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The Financial Coconut is Singapore’s First Finance Podcast Network. We are focused on covering insights, stories and frameworks around Retirement, Financial Wellness and Income anywhere. If you love what we do, join our email list to stay connected.
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    Taking a Career Break? Here’s How to Do It Right [W&S 80 ft The Codette Project]

    Taking a Career Break? Here’s How to Do It Right [W&S 80 ft The Codette Project]

    Are you thinking of taking a career break but don't know where to start? We chat with Nurul Jihadah, Founder of The Codette Project
    In this discussion, they delve into everything you need to know about career breaks. Nurul breaks down the difference between forced and planned career breaks and shares how to set clear, measurable goals to make your break productive. Learn practical tips to protect your time and space, ensuring you really get the rest and, or development you need
    They also explore strategies for returning to work and adjusting your goals based on your new perspective and skills. Handling the emotional and financial challenges of a career break can be tough, but with real-life examples, expert advice, and actionable steps to navigate these hurdles
    Whether you're burnt out, planning a sabbatical, or dealing with an unplanned break, this episode offers valuable insights to help you make the most of your time off and return stronger. Don't miss out on this essential guide to mastering your career break!

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    • 1 hr
    Achieving Strategic Product-Market Fit [ft Thomas Jeng]

    Achieving Strategic Product-Market Fit [ft Thomas Jeng]

    Launching a successful product in Southeast Asia is no cakewalk. You could have the most innovative idea since sliced bread, but if you don't nail your product-market fit, you might as well kiss your dreams goodbye.
    This week, we've got Thomas Jeng, the big boss of Aspire in Singapore, spilling the tea on how to strategically position your product to resonate with the diverse markets in this region. Brace yourselves, because he's not holding back.
    Thomas has been around the block, from consulting gigs at BCG and Gartner to stints in the startup and VC worlds. Now, he's leading the charge at Aspire, a fintech powerhouse providing financial solutions to businesses across Asia-Pacific. In other words, he knows a thing or two about cracking the product-market code.
    Here's a sneak peek of what you can expect:
    Why having an established product doesn't guarantee jack when you're expanding in SEAThe essential ingredients for building a killer product strategy (no BS, just straight facts)Key considerations for iterating your product to deliver real, tangible value (because let's face it, no one wants a dud)But that's not all, folks. Thomas is also dishing out insights on:
    Forging strategic partnerships that can take your product to the next levelHiring the right talent to execute your vision (because let's be honest, a great idea is nothing without a kick-ass team)Setting clear goals and putting stakes in the ground (because aimlessly wandering is a surefire way to end up lost in the sauce)So, buckle up and get ready for some brutal honesty about what it really takes to achieve product-market fit in this diverse and ever-evolving region. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting out, this episode is a must-listen for anyone serious about making their mark in Southeast Asia.
    [Let's Talk SEA Business] podcast aims to equip you with the knowledge to make strategic decisions about regional expansion, talent acquisition, and team management. Anticipate insights from industry leaders on building and managing successful businesses and teams across Southeast Asia's diverse markets. This podcast is a collaboration between The Financial Coconut Network and Glints TalentHub.
    For more information on Glints TalentHub, read more about their services here: https://talenthub.glints.com

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    • 39 min
    Supplements, Workout, Nutrition, Insurance, which is value for money? [Chills 174 ft Mito Health]

    Supplements, Workout, Nutrition, Insurance, which is value for money? [Chills 174 ft Mito Health]

    Living to 100 - is it a reality for Singaporeans? In this episode, we explore the intriguing possibility with experts from Mito Health. Discover why investing in your health today can lead to a longer, wealthier life.
    Singapore’s high-income professionals are uniquely positioned to benefit from prioritising health. We delve into the importance of preventive healthcare, mental wellness, and the latest health tech innovations.
    Financial planning for longevity is crucial. Learn how boosting your retirement savings, choosing comprehensive health insurance, and investing in wellness can secure your future.
    Balancing aspirations with practicality is key. We discuss working smart, continuous learning, and leading a meaningful life.
    Tune in now to unlock the secrets to a prosperous centenarian life. Don’t miss this essential episode!

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    • 46 min
    Career Pivot at 40? Here's How to Find Courage! [W&S 79 ft Co-Founder Courage Chapter]

    Career Pivot at 40? Here's How to Find Courage! [W&S 79 ft Co-Founder Courage Chapter]

    Ever feel like you just can't muster the courage to make a major life change, even though you know you need to? Whether you're stuck in a career rut, going through a tough transition, or simply feeling lost and purposeless, finding your inner bravery is crucial.
    This week on the Financial Coconut Podcast, we're getting real about courage - how to tap into it during life's most trying times when giving up feels like the easy option. Our extraordinary guest is Kai Ning, Co-Founder of The Courage Chapter, an organisation that helps professionals start meaningful "second chapters."
    Kai Ning shares incredible stories of reinvention from those who summoned their reserves of courage against all odds. You'll hear motivating examples like the high-powered executive who stepped off the corporate ladder at her peak to explore a daring new path.
    We discuss practical strategies for building the bravery muscle gradually through "micro-courages." And Kai Ning reveals how companies can also find the courage to embrace non-traditional staffing models that capitalize on senior talent.
    Whether you're in crisis mode or just craving more fulfillment, this candid conversation will inspire you to face your fears head-on. Tune in for a heavy dose of courage to spark your own boldest life changes! You've got this.
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    Disclaimer: The content discussed in this episode is intended for educational purposes only and should not be considered as financial advice. The information provided is based on our understanding at the time of recording and may not reflect the current regulations or market conditions. The opinions expressed by guests are their own and do not necessarily represent those of The Financial Coconut. Please do your due diligence before making any investment or financial decisions.

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    • 41 min
    Decoding Southeast Asia's Labor Laws [ft Raj Joshua Thomas]

    Decoding Southeast Asia's Labor Laws [ft Raj Joshua Thomas]

    Building a successful team in Southeast Asia requires more than just finding talent. In partnership with Glints, today we dive into the complexities of navigating the region's employment & legal landscape, offering invaluable insights for business leaders. We're joined by Raj Joshua Thomas, Managing Partner at Tang Thomas and Nominated Member of Parliament. We'll explore:
    Understanding the legal framework: an overview of essential areas like employment contracts, salaries, and terminationsBeyond compliance: strategies for managing a diverse workforce and cultural considerationsEffective conflict resolution: navigating workplace disputes and "unwritten rules" that influence employee relations[Let's Talk SEA Business] podcast aims to equip you with the knowledge to make strategic decisions about regional expansion, talent acquisition, and team management. Anticipate insights from industry leaders on building and managing successful businesses and teams across Southeast Asia's diverse markets. This podcast is a collaboration between The Financial Coconut Network and Glints TalentHub.
    For more information on Glints TalentHub, read more about their services here: https://talenthub.glints.com

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    • 38 min
    Is 'Free' Broker Really Benefiting You? Hidden Trade-Offs in Retail Investment [Chills 173 ft Saxo Bank CEO Kim Fournais]

    Is 'Free' Broker Really Benefiting You? Hidden Trade-Offs in Retail Investment [Chills 173 ft Saxo Bank CEO Kim Fournais]

    Money - it's the root of all evil, right? Well, not according to Kim Fournais. The long-time Founder and CEO of global investment banking giant Saxo Bank is on a mission to reshape how we view finance and investing.
    Kim Fournais believes money is the lifeblood that powers human progress, from climate solutions to life-saving healthcare. But he also knows the financial industry has an image problem thanks to greed, corruption, and opaque pricing.
    In this episode, Kim Fournais pulls back the curtain on his radical vision to democratise investing and make it affordable and transparent for everyone. He'll share candid stories from over 30 years of relentlessly innovating at Saxo to give Main Street investors the same high-tech trading tools as Wall Street whales.
    You'll hear Kim Fournais's surprising take on why being an active investor makes you a better global citizen. And he'll reveal the daily habit that's been key to his boundless energy and longevity at the helm of a banking empire.
    If you want to be a smarter, more empowered investor and use your money as a true force for good, you won't want to miss this refreshingly honest conversation with the outspoken CEO who's shaking up finance.

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    • 45 min

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