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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: Khai
- Editor: Andrea
- Producer: Stev
- Video Editor: Hainee
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.
Bonus Photo: Action Cat – Globetrotter and Fitness Freak @catherinetanch
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.
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)
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?
Bonus Photo: How many financial life goals can you spot?
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?
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?
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)
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 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!
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?
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?
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?
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)
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!
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!
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.
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?
MyPF PodCat Episode 20: Malaysian PF Bloggers with Eza Ezamie of Majalah Labur
Eza Ezamie from popular Malaysian personal finance Malay-language portal Majalah Labur comes on MyPF PodCat to talk about personal finances.
0:40: What made you start blogging about finance and what’s the story behind Majalah Labur?
1:24: What was the most significant (impactful) financial lesson you have learnt?
2:00: If you could tell Malaysians one thing to look out for in their financial life, what would it be?
2:48: What advice do you have for Malaysians who are still recovering from financial mistakes?
3:14 What advice do you have for Malaysians who have yet to do any personal finances planning?
MyPF PodCat Episode 21: Malaysian PF Bloggers with Julian Ng of The Very Long Run
Julian Ng founder of The Very Long Run, CEO of Akru, and former BFM host shares his personal finance tips for Malaysians.
1:02: What made you start blogging about finance and what’s the story behind The Very Long Run?
2:44: What was the most impactful financial lesson you have learnt?
4:25: If you could tell Malaysians one thing to look out for in their financial life, what would it be?
6:30: What advice do you have for Malaysians who are still recovering from financial mistakes and those whoe have yet to do any financial planning?
9:18: What is one Big Audacious Habit or Goal that you want our audience to take action?
MyPF PodCat Episode 22: Malaysian PF Bloggers with Marshall Wong of PlanNerd
On the My Personal Finances PodCat, Catherine interviews Marshall personal finance blogger behind PlanNerd.io and licensed financial planner on his story and advice on personal finances for Malaysians.
0:17: The story behind PlanNerd
2:12: Marshall regrets his property purchase?!
3:51: Financial advise for Malaysians
5:47: Advice for Malaysians recovering from financial mistakes
8:53: Big Audacious Habit or Goal!
9:55: The Random Question Game
MyPF PodCat Episode 23: Financial Literacy with Linnet Lee FPAM CEO
Linnet the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia CEO shares on MyPF PodCat her thoughts on financial literacy in line with Malaysia’s National Strategy for Financial Literacy launched in 2019 and the role of FPAM.
1:09: Top reasons Malaysians do not have savings
3:18: FPAM’s role in increasing financial literacy of Malaysians
4:24: Advice for Malaysians to improve their financial situation
6:32: Upcoming plans & roadmap of FPAM including 20th anniversary celebration!
7:35: Big Audacious Habit or Goal
8:17: Random Question Game
MyPF PodCat Episode 24: Financial Literacy with April Khor, United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
April Khor from United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is interviewed on MyPF PodCat on financial literacy and financial inclusion in Malaysia. April shares on gig workers, the 4 pillars on finances, and what UNCDF is doing in Malaysia with the goal of incorporating digital financial services in people’s lives so that no one is left out in the financial economy.
0:32: What are the top 3 reasons half the Malaysian population do not have even RM1,000 in emergency savings?
1:35: What has UNCDF done to increase financial literacy of Malaysians?
2:19: What is your advice for Malaysian individuals/households in improving their financial situation?
3:14: What are the upcoming plans and roadmap of UNCDF?
4:22: What is one Big Audacious Habit or Goal that you want our audience to take action?
4:57: MyPF Random Question Game
MyPF PodCat Episode 25: Financial Literacy with Ng Pui Yee & Kyle Tan, Little Tauke
Catherine chats with Pui Yee and Kyle from Little Tauke which runs financial literacy programs for children and parents.
0:48: What are the reasons you think many Malaysians do not have even RM1,000 for emergencies?
2:16: What has Little Tauke done to increase financial literacy of Malaysians?
3:32: How do Malaysian families start financial education from home?
6:34: What are the upcoming plans and roadmap for Little Tauke?
8:30: What is one Big Audacious Habit or Goal to take action?
9:35: MyPF Random Question Game
MyPF PodCat Episode 26: Financial Literacy with Mohammad Mafrukhin, AKPK
Mohammad Mafrukhin who the Research Manager at Agensi Kaunseling dan Pengurusan Kredit (AKPK) comes on MyPF PodCat to share on AKPK’s role in improving financial literacy.
0:40: What are he top 3 reasons Malaysians do not have money for emergency savings?
3:38: What has AKPK done to increase financial literacy of Malaysians?
4:50: What is your advice for a Malaysian individual or household in improving their financial situation?
5:36: What are the upcoming plans for AKPK?
9:04: What is one Big Audacious Habit or Goal Malaysians should take action?
9:40: MyPF Random Question Game
MyPF PodCat Episode 27: Financial Literacy with Nisa Ismail, Sedania As Salam Capital CEO
Nisa Ismail CEO of Sedania AsSalam who previously was the marketing head of Bbazaar Malaysia. With her experience in not just fintech but also AirAsia, she brings her experience with Assidq.com where she comes on MyPF Podcat to share her insights on: Islamic Fintech, how Tawarruq is a game changer in faster loan disbursements, and Sedania’s patented As-Sidq Digital Commodity Platform, and why Malaysia is being in the best position to offer Islamic financial products.
1:12: 1 out 3 of Malaysian working adults say they face difficulties raising RM1,000 for emergencies. What are the top 3 reasons you think are behind this?
4:06: What has Sedania AsSalam done to increase financial literacy of Malaysians?
6:34: How does Islamic financial solutions differ from conventional financial solutions?
9:50: What are the upcoming plans or roadmap of Sedania AsSalam?
14:06: What is one Big Audacious Habit or Goal that you want our audience to take action?
14:40: MyPF Random Question Game
MyPF PodCat Episode 28: Financial Literacy with Azizi Ali
Azizi Ali, Malaysian financial author of more than 30 books including the best seller Millionaires are from a Different Planet comes on My Personal Finances PodCat to share on the importance of money matters.
1:36: 1 out of 3 Malaysian working adults say they face difficulties raising RM1,000 for emergencies. What are the top 3 reasons you think are behind this?
4:47: What has your role been as an author, speaker & money coach to increase financial literacy of Malaysians?
7:16: What are your upcoming plans and roadmap to help Malaysians improve financial literacy?
8:14: What is your advice for a Malaysian individual and household in improving their financial situation?
11:10: What is one Big Audacious Habit or Goal that you want our audience to take action?
11:58: MyPF Random Question Game
MyPF PodCat Episode 29: Food & Finances in the New Normal with Ah Bok from Taufulou
“I Come, I See, I Hunt & I Chiak” is the tagline of Ah Bok the food blogger behind Taufulou.com. Taufulou is a person with passion for food and a popular Malaysian food blogger since 2008. Cat interviews Taufulou in the 1st LIVE My Personal Finances PodCat shoot where they chat about food and finances in the new normal.
0:02:50: How has it been like for you as a foodie during this MCO/CMCO?
0:04:16: Are there any ‘makan’ places or delivery service you would encourage viewers to support during/after the CMCO?
0:05:33: What tips do you have for foodies to save money yet enjoy food at home?
0:10:15: Moving forward in the new normal after MCO/CMCO, how do you think things will change for foodies like yourself?
0:11:22: Big Audacious Habit or Goal (BHAG)
0:12:41 MyPF Random Question Game
MyPF PodCat Episode 30: Professionals & Finances in the New Normal with Melissa Lim & Dr Han Yung Wen
In this new normal on MyPF Podcat, Cat chats with two professionals in the law and medical industry respectively on business and finances. Melissa Lim runs her own law firm Melissa Lim & Associates and Dr Han Yung Wen is the director of EcoSoul Clinic in Setia Alam. Melissa and Dr Han share their thoughts on how the pandemic has changed how lawyers and doctors work.
0:51: How has the pandemic affected your professions and businesses?
3:17 What are you changing to adapt or even thrive in the new normal?
15:03 What are the most important money habits you have learnt in 2020?
18:37 Big Audacious Habit or Goal
19:55 Random Question Game
MyPF PodCat Episode 31: Organizational Learning & Finances in the New Normal with Penny Leong Pei Yee
This episode of MyPF PodCat if on the training and teambuilding industry in our new normal. Catherine chats with Penny Leong Pei Yee who is the Founder and Master Trainer from Vision Building and the Chief People Officer in Nexting Ventures. Penny and her team at Vision Building strives to lead and inspire organizations to build People with Vision while having fun. Yet how they do so during this unprecedented times? Penny also shares her money experiences learnt this year and her experience working with a financial advisor.
0:43: How is the pandemic and new normal affecting the training and teambuilding industry?
4:50: What are training and teambuilding companies doing to adapt and thrive in the new normal?
08:11: Penny’s biggest lessons on money learnt this year filled with the unexpected!
12:39: Penny’s Big Audacious Habit or Goal tip
13:09 Penny playing the MyPF Random Question Game