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

Podcasters: Chris Lim and Howie Lim

Produced by podcast editor Ernest Luis & The Business Times, Singapore Press Holdings

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

Podcasters: Chris Lim and Howie Lim

Produced by podcast editor Ernest Luis & The Business Times, Singapore Press Holdings

    Is it ever too late to plan for retirement?: BT Money Hacks Ep 103

    Is it ever too late to plan for retirement?: BT Money Hacks Ep 103

    BT Money Hacks Ep 103: Is it ever too late to start planning for retirement?

    14:15 min

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

    This week's 103rd episode explores whether it’s ever too late to start planning for retirement and what you can do if you’re 60 and haven’t.

    Correspondent Howie Lim speaks with Jay Phua, Financial Services Director at Great Eastern.

    Highlights of the conversation:
    The common misconceptions surrounding retirement planning (1:49)
    Is it too late for a 60-year old to start planning for retirement? (4:55)
    Is reducing equity exposure when nearing retirement a good idea? (8:05)
    Unique hurdles to financial planning women face (9:51)
    Survey results: Biggest regrets when retirement planning according to respondents (11:43)

    Produced by: Howie Lim and Ernest Luis

    Edited by: Howie Lim

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    • 14 min
    Invest safely and easily in Chinese securities from Singapore: BT Money Hacks Ep 102

    Invest safely and easily in Chinese securities from Singapore: BT Money Hacks Ep 102

    BT Money Hacks Ep 102: Invest safely and easily in Chinese securities from Singapore

    13:29 min

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

    This week's episode helps you understand the reasons behind the changing regulatory climate in China and how to act on them while taking fewer risks, brought to you by OCBC Securities: www.iocbc.com

    BT's digital editor Chris Lim hosts Lim Yuin, chief investment strategist from Lion Global Investors, and Darren Tan, head of fixed income, Structured Products and ETFs at OCBC Securities.

    They explain the following:
    Why the Chinese market could surpass the US by 2026; Alibaba v Amazon an example of Chinese growth potential (1:00)
    Sectors to monitor for long-term potential despite Chinese regulatory tweaks (3:02)


    Know common key barriers for Singapore-based investors when it comes to Chinese investments; overcome them safely and easily (3:52)


    How investors can avoid common pitfalls with easy-to-use basket options such as the Lion-OCBC Securities China Leaders ETF (5:58)


    Main pros and cons of DIY investing at one extreme vs simply buying an ETF at the other extreme? (8:24)


    How geographic diversification can strengthen a Singapore-based investor's portfolio (9:52) 

    Lion-OCBC Securities China Leaders ETF: www.iocbc.com/chinaleaders

    OCBC Securities: www.iocbc.com

    Lion Global Investors: https://www.lionglobalinvestors.com/en/index.html

    Produced by: Chris Lim & Ernest Luis

    Edited by: Hadyu Rahim

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    Do note: Any financial or investment information in this podcast is for use in Singapore only and is intended to be for your general information. Any particular investment or decision should only be made after consulting with a fully qualified financial adviser. An investor should read the prospectus that can be attained from www.iocbc.com before deciding whether to subscribe for or purchase units in the ETF. This advertisement has not been reviewed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

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    • 13 min
    Are there too many financial advisers and do you really need one? BT Money Hacks Ep101

    Are there too many financial advisers and do you really need one? BT Money Hacks Ep101

    BT Money Hacks Ep101: Are there too many financial advisers and do you really need one?

    12:44 min

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

    This week's 101st episode explores whether there are too many financial advisers in Singapore and if we actually need them. Is it possible to take care of your own financial planning? 

    Correspondent Howie Lim speaks with Wayne Chen, founder and CEO of GoalsMapper, a financial planning software that combines technology with the experience of financial consultants.

    Highlights of the conversation:
    The implications of too many financial advisers (2:30)
    If it’s possible to do your own financial planning (3:35)
    What a DIY plan looks like (6:30)
    The need for more ethical, upstanding and trustworthy financial advisers (8:36)
    How technology can aid the financial planning process (10:55)

    Produced by: Howie Lim (howielim@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis & Fa'izah Sani

    Edited by: Hadyu Rahim and Howie Lim

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    • 12 min
    The perils of holding on to too much cash: BT Money Hacks Ep 100

    The perils of holding on to too much cash: BT Money Hacks Ep 100

    BT Money Hacks Ep 100: The perils of holding on to too much cash

    18:37 min

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

    This week's monumental 100th episode looks at the importance of investing the extra cash you have, instead of saving too much. You could actually lose money if you just allow it to do nothing.

    BT's digital editor Chris Lim and his new co-host - correspondent Howie Lim - speak with David Kuo, co-founder of The Smart Investor. Chris and some listeners also tell us what they learnt from crucial episodes along the way to this 100th episode of Money Hacks.

    Highlights of the conversation:
    Chris talks about his favourite Money Hacks episodes (1:58)
    Start investing now! Lose money if you do nothing and leave your cash idle (4:47)
    The Rule of 100 and the Rule of 72 in relation to risk aversion (7:42)
    Low interest rate environment is another reason you should invest (9:25)
    Your age - more than how much you earn - should dictate how much you invest (11:20)
    Establish your goal in a proper investing plan and not treat it as a hobby (13:37)

    Produced by: Chris Lim (limchris@sph.com.sg), Howie Lim (howielim@sph.com.sg) & Ernest Luis

    Edited by: Hadyu Rahim and Howie Lim

    Read: Saving too much for rainy day can dampen retirement:  https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/banking-finance/money-playbook/saving-too-much-for-rainy-day-can-dampen-retirement

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    • 18 min
    How to turn your passion project or side hustle into an ESG business: BT Money Hacks Ep 99

    How to turn your passion project or side hustle into an ESG business: BT Money Hacks Ep 99

    BT Money Hacks Ep 99: How to turn your passion project or side hustle into an ESG business


    12:42 min

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

    This week's episode looks at how many people have set up a part-time business, or side-hustle, especially amid the disruption and uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Understand how to turn your side hustle into a money-making ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) business in this episode, brought to you by Withers KhattarWong: https://www.withersworldwide.com/en-gb/

    BT's digital editor Chris Lim hosts Helga Angelina, entrepreneur and founder of Burgreens and Green Rebel, in Indonesia.

    She explains the following:
    How her health issues gave her an idea to start her businesses after graduating from college (1:40)
    Challenges to start a healthy food business in Indonesia as there was initially no mainstream society understanding of plant-based diets there (3:12)
    Why market education on healthy eating lifestyle, collaborations and invitations by key opinion leaders to public talks, makes a difference (5:00)
    Step-by-step guide to convert your passion project or beliefs into a real business idea and ESG-driven model (7:40)
    Find a co-founder who shares the same mission and values (9:17)
    Advice for budding ESG women entrepreneurs (10:17)

    Withers Worldwide: https://bit.ly/3xiTFo0

    Produced by: Chris Lim & Ernest Luis

    Edited by: Adam Azlee and Hadyu Rahim

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    • 12 min
    How to start a crypto or blockchain-based business: BT Money Hacks Ep 98

    How to start a crypto or blockchain-based business: BT Money Hacks Ep 98

    BT Money Hacks Ep 98: How to start a crypto or blockchain-based business

    10:14 min

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

    This week's episode looks at what it takes to start a crypto or blockchain-based business. Understand the foundational technology of crypto in this episode, which is brought to you by Withers KhattarWong: https://www.withersworldwide.com/en-gb/

    BT's digital editor Chris Lim hosts Pang Xue Kai, co-founder of Tokocrypto, a cryptocurrency exchange based in Indonesia.

    He explains the following:
    What were the key challenges when starting a cryptocurrency exchange? (1:12)


    Key challenges faced when starting Tokocrypto in Indonesia, and common challenges overseas (2:10)
    Being compliant or even overly compliant, to legitimise a crypto exchange and make it mainstream with formative legal regulations (2:42)
    Key factors you need to know to start a crypto or blockchain-based business in emerging markets (5:05)
    Relating better to the local people of that market: In Indonesia, how showing that cryptocurrencies has characteristics similar to "digital gold" worked (5:38) 
    Six steps of advice for listeners looking to start a cryptocurrency exchange or crypto-based business (7:35)

    Withers Worldwide: https://bit.ly/3xiTFo0

    Produced by: Chris Lim and Ernest Luis

    Edited by: Adam Azlee and Hadyu Rahim

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