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Three Personal Finance Events in May You Cannot Afford To Miss

One does not need an expert financial advisor to list out all the importance of personal finance to know that it is extremely important. Making the optimal finance decision is a lifelong journey of learning. At every stage in life, we are met with the need to make proper finance decision, from getting the first savings account to getting our first BTO, all requires reading up and research to a certain extend in order to make the right decision.

With the help of the internet, it is definitely more accessible to information these days and the help of financial blogs definitely made the journey of personal finance a more pleasant one. However, when it comes to certain topic, endless hours of aimless researching might not be more efficient than heading straight down to a seminar or talk focus on tackling it.

Below are some of the events for the coming month of May which we believed is worth spending time on:

My First Stock Carnival & The REITs Race 2016

academy landing page v2Date: 7 & 8 May 2016
Time: 11am to 9pm
Venue: Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza
Tickets: Admission is free

 An initiative by SGX Academy, the intent of My First Stock Carnival is to encourage learning about investing through a fun and interactive environment.

Targeted at everyone above the age of 18 years old who are keen on investing, attendees of the event will learn the “ why”, “ what” and “ how” of investing, introducing them to the types of investment products, hands on experiences of Investors Roadmap and Stock facts. Attendees will get to meet brokers and learn about their research processes during the event.

For readers who are looking to invest in your first investment product, this event will definitely be a fruitful one.

More information can be found here:


Value Investing Mastery Course

Date: 7 May 2016 or 22 May 2016
Time: 9am – 6pm
Venue: BigFatPurse Training Room, 38 Orchard Road #02-00, Singapore 238836

Put aside all the usual “ Gurus” advice to invest your money in Blue Chip stocks. In this seminar presented by BigFatPurse, one will learn the knowledge to calculate the value of any stocks, arming them with the skills to pick stocks systematically and objectively.

Recommended readers who have been actively investing or even have plans to invest, and are looking to beat the market for your investments.


All You Need to Know About Buying Your First BTO In 90 Mins

BTO posterDate: 24th May 2016
Time: 6pm – 9.30pm
Venue: 60 Anson Road Mapletree Anson, Level 7

From our usual conversations with married couples, we noticed the need to pass down detailed valuable information in bite size to prepare couples who are planning on buying their first BTO to save them the hassle of hours of aimless research.

Kicking start our first event series, we aim to better prepare the attendees of this talk with all the necessary information to consider when getting their first BTO in a short 90 minutes ( we know time is precious).

This event covers the many burning questions going through a BTO buyer’s mind before they purchase their BTO as seen in the programme outline below.

Programme outline:

What Goes Into My Buying Decision?
1) Resale Or BTO? Is Location Important? Should I Get A Flat Before Marriage?
2) How Much Can I Afford? How Much Do I Need For My Downpayment?
3) What Grants Am I Eligible For?
4) 3-Room, 4-Room Or 5-Room? What Is The Price Differential

How Do I Fund My Flat?
1) HDB Or Bank Loans? The Pros And Cons Of Either Option
2) Interest Rate – The Cost You Never See
3) CPF Or Cash? How Should I Service My Mortgage

Got A Great Queue Number? What’s Next?
1) Simple Hacks To Get A Better Queue Number
2) HDB Optional Component Scheme
3) Rules & Regulations Of HDB Flats
4) Selling Your Flat


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