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S2E1: Are Women Still Passive With Their Finances? ft. Shirley Crystal Chua from Golden Equator Group

00:00 / 35:19

Who Runs the Finances? Girls!

In the first episode of Season 2, our hosts invite the CEO of Golden Equator Group, Shirley Crystal Chua, onto the show to discuss what finances for women are really like, including investment decisions and catching up with their male counterparts.

Some of our talking points included:

  • How Shirley started out investing (and the very first stock she picked, along with how much she paid for her shares).
  • The financial industry: is it still mostly male-dominated?
  • Why are finances for women hard to approach sometimes?
  • How can we decide which investing method suits us best?
  • How Shirley allocates her funds in investing, and her preferred investing style.
  • How can we start learning how to better manage our finances and investing?

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Check out our very first episode of Season 1 here!

S1E8: Decoding Workplace Conflicts During WFH ft. Evelyn Chow from Decode HR

00:00 / 21:44

Can’t Stand This One Colleague?

In case you thought WFH meant that you had less interpersonal problems to deal with (because you don’t see anyone IRL!)… workplace conflicts still do happen, except that they might be “invisible” problems until it’s far too late. For those who have never had to scuffle in the workplace before but are worried about how to handle it, this podcast episode centers on some common problems that might happen at the office, virtual or not.

We sit down to work out four scenarios and pull in some advice from Decode HR’s Evelyn Chow, including:

  1. Communication problems that lead to misunderstandings
  2. Conflicts that arise from lack of work boundaries (working after 6pm)

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S1E7: How to Not Screw Up These Interview Questions

00:00 / 18:27

The Do’s and Don’t’s of Answering These Questions…

If you’re a fresh grad and feeling weak in the knees at the thought of your first ever (possibly virtual) job interview happening soon, fret not! Pris and Sope take you through five commonly asked questions and show you how not to answer them and also how you should be answering them. These questions include:

  • “Where do you see yourself in five years?”
  • “Why did you leave your previous company?”

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S1E6: In This Recession, Are Fresh Grads Doomed?

00:00 / 12:33

Fresh Grads, All’s Not Lost!

The recession has brought along with it a high unemployment rate and increasing retrenchments across industries. If you’re a fresh graduate, you’ll likely be chewing your nails over whether:

1) You’ll get a good enough salary, or if you have to settle for less
2) Or if you’ll even get a job in the first place!

In this episode, we look at a study done on the fresh graduates in the time of the 2008 crisis and look for answers as to what can be done if jobs aren’t coming along just yet. Our hosts share some of their own job switching experiences, along with the story of a Singaporean who graduated in 2008, and try to give you some answers – or reassurance.

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S1E5: Noob vs Expert: So, Can We Start Investing Now? ft. Joe Lin from Golden Equator Wealth

00:00 / 31:32

Your Long Awaited Intro to Investing 101

You might have missed the initial market dip in March and April, but Joe (Director of Investment at Golden Equator Wealth) encourages all of us not to look at it from the point of view where we’ve missed that investing train – after all, with respect to the pandemic and a myriad of other global crises, we’re not yet in the clear. So how does one get started?

Joe takes us through the basics, from passive index investing to figuring out how to approach investing in the US market. At the end of the episode, he also answers audience questions that we’ve picked from Instagram last week!

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S1E4: WTF Has WFH Done to My Money?!

00:00 / 15:02

In a Nutshell…

How have our spending habits changed because of WFH? We might be spending more in other categories than we used to. Our changed spending behaviour may also be owed to how we cope with the stress of the COVID-19 situation (not to mention our collective cabin fever). So, what can we do about it? Well…

Acknowledge the changes in our budget and commit to actively reworking them. Recognise that our monthly budgets are not static things, but change and adapt as our lifestyles are changed and altered by significant life events.

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S1E3: Setting Financial Milestones

00:00 / 30:56

Shoot Your (Financial) Shot

Saving can be hard sometimes, especially when you’re not guided by a goal or two. That probably explains why saving feels so tiring and difficult at times. In this episode, Pris and Sope talk about their own financial milestones, including the following points:

  • What short/medium/long-term goals are
  • The SMART method of achieving your (financial) goals

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S1E2: How to Save for an Emergency Fund

00:00 / 30:09

Being Financially Prepared For Anything

No one can predict the future. Especially not huge, unforeseen expenses! An integral part of anyone’s personal finance should include a healthy emergency fund. In this episode, Pris and Sope talk about their emergency funds: how they’re saving for it, what their goals are, and why emergency funds are important. Listen in to the conversation; are you adequately prepared with that financial safety net?

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S1E1: The Singaporean Dream of Living Alone

00:00 / 41:56

How Much Does Freedom Cost?

At one point or another, the thought must have crossed our minds: Living that independent life away from our parents sounds like a pretty sweet deal. Except that it’s not as sweet as it can be, since rental rates in Singapore are constantly sky high. In our inaugural episode, Sope (TSS’ content writer) shares her experience with moving out, getting used to paying rent, and gives some advice for others who might want to do the same.

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