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The Financial Coconut is Singapore's First Financial Literacy Podcast. In our Podcast, we will be debunking financial myths, discovering the best financial practices, discussing financial strategies that fit our unique life! Join like minded individuals by joining our membership. You will get exclusive investing content as well as a place to hang out with like minded individuals: https://thefinancialcoconut.com/members Feel free to join our community Telegram group! https://t.me/thefinancial ...
 
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In your opinion, what makes a good career? Is it one that promises financial independence or a career that allows you to have a balance between work & life? No matter what your personal preferences are, having a satisfying career is definitely important in the life of a working adult. What are some ways to determine if a job is the right fit for yo…
 
Reggie, our regular host, is no longer in Singapore! Listen to this special episode as he bares it all: the reasons why he chose to leave Singapore, his decision-making process and what he hopes to achieve in this next adventure of his. Get our show notes at https://www.thefinancialcoconut.com/tfc112 For all other links mentioned, or to discover mo…
 
Here at The Financial Coconut, we are on a mission to question, analyse and evaluate financial myths in Singapore. Are Singaporeans badly paid? Should asset appreciation be the main reason to buy a HDB flat? Is it true that CPF is going to take away all our money? These are some of the hot topics concerning life in Singapore but think about it: whe…
 
As Executive Vice President and Chief Security Officer at CIBC, Keith Gordon has been on the receiving end of an untold number of pitches from startups. In this episode, we discuss how to get a foot in the door, the elements that go into a great pitch, and what to do once you’ve secured a meeting with a prospective client. We explore the reasons wh…
 
The market is an exciting space right now with many potential growth stocks for retail investors to choose from. Of course, everyone wants to aim for stocks with a 5X or even 10X growth but... which one do we choose? Learn how to be a better growth investor by listening to TFC 111 as we share some factors to consider when evaluating growth stocks! …
 
*Read on to find out how you can enjoy $20 off access fees from Endowus!* Imagine this: 37% of your monthly gross salary goes into a fund for as long as you are holding a job. What can you do with the accumulated money? The possibilities are endless. This is why the CPF (Central Provident Fund) is so integral to every working adult in Singapore. Ad…
 
Everyone knows the Chinese heavyweights like Alibaba, Meituan, JD.com etc but did you know there are also other smaller tech companies in China that could be potential multibaggers (fancy a 5X, 10X growth)? Find out which Chinese small tech companies we are adding to our watchlist in TFC 110! Get our show notes at https://www.thefinancialcoconut.co…
 
REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts) have always been a popular investment choice among many retail investors. How do we incorporate REITs in our retirement planning as well? Can REITs be part of our Covid-19 recovery play? What are some ways to evaluate REITs and what are some global REITs to look out for? Explore the world of REITs with Kenny Lo…
 
Katherine Regnier is the CEO and founder of Coconut Software, a customer engagement platform for financial institutions. She launched the company in 2011 after recognizing the need for improved scheduling software while struggling to book a massage appointment. Since then, Katherine has led the company through venture capital funding, strategic par…
 
Evergrande, the second largest property developer in China, is in hot soup. News of its financial troubles erupted recently with people fearing for the worst. What exactly happened that led to the current crisis? How should we understand this piece of news, and are there any opportunities that we can take advantage of? Listen to TFC 109 as we break…
 
As individuals, they do not have much impact, but when they unite, they can sway the markets. Retail investor groups are on the rise. With advanced connectivity and knowledge, they band up, making collective decisions that could swing the markets as much as some institutions. What is the future of investments with them in the mix? In this week’s ep…
 
Gone are the days where one needs to have a huge capital and a wealth of financial knowledge to start investing. With the influx of easy-to-use brokerage and robo-advisory apps, it is so much easier to enter the investment space nowadays. However, that doesn’t mean that you are an investor yet. Find out whether you’re just investing or an actual in…
 
*Read on to find out how you can enjoy 90% off your first drive with GetGo!* We see them on the streets everyday. Everyone wants one but only some get to own them. Cars - Did you know the cost of car ownership is not just Certificate Of Entitlement (COE), purchase price, fuel, and parking? Are you 100% sure you are ready for car ownership, or shoul…
 
Have you ever felt envious that others are having it better than you? Do you doubt yourself, fearing you may be missing out on something? Do you wish that you could just follow whatever it is that others are doing so that you can become like them? If so, you may be having a case of FOMO or Fear of Missing Out. Contrary to popular belief, FOMO is mo…
 
Credit cards - almost everyone has it, with many having multiple cards. Everyone who owns it knows the general function of swipe it now, get your goods/services and worry about payment later when the bill comes. But is that all to it? Many are confused on which card to apply for. Which card is best for a certain occasion? Are they giving you the be…
 
Digital ads on personal finance and investments are becoming more and more prevalent these days: the Instagram Stories that insert themselves in your feed, the ad pop-up whenever you visit a website, that 5 second YouTube ad that we cannot skip... The messages behind these ads seem compelling and attractive (“Stocks do not give you high returns, so…
 
The advancement of technology has given rise to a number of innovative fintech solutions and one of them is Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) where consumers get to buy products without having to pay the full price upfront. Instead, they pay zero-interest instalments over a period of time. How does this actually work and what are the possibilities for both…
 
Most Singaporeans think that the money in your CPF “cannot touch until you retire”, but did you know you can actually use the money in your CPF accounts to invest? The discussion on CPFIS, or CPF Investment Schemes has been polarising to say the least: people either love it or hate it. How should we view CPFIS and what are some key pointers to cons…
 
*Read on to find out how to get 20% off premium lifetime subscription for SteadyCompounding.com!* This is a special TFC Chills x Stock Geekout (SGO) episode as we give you a sneak peek into an upcoming SGO episode! Together with Thomas Chua, founder of SteadyCompounding.com, we deep dive into one of the most promising companies in the current marke…
 
CPF is an acronym that every working adult in Singapore knows but not many are familiar with its inner workings. Other than 37% of your monthly income as the mandatory CPF contribution, did you know that there are other ways to optimize your CPF accounts even further? TFC 104 explores 3 ways on how you can make your money in CPF work for you! Get o…
 
Investing is not just about stock analysis. Studying the economy as a whole, also known as the macro economic view also plays a critical role in your investment decisions. Does the US-China trade war affect the two countries only? What impact does inflation have on our portfolios and how should we plan for it? In this week’s Chills with TFC, we inv…
 
The recent news about the $1.87 billion SPAC deal with PropertyGuru got many people asking: what exactly is a SPAC? SPACs, or Special Purpose Acquisition Companies are listed companies with the sole purpose of raising capital to buy another company. With a structure like that, should we be seeking investment opportunities in SPACs or should we be w…
 
China, China, China… everyone seems to be on its case these days but do you know exactly what is happening with the recent regulations in the Chinese market? Before you cry foul at the government’s “control” of the market, perhaps it will be helpful to gain a deeper understanding of what’s happening on the ground and the relationship between the Ch…
 
China has been making the rounds in the media circuit these days and there is one particular sector that many are looking at: Chinese tech. What is the outlook for the Chinese tech sector and the big names like Alibaba, Tencent, JD and more? In TFC 102, Reggie shares his positive views about this booming sector and why he thinks it will continue to…
 
If you have been listening to TFC, the guest for this week’s Chills with TFC should be no stranger to you. He is none other than the Chief Financial Coconut himself: Reggie! This is a special TFC episode as Andrew invites Reggie to reflect on The Financial Coconut journey thus far. How did TFC actually start? What is the production process like? Wh…
 
With the recent news coverage of Chinese regulators’ clampdown on big tech companies like Didi, Alibaba, Tencent and more, investors are naturally concerned about the outlook for Chinese companies and the Chinese market in general. Reggie joins in the discussion by offering his personal perspectives on the Chinese market. Find out if he is bullish …
 
Have you ever bought something from a Kickstarter campaign? The increasing popularity of crowdfunding has led to many ingenious ideas becoming reality while consumers are spoilt for choice and they get to enjoy discounts on their shopping too. It is indeed a win-win for everyone. Contrary to popular belief, you do not need a large capital to launch…
 
After a month-long break, Reggie is back for Episode 100 of The Financial Coconut! In this episode, he shares some of the unusual things he did during his break and the lessons he learnt through these unique experiences. What has black T-shirts got to do with Dollar Cost Averaging (DCA)? Listen to TFC 100 to find out! Get our show notes at https://…
 
Mention the phrase “endowment plans'' and some would be put off by the long maturity period (30 years!) In spite of that, did you know that endowment plans continue to be a very popular investment option with 2.3 million endowment policies incepted in Singapore thus far? What is the appeal behind bonds and endowment plans? What is the difference be…
 
“I want to invest but I don’t know which stock to buy.” Does this sound like you? If so, you will want to listen to TFC 99 (a replay of TFC 30). ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) are becoming an increasingly popular investment choice among many investors because instead of investing in a single company, you are investing in a basket of companies. Why ar…
 
“China outdrank the world”. In the last decade, China has emerged as a global economic superpower as it underwent major changes throughout the country. Now, we see the Chinese influence everywhere and many retail investors are looking for opportunities to get a share of this pie. What do we need to understand about the Chinese market? What exactly …
 
This week's TFC 98 is a sneak preview into TFC Stock Geekout, a private podcast dedicated to our premium paying members. This episode was released earlier to the members and if you want to be one of them, check out this link to find out more: https://bit.ly/36CIY3z Ask anyone what’s the most popular form of social media out there and many people wi…
 
If someone told you 15 years ago that you could achieve an annual percentage yield of 1000% in your investment, you would probably walk away from that crazy person. However, this actually became reality for some in the DeFi space, also known as decentralized finance. As with cryptocurrency, DeFi is pushing the boundaries on how we think about finan…
 
Did you know that The Financial Coconut covers more than just personal finance? This week, we're sharing an episode from one of our podcasts, Coconut Avenue which talks about property. You can get the rest of Coconut Avenue here: https://spoti.fi/3wnPVjO In episode #13 of Coconut Avenue, we are joined by David Baey, the Co-founder of Mortgage Maste…
 
Cryptocurrency seems to be the hype and making waves these days with many people gaining crazy returns from their crypto investments. It certainly sounds very exciting but before we pour our life savings into cryptocurrency, we need to ask ourselves some fundamental questions: how should we form our investment strategy when it comes to cryptocurren…
 
Did you know that The Financial Coconut covers more than just personal finance? This week, we're sharing an episode from one of our podcasts, Our Entrepreneurshit Show (OES). You can get the rest of OES here: https://spoti.fi/35SXxQiMost of us often think that one needs a grand idea to start a business and become an entrepreneur. Chris doesn’t thin…
 
Did you know that there's actually more money in the bond market than the stock markets? If Batman is an equity, Robin will be a bond. That’s how Jean Paul Wong, general manager from FSMOne views bonds. In the world of investing, bonds are often overlooked as they are not as ‘exciting’ as stocks. However, that does not mean bonds are not worth inve…
 
What do regular savings plans, investment linked policies (ILPs) and robo-advisors have in common? They are essentially different ways of putting your money into unit trusts. Do you have unit trusts as part of your investment portfolio, or are you looking at investing in one? If so, then you definitely need to listen to this week’s TFC episode as w…
 
Many millennials nowadays are starting to pay more attention to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and this phenomenon has given rise to a new form of investing known as ESG investing. What are the factors one should consider in ESG investing and how can investors make sure that they do well in the market while doing good in the worl…
 
After spending the day shopping at the mall, you return home happily with your shopping bags. However, as you unload your bags, you realise you didn’t really need half the stuff you bought; they were bought on impulse. Sounds familiar? You are not alone. While you will find on the internet many solutions on how to reduce impulse buying, not many of…
 
Estate planning is one topic that many tend to avoid because it involves death and sometimes, it just seems so complicated. On the other hand, some oversimplify it; they think doing up a will alone is enough. Eleanor and Mei Kuen attempt to dispel these misconceptions and explain why estate planning is important for everyone (not just the rich and/…
 
Many people want to live their lives with passion and FIRE...Financial Independence Retire Early, that is. FIRE is a wildly popular concept where one has sufficient income to pay for his expenses and with that, he is able to enjoy his life by pursuing his interests and goals without having to worry about money. Episode 93 of The Financial Coconut d…
 
Bob Nye is a General Partner at JMI Equity. He joined JMI in 2005 and is based in Baltimore, Maryland. Nye’s primary areas of investment focus are internet and enterprise software companies, and he specializes in helping growth companies build value. Nye has helped many companies overcome their hurdles and grow into unicorns with a valuation over $…
 
Do you have an insurance plan? Most people would be familiar with buying insurance plans to protect themselves and their loved ones from accidents and illnesses. Recently, there has been growing interest in the idea of buying term insurance and investing the rest of your money. What exactly is term insurance, how is it different from the other type…
 
“Invest in yourself”. Most of us would have seen this quote in some motivational page on Facebook or Instagram. While the idea does sound perfect, you should avoid seeing yourself as an investment. This sounds like a downer but Episode 92 of The Financial Coconut will show you why you should not invest in yourself. Get our show notes at https://www…
 
Every race has a finish line. In the minds of many people, the finish line in the marathon of life is retirement, where one enjoys his life at 65 after decades of working. What if we can have multiple, mini retirements in our lifetime instead? How do we go about achieving that while ensuring that our finances are in good order? To get an honest sec…
 
One of the biggest buzzwords in the investing world is inflation. Investors are always talking about using their investment returns to beat inflation. What happens then, if the expected inflation rate becomes higher in the future? How is that going to affect our investments, and what are some factors investors should take note of? Get our show note…
 
Michelle McBane is the Managing Director at Standup Ventures, a seed-stage fund investing in women led Canadian technology startups. On this episode, we discuss where Canadian VC dollars went in 2020, how COVID-19 affected the industry, and how VC funds like StandUp Ventures are leading the way by investing in the next generation of women entrepren…
 
Finding your better half and planning for your big day with your partner… these are indeed some of the most wonderful moments in life. When a couple decides to spend the rest of their lives together, what are some factors to consider when it comes to managing their finances? Chin Yu & Yong Cheng share more in this episode from a special TFC Chills …
 
What comes to your mind when you hear the words “financial planning”? Investing? Insurance? Saving tons of money now so that you don’t have to worry about your retirement in the future? If these ideas sound out of your reach, you are not alone. Having a tangible financial plan can be achievable if you follow these 3 core processes discussed in Epis…
 
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