Episodes
BT Money Hacks Ep 100: The perils of holding on to too much cash 18:37 min Synopsis: Every first and third Monday of the month, The Business Times breaks down useful financial tips. This week's monumental 100th episode looks at the importance of investing the extra cash you have, instead of saving too much. You could actually lose money if you just allow it to do nothing. BT's digital editor Chris Lim and his new co-host - correspondent Howie Lim - speak with David Kuo, co-founder of The...
Published 08/01/21
BT Money Hacks Ep 99: How to turn your passion project or side hustle into an ESG business 12:42 min Synopsis: Every first and third Monday of the month, The Business Times breaks down useful financial tips. This week's episode looks at how many people have set up a part-time business, or side-hustle, especially amid the disruption and uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Understand how to turn your side hustle into a money-making ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance)...
Published 07/18/21
BT Podcasts: How GovTech balances best of big tech and digital government in Singapore 22:46 mins Synopsis: The Business Times Podcast channel showcases niche series Money Hacks, Mark To Market and WealthWise, and sponsored series. This episode focuses on Singapore's approach to digital government, how it makes sense of modern tech practices to help governments and citizens. HelpGov and the Covid19 vaccine appointment system are two specific examples. BT's digital editor Chris Lim and...
Published 07/16/21
BT Money Hacks Ep 98: How to start a crypto or blockchain-based business 10:14 min Synopsis: Every first and third Monday of the month, The Business Times breaks down useful financial tips. This week's episode looks at what it takes to start a crypto or blockchain-based business. Understand the foundational technology of crypto in this episode, which is brought to you by Withers KhattarWong: https://www.withersworldwide.com/en-gb/ BT's digital editor Chris Lim hosts Pang Xue Kai,...
Published 07/04/21
BT Money Hacks Ep 97: How multi-currency wallets can save businesses money 11:10 min Synopsis: Every first and third Monday of the month, The Business Times breaks down useful financial tips. This week's episode looks at how fees can quickly multiply and hurt the bottom-line when businesses deal in multiple currencies via traditional payment rails. Find out why and how multi-currency wallets - for businesses - are one way around it, in this episode brought to you by HSBC:...
Published 06/20/21
BT Podcasts: How to invest in small-cap stocks 10:17 mins Synopsis: The Business Times Podcast channel showcases niche series Money Hacks, Mark To Market and WealthWise, and sponsored series. This episode focuses on on small-cap stocks. A small cap is generally a company with a market capitalization of between $300 million and $2 billion Find out what they are, why you should consider them, and how to go about investing in them, in this episode brought to you by RHB Singapore:...
Published 06/13/21
BT Podcasts: Beef up your financial literacy with Money Hacks, WealthWise and Mark To Market podcast series 10:30 mins Synopsis: The Business Times Podcast channel showcases niche series Money Hacks, Mark To Market and WealthWise, and sponsored series. In this special episode, Money Hacks host Chris Lim chats with WealthWise host Genevieve Cua, and Mark to Market host Ben Paul, about how BT Podcasts will cover the 'New Normal' for you during the Covid-19 pandemic. Produced by: Chris Lim...
Published 06/06/21
BT Money Hacks Ep 96: The ABCs of disability insurance plans 10:53 min Synopsis: Every first and third Monday of the month, The Business Times breaks down useful financial tips. This week's episode looks at how disability insurance and long-term care aren’t on the radar of many. Find out why this should be on your must-do list during this pandemic, in this episode brought to you by Great Eastern: https://www.greateasternlife.com/sg/en/index.html BT's digital editor Chris Lim hosts Colin...
Published 05/23/21
BT Money Hacks Ep 95: Critical illness insurance more crucial than ever 12:01 min Synopsis: Every first and third Monday of the month, The Business Times breaks down useful financial tips. This week's episode covers insurance, a risk management fundamental you need to sort out before considering more advanced money hacks. Find out why critical illness insurance is more crucial than ever during this pandemic, in this episode brought to you by Great Eastern:...
Published 05/09/21
BT Money Hacks Ep 94: Why young working adults need to start a financial plan now 14:49 min Synopsis: Updated fortnightly on Mondays, The Business Times breaks down useful financial tips. This week's episode is aimed at young working adults, on the importance of having some kind of financial plan now, instead of waiting till they achieve that proverbial pot of gold or have tens of thousands of dollars first. It is brought to you by HSBC: https://www.hsbc.com.sg/ BT's digital editor Chris...
Published 04/25/21
Green Pulse Ep 48: Green Finance 101 (Pt 2) - Understanding carbon services & Singapore's potential to be a leader 15:22 mins Synopsis: The Straits Times analyses the beat of the changing environment, from biodiversity conservation to climate change. Singapore is charting a more sustainable future for itself, and has identified growth opportunities in carbon services. In this second part of a two-part series on green finance, ST environment correspondent Audrey Tan and climate change...
Published 04/18/21
BT Money Hacks Ep 93: How to plug top financial knowledge gaps even seasoned investors have 13:59 min Synopsis: Updated fortnightly on Mondays, The Business Times breaks down useful financial tips. This week's episode plugging the top financial knowledge gaps that some experienced investors may not even know too. It is brought to you by HSBC: https://www.hsbc.com.sg/ BT's digital editor Chris Lim hosts Deepak Khanna, head of wealth products and journeys at HSBC, who explains the...
Published 04/11/21
Green Pulse Ep 47: Green Finance 101 (Pt 1): Directing capital to meet climate goals  19:10 mins Synopsis: The Straits Times analyses the beat of the changing environment, from biodiversity conservation to climate change. Finance is the fuel that keeps economies humming. And with countries now wanting to build back better from the economic fall-out from Covid-19, there is now a global momentum to ensure that finance is green. In March 2021, an Asean taxonomy board was established to...
Published 04/04/21
BTxM+S podcast Ep 4: How sustainable property developments can save costs 12:01 min Synopsis: This is the final instalment in a series of four episodes on Marina One Residences and topics covering the advantages of inner city park-like living in the heart of Singapore's downtown area. It is brought to you by developer M+S: http://www.marinaone.com.sg/ BT's digital editor Chris Lim hosts hosts Ong Choon Fah, CEO of Edmund Tie & Company, and they discuss the following: What is the impact...
Published 03/30/21
BT Money Hacks Ep 92: Trends for Asia's ESG investing outlook in 2021 and beyond 12:12 min Synopsis: Updated fortnightly on Mondays, The Business Times breaks down useful financial tips. This week's episode looks at Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) - a growing area of interest for retail investors especially in Asia - and the outlook for ESG investing in 2021 and beyond. It is brought to you by Fidelity International: https://www.fidelity.com.sg/ BT's digital editor Chris Lim...
Published 03/27/21
BT x M+S Podcast Ep 3: CBD home buying - factoring in lifestyle and well-being 13:07 min Synopsis: This is the third in a series of four episodes on Marina One Residences and topics covering the advantages of inner city park-like living in the heart of Singapore's downtown area. It is brought to you by developer M+S: http://www.marinaone.com.sg/ BT's digital editor Chris Lim hosts Nicholas Mak, head of research and consultancy at ERA Realty Network, as they discuss the following: More...
Published 03/23/21
BT x M+S Podcast Ep 2: Understand prime property investing in Singapore better 11:52 min Synopsis: This is the second in a series of four episodes on Marina One Residences and topics covering the advantages of inner city park-like living in the heart of Singapore's downtown area. It is brought to you by developer M+S: http://www.marinaone.com.sg/ BT's digital editor Chris Lim hosts Nicholas Mak, head of research and consultancy at ERA Realty Network, as they discuss the following: The...
Published 03/16/21
BT x M+S Podcast Ep 1: Pros and cons of investing in mixed-use property 11:21 min Synopsis: This is the first in a series of four episodes on Marina One Residences and topics covering the advantages of inner city park-like living in the heart of Singapore's downtown area. It is brought to you by developer M+S: http://www.marinaone.com.sg/ BT's digital editor Chris Lim hosts Ong Choon Fah, CEO of Edmund Tie & Company, and they discuss the following: Understanding what is a mixed-use...
Published 03/09/21
BT Money Hacks Ep 91: Investing in China's market - the case for retail investors 11:43 min Synopsis: Updated fortnightly on Mondays, The Business Times breaks down useful financial tips. This week's episode looks at the case for investing in China in 2021 and beyond. It is brought to you by Fidelity International: https://www.fidelity.com.sg/ BT's digital editor Chris Lim hosts Catherine Yeung, Fidelity International's investment director, who explains the following: China's household...
Published 02/28/21
BT Money Hacks Ep 90: Achieving passive income and wealth growth amid Covid-19 9:36 min Synopsis: Updated fortnightly on Mondays, The Business Times breaks down useful financial tips. In this week's episode, we look at strategies for achieving passive income and wealth growth amid Covid-19 and the post-pandemic recovery. BT's digital editor Chris Lim hosts Luke Lim, managing director at Phillip Securities, brokerage and wealth management arm of PhillipCapital. They discuss the...
Published 02/14/21
BT Money Hacks Ep 89: 2021's outlook and key investment themes to act on 10:36 min Synopsis: Updated fortnightly on Mondays, The Business Times breaks down useful financial tips. This week's episode looks at investment themes retail investors can act on in 2021 and beyond. It is brought to you by Fidelity International. BT's digital editor Chris Lim hosts Paras Anand, Fidelity’s Asia-Pacific chief investment officer, who explains the following: 1. Differences in Asian economic strategy...
Published 01/30/21
BT Money Hacks Ep 88: Protecting your digital financial assets 11:43 min Synopsis: Updated fortnightly on Mondays, The Business Times breaks down useful financial tips. In this week's episode we look at how you can make the most out of your digital assets while making sure they stay safe and sound. BT's digital editor Chris Lim hosts Michael Shaulov, CEO and co-founder of digital asset security platform Fireblocks. They discuss the following: Advantages and disadvantages of dealing with...
Published 01/16/21
BT Money Hacks Ep 87: New digital banking opportunities for consumers, SMEs and micro enterprises 10:58 min Synopsis: Updated fortnightly on Mondays, The Business Times breaks down useful financial tips. In this week's episode we look at how Singaporean consumers, as well as SMEs and micro enterprises, can benefit from digital banking services.   BT's digital editor Chris Lim hosts Hari Sivan, chief executive and founder of SOCASH, a fintech that allows cash withdrawals from shops instead...
Published 01/04/21
BT Money Hacks Ep 86: Reasons to avoid ILPs or investment-linked insurance policies 10:53 min Synopsis: Updated fortnightly on Mondays, The Business Times breaks down useful financial tips. In this week's episode we look at why you might want to avoid an investment-linked insurance policy, or ILP for short.    BT's digital editor Chris Lim hosts Christopher Tan, chief executive of Providend - a financial advisory firm -  as they discuss the following: What is an ILP? Understand mortality...
Published 12/20/20
BT Money Hacks Ep 85: How to fix money mistakes of the sandwiched generation 12:00 min Synopsis: Updated fortnightly on Mondays, The Business Times breaks down useful financial tips. This week's episode looks at how to fix the top financial planning mistakes made by the so-called sandwich generation, typically Gen X-ers and Millennials in their 30s and 40s, and who are responsible not only for bringing up their own children, but also caring for ageing parents. BT's digital editor Chris...
Published 12/06/20