BT Money Hacks Podcast: Are financial advisers still useful in this digital age?

In this BT Money Hacks podcast: Howie Lim hosts Wayne Chen, founder and CEO of GoalsMapper (pictured), to discuss what to look for in a good financial adviser in this day and age. PHOTO: GOALSMAPPER

BT Money Hacks Ep 101: Are financial advisers still useful in this digital age?

12:44 min

Synopsis: Every first and third Monday of the month, The Business Times breaks down useful financial tips.

This week's 101st episode explores whether there are too many financial advisers in Singapore and if we actually need them. Is it possible to take care of your own financial planning?

Correspondent Howie Lim speaks with Wayne Chen, founder and chief executive of GoalsMapper, a financial planning software that combines technology with the experience of financial consultants.

Highlights of the conversation:

  1. The implications of too many financial advisers (2:30)

  2. If it's possible to do your own financial planning (3:35)

  3. What a DIY plan looks like (6:30)

  4. The need for more ethical, upstanding and trustworthy financial advisers (8:36)

  5. How technology can aid the financial planning process (10:55)

Produced by: Howie Lim, Ernest Luis & Fa'izah Sani

Edited by: Hadyu Rahim and Howie Lim

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