Sunday 30 July 2023

[Post 263] How This Singaporean Moved To Thailand To Be A Mushroom Farmer | On The Red Dot | Full Episode


Singaporean William Leong, a former insurance manager, was inspired to become a farmer after visiting a mushroom fruiting chamber in 2017. Today, his mushroom farm in Thailand produces more than 40 tons of oyster mushrooms per year, for local consumption. How did he learn to grow mushrooms? What does it take to become a successful farmer there? William shares his secret with Host Ming Tan.

Tuesday 25 July 2023

[Post 262] Can You Upskill Your Way To A Bigger Paycheque? | Money Mind | Jobs


How upskilling gives you an edge in the job market.

[Post 261] How We Live Without Money In Singapore: We Are Freegans | On The Red Dot | Full Episode


They do not shop, they do not buy, they have no use for money. But their pantries are full and they want for nothing. In fact, they sometimes have so much, they have to give things away. This is the life of a freegan and there is a community of them living right here in Singapore. 

Rozz is inducted into the community and learns how to live for free for a week. First is a dumpster diving session in which she discovers, to her surprise, that no dumpsters (or diving) is actually involved. Then Rozz gets invited to a series of members-only food rescues and learns that ugly does not mean inedible. They even teach her how to cook creatively with rescued food and feast for free. The week culminates in Giving Day, a one-stop bazaar where people take what they want, no money needed.

Monday 24 July 2023

[Post 260] Buying A Used Car In Singapore: What Should You Look Out For? | Talking Point | Full Episode


The value of Singapore’s booming used car industry is scheduled to grow over 20% by 2027. And with the amount of used cars sold almost tripling that of new cars registered in 2022, it’s not hard to see why.

But with recent news reports putting the used car industry in a bad light - Many are more suspicious about buying second-hand amidst the increasing number of complaints about the industry. Is it really as bad as it’s made out to be? Is a used car worth the trouble? 

Sunday 23 July 2023

[Post 259] Singapore firms turn trash into profit in India's waste management sector


Singapore firms are looking to harvest growing opportunities in India's waste management sector, especially as the Asian country puts in motion efforts to go greener. This includes turning trash, like disposed electronic goods, into precious resources. 

[Post 258] Living On $43K A Year As A Professional Clown | Millennial Money


David Torres-Fuentes, 23, lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife Jacquelyn, and they earn around $43,000 a year. David and Jacquelyn book parties as professional clowns through their new business, Abrakadabra Events. They also each work day jobs to help fund their life and business.

This is a Gen Z episode of CNBC Make It's Millennial Money series, which profiles people across the globe and details how they earn, spend and save their money.

Friday 21 July 2023

[Post 257] How to earn $80,000, $90,000 and $100,000 in interest alone every year for retirement


An "interest-only" retirement plan can fund your retirement without draining your savings, but you will need to save a lot of money to make it possible. CNBC crunched the numbers, and we can tell you how much you need to save every month, broken down by age, to get $80,000, $90,000 and $100,000 every year in an interest-only retirement. Check out this video to learn how much you will need to turn that dream into a reality.

Thursday 20 July 2023

[Post 256] Book Summary 5: DIE WITH ZERO By BILL PERKINS


The money you leave behind doesn’t really say a whole lot about the life you've led. So how can you spend your money to live a truly blessed life?

Tuesday 18 July 2023

[Post 254] Why Citibank Branches Are Closing Around The World


After the company’s collapse during the 2008 recession, Citi’s stock has continuously struggled. Shares of the company saw more than a 30% drop over the last 5 years. In 2021, CEO Jane Fraser announced a bold shift in the company strategy, exiting 14 consumer markets outside of the U.S. and instead doubling down on wealth management. It’s a tactical move that several other major banks like Bank of America and Wells Fargo have adopted in recent years. So will Citi’s bet pay off and can the company return to its former glory?

Saturday 15 July 2023

[Post 253] Document 72 Hours - The Convenience Store in a Midwinter Hokkaido Village Eng Sub


The Hokkaido village of Shosanbetsu is home to about 1,000 people and a single convenience store. Residents rely on this store as a source of fresh food and basic necessities, especially in midwinter. Among the customers were a woman who uses a sled to carry her shopping home; an octopus fisherman who shops there three times a day; and a hair stylist who knows everybody in Shosanbetsu. For three days as a blizzard buffeted the area, we spoke to the store's customers to get a glimpse at life in this village.

Wednesday 12 July 2023

[Post 252] Heatwaves, water shortage, storms - why extreme weather is becoming more frequent | DW News


According to the US National Centers for Environmental Prediction, the average global temperature on Monday hit the highest level ever recorded, 17 degrees Celsius, 62 degrees Fahrenheit. As if that weren't enough, on Tuesday that record was shattered again.  
These are not records anyone covets.  Scientists say they’re part of the climate change equation.  A warming planet plus more extreme and unusual weather. 
In the Netherlands people are cleaning up and assessing the damage.  On Wednesday the strongest summer storm ever recording slammed into the country.   And that is where our first report takes us..