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A weekly financial podcast helping you simplify and grow your personal finances – My Personal Finances PodCat hosted by Cat.

  • Format: Podcast
  • Host: Catherine (Cat)
  • Description: A weekly financial podcast helping you simplify and grow your personal finances.
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Yes (English + Cat)
  • Audio: Jerry
  • Branding: Viv
  • Editor: Andrea
  • Producer: Stev
  • Video Editor: Hainee


MyPF PodCat Episode 0: Welcome to My Personal Finances PodCat

Introduction episode of My Personal Finances PodCat hosted by Catherine. In her virgin podcast, Catherine introduces PodCat and Cat (herself). She then shares why you should watch PodCat and the future destinations of PodCat – money talk, money action, and all that pop rock.

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Bonus Photo: Action Cat – Globetrotter and Fitness Freak @catherinetanch


MyPF PodCat Episode 1: Transforming the Financial Landscape

Catherine interviews the founder and CEO of MyPF, Stephen Yong in Episode 1 of My Personal Finances PodCat. Cat asks her human boss on What’s MyPF’s raison d’être (reason for existence), and how is MyPF transforming the financial landscape in Malaysia. They then gaze into a crystal ball together on what lies in the future of MyPF.

Bonus: Check out our various solutions and FinTech partners offers x MyPF!

Editor’s Jottings: We kick off the MyPF PodCat with an interview with our founder Stev himself. Lots of room for improvement and we will continue to improve as we learn and grow in our future episodes! Do remember to subscribe and turn on the captions!

Bonus: Episode 1: Bloopers – MyPF wants JOO! (Aka the accidental politician)


MyPF PodCat Episode 2: The Financial Doctor is in the House!

Cat interviews the host of our other newly launched MyPF Digital channel vlog – The Financial Doctor Show hosted by Nik who is a licensed financial planner helping you diagnose your financial questions!

0:23: Who is Nik the financial doctor, and why a vlog/show?
0:47: Why should Malaysians subscribe to The Financial Doctor Show?
1:29: What do you hope The Financial Doctor Show will achieve?

Check out The Financial Doctor Show

Bonus Photo: How many financial life goals can you spot?


MyPF PodCat Episode 3: Why Should I Pay for Financial Advise??

Cat interviews Felix Neoh, Director of Product & Financial Advisory from Wealth Vantage Advisory on should you engage a financial advisor & pay for financial advise.
0:20 What is the role of a financial advisor?
0:58 Why should one pay for human advise?
2:06 How to spot a “bad” financial advisor
3:11 How do financial advisors charge?
5:02 BAHG!

Bonus: Signup for FREE Consultation with a Financial Planner


MyPF PodCat Episode 4: What Do Malaysians Ask Financial Planners?

What common / outrageous (!) / MUST ask questions should you ask a financial planner? Cat interviews Idham Idris, Director of Marketing and Communications from Wealth Vantage Advisory.

0:24 What are the most common questions financial planners are asked?
1:04 What is the most outrageous question you have ever been asked?
2:30 What “should” you be asking your financial planner?
3:13 BAHG!

Bonus: Signup for FREE Consultation with a Financial Planner

Bonus Photo: We had to make sure Idham & Cat are sitting for any shots (and we actually positioned Cat closer to the cam than usual XD)


MyPF PodCat Episode 5: Why Companies Need Business Advisory

Catherine sits down to chat with Rafiq Hidayat the Managing Director of Wealth Vantage Advisory what business owners and corporate leaders can gain from business advisory. Learn how to choose the right business advisory and how the process is like.

0:21 Understanding the benefits of business advisory
1:51 Choosing the right business advisor
3:52 Preparing to engage a business advisor

Bonus: Get a FREE Consultation for Business Advisory

Bonus Behind the Scenes: It’s PodCat Bloopers Too! Watch behind the scenes of a Cat stress test, learn tips for being behind the camera for a podcast video, and bonus content from guest Rafiq Hidayat the MD of Wealth Vantage Advisory on the importance of real world business experience in business advisory!


MyPF PodCat Episode 6: Finding Funding Societies

Catherine chats with Wong Kah Meng, the co-founder & CEO of Funding Societies Malaysia. We delve into detail on the past, present, and future of P2P and Funding Societies (FS).

0:59 What is P2P financing? How is P2P financing in Malaysia compared to the rest of the world?
3:35 How is P2P financing evolving over time? What is the roadmap for FS over the next 5 years?
5:24 Why should one invest on FS platform? What is the best approach to invest through FS?

Bonus: Subscribe to Funding Societies x MyPF Special Promo


MyPF PodCat Episode 7: How to StashAway Wealth Digitally

Catherine Tan meets Albert Kok, the deputy country manager of StashAway Malaysia on the future of robo advisory / digital wealth management. Albert then shares his top 3 tips for investors looking to get started with StashAway! Also find out who is the other famous Albert that Albert looks up to.

1:16 How do you view the upcoming emergence of more robo advisory platforms in Malaysia?
3:19 Share your top 3 tips/advice for investors to invest with StashAway.
6:05 What lies in the future of digital wealth management and what is StashAway‘s place?

Bonus: Subscribe to StashAway x MyPF Special Promo


MyPF PodCat Episode 8: Say Hello to Gold Investing!

Catherine travels to HelloGold’s KL HQ to interview Robin Lee, CEO & Co-founder of HelloGold (and former CFO of World Gold Council). HelloGold has the distinction of being the world’s 1st Shariah compliant gold FinTech investment platform! Watch Robin share his wealth of experience on what drives gold investing, and how HelloGold helps your average Malaysians get access to investing in gold.

0:29 What’s driving gold investment globally? Why should Malaysians invest in gold? Why is Warren Buffett bearish about gold?
3:24 How does HelloGold different from other gold investments? Is the 2% p.a. fees justified?
7:46 What lies ahead for the future of HelloGold? What are Money Market funds?

Bonus: Subscribe to HelloGold x MyPF Special Promo Code [MYPFGOLD]

MyPF PodCat Episode 9: Cat’s Delightful Date with Money Match

Catherine swipes right and ends up on a PodCat date with Naysan Munusamy, Co-Founder of MoneyMatch. In this whirlwind of an interview, Naysan shares the early days of MM, to today’s focus on banking and blockchain, and the emergence of fintech competitors.

0:43 Hear the MoneyMatch journey (and their Near Death Experiences!)
2:48 Learn about MoneyMatch Enterprise, BankFX and Ripple
4:48 MoneyMatch VS the world! (Or at least other competitors)

Bonus: MoneyMatch x MyPF Signup Promo Code [OCME]

MyPF PodCat Episode 10: Malaysians, Money & Entrepreneurship with Louise Low, Visual Artist

Kicking off our Malaysians, Money & Entrepreneurship video podcast series , Catherine talks to Louise Low, visual artist and founder of her own art studio. Watch Louise share her experience and challenges starting up her own studio, her cashflow tips for artists and entrepreneurs, and why you need to cut down on bubble tea!

Louise Low Studio on Facebook

MyPF PodCat Episode 11: Malaysians, Money & Entrepreneurship with Isabelle Thye, Own Your Story Co-founder

Catherine interviews Isabelle Thye, the co-founder of Own Your Story (OYS). When Isabelle is not busy building the OYS community, she is also an entrepreneur, and author. Find out what inspired Isabelle to establish Own Your Story, the biggest lessons she has learnt in her journey as an entrepreneur, and how she manages personal finances.

MyPF PodCat Episode 12: Malaysians, Money & Entrepreneurship with Aaron Teng, Artsys Co-founder

Aaron Teng, the co-founder of Artsys – a Digital Product and Startup Studio shares his entrepreneurial journey as a Malaysian. Listen to Aaron share his experience and challenges as the co-founder of multiple companies and what it takes to succeed. Aaron also shares candidly on how he makes sure his personal finance is not neglected while he builds businesses.

MyPF PodCat Episode 13: Malaysians, Money & Entrepreneurship with Adrian Sim, Endless Fantasy Translations Co-founder

Catherine interviews Adrian Sim, Co-founder of Endless Fantasy Translations, and owner of a backpacker’s hostel in Georgetown Penang island as part of our series on Malaysians, Money & Entrepreneurship. Adrian shares how he reached financial independence while still in his 20s, his future life goals, and his thoughts on managing and growing wealth.

MyPF PodCat Episode 14: Malaysians, Money & Entrepreneurship with Ernest Ng, Cartoonist & Creator of “Bro, Don’t Like That La, Bro”

Cat chats with popular cartoonist Ernest Ng of “Bro, Don’t Like That La, Bro” fame. (He sometimes regrets that the name is so long). Ernest shares the story of how Bro started, and the biggest challenges he faced. Last but not least, he shares how he juggles being an entrepreneur, and managing his money.

Ps. Don’t forget to watch Cat & Ernest square off in the Random Question Game, and the bonus footage right at the end of the video!

PSS. Click here to buy SMK Fast Food Limited Edition T-shirts!

MyPF PodCat Episode 15: Malaysians, Money & Entrepreneurship with Melissa Lim, Melissa Lim & Associates Partner

Catherine interviews Melissa the founder and managing partner of her own legal practice on the lessons learnt setting up her own firm. Melissa also shares on her involvement in LawTech Malaysia. Last but not least, Melissa shares her personal finance tips for all Malaysians.

Melissa Lim & Associates

MyPF PodCat Episode 16: Malaysians, Money & Entrepreneurship with DJ Fuzz, Director of Mixology Music

DJ Fuzz spins his entrepreneurial story with Catherine. Listen to DJ Fuzz share his biggest challenges faced in his entrepreneurial journey to become a DJ, composer, and entrepreneur. Listen to his thoughts on the DJ industry in Malaysia then and now. Find out his inspiration to start #mixowealth and how he juggles between being an entrepreneur, DJ, producer, and family man.

MyPF PodCat Episode 17: Malaysians, Money & Entrepreneurship with Anne Tham, Group CEO & Founder of DwiEmas International School

Anne Tham, Group CEO & Founder of Dwi Emas International School comes on MyPF PodCat to share on Malaysians, Money and Entrepreneurship.

1:00: Could you tell us about DwiEmas International School?

4:46: Why do you think that entrepreneurship helps children be better people?

8:20: How has entrepreneurship personally impacted your life?

11:37: What would your advice be for adults who have not themselves benefited from entrepreneurship yet but are interested?

14:58: What is one Big Audacious Habit or Goal that you want our audience to take action?

16:53: Random Question Game

MyPF PodCat Episode 18: Malaysian PF Bloggers with Suraya Zainudin of Ringgit Oh Ringgit

Suraya the founder of popular Malaysian PF Blog Ringgit Oh Ringgit shares all about what she has learnt about personal finances and her advise for Malaysians. Oh and she’s a big Harry Potter fan!

0:33: What made you start blogging about finance and what’s the story behind Ringgit Oh Ringgit?

1:43: What was the most impactful financial lesson you have learnt?

3:11: What advice do you have for Malaysians who are still recovering from financial mistakes

3:47: What advise do you have for Malaysians who haven’t done any personal finances planning?

4:37: What do you think about personal finance space in Malaysia?

5:36: What is one Big Audacious Habit or Goal that you want our audience to take action?

6:55: MyPF Random Question Game

MyPF PodCat Episode 19: Malaysian PF Bloggers with Raymond Tan of Black Belt Millionaire

Raymond the ex-MMA fighter turned PF Blogger behind Black Belt Millionaire shares his personal finance journey.

0:36: What’s the story behind Black Belt Millionaire?

1:27: What was the most impactful financial lesson you have learnt?

2:00: If you could tell Malaysians one thing to look out for in their financial life?

2:26: What advice do you have for Malaysians who are recovering from financial mistakes

3:57: What would be your advise be for Malaysians who want to start investing?