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Asked on 05 Dec 2018

Leave your thoughts on the Seedly Personal Finance 101 Meetup (December 2018)?

Share your experience with the community here if you have attended the event. What did you like and what can we improve on for the next meetup? Speakers were Kenneth Lou (cashflow management and investment) and Loh Tat Tian (Insurance basics). Held at the LifeLong Learning Institute on the 5th of December 2018.

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Rach Tay
Rach Tay
Level 3. Wonderkid
Updated on 07 Jun 2019

Friendly & pretty emcee, spontaneous and generous speakers, and a community of helpful and enthusiatic people learning about finance. I like that it was free of charge to public as an introductory thing.

Launch more sessions for different topics, different age groups and more on CPF as well, hope To attend more!

thanks seedly peeps :)

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Leong Wen Fong
Leong Wen Fong

06 Dec 2018

Yay! Glad that you enjoyed it!
Rach Tay
Rach Tay

06 Dec 2018

👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Hoh Shi Chao
Hoh Shi Chao
Level 3. Wonderkid
Updated on 07 Jun 2019

Dinner was provided! The event was quite informative however the session is really short. There are still a lot of things more that can be shared. I think more info would be better but then that would take a longer time. I wish they would share the slides though, because I was engrossed in the talk and did not have time to take down notes or photos or think of questions. They explain things quite clearly. I would attend future sessions (102 perhaps?). Either way it is a good start/intro to your own money management.

Edit: would be great to explain more about selling away our policies! Rather than giving it up totally and get the basic refund I would rather get a higher amount. Also, would be great to say more about the savings account thing about the 1% interest

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Loh Tat Tian
Loh Tat Tian

06 Dec 2018

Many bond investor would want to takeover your policies since their Potential return is higher. And also, the risk is on the third party. For yourself, you just get the money and the policy is not your concern anymore. You may look for Reps Holding and Purvis Capital to understand more :)
Lim Chun Long Jimmy
Lim Chun Long Jimmy

09 Dec 2018

https://www.fidentiax.com/ In future, you may consider fidentiaX in addition to Reps Holding and Purvis Capital to sell your cash-value policies.
William Chay Kok Koon
William Chay Kok Koon
Level 3. Wonderkid
Updated on 07 Jun 2019

It's a very good event with interesting topics and the buffet is also very good. I like the sharing by both Kenneth and Tat Tian. I hope to have more topics on investment and other financial planning.

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Kenneth Lou
Kenneth Lou

05 Dec 2018

Awesome happy you enjoyed it! 🤙
Leonard Lim
Leonard Lim
Level 3. Wonderkid
Updated on 07 Jun 2019

Great sharing with lots of learning opportunities. Highly appreciate the session

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Kenneth Lou
Kenneth Lou

07 Dec 2018

Thanks for your feedback! :)
Gabriel Lim
Gabriel Lim
Level 3. Wonderkid
Updated on 07 Jun 2019

The event gave me a great introduction towards in the area of personal finance. For somebody who was practically clueless about it, I now have greater confidence in starting my journey towards better financial management. The QnA section was really useful and I wish it could be a bigger Segment in future events

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Leong Wen Fong
Leong Wen Fong

06 Dec 2018

Do ask your questions whenever you have them! we have a great community that is always willing to help!
Xiang Jing Ooi
Xiang Jing Ooi
Level 3. Wonderkid
Updated on 07 Jun 2019

I felt that Kenneth was a very engaging and lively speaker and he was able to break down the financial terms into something very simple and easy to understand.

however I feel That maybe the link between the title of this event ”what your agents won’t tell u” can be made clearer during the session.

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Loh Tat Tian
Loh Tat Tian

05 Dec 2018

Apologise about the difficulty to highlight. I wish to point out something (which I didn't really). 1) Aviva Mindef is one of the cheapest terms plans, and it can be extended to your spouse and kids. 2) Agents frequently like to exclude "exclusions" 3) Agents will never go through the internal rate of return with you. 4) They are not as candid as me :p
Sheryl Koh
Sheryl Koh
Level 3. Wonderkid
Updated on 07 Jun 2019

Course was interesting to teach the basics of insurance! ILP segment & implications on 3rd party buying over policies could be better answered

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Loh Tat Tian
Loh Tat Tian

05 Dec 2018

ILP is not the focus of today's meeting. But we will try our best to answer as much as possible as everyone is here to share.
Kenneth Lou
Kenneth Lou

07 Dec 2018

Thanks for your feedback Sheryl noted on it! :)
Phoebeta Tauri
Phoebeta Tauri
Level 4. Prodigy
Updated on 07 Jun 2019

Very Informative! I like the speakers! Didn't bore me

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Cherie Julianne Tan
Cherie Julianne Tan

05 Dec 2018

Oh no! Didn't manage to catch you! Hope to meet you in our next event! ;)
Jun Liang Josef
Jun Liang Josef
Level 3. Wonderkid
Updated on 07 Jun 2019

Speakers were engaging and topics were good. Could share more in-depth next talk!

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Kenneth Lou
Kenneth Lou

07 Dec 2018

Thanks for your feedback! :) noted! we'll see how we can make it more in depth next time!
SiTing Tan
SiTing Tan
Level 3. Wonderkid
Updated on 07 Jun 2019

Very informative and educational. Appreciate the speakers to keep it light with occasional jokes on a very dry topic.

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Kenneth Lou
Kenneth Lou

05 Dec 2018

Haha thanks, we try to keep things abit funnier (less the lame puns and jokes)
Leonard Leng
Leonard Leng
Level 3. Wonderkid
Updated on 07 Jun 2019

advice was practical and relevant

wanted more in depth discussion on investments and insurance

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Loh Tat Tian
Loh Tat Tian

05 Dec 2018

No problem. You can post more questions for in dept discussion on insurance as the contract we sign is a legal document itself.
Clarence Chew
Clarence Chew
Level 2. Rookie
Updated on 07 Jun 2019

Could you share the slides? Also, could the attendees get a bottle of water? The food was a nice gesture but it seemed abit overkill.

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Kenneth Lou
Kenneth Lou

05 Dec 2018

Haha noted on that. For slides, we’ll see what we can do!
Kian Han
Kian Han
Level 3. Wonderkid
Updated on 05 Dec 2018

Very informative session and interesting topics covered. Would be great if there could be more details on the insurance portion with more scenarios or examples provided. Great for beginners like us nonetheless!

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Joe Lau
Joe Lau
Level 2. Rookie
Answered on 05 Dec 2018

Very informative and useful session!

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Damien Loh
Damien Loh
Level 3. Wonderkid
Updated on 07 Jun 2019

It's a concise session with useful information, though I expected more detail coverage on insurance (as the session title suggested). The ending game was fun and engaging.

Sorry if some food was wasted. I checked beforehand and no mention on buffet dinner would be provided.

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Kenneth Lou
Kenneth Lou

07 Dec 2018

Thanks for your feedback! :)
Kenneth Lou
Kenneth Lou

07 Dec 2018

Noted on the insurance coverage portion, we'll see what we can do better!
Budi Wu Hao Lin
Budi Wu Hao Lin
Level 2. Rookie
Updated on 07 Jun 2019

it’s a good session for newbie to know about personal finance matter. maybe in the future event can be more specific (one area) rather than cover 3 areas but just the big picture only.

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Loh Tat Tian
Loh Tat Tian

06 Dec 2018

We need more people to support :D
Kenneth Lou
Kenneth Lou

07 Dec 2018

Thanks for your feedback! :) Ok noted on that Budi!
Cheryl Teng Sze Hui
Cheryl Teng Sze Hui
Level 4. Prodigy
Updated on 07 Jun 2019

Very insightful event!! First step to my personal finance!

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Kenneth Lou
Kenneth Lou

05 Dec 2018

🙌🙌🙌 welcome!
Angelia Tan
Angelia Tan
Level 2. Rookie
Updated on 07 Jun 2019

The session is very enjoyable and speakers are engaging

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Kenneth Lou
Kenneth Lou

07 Dec 2018

Thanks for your feedback! :)
Esther Esther
Esther Esther
Level 2. Rookie
Updated on 07 Jun 2019

The event was well organised and the speakers presented the topics in a simple and easy to answer format. Keep up the good work

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Kenneth Lou
Kenneth Lou

07 Dec 2018

Thanks for your feedback! :) We hope to have many more in 2019!
Caris Tay Kai Shin
Caris Tay Kai Shin
Level 2. Rookie
Updated on 07 Jun 2019

It’s informative especially for beginners who needs explanations on various finance terms. speakers are knowledgeable!

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Kenneth Lou
Kenneth Lou

07 Dec 2018

Thanks for your feedback! :) All the best in 2019!
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