You might be a genius at managing other people’s money, but personal finance is quite another kettle of fish. Ringgit & Sense puts a clear mirror in front of you so you understand personal risk profiles, realistic investment horizons, retirement planning and the all-important education loan and health insurance plan, and the explosion of myriad personal finance products.
What To Do When Everything Is Getting Expensive?
Covid-19, the stock market crashing, rising interest rates, inflation, and everything just getting more expensive. These are some of the things that can cause many of us to sweat buckets especially when you look at your investment portfolio or savings account. What do you do when everything is in the red and your daily expenses keep mounting? How do you protect your savings and navigate your investments? Annie Hor of Harveston Financial Group shares some tips.
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How To Budget When Planning Your Travels
After two years of Covid-19 and staying indoors, many are beginning to make holiday plans as the travel restrictions in the region begin to ease and the world shifts towards an endemic stage. But just because you can go on vacation outside of the country now, doesn't mean you should simply spend your money on air tickets and hotel accommodations as these things can cost a bomb when not budgeted correctly. Suraya Zainudin, of Ringgit Oh Ringgit shares some tips on how to make the most out of your travel budget.
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Last Minute Tax Filing Tips
Tax season is coming to an end and for those who have filed their taxes, they can expect their deductions and returns to be sorted out in due time. But there are those who have yet to file their taxes and as the deadline closes, panic is setting in. Fret not as Sim Wie Boon speaks to Thanneermalai Somasundaram, Managing Director, Thannees Tax Consulting Services for some last minute tax filing tips as well as what are the consequences for missing the deadline. Image credit: Shutterstock.com
Investing in Uncertain Times
As the world marches on it post-pandemic recovery trajectory, many of us might think that this will be a return to "more of the same" but with a rise in inflation, a sudden outbreak of war in Europe and China's Covid-19 strategy, there’s no telling how the markets will shift. So how do you maneuver in these volatile times? Yap Ming Hui, Licensed Financial Planner, Whitman Independent Advisors shares some tips.
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How PTPTN Helps Ensure Higher Education For All
Higher education is widely seen as a key stepping stone in social and economic mobility, but it doesn’t come cheap. For almost three decades, PTPTN has helped many students with loans to help fund their education in order for them to get a good job. However, students must also be aware that financial aid isn’t free money, and that the repayment of PTPTN education loans is important to ensure the sustainability of the programme for future generations. Ahmad Dasuki Abdul Majid of PTPTN talks about PTPTN's efforts to help students with their financial situation, Simpan SSPN and the importance of repayment.
Personal Loans: When To Take It And When Not To
According to Bank Negara’s recently published 2021 annual report, Malaysian households have nearly 1.38 trillion ringgit worth of debt and a chunk of it are due to personal loans. Sim Wie Boon speaks to Idham Idris of Wealth Vantage Advisory to understand why people take it and get his thoughts on when personal loans are a good idea as well as when they are not. They also discuss the dangers of personal loans and how easy it can lead you into a debt trap. Image credit: Pixabay.com