Wednesday 29 May 2024

[Post 550] Finding A Career Sponsor: A Better Way To Advance Your Career Quickly? | Money Mind | Career


Breaking down the ways a mentor can help you level up in the workplace, and why it can be especially beneficial for women.

Tuesday 28 May 2024

[Post 549] Same Style For Less Money? Why Some Buyers Choose Dupe Products: Bargain Hunters | On The Red Dot


Dupes, or duplicates, have surged in popularity in recent years - offering budget-friendly options to high-end products. From designer fashion to make-up and tech, bargain hunters can find many products that are inspired by trendy branded originals. There are even dupes available for popular fast food items. How difficult is it to find good dupes, and how much can you really save from buying them?

Meet avid frozen food dupe hunter, Leslie Koh, relishes in finding “taste-alikes” for popular branded fast food and teaches you how to cook them to satisfy cravings at a fraction of the price. Next, Isyraf Rusydi, a business student who collects fragrances as a hobby, shows Host Andrea Chong where to buy popular expensive scents at a fraction of the costs. Then, Isabelle Rosta, who has a women’s lifestyle blog, shares her dupe fashion finds. She attempts to find Andrea a dupe of an outfit worn by a character in the series 'Emily In Paris,' which Andrea admires. Will she be successful in finding a budget-friendly option?

[Post 548] Coping With Job Loss? Pro Tips On What To Do In The First 24 Hours | Money Mind | Jobs


How to bounce back stronger after losing your job. What to do and what to avoid in the first 24 hours. 

Monday 27 May 2024

[Post 547] Why Malaysia’s Currency Has Been Falling: Can The Ringgit Recover? | Insight | Full Episode


In February this year, the Malaysian currency, the ringgit, suffered its steepest decline in 26 years. It briefly slipped past MYR 4.8 against the US dollar, its weakest since reaching an all-time low of 4.88 during the 1998 Asian Financial Crisis. 

This has caused a strain on the country’s key industries - from the airlines to manufacturing - due to higher fuel prices and cost of raw materials. It has shaken investor confidence and accelerated outward migration. 

Why has the ringgit lost so much of its value? Could the depreciating ringgit spell trouble for Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim? As the government projects a recovery, is a turnaround in sight?

[Post 546] Hot Weather Makes You Less Productive: How To Keep Cool & Save On Energy Costs | Money Mind


Beating the heat with some cool tips and solutions while keeping energy bills down.

Sunday 26 May 2024

[Post 545] Is Chocolate Really Good For You? | Talking Point | Full Episode


Chocolate is usually deemed a guilty pleasure but what if you don’t have to feel guilty eating it? Host Munah Bagharib does some decadent research into how this sweet treat has some health benefits for our heart and brain. But what type of chocolate should we eat, and which should we avoid? We put some chocolates to the test to find out. 

[Post 544] Save Money On Your Home Renovation With DIY, Thrifting, Taobao: Bargain Hunters | On The Red Dot


Creating your dream home can be costly…but it doesn’t have to be. Host Das meets couples who have done more for less, as he picks tips on glamming up his future home. When Izwan and Nadirah were forced to move up the timeline on their home purchase, they were left with just $5,000 to renovate their 5-room flat. Das discovers how they turned their blank canvas into a modern masterpiece - and their limitation into a thriving business – by doing it themselves.

Myra, known to her friends at the “Taobao queen”, saved thousands on furniture by buying direct from manufacturers on China’s largest online marketplace, despite not being able to read a word of Chinese. She teaches Das how to navigate the platform, save costs on shipping and even snag free furniture customisation. You’d never guess that 80% of the furnishing in Renee and Leo’s home is second-hand. Das learns how to haggle for homeware and get furniture for free, and transforms a worn out chair into a new piece for his home.