170 episodes

Synopsis: Every first and third Monday of the month, The Business Times breaks down useful personal financial tips with expert guests.

Podcaster: Howie Lim

Produced by The Business Times, SPH Media Trust.

BT Money Hacks The Business Times

    • Business
    • 3.8 • 12 Ratings

Synopsis: Every first and third Monday of the month, The Business Times breaks down useful personal financial tips with expert guests.

Podcaster: Howie Lim

Produced by The Business Times, SPH Media Trust.

    Are you repeating your parents’ bad money habits? BT Money Hacks (Ep 170)

    Are you repeating your parents’ bad money habits? BT Money Hacks (Ep 170)

    How much do our parents' money habits shape our own financial behaviour? Turns out, quite a lot. In this episode, host Lee Kim Siang sits down with Audrey Tan, co-founder of PlayMoolah, a financial education company, to talk about how the money narratives we inherit hold us back from achieving our financial goals. Plus, we hear from Edwin Ooi, senior financial advisory specialist at MoneySmart, about the shocking results from their recent survey. 

    Synopsis: Every first, third and fifth Monday of the month, The Business Times breaks down useful financial tips.

    Highlights of the conversation: 

    01:59 What are money narratives?

    03:55 How our parents influence our financial habits

    07:18 Breaking the intergenerational cycle

    09:49 How to teach our kids about money

    Find out more:  https://www.moneysmart.sg/credit-cards/how-parents-influence-our-financial-habits-ms

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    Hosted by: Lee Kim Siang (kimsiang@sph.com.sg)

    With Edwin Ooi, senior financial advisory specialist, MoneySmart; and Audrey Tan, co-founder, PlayMoolah

    Edited by: Emily Liu & Claressa Monteiro

    Produced by: Emily Liu

    Engineered by: Joann Chai Pei Chieh

    A podcast by BT Podcasts, The Business Times, SPH Media

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    Do note: This podcast is meant to provide general information only. SPH Media accepts no liability for loss arising from any reliance on the podcast or use of third party’s products and services. Please consult professional advisors for independent advice. 

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    • 13 min
    How to start investing in forex: BT Money Hacks (Ep 169)

    How to start investing in forex: BT Money Hacks (Ep 169)

    Ready to dive into the exhilarating world of forex, but not sure where to start? In this episode, Lee Kim Siang speaks to Charu Chanana, head of FX strategy at Saxo to answer all your questions, from understanding currency pairs to managing risk effectively. 

    Synopsis: Every first, third and fifth Monday of the month, The Business Times breaks down useful financial tips.

    Highlights of the conversation:

    02:40 Pros and cons of forex vs equities

    04:17 Understanding leverage in forex trading

    06:51 Forex trading strategies for beginners

    10:57 Major currency pairs outlook

    15:05 Impact of interest rates on currency value

    17:10 Common forex trading mistakes

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    Hosted by: Lee Kim Siang (kimsiang@sph.com.sg)

    With Charu Chanana, head of FX strategy, Saxo

    Edited by: Emily Liu & Claressa Monteiro

    Produced by: Emily Liu

    Engineered by: Joann Chai Pei Chieh

    A podcast by BT Podcasts, The Business Times, SPH Media

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    Do note: This podcast is meant to provide general information only. SPH Media accepts no liability for loss arising from any reliance on the podcast or use of third party’s products and services. Please consult professional advisors for independent advice. 

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    • 18 min
    Is it time to invest in Japan again? BT Money Hacks (Ep 168)

    Is it time to invest in Japan again? BT Money Hacks (Ep 168)

    Japan’s stock market has made a big comeback this year. Could the country finally be leaving the lost decades behind? Lee Kim Siang speaks to Naomi Fink, global strategist at Nikko Asset Management, to break it all down.

    Synopsis: Every first, third and fifth Monday of the month, The Business Times breaks down useful financial tips.

    Highlights of the conversation: 

    00:51 The driving forces behind Japan's economic rally

    03:39 Is Japan finally overcoming deflation?

    04:57 The impact of Abenomics on corporate governance

    10:55 How yen weakness impacts investors

    13:16 What to watch in the upcoming earnings season

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    Now, we want to hear from you! Send us your questions, thoughts, story ideas, and feedback to btpodcasts@sph.com.sg. We’ll look into it for future episodes.

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    Hosted by: Lee Kim Siang (kimsiang@sph.com.sg)

    With Naomi Fink, global strategist, Nikko Asset Management

    Edited by: Emily Liu & Claressa Monteiro

    Produced by: Emily Liu

    Engineered by: Joann Chai Pei Chieh

    A podcast by BT Podcasts, The Business Times, SPH Media

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    Website: bt.sg/moneyhacks

    Do note: This podcast is meant to provide general information only. SPH Media accepts no liability for loss arising from any reliance on the podcast or use of third party’s products and services. Please consult professional advisors for independent advice. 

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    • 15 min
    Planning for the worst with an LPA: BT Money Hacks (Ep 167)

    Planning for the worst with an LPA: BT Money Hacks (Ep 167)

    Who will make decisions about your personal welfare or finances if you lose mental capacity? On this episode, host Lee Kim Siang talks to lawyer Stefanie Yuen Thio about the vital importance of setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney.

    Highlights of the conversation: 

    01:41 What is a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)?

    02:34 Why LPA is important for everyone

    07:16 How LPA fits into estate planning

    10:19 LPA Disputes within the family

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    Now, we want to hear from you! Send us your questions, thoughts, story ideas, and feedback to btpodcasts@sph.com.sg. We’ll look into it for future episodes.

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    Hosted by: Lee Kim Siang (kimsiang@sph.com.sg)

    With Stefanie Yuen Thio, joint managing partner, TSMP Law Corporation

    Edited by: Emily Liu & Claressa Monteiro

    Produced by: Emily Liu

    Engineered by: Joann Chai Pei Chieh

    A podcast by BT Podcasts, The Business Times, SPH Media

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    Website: bt.sg/moneyhacks

    Do note: This podcast is meant to provide general information only. SPH Media accepts no liability for loss arising from any reliance on the podcast or use of third party’s products and services. Please consult professional advisors for independent advice. 

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    • 14 min
    Is this another Bitcoin bubble? BT Money Hacks (Ep 166)

    Is this another Bitcoin bubble? BT Money Hacks (Ep 166)

    Bitcoin is having a major comeback this year. Not only have prices more than doubled, there are now funds tracking the cryptocurrency in the US stock exchanges. But some are worried this could be the beginning of another bubble.

    Are we looking at another Bitcoin bubble, or is the cryptocurrency here to stay? Lee Kim Siang sits down with Coinhako’s Kelvin See for insights. 

    Synopsis: Every first, third and fifth Monday of the month, The Business Times breaks down useful financial tips.

    Highlights of the conversation: 

    02:37 Bitcoin’s recent surge

    03:51 What are Bitcoin ETFs?

    07:02 What is Bitcoin halving?

    10:16 Pros and cons of investing in bitcoin

    13:59 Is it a good time to invest in bitcoin?

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    Now, we want to hear from you! Send us your questions, thoughts, story ideas, and feedback to btpodcasts@sph.com.sg. We’ll look into it for future episodes.

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    Hosted by: Lee Kim Siang (kimsiang@sph.com.sg)

    With Kelvin See, head of trading, Coinhako

    Edited by: Emily Liu & Claressa Monteiro

    Produced by: Emily Liu

    Engineered by: Joann Chai Pei Chieh

    A podcast by BT Podcasts, The Business Times, SPH Media

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    Do note: This podcast is meant to provide general information only. SPH Media accepts no liability for loss arising from any reliance on the podcast or use of third party’s products and services. Please consult professional advisors for independent advice. 

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    • 16 min
    Are luxury watches a viable investment? BT Money Hacks (Ep 165)

    Are luxury watches a viable investment? BT Money Hacks (Ep 165)

    Watches are one of the most popular buys for wealthy Singaporeans. If you’ve seen one up close, you can see why they’re such beloved works of art. But can they pull their weight as investments?

    BT’s Lee Kim Siang sits down with Nick Lim, director of second-hand dealer Chuan Watch to get to the bottom of this. 

    Synopsis: Every first, third and fifth Monday of the month, The Business Times breaks down useful financial tips.

    Highlights of the conversation: 

    01:37 Pros and cons of watches as investment

    02:58 How to evaluate a watch

    05:59 Factors that influence the price of a watch

    06:35 The Covid luxury watch boom and bust

    Hosted by: Lee Kim Siang (kimsiang@sph.com.sg)

    With Nick Lim, director, Chuan Watch

    Edited by: Emily Liu & Claressa Monteiro

    Produced by: Emily Liu

    Engineered by: Joann Chai Pei Chieh

    A podcast by BT Podcasts, The Business Times, SPH Media

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    Feedback to: btpodcasts@sph.com.sg

    Do note: This podcast is meant to provide general information only. SPH Media accepts no liability for loss arising from any reliance on the podcast or use of third party’s products and services. Please consult professional advisors for independent advice. 

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    • 10 min

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