MoneySense reaches out to poly students

MoneySense, the national financial education programme, will reach out to polytechnic students through its ongoing My Money @ Campus series.

The series will be launched at four polytechnics this year, beginning with Singapore Polytechnic last Friday.

The My Money @ Campus series was first launched in 2015. The aim was to deepen outreach to this segment of the youth population who will soon start on their first jobs, with a focus on early financial planning.

My Money @ Campus events at four universities have been held since then.

"For us here at MoneySense, we hope to inspire everyone to start financial planning early, spend responsibly and also start saving and investing for the long term so as to let the power of compounding do the magic," said Mr Lee Boon Ngiap, assistant managing director (capital markets) at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, and chairman of the financial education steering committee, at the My Money @ Campus launch event at Singapore Polytechnic.

The My Money @ Campus series will be brought to the polytechnics - Singapore Polytechnic, Temasek Polytechnic, Nanyang Polytechnic and Ngee Ann Polytechnic - from this month to July.

This ties in and supports the financial education curriculum piloted at polytechnics and Institutes of Technical Education this year.

The events will feature seminars covering foundational financial management skills, such as money management, financial planning and investing.

These topics are in line with the "Money Matters" focus of the first module in the pilot financial education curriculum.

Speakers at these seminars include business leaders, young investors and financial planners.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 20, 2018, with the headline 'MoneySense reaches out to poly students'. Print Edition | Subscribe