16 episodes

Hi, we’re Ruiming and Wei Choon, the co-founders of The Woke Salaryman. We’re a web-comic with over 400k followers across our Instagram & Facebook platforms where we talk about personal finance, investments, career things and more.

Follow us on Instagram (@thewokesalaryman) or check out our articles at www.thewokesalaryman.com

The Woke Salaryman Podcast The Woke Salaryman

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    • 4.4 • 12 Ratings

Hi, we’re Ruiming and Wei Choon, the co-founders of The Woke Salaryman. We’re a web-comic with over 400k followers across our Instagram & Facebook platforms where we talk about personal finance, investments, career things and more.

Follow us on Instagram (@thewokesalaryman) or check out our articles at www.thewokesalaryman.com

    Ep 16: Yip Pin Xiu on Competitive sports, Money, and Life after the Paralympics

    Ep 16: Yip Pin Xiu on Competitive sports, Money, and Life after the Paralympics

    Sorry, we started eating halfway through the podcast because Pin Xiu had to go after the recording and she didn't have time to eat. We apologize if the occasional eating sound is disturbing and do not blame anyone if they stop listening as a result 3

    But anyway even though this episode is very chaotic it's one of our favorite ones we've done yet because Pin Xiu is hilarious.

    • 48 min
    Episode 15: The Parable of 10 Men: Do we need rich people?

    Episode 15: The Parable of 10 Men: Do we need rich people?

    A simple, yet though-provoking parable we found.

    How do we take care of the poor? Does progressive tax work? What are the trade-offs when you tax the rich too much? Do we even need rich people for a city to prosper? 

    Read the parable here: https://www.irishexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/arid-20108946.html

    • 28 min
    Ep 14: FTX Collapse - Are content creators that plugged it shills? Could we have predicted it?

    Ep 14: FTX Collapse - Are content creators that plugged it shills? Could we have predicted it?

    We talk about the recent crypto cataclysm and the pushback against content creators who plugged it.

    (Sorry for the thumps we bought a new mic stand and it stands on the table so when we whack the table we'd be able to hear it. We will whack the table less in future.)

    • 51 min
    Ep 13: We ask an investment expert layman questions

    Ep 13: We ask an investment expert layman questions

    Our guest Wey Fook is the Chief Investment Officer at DBS Bank.

    btw THIS VIDEO IS NOT SPONSORED BY DBS. WE HAVE DONE SPONSORED WORK WITH THEM ON OUR WEBSITE BUT THIS VIDEO IS NOT. WE JUST ASKED IF WE COULD INTERVIEW WEY FOOK AND THEY SAID OKAY. IF OUR VIDEO IS EVER SPONSORED WE WILL TELL Y'ALL.


    Timestamps: 


    00:00 - 00:53 Intro

    00:54: Wey Fook's journey from engineer to CIO

    5:20 How Singapore has moved up the value chain

    7:32 What exactly does a Chief Investment Officer do?

    10:00 Wey Fook's career before being a CIO

    10:30 what separates a CIO from a middle-management portfolio manager?

    11:50 The importance of a bottom-up view of the market

    12:50 Don't write off a whole investment class forever

    14:37 Understanding the Margin of safety in investments

    15:11 The democratisation of investment insights

    16:23 Be disciplined, and make money slowly

    17:10 Have a long-term view of your investments

    18:27 Wealth is like a bar of soap - the more you touch it, the less it becomes

    19:06 Views on the US stock market

    21:05 What would happen if the S&P 500 falls to zero?

    22:05 Crashes are driven by greed and fear

    23:10 Are there any signs of a bubble that people can spot?

    26:10 Thoughts on buying the S&P 500

    27:56 Thoughts on the STI-ETF, Russell 1000

    32:10 Indexes that haven't outperformed the bond market?

    33:14 Do my investments contribute to society?

    37:24 Understanding a stock's price discovery

    38:28 Tying a company's share price to CEO performance

    39:11 Shareholder vs stakeholder capitalism

    43:23 ESG investing

    45:14 Singapore Real Estate

    47:33 What if you just don't invest?

    49:18 What if you can't handle volatility

    50:11 What are the options if you can't take any market volatility

    52:05 Understanding portfolio construction

    53:03 Don't buy individual stocks or bonds. Buy funds.

    57:02 Importance of staying in the game to ride through volatility

    58:04 There will always be bubbles

    1:01:17 What if my projected return on investments do not beat inflation?

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep 12: Boomer accuses Gen Z of being flaky, Millennials REACT.

    Ep 12: Boomer accuses Gen Z of being flaky, Millennials REACT.

    (NOTE: In case y'all are interested, the OP recently posted a more serious reply to the story that you can check out on his FB wall.)

    • 27 min
    Ep 11: Escaping the cycle of poverty/abuse in Singapore (and more) w/ guest Thomas Chua

    Ep 11: Escaping the cycle of poverty/abuse in Singapore (and more) w/ guest Thomas Chua

    We talk to our first guest ever on the podcast about how he grew up poor in Singapore and how he broke the cycle.

    Thomas is an investor and writer who founded steady compounding, a stock analysis blog that focuses on discovering and analysing 'investing concepts, business models, and timeless lessons from super investors.

    We'll talk about Thomas' insights on investing, and also how he recently quit his iron rice bowl government job to run Steady Compounding full time. We also talk about what it was like growing up in a lower-income household, getting into fights in school and much more.

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

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Poorly researched

The episode on the FIRE movement was poorly researched. It felt like I was listening to a couple of uninformed people talk about it.

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