Good Girls Talk About Money

Deborah Tan and Ten Huiyu

When women talk about money, they are typically perceived as ”materialistic” or ”boring”. But being in control of our financial lives is the first step towards building a future we want. Every episode of ”Good Girls Talk About Money” deals with not only the practical side of money but also the fun part of it. We believe that once you embrace money, you’ll naturally become less fearful of it. read less
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Episodes

The Layoff Economy and Me
May 2 2023
The Layoff Economy and Me
Are layoffs ultimately good or bad for the companies that do it and the general economy? This month, we got Timothy Ho, Co-founder and Managing Editor of DollarsAndSense, on the show to talk about how the scale at which workers are getting laid off is affecting the economy, what investment opportunities we can take advantage of, and how individuals impacted by layoffs can come out of this event financially stronger. Timestamps (00:00) – Episode introduction. (00:29) – Introduction to the episode’s guest, Timothy Ho, Co-founder & Managing Editor, DollarsAndSense. (03:36) – What has led to the current economic climate? (07:47) – Do layoffs always achieve the goal of improving profitability for companies? (12:54) – How is a small country like Singapore affected by layoffs globally as well as locally? (16:08) – How does the current climate of layoffs affect personal spending, or the way people invest? (19:30) – Given the opportunity for investment returns during a period of recession, how has Timothy tweaked his investment strategy during this current time? (25:02) – Is investing in big tech companies going to continue providing the same returns as we have seen in recent years? (30:56) – What can somebody affected by the layoffs change in their daily habits around spending or investing to improve their situation? (35:28) – Episode outro If you’re curious about a particular investment or personal finance topic and want the Good Girls' to talk about it, drop us an email at goodgirlstalkaboutmoney@gmail.com. Disclaimer: The advice shared in this podcast has not taken your personal risk and finances into consideration, please seek the advice of your financial advisor before making any decision about your money.
Fractional Trading: Is it worth the trouble?
Apr 5 2023
Fractional Trading: Is it worth the trouble?
Have you ever wondered if investing $1 at a time in the stock market is actually going to make a difference to your wealth? This month, we interview Deepak Khanna, CEO of Revolut Securities, on the fintech app's latest launch - Stocks. In this episode, Deepak shares some of his insights into wealth managing and talks about how we can maximise our experience using fractional stock trading platforms.   Timestamps (00:00) – Episode introduction. (00:30) – Introduction to the episode’s guest, Deepak Khanna from Revolut. (02:59) – What are some of the stock trading functionalities on the Revolut app? (05:44) – How can someone with little to no experience in investing or trading get started? (07:27) – Does it even make sense to invest a very small amount into a share i.e. use fractional shares? What is the wisdom behind buying fractional shares and how can investors maximise their investing by using fractional shares? (10:49) – Is there any general advice to share around how to invest e.g., how to research conduct research etc.? (12:25) – What are some of the fees involved in trading on the Revolut platform? (15:07) – Deepak’s time-tested investment takeaways for the new investor. (19:05) – Episode outro If you’re curious about a particular investment or personal finance topic and want the Good Girls' to talk about it, drop us an email at goodgirlstalkaboutmoney@gmail.com. Disclaimer: The advice shared in this podcast has not taken your personal risk and finances into consideration, please seek the advice of your financial advisor before making any decision about your money.
Getting Laid … Off
Mar 6 2023
Getting Laid … Off
This month, 3 women - each in a different decade of their lives - talk to The Good Girls about their “backup plans” in the event of redundancy. We touched on what our careers mean to us, how getting laid off affected us financially and emotionally, and the lessons we learnt coming out of such an unfortunate event. Special thanks to Lili and Megan for agreeing to share their experiences and stories with us. Timestamps (00:00) – Episode introduction. (00:29) – Introduction of the three podcast interviewees: Lili, Megan, and Deborah. (03:10) – Introducing the podcast topic: retrenchment. (03:45) – Have you ever been laid off before? (09:05) – What did the experience of being laid off teach you? (15:31) – From your experience of having been laid off before, do you have a Plan B or what do you hope to do differently it if does happen again? (21:39) – How does a job loss impact someone depending on the current financial responsibilities they have? (28:02) – Have you been tempted to start your own business to do away with the risk of retrenchment? (34:59) – How one’s psychological and emotional safety can be affected in the event of retrenchment. (39:59) – Are there financial tools available that allow consumers to adjust their investments based on their needs e.g., flexibility in the event of being laid off? (40:44) – The inevitability of retirement and the importance of financial planning for retirement. (42:06) – Key takeaways and lessons from the episode interviewees. (47:00) – If you’ve been recently laid off and need introductions or boost in visibility, please reach out to the Good Girls. (48:24) – Episode outro If you’re curious about a particular investment or personal finance topic and want the Good Girls' to talk about it, drop us an email at goodgirlstalkaboutmoney@gmail.com. Disclaimer: The advice shared in this podcast has not taken your personal risk and finances into consideration, please seek the advice of your financial advisor before making any decision about your money.
Liquid Gold - The 101 to Whisky Cask Investing
Feb 3 2023
Liquid Gold - The 101 to Whisky Cask Investing
Liquid Gold - The 101 to Whisky Cask Investing If you've always been curious about investing in alternative assets like whisky and art, you won't want to miss this episode. This month, The Good Girls interview Matthew Lim, Chief Commercial Officer of Whisky Cask Club. Is whisky cask investing just for accredited investors or those with a large capital? What exactly does it mean to invest in a whisky cask? Unbottle the FAQs with us here. Timestamps (00:00) – Episode introduction and sharing a listener’s response to the question from January 2023: What are the 3 things you would do with your money in 2023 that you didn’t do in 2022? (02:45) – Introduction to Matthew Lim from Whisky Cask Club and an overview of the Whisky Cask Club. (04:18) – Discussion on the current market for investing in whisky casks and whisky investing in general. (05:55) – What are the differences between the Whisky Cask Club and the Whisky Cask Fund? (07:14) – How can a retail investor invest in whisky casks via the Whisky Cask Club and what are the various factors to consider before investing? (09:24) – What are some of the additional costs associated with whisky cask investing e.g. storage, insurance etc.? (11:01) – The things to look out for to ensure that your whisky cask investment is legitimate. (15:47) – What are some potential pitfalls investors should look out for before dipping their toes into whisky cask investing? (17:01) – How branding and bottling works when investing in whisky casks. (18:30) – How does the brand of a whisky affect how attractive it is to potential buyers? (18:58) – Discussion on independent whisky bottling vs large branded whiskies and what investors can do with their whisky casks. (20:09) – The whisky community in Singapore and the events Whisky Cask Club are running for the whisky community. (22:02) - Episode outro Connect with Matthew on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewlim/ To find out more about whisky cask investing, visit the Whisky Cask Club website at https://whiskycaskclub.com/ If you’re curious about a particular investment or personal finance topic and want the Good Girls' to talk about it, drop us an email at goodgirlstalkaboutmoney@gmail.com. Disclaimer: The advice shared in this podcast has not taken your personal risk and finances into consideration, please seek the advice of your financial advisor before making any decision about your money.
Preparing Your Money for 2023
Jan 6 2023
Preparing Your Money for 2023
Goodbye 2022, hello 2023! This month, Huiyu and Debs talk about how 2022 affected the way they invested and what their respective investment strategies could look like this year. Will the 1% GST hike change the way they spend and invest? And, what are the things they would do with their money in 2023 that they didn't do in 2022. Timestamps (00:00) – Episode introduction (01:24) – Recap of the major events of 2022 and how these events affected the markets: The Russia-Ukraine conflict, interest rate increases, bear market in stocks, the collapse of cryptocurrencies. (06:01) – What are some ways we can invest our money in 2023? Most investors should consider diversifying their investments into different asset classes that have become more attractive e.g. bonds, T-bills Depending on your risk appetite, buying opportunities have become available based on the year’s “discounted” prices. Equity presents a higher potential (and risks) for returns than safer investment opportunities. (09:57) – Deborah’s investment strategy for 2023 (15:28) – How the Goods and Services Tax (GST) hike from 7% to 8% in 2023 affect us from a business owner and consumer perspective. (17:58) – The history of and changes in GST over the years in Singapore, and putting GST increases into context against inflation. (20:25) – Discussing the Assurance Package for GST and CDC vouchers. (24:45) – How the GST increase affects the way we invest and the other factors affecting how much we have to invest e.g. lifestyle inflation. (27:03) – Recap of the investment strategies previously discussed: stick to your investment strategy by paying yourself first, dollar cost averaging, don’t let emotions steer your decision making. (28:44) – What the Good Girls would do with their money in 2023 that they did not do in 2022. (36:13) - Episode outro If you’re curious about a particular investment or personal finance topic and want the Good Girls' to talk about it, drop us an email at goodgirlstalkaboutmoney@gmail.com. Disclaimer: The advice shared in this podcast has not taken your personal risk and finances into consideration, please seek the advice of your financial advisor before making any decision about your money.