Don't miss ST talks for varsity students

Participants will get a goodie bag and a chance to win $10,000 lucky draw prize in contest

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Students keen to get a head start on their investing journey can pick up some tips from experts at The Straits Times Young and Savvy seminars.

This is the first time that The Straits Times is organising financial literacy talks for those at tertiary institutions.

The first 2 1/2-hour seminar will be held on Friday at 3pm at the National University of Singapore (NUS), in conjunction with presenting sponsor Frank by OCBC. Frank targets the youth and new-to-workforce segment.

Speakers include Mr Vasu Menon, head of content and research for wealth management at OCBC Bank, Mr Goh Eng Yeow, senior correspondent at The Straits Times, and Ms Cheryl Ong, journalist at The Straits Times. They will speak on "investing in your dreams" and will touch on personal finance and planning for the future.

Money editor Lee Su Shyan will moderate a panel discussion that includes Dr Fong Wai Mun, associate professor at the NUS Business School's department of finance.

Over the next few months, the team behind the Young and Savvy column will speak in seminars at other tertiary institutions - the Singapore Management University, the Singapore University of Technology and Design, the Singapore Institute of Management and Nanyang Technological University.

Admission to the talks is free, but will be limited based on the venue size. The first talk is open only to NUS students.

However, those who want to read about financial planning can check out past stories and get useful information at www.straitstimes.com/youngnsavvy

Participants at the talks will get a goodie bag and have increased chances to win a lucky draw prize of $10,000 for entering a financial literacy contest.

The prize is sponsored by OCBC.

Readers who have questions on the topics can e-mail stinvest@sph.com.sg

A selection will be answered in subsequent columns here.