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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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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.)

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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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S3E2: Would YOU Date the Perfect Guy with Gambling Problems? Preeti Answers All ft. Preetipls
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The Preetipls Origin Story, Part 2

In episode 2, the conversation continues… and finally concludes. Our hosts try really hard to advertise on Preeti’s behalf to find a good man (it’s what she deserves) and also have a conversation about how to navigate money management in a relationship.

There’s also a whole slew of audience questions, like what her best and worst purchases were, and how an influencer manages their money.

Tune in to find out if your question made it in with the others!

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S3E1: How Her Upbringing Turned SG's Top Influencer Financially WOKE ft. Preetipls
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The Preetipls Origin Story, Part 1

We’re back with more episodes to round off 2020, with a brand new jingle produced in collaboration with local singer-songwriter Amanda Ong (@musicianmandy)!

Opening up season 3 in a two-part release is SG’s TOP INFLUENCER, Preetipls, who talks openly about how she went from aspiring to get into journalism to creating viral content as a prominent local YouTuber (and now podcaster). Also, why and how is she so financially woke?! Hint: Life teaches you more than any financial website can.

Talking points include:

  1. Preeti’s very first paid gig that only cost… HOW MUCH?!
  2. The origin behind ‘Preetipls’
  3. On being the sole breadwinner of the family… considering an unconventional career

Stay tuned for episode 2 tomorrow where Preeti answers a saucy question – and audience-submitted ones!

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S2E8: The Dangers of Mixing of FOMO and Investing ft. Shirley Crystal Chua from Golden Equator Group
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Getting Emotional With Investing

In this episode, Pris grapples with her wanting to buy Tesla stocks – just because. Shirley, a returning guest, brings along a personal story about investing where she made a huge loss after making an investing decision that wasn’t too well-thought out in the past. Talking points include:

  1. The four steps a beginner investor should take to start their journey on the right foot
  2. A downloadable starting investing framework that helps you calculate compounded returns (figures mentioned in the episode are estimates!)
  3. The emotional side of investing, and the danger of FOMO for beginners (who don’t yet know their stuff)

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S2E7: Common Insurance Mistakes Beginners Make ft. Hariz and Elijah, Independent Financial Advisors
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Advice About Choosing Advisors From… Advisors

In this episode, the conversation continues between Yuanduan, Hariz and Elijah, who dive deep into what beginners might forget when choosing their own financial advisors for the very first time. Contentious subjects come up, including common insurance mistakes. Talking points include:

  1. Is it safe to hire your friend or family member as a financial advisor?
  2. What can we do if our financial advisors turn out to be bad for us?
  3. How do we evaluate early on if we’re over-insured for our age?
  4. What even is the difference between an insurance agent and a financial advisor?

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S2E6: You Can't Afford to Be Paiseh Anymore! ft. Johnathan Chua from GRVTY Media
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#SiaoSoExpensiveDontWantLah!

Pris and Sope make a comeback with a special guest: Johnathan Chua from GRVTY Media, the company behind hits like Real Talk on YouTube and Millennials of Singapore. In this episode, they discuss the intricacies of tying our money management skills to identity, and how to stop being our own worst enemy. Some talking points include:

  • How John got into credit card debt at a young age
  • The shame of being in debt
  • How our upbringing sometimes shapes the way we handle money
  • The difficult feat of saying no when things get too pricey

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