Education - Seedly
Seedly logo
 

Education

Investing in yourself!

5 Followers

368 Questions Answered

Recent

Unanswered

Trending

Editoral

What are some scholarships or bursaries that are easier to apply for?
Https://www.moe.gov.sg/education/financial-assistance/financial-assistance-information-for-ihls I think it is similar to the previous CDC and CCC bursary. That was long time ago when I was a student. Fairly easy to get as long as grade are decent and family income is below a certain level. After all, CCC needs the mass numbers so that their presentation ceremony looks huge for various reasons. Hope this helps.

0

Recommendations on where to learn coding for total beginners?
Chris

Chris

Level 6. Master

Answered 6d ago

Here are some decent resources to start: 1. https://www.codecademy.com/ 2. https://www.freecodecamp.org/ Alternatively, if you qualify, you can use the IMDA CITREP+ funding to pay for the Hackwagon Data Science course: https://hackwagon.com/data-science-101/

0

How much do uni students who stay in hall/ hostel budget themselves?
Aren't meals already paid and catered for in halls? Perhaps tell your friends you have a budget when going out with them, eat less supper etc. I'm sure they will understand you

1

How do I start improving my financial literacy?
Hi, I think there are quite a few good resources online to improve your financial literacy. Some good ones are: https://seedly.sg/ https://www.moneysmart.sg/ https://dollarsandsense.sg/ If you want to learn more about investing as a beginner, you can check out a post I wrote here and if you need help selecting your first broker, check out a comparison I did here!

0

Is it worth getting bachelors with honours? Any advantages with regards to salary or chances of being accepted into a “higher” role?
Never hurts to aim high. Also if you're taking statistics modules, you gotta ace those, otherwise the lack of solid fundamentals will come back to haunt you in the future if you're serious about getting into the data science field. Anyway, there is definitely a higher probability with regards to higher salary, but the real hurdle here is getting through the door. You want every advantage you can get. Also you won't get accepted into a "higher" role regardless if you're first class or without honours, because it only comes with real work experience (unless you already start shipping models into production during internships/part-time work then that's pretty insane). Even if you manage to get it, you'll mostly likely struggle due to the expectations that comes with it. Plus the lack of proper mentoring in your early-career will set you back long term further down the road. so yeah, that's my take, and forgive me for being straight forward because too many don't see the causes and effects.

0

Just need a listening ear this new year? Wondering if I made the right choice 3 months into my part time degree?
Hi mate, I was in a similar predicament too. For myself, I did a full time degree at SMU while working full time; I studied 8 hours a day and worked 8 hours a day and 7 days a week. It was quite taxing, because I realized I could have 10 tasks for work, and 10 tasks for my academic requirements and despite my best efforts, I could only complete 14/20 tasks at any point of time given the time constraints. Nevertheless, I felt the degree incalculated in me important attitude and values such as learning to learn, as well as time management skills. It was also tough, because I was sleeping in dark corners where I could and I also got sick more frequently due to lack of sleep during these four years of work and study but I grew in many ways possible. Would definitely encourage you to bear with it and you will most certainly become a stronger and more employable individual. All the best!

0

What is the best education loans for postgraduate studies?
The interest rate shouldn't differ much across the different banks https://www.moneysmart.sg/education-loan https://www.valuechampion.sg/best-education-loan https://www.singsaver.com.sg/personal-loan/education-loan

0

What are some free online finance resources I can take up to learn more about personal finance and investing? What are some paid courses you've tried and are worth paying for?
Chris

Chris

Level 6. Master

Updated 2w ago

In my opinion, most of the information you need is already online. It just needs a bit of digging. Most courses just rehash what is online and I don't feel that it is money well spent. Perhaps if you're looking into investing, you might consider Index Investing to start out as it is quite a passive strategy with minimal finance knowledge required. With regard to personal finance, without too much knowledge on your current situation, it is a bit hard to give much advice.

0

Anybody know any websites that teaches you how to trade? Like really teaches you?
Rather than website, you could use YouTube instead. Videos usually show you the step by step.

2

Is it good to take up student loan? Are there any good suggestions?
If you do not have enough money then of course you have to take student loan either way. If it's optional for you, then it depends on the interest rate. If you can beat the interest rate then yes, otherwise might as well use your money. If is interest free then just take

0