EDITOR'S NOTE

Why, hello there gorgeous!
You must be wondering why a women-only financial, investments and career platform. Why not?
I can give you the rational reasons like why women need their own custom financial advice, that women are less confident with finance as men are and more, but they are covered in FAQ – so head there if you are interested.
What I can tell you, as a matter of fact, and in all honesty is… Finance is my passion, and this is simply something I have always wanted to do.
Since young, I have always been fascinated with the intricacies of the working of money.  I understood that I have to take care of myself and my family and that realization sparked off my wealth-building path. I am lucky to have the opportunity to study and work in Finance. I learnt financial management skills, picked up economic ideas and started investing since I was 21. While I am no expert, I am familiar with financial products and managed to build a comfortable portfolio for myself.
Over the years, my female friends have approached me to share with them on how to invest, how to open a securities account, which loan makes sense, the difference between a bond and a bond fund. Yet, truth be told, even as someone trained in Finance, I don’t want to read yet another stock picks or technical analysis. (JARGONS ARE BORING, yawns!)
As a woman, I want to know how smart financial management can impact my life and how relevant it is to my needs. I want something I can relate to, something that can inspire and motivate me.
I’ve always like sharing ideas and learning. So, what’s better than learning from other women?
Xoxo, Anna
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P.S: I love travelling, reading, food, my 2 little cousins, and coffee. If our goals align, take a look at how The New Savvy collaborates.  Let’s hustle together, hit me up at [email protected] x
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Life can get confusing, and we are inundated with large volumes of irrelevant information. We are not sure about you, but we get frustrated trying to understand the processes of buying our first homes, insuring ourselves, investing our money – how and where to start, and whom should we trust? How do you cope with the stress of investing? How do we start taking control of our finances?
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Meet the Team 😉

Anika Nale, Editorial Executive

She recently graduated from Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) with a Diploma in Mass Communication. She graduated as a writer for npTribune, section editor for HYPE magazine and also the captain of the Touch Football women’s team.

She has gained transferable skills from various industries through her extensive exposure in renowned companies such as Shell, Marina Bay Sands, and Red Bull.

Through her passion for literature, she participated in Singapore Writers’ Festival 2017 and regularly attends spoken word events.

During her free time, she likes to do Crossfit, watches Netflix and documents everything her Pomeranian puppy Leio does.

In the near future, she is looking to further her education and acquire a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, and hopefully, one day, become a lawyer.

The New Savvy -Joanna TanJoanna Tan, Writer

She is a year 4 undergraduate from the National University of Singapore, she is currently pursuing a double major in Sociology (Honours) and Communications and New Media (CNM).

Joanna was appointed an ambassador of her residential college, College of Alice and Peter Tan (NUS) and played an instrumental as an External Affairs Alumni Officer under the CAPT College Student Committee.

She also previously held the position of President of Guitarpella. A trained public speaker,

She has hosted multiple events, including the Kent Ridge Ministerial Forum 2017 with Guest of Honour, Minister for Manpower, Mr. Lim Swee Say. Committed to academic excellence, Joanna was awarded Dean’s List last semester (NUS).

The New Savvy -RizkhaRizkha Andriana, Social Media Executive

She is a recent graduate student of Murdoch University Australia majoring a double major in Web Communications and Marketing. Also holding a diploma in Audio Visual Technology in Ngee Ann Polytechnic,

She was a freelance video technician working for several conference programs and events. She is a firm believer that women are versatile assets in today’s advancing society.

She is currently expanding her skill set that includes valuing human connections by understanding the power of communication. She is passionate and a part of a series called The {} And Singapore which has a channel on YouTube called The Skin Deep.

She appreciates music and art and during her free time, she enjoys immersing herself in her Spotify playlists.e go.

Nicole FreitsNicole Freits, Writer

Although half American, Nicole considers herself a true blue Singaporean having lived there her entire life. After attending both local and international schools, she earned her bachelor’s degree from Liberty University; majoring in Interdisciplinary studies with specializations in Chinese, Life Coaching, and Religious Studies

She is also a freelance writer and editor who contributes to various online and print publications.With an overarching interest in health and wellness, she covers topics that span physical, emotional, psychological, and financial spheres.

When she is not writing for various publications, she can often be found killing a workout (or at least trying to), finding some excuse to soak up the sun, or putting a healthy spin on a recipe. In other words, this self-confessed fitness fanatic finds it hard to sit still – unless there’s a rerun of FRIENDS showing!

The New Savvy -Abigail WongAbigail Wong, Writer

Abigail is the Writer of The New Savvy.
She is a Singapore Management University 2nd year undergraduate specializing in Strategic Management. From Tampa, Florida, she possesses an International Baccalaureate diploma from C. Leon King High School and previously held the position of Treasurer of the King High School Division of the French National Honour Society and the Science National Honour Society.

She is currently acting as President of the French Cultural Club for SMU International Connections and as a Resident Advisor and Fire Warden for the SMU Residences at Prinsep.She is a Former Florida Science Olympiad Champion in chemical forensics and protein modeling, and former Health Occupation Student’s Association District Champion in clinical nursing.

In her free time, Abigail enjoys interacting and caring for animals. She has previously volunteered for the Humane Society of Tampa Bay as an Adoption Assistant.

The New Savvy -Tulsi DeviTulsi Devi, Content Writer

Tulsi is the Content Writer of The New Savvy.
She is a final year student at Temasek Polytechnic specializing in Marketing. She was the client presentation winner for The Cathay and Coca-Cola for her projects on Advertising and Promotions and Sales and Accounts.

She is currently participating in the National Youth Gold Award and is a Temasek Foundation International Scale Scholar. She was on her school’s Director’s List for 2016/2017.

She firmly believes in the need for education and has displayed this with her academic achievements. She is passionate about issues regarding women, music, and sports. Her passion for music has led her to teach herself how to play the guitar and piano at a young age.

Being an avid fan of women’s football, she is actively pushing for its recognition in Singapore. This passion for football has led her to receive a scholarship from Hougang United and opportunities to play football for Home United FC and her school team.

LiJun Tan

A dessert enthusiast who studied Media Communications at the University of Melbourne. With an Indonesian father, Singaporean mother, and an Italian partner, she has a keen interest in cultural considerations and social psychology. She is currently pursuing her Masters on a part-time basis.

With years of experience in the education sector, she hopes to use the skills acquired along the way for meaningful purposes that can contribute to positive societal changes.

Her big dreams have never stopped her from spending too much time on Instagram, ‘liking’ posts of animals, food (cake!) and travel destinations. One goal at a time so they say!

The New Savvy - Gloria SohGloria Soh, Web & Design Executive

She graduated from Temasek Polytechnic with a Diploma in Business – Banking and Finance.

At the age of 12, Gloria started an e-commerce by creating a simple blog to sell items sourced worldwide. Over the years, she improved the efficiency of her business by keeping up with technology. She learnt various programmes such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe After Effects by herself to design marketing materials as well as web graphics. She also developed a keen interest in website development.

Hence, instead of continuing her university studies immediately, Gloria took an unconventional path by applying to a Full Stack Web Development boot camp at Alpha Camp which she greatly enjoyed.

Gloria’s biggest takeaway is to believe in what you are fighting for. This mindset has driven and motivated every action of hers to complete the course even with no prior programming background. It allowed her to be proactive, committed and disciplined yet still enjoy what she is doing.

Technology is something that Gloria has always been passionate about and being able to utilize technology to solve problems excites her. She recognised the importance of technology and how it has been integrated into our lives. Given her great hunger to learn, Gloria is extremely excited about what the future will bring and she thinks that the best is yet to come.

The New Savvy - Kenneth MeyerKenneth Meyer, Graphic Designer

Kenneth Meyer is an aspiring graphic designer based in Singapore. He is currently in his second year at Temasek Polytechnic taking a Diploma in Communication Design.

Being born to a Filipino mother and a German-Portuguese father, he prides himself to the fact that he was exposed to multiple cultures at a young age. The diversity in each nationality in arts and other manifestations of his heritage contributes to his art and design direction.

As an introvert, he is not particularly fond of speaking in front of the public eye which is why he likes to create visuals that speak for themselves. Just like his origin, Kenneth always tries to bring something unique and new to the table.

During his free time, you will typically find him at home watching movies and playing online games. He is also passionate about Football and Basketball.

The New Savvy - Layla CruypeninckLayla Cruypeninck, Social Media Executive

Layla Cruypeninck is from Belgium. She specializes in Marketing and Sales,

Her passion for marketing is already there from a young age. In high school, she wrote a thesis on advertising to investigate the effect of advertising on people, how much it costs and whether it is worth the cost. Her conclusion? Yes of course!

A company that doesn’t invest in marketing will not survive.

In her free time, she likes to meet her friends and play sports. She is an active bee, who always wants to have something to do. In the weekends and holidays, she goes to work in an exclusive clothing store, where she tries to make customers happy with excellent service and help.

Her life motto? Don’t look back to the disappointment of yesterday but live with the dreams of tomorrow.

The New Savvy - How Wei TingHow Wei Ting, Business Development

She is a Second Year undergraduate from Singapore Management University, majoring in Marketing.

Through her diverse exposure to renowned companies such as OCBC Bank and Christian Dior SE, she has gained transferable skills and knowledge.

She has a huge passion for fashion and cosmetics. She believes they are a form of self-expression to the world. She finds joy and confidence in creating a style of her own. Which is why in the near future, she hopes to curate her own fashion label.

During her free time, she would find myself doing yoga, pilates or in the kitchen baking!

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We are guided by passion and continuously strive for excellence.
The New Savvy team devotes extended hours and resources to gather information, research and present them to you. We endeavour to ensure that every information collected and imparted accurate and timely. However, we live in a rapidly changing world. In the event that some facts have changed, we hope for your understanding and patience.
If you spot a mistake, do let us know, and we will make the relevant correction.
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