Woke up at 6ish to this beautiful weather to attend my first ever paid finance event ever!
Have been looking forward to it since the day it was announced. 🤩 Seedly is really my go-to finance page for all the lil nuggets of personal finance tips!
So when they announced their first ever large-scale public event, it’s like OF COURSE?!?
I think I was one of the first few to sign up. 😂 they had this 50% off code and I was like MUST!!! SNATCH!!!!!
Turned out I was too early because they released 60% code for their fb group HAHA.
Kiasuism backfires sometimes. 😂
C is grabbing some brekkie for us before we embark our journey to Suntec!
Feeling like such an adult, waking up voluntarily at this timing on a Saturday when weekends are so precious nowadays. 🤯
So happy to be heading to this together though! It’s nice to learn things together. To get our basics in finances strong together! 💪🏻
Thankful for C to be so receptive towards such opportunities too. 🙂 I’m usually the super enthu one when it comes to personal finance hehe.
Excited to see the Seedly team in real life for the first time. A bit got the gonna-meet-idols kind of feeling leh.
Am I crazy. 😂
I remember seeing the fifth person team while I was dining at Paddy Hills and I was like OMG I RECOGNISE YOU GUYS!!! I no longer just recognise female influencers/influenzassss 👀
Is it level up??? HAHA.
Looking forward to see speakers like @/sgbudgetbabe too!!! 😍
Have been following her blog and writing since forever too. All the best to you later, Dawn! 😊💪🏻
Back from the event!
Wow i was so sleepy towards the end because it was really an info-packed session today.
$15 totally well spent! 🤓 we still got some goodies and I liked the tote bag heh. Even though I didn’t get the gems biscuit one. That was my fav design.
The event started off with sgbudgetbabe being the first speaker! I was nudging C and told him “sgbudgetbabe is here!!”
It felt pretty surreal seeing people I’ve only known online, in real life. 😳
Posted halfway because the weekend was spent hu$tlin’ lol
It was my first time listening to Christopher despite using Moneyowl a couple of times. Was previously playing around with the options available on the site and realised how fuss-free it was.
This talk had the greatest impact on me because I always felt a need to look into my insurance policies. That area was sth that all finance bloggers would encourage looking into, and it was something I personally felt I needed to buff up on.
Insurance is for PROTECTION.
Christopher made us recited this several times HAHA and I recited along with the crowd and feeling it 100% in my heart. 😌💘
Lolol so dramatic. 😂
But really, that’s something I really believed it.
I have a friend with like, 2 whole life plans and 1 endowment plan that she has to pay for, for yearssss. Just the sound of that..... wow yikes man. Can’t imagine how much that must have cost. 😨🥵
I also really liked how Christopher put his opinions across so clearly, yet not dissing any particular options made by people.
Personally, I find insurance quite an interesting topic. It was something which was completely foreign to me before I graduated, and something I thought was “吃钱的”, after being influenced by my parents.
Well, they were my only source of information back then. I was biased against insurance for the longest time - coupling that with the fact that there were just too many black sheep in the industry, the whole insurance territory was just absolutely intimidating. 😭
It was only after graduation and after chancing upon blogs like sgbudgetbabe where I started learning about the differences between the different types of policies, and started googling more and more about them.
I learnt about what were to be avoided, and what were best suited for what type of needs.
I started to educate myself of what to look out for if I were to be approached by agents on the streets.
I’ve learnt about the little details which were usually intentionally left out, and I swore to myself that I would not be one of those who were misinformed ones, like a lamb caught in a sneaky trap.
The more I read, the more confident I felt. I guess being armed with knowledge feels empowering heh.
In addition, knowing that what I know now would also help my parents gave me the greatest push to learn more.
I’m someone they can definitely trust, and I would want nothing but the best for them. 🙂
Anw, I remember meeting my friend’s agent for the very first time to get my H&S plan. When she started to provide me details of other plans, I was like “NO NO NO NO FOCUS!!!” in my head and told her a straight “I’ll just get my H&S plan for now” with a wide smile HAHA. 😬
Now I’m thinking whether to look into other policies with MoneyOwl. 🤔
Watched him previously on a few videos (dollarsandsense?) and articles, so also felt a bit of familiarity haha.
And you know what??
They say only the minority will take action on what was learnt from the Seedly event.
TOOK ACTION LIAO. 🤓
My first ever cpf cash top-up!! ⚡️
Lai Lai 4% come to mama.
Okay lah heart really a bit pain when I saw my account balance dip a little.
And this payday seems especially far away due to the advance we got for CNY. 😢
But it’s okay. Bb tahan. Bb grow retirement fund. 👀 May the future me appreciate the current me. Hahaha.
Saturday, 2 Mar 2019
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