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Seedly Student Ambassador

Ambassadors today, personal finance leaders tomorrow.

Seedly Student Ambassador

Formed in 2019, the Seedly Student Ambassador (SSA) programme recognises young minds in Singapore who are passionate about personal finance. The programme aims to empower students with the skills to excite and educate the Seedly community about the basics and importance of personal finance!

As an SSA, you will work with the Seedly team to grow and add value to the Seedly community, while personally growing and becoming thought leaders in personal finance!

While the programme is NOT a full-time role and you are able to contribute based on your schedule. Getting the full experience out of the SSA programme will require your enthusiasm and active participation.

I mean, that's the best way to do anything right?

But hey, you'll have plenty of fun, make lots of new friends, form invaluable networks, and gain or expand your knowledge along the way.

And that's always a worthy investment of your time as you journey towards financial independence and freedom.

So if you’re thinking of adding a 'chill' notch to your belt for your resume, swipe left. I mean, please do not apply.

Seedly Student Ambassador Requirements

The SSA is open to students in the second to final year of their tertiary education, at an officially recognised University.

On top of that, you should have:

  • a passion for everything personal finance (e.g. saving, budgeting, investing)
  • a certain level of knowledge in personal finance (don't worry, we all know something and have to start somewhere!)
  • a creative, fun, resourceful, and hardworking personality
  • excellent communication and written skills

If you have what it takes, then we want YOU!

Seedly Student Ambassador: How to Sign Up?

  1. Be a member of the Seedly community. Sign up for a FREE Seedly account if you don't have one yet.
  2. Participate in the community, earn points and level up!
  3. The current intake for Seedly Student Ambassador is now closed. Stay tuned for the next intake.

Seedly Student Ambassador: Class of 2021/22

Meet the Seedly Student Ambassadors Class of 2021/22

Arman Mohamad

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

Check out his published Seedly Opinions:

  1. Buy Now, Pay Later: A Simple Guide
  2. What Does Islamic Inheritance Entail?
  3. Why You Should Open Up An SRS Account Today

Entering the market, Arman started his investing journey haphazardly buying endowment plans followed by individual stock options on a whim. He believes that mastering your money and living frugally would lead to a more comfortable life where one is in control. The past few years after his ORD were his Eureka years where he was an apprentice to a business owner who owned multiple businesses. Through this, he learnt about life, entrepreneurship, business and finance. Arman's portfolio currently consists of stocks, unit trusts, 101 ILPs and cryptocurrencies. Despite his rough start, Arman hopes to positively change public perception of the finance industry. He does this through personal experience by helping current and future clients achieve their financial dreams comfortably in his capacity as a holistic wealth planner.

Oh Cher Ming

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Check out his published Seedly Opinions:

  1. (Overpriced?) JPEGs meets gaming: Exploring Play-2-Earn NFT projects on Solana
  2. Crypto 101: A look into the various sources to DYOR
  3. Into the Metaverse: Ways to invest in the next big phenomenon

Economics major with a strong interest in disruptive technologies and started investing in disruptive growth stocks such as Tesla and Palantir a few years ago. Right now Cher Ming is fully immersed in the endless rabbit hole of crypto, DeFi, NFTs and aim to onboard as many new users into the crypto space as possible, starting from the people around him. Currently actively looking for career opportunities in the Web3 space!

Chloe Ng

Singapore Management University

Check out her published Seedly Opinions:

  1. Road to FIRE
  2. Curious about different investing strategies? Find out here!
  3. Plan to save more? Here's how to get started

Having both parents that are passionate about their job as Financial Advisors for the past 20 years has been nothing but an amazing learning journey for Chloe. Perhaps that is the reason she was taught to save since young and be wise about managing money. Saving up instead of buying those bubble teas in secondary school, however, is not something that she regrets.

Growing up she began to realize the importance and meaningfulness of their career, seeing the number of friends (Clients) they have helped educate financially.

As she enters the “adulting stage” with her group of friends, she too strives to be someone that can advise and walk with them through their life journey under the mentorship of her parents.

Christopher Yong

Singapore Institute of Technology

Check out his published Seedly Opinions:

  1. Industries & Technology Trends that are shaping our future after COVID-19
  2. What is ESG Investing and the Factors that influence its Growth?
  3. Emotions and Behaviour in Investing

Christopher’s passion for personal finance started when his buddy in the army first introduced to him the book that most people would have known, and the title is “Rich Dad Poor Dad”. It was through this book that struck him the most to learn deeply about financial literacy. Later on, he found out about the Seedly community that consists of like-minded individuals committed to learning and improving their knowledge. He aspires to share what he has learned while tapping onto other members' wealth of knowledge for advice. In the end, he hopes that everyone will grow together while living happier and more fulfilling lives in the years to come, apart from the financial aspects of life.

Chrysan Lim

Singapore University of Social Sciences

Check out her published Seedly Opinions:

  1. Growth VS Value Investing
  2. Why ESG Investing is Overhyped
  3. How to Prepare Your Portfolio for a Market Crash

Chrysan strongly believes in the need for financial literacy and awareness. As she embarks on her personal finance journey, she feels a great sense of fulfilment when she shares her financial knowledge with her peers. As a Seedly Student Ambassador, she hopes to influence those who are taking their first steps onto their journey of personal finance.

Darren Yap

Nanyang Technological University

Check out his published Seedly Opinions:

  1. Is the Metaverse worth investing in?
  2. How Not To Lose 5 Figures In Crypto
  3. VeVe Digital Collectibles - The First Digital Collectibles Platform Committed to Carbon Neutral NFTs

As an NTU student of Mechanical Engineering, Darren never had exposure to finance. But that did not stop him from pursuing my passion. He shares a great interest in stock investing and is also exploring deeply into NFTs these days.  During the 2018 bitcoin crash, he lost more than 5 figures worth of his investments because he wasn’t equipped with the proper knowledge of investing back then.

This led to many bad decisions including realizing his losses.  After this incident, his thirst for knowledge in personal finance and investments resulted in him pursuing a job as a student financial advisor during my course of University study. He is now passionate about helping young like-minded individuals manage their personal finance including making informed investment and insurance decisions and hope that he can help them achieve their financial goals one day.

Ahmad Amir Faris

Singapore Institute of Technology

Check out his published Seedly Opinions:

  1. Investing Mistakes I Made So You Don't Have To
  2. An Undervalued Cryptocurrency: NANO
  3. Investment Insights from Zero to One by Peter Thiel

Faris started his investment journey with no prior knowledge of business or finance but he is a true believer in continuous learning. Through costly mistakes that turned into key learning points, it has shaped him to be more versed and conscious about his personal finance. As a student ambassador, he aims to add value to the community by sharing his knowledge and experiences to the best of his ability to bring others one step closer to their financial goals.

Joanne Lai

National University of Singapore

Check out her published Seedly Opinions:

  1. Are ETFs really that invincible?
  2. A Beginner's Guide to DeFi
  3. 8 Lessons from Netflix's "Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha"

A firm believer in personal development and diversifying one’s areas of interest - Joanne believes that the personal finance space is not just for those with formal training in business or finance. Her personal investment journey has not only pruned her to be more mindful of her finances, but it has also helped her cultivate an inquisitive and growth mindset that has been transferable to the other aspects of her life. Joanne is always eager to connect with like-minded individuals in the Seedly community and to help those who are looking to embark on their own journey towards financial independence. As an Ambassador, Joanne hopes to be able to inspire others, especially young women, to take charge of their own finances and put their money to work.

Ng Li Xuan

University Of Wollongong

Check out her published Seedly Opinions:

  1. 8 Financial Lessons I Learnt in 2021
  2. Things I would look for in a part-time job
  3. Takeaways from Unshakable on Financial Freedom

Li Xuan is an undergraduate student who manages her personal finance and basic expenses. After years of spending without thinking and constantly having not enough money to cover up her big expenses as a student, she decided to do something about it and changed out this bad spending habit. There were definitely mistakes made along the way but those are important lessons learnt. As an ambassador, she would like to help beginners like her to get started!

Marcus Ching

University at Buffalo

Check out his published Seedly Opinions:

  1. "Dividend Stocks" vs "Growth Stocks": Which Should You Go For?
  2. 3 Ways for Students to Make Money to Kickstart Their Financial Journey
  3. Rethinking the 50-30-20 Rule for Students

Marcus's personal finance journey started in his 1st year of university when he discovered just how much spending power he was losing to inflation each year with his cash sitting in a savings account. That was the spark that started the fire. Something that he is really passionate about. One of the reasons why he decides to join the programme is to educate others on pitfalls in personal finance, particularly in areas of investing. Marcus also aspires to educate himself and to have a constant thirst for keeping himself updated with the world and what's happening.

Shawn Lee

Singapore Management University

Check out his published Seedly Opinions:

  1. Should the CPF System be abolished?
  2. University Life: Is It Possible to Graduate Debt-Free?
  3. Should YOU, as a student, buy endowment plans?

Shawn is currently undergoing a Bachelor's Degree in Accountancy at SMU. He is a big fan of Warren Buffett and his value investing methodology. In his free time, he loves reading up on financial statements. Out of work, Shawn also enjoys extreme sports like abseiling, and on a more subtle level, he enjoys playing mahjong & card games with friends too!

Ang Yong Ming

Singapore Management University

Check out his published Seedly Opinions:

  1. DeFi Kingdoms: Play-to-Earn Exposure for 2022
  2. How to Earn over 1000% in Harmony!
  3. NFTs - Maximum Rewards, Minimal Risks

As a cybersecurity student, Yong Ming has a keen interest in cryptography and its application in blockchain technology. On top of buying cryptocurrencies, he went down the rabbit hole by experimenting with DeFi, DAOs, NFTs and P2E games. Before his foray into the crypto world, Yong Ming started by investing in local stocks and REITs, before branching out to tech stocks in the US/HK market. By writing articles on blockchain technology, he hopes to inspire more people to pivot away from a Traditional Finance mindset and embrace decentralization instead.

Tan Yu Qi

National University of Singapore

Check out his published Seedly Opinions:

  1. How managing my personal finances made me grow as a person
  2. Characteristics Of Multi-baggers
  3. 8 Financial Lessons Learnt From Squid Game

Yu Qi started his personal finance journey back when he was in national service, spending his free time during the weekends reading up on personal finance and investing. Using his savings from national service as starting capital, he began his journey investing into ETFs at first before venturing into stock-picking. As a current NUS School of Computing student majoring in Computer Science, Yu Qi still manages his own investment portfolio on top of his academics, seeking out reasonably valued companies that are growing rapidly to invest in. Besides investing, Yu Qi is passionate about tech start-ups and building products at scale. Recognizing the importance of managing one's personal finances at an early age, Yu Qi hopes to raise awareness as a Seedly Student ambassador on the importance of starting early in order for compounding to work its magic.

Seedly Student Ambassador: Class of 2020/21

Meet the Seedly Student Ambassadors Class of 2020/21

Alex Chua

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

Check out his published Seedly Opinions:

  1. Is Singapore Market the worst stock market?
  2. Paradox of valuation (of stocks)
  3. Opportunities behind P2P Lending - a comprehensive guide

Alex's interest in personal finance stems from his belief in creating more options for himself, while also creating value for others. He strongly believes that money can be a boon or a bane, and changes in mentality and daily habits are key to achieving financial independence and freedom. As an investor, he views his investment journey as one of personal growth that he hopes to be able to share as an Ambassador. He aspires to break into the fintech space and views blockchain as the potential answer to alleviating income inequality.

Amelia Yamato Leow

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Check out her published Seedly Opinions:

  1. What's up with Palantir?
  2. Corsair Gaming - Breakout in 2021?
  3. Kakeibo - An Underrated Japanese Budgeting Method

An NUS School of Computing student with a major in Business Analytics and a specialisation in Financial Analytics, Amelia's interest and involvement in the world of finance started after she working at Smartly, a robo-advisor that has since ceased operations in Singapore. Over the past summer, she worked at a venture capital firm as an investment analyst and was exposed to the local private equity scene. In her spare time, she blogs about entrepreneurship and venture capital news and also creates YouTube vlogs about her student life in NUS.

Andy Chan

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Check out his published Seedly Opinions:

  1. Have ETFs Lost Their Way?
  2. Learning To Invest
  3. Value Averaging

Andy committed his first investment mistake when he signed up for an 8-year endowment plan where he had to pay huge premiums for the first 5 years. That cost him his plans to go on an overseas exchange but it was the catalyst for his journey towards financial freedom. Determined to get better financially, he spent his time improving his financial knowledge by reading regularly and even attending workshops organised by companies in the finance space. Even without access to a huge amount of capital, he started with a regular savings plan whilst building up his expertise in ETFs, insurance, CPF and housing. Personal finance may seem complex and daunting, but as an Ambassador, he wants to help others make prudent financial decisions as much as he can.

Benedict Lau

National Technological University (NTU)

Check out his published Seedly Opinions:

  1. Why I took a full loan to pay off my school fees
  2. Are S-REITs still a worthy investment in today’s climate?
  3. Why you should consider having China equities in your portfolio

Benedict first chose to specialise in finance due to his interest in the stock markets. On his personal finance journey, he realised that he felt a great sense of satisfaction and fulfilment when he was able to share his financial knowledge with his peers and help them improve their financial situation. This spurred him on to develop his expertise in personal finance and wealth management in hopes of being able to one day, help more people achieve their financial goals.

Chua Wei Yi

National Technological University (NTU)

Check out his published Seedly Opinions:

  1. Wall Street stocks to Look out for in 2021
  2. Ultimate Budget-Smart Student Guide
  3. Men Reveal How They Define A 'Millionaire Next Door'

Despite his background in civil engineering, Wei Yi has accrued quite a bit of experience in the world of finance. A fan of Warren Buffett, he studied his investment techniques and became adept at scrutinising Profit/Loss accounts and balance sheets. After learning how to analyse and look for companies that are doing financially well, he eventually bought his first stock at 18. Besides investing, he lives a simple lifestyle and believes in buying less Fila and more Bata. His goal as an Ambassador is to help people see the value of saving, and that you can enjoy homemade coffee as much as Starbucks.

Lin Yun Heng

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Check out his published Seedly Opinions:

  1. Ultimate Guide on How to Invest Your First $10,000
  2. 5 Stocks I Would Buy If The Market Crashes Again
  3. When To Sell A Stock? 6 Reasons To Do So

A self-starter, who is highly motivated and able to work with minimal supervision, Yun Heng is an Ambassador with numerous hobbies across different fields of disciplines including photography. His thirst for knowledge and ability to self-learn are key strengths that have served him well on his journey to becoming a personal finance thought leader. He also started a blog to detail his endeavours in personal finance and investments in hopes of helping those around him gain financial literacy.

Michael Wong

SIM-University of London

Check out his published Seedly Opinions:

  1. Is your Company Group Term Life Insurance sufficient?
  2. The Conservative Investor
  3. Standard Definitions in Fund Factsheets

A straight-talker who doesn't mince his words, Michael's opinions and advice are as balanced as they come as he doesn't believe in recommending financial products or promoting his own interest for personal gains whenever he contributes on Seedly. He might not be the most knowledgeable (or so he claims), but he more than makes up for it with his inquisitive mindset and hunger for knowledge. As an Ambassador, he hopes to come out of this as a go-to guru whom others can depend on for an honest perspective on all things personal finance.

Ngooi Zhi Cheng

National Technological University (NTU)

Check out his published Seedly Opinions:

  1. Understanding the Financial Marketplace
  2. The 4 BEST Social Entrepreneurship Model
  3. Funds or Picking Your Own Stocks

With a background in accountancy and a strong interest in personal finance, Zhi Cheng started his personal finance journey by creating IG posts on multi-currency card comparisons to help students, like himself, going on exchange. He eventually moved into short vlogs about insurance and career self-help, and even TikTok where he creates content on personal finance topics. A firm believer in portfolio asset allocation, he currently holds a small portfolio managed via Stashaway, Syfe, FSMOne and a 101 ILP. Need professional help? Hit up Zhi Cheng, as he also has a license to distribute insurance products and a certificate in Financial Planning Competency.

Nicholas Beh

National Technological University (NTU)

Check out his published Seedly Opinions:

  1. Buy Now, Pay Later... and Get Trapped in Debt?
  2. How To Choose a Broker (for Singaporeans)
  3. 5 Ways Uni Students Can Optimise Their Payments

Nicholas's foray into personal finance started when his father asked him to look for a better savings account for him. That search eventually led to him optimising other areas of his family's finances such as credit cards, investments, insurance, taxes, and even property. As a Seedly Student Ambassador, Nicholas hopes to share his knowledge on how to find the best deal (and always be on the lookout for better options).

Ow Jie Liang

National Technological University (NTU)

Check out his published Seedly Opinions:

  1. Looking for The Right REIT
  2. 5 Money Lessons Fresh Grads Need To Know
  3. The Scam of The Century?

As an engineering student with no formal training or background in business or finance, Jie Liang learnt about the importance of financial security and freedom from his parents. In hopes of providing more for the family, his father tried his hand at investing but was adversely affected during the 2008 Financial Crisis. Despite this setback, his parents saved whatever they could to eventually put him through university. With these lessons in mind, Jie Liang strongly believes in the need for financial literacy and awareness. He hopes to reach out to like-minded people and positively influence those who are looking to take their first steps on their journey to financial independence and freedom.

Rahul Wadhwa

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Check out his published Seedly Opinions:

  1. Bitcoin is hot again: What's different this time?
  2. An introduction to options
  3. Why you should get a credit card, and not just for the rewards

Rahul started investing in companies in the Straits Times Index back in March 2019 and has ventured into other more complex financial instruments after reading and learning from others in the Seedly community. As an Ambassador he hopes to share his knowledge and help educate others along the way.

Samantha Ong

Singapore Management University (SMU)

Check out her published Seedly Opinions:

  1. Should Banks be worried about Fintech?
  2. Will Bitcoin Be Our Next Payment Currency?
  3. Evolution of Payment Methods

No stranger to money management, Samantha has been managing her own finances ever since she started working part-time after her A-Levels. She eventually decided to major in Finance and Strategic Management in order to give herself a solid foundation upon which she can work towards her financial freedom. A prudent and conservative individual, she likes to conduct thorough research, explore various choices, and weigh the pros and cons before making her decision — hallmarks of a successful investor who does her due diligence before putting her money to work.

Seah Jie Sheng

Singapore Management University (SMU)

Check out his published Seedly Opinions:

  1. Ultimate Guide to Smart Home
  2. Will Razer be our new Best Companion?
  3. List of Top 7 Cloud Storage Services to store your photos, videos and files

Jie Sheng has been managing his own finances since 2016 when he started to pay for his own expenses and utilities without receiving an allowance from my parents. How was he able to do this? He started a small business on Carousell reselling electronics that he managed to snag via various deals and promotions on various platforms. Besides his entrepreneurial mindset, he also has a habit of purchasing only what he needs and loves maximising his savings. Want to find out where to get the latest and best lobang in town? Hit up Jie Sheng for more!

Sebastian Png

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Check out his published Seedly Opinions:

  1. Free Online Finance Resources for Students
  2. How Much Does It Cost to Set Up A Home Gym? (Budget Edition)
  3. What is Impact Investing?

A strong believer in personal development, Sebastian is an avid reader of finance-related literature and actively attends talks and events like Investomania, National Achievers Congress, and Innovfest Unbound to grow his personal finance knowledge. He doesn't consider himself to be an expert but as an Ambassador, it allowed him to connect with like-minded individuals in the Seedly community and he has learnt much from his fellow Ambassadors. Ultimately, he hopes to inspire others to embark on their own personal finance journey too.

Shania Loh

National Technological University (NTU)

Check out her published Seedly Opinions:

  1. Why Should YOU Care About The US Elections?
  2. 5 Lessons from Rich Dad Poor Dad on Personal Finance
  3. What's Next For Grab?

Shania started reflecting on her savings and spending habits during the Circuit Breaker and realised that she needed to make changes and take responsibility for her financial future. She first turned to the Seedly blog and community for information and advice. Over time, she eventually grew confident in her knowledge and decided to pay it forward by helping others with their questions. As an Ambassador, she hopes to be able to help others who are struggling with their personal finances — just like she was at the beginning.

SeedlyTV: Student Ambassador Edition

Besides helping to grow the Seedly community, all Seedly Student Ambassadors will also have a chance to be featured on SeedlyTV!

Here're the latest episodes of SeedlyTV: Student Ambassador Edition where our SSAs share and discuss various personal finance-related topics!