
  3. Easy mode and hard mode for retirement planning

This episode was sponsored by the National Youth Council. Visit Youthopia.sg, a one-stop digital destination for youths, that provides the latest news on youth culture, lifestyle trends and issues that they care about. Youthopia will also be a gateway to useful resources on topics such as financial literacy, career guidance, and mental well-being.

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