They help people with money woes

Credit Counselling Singapore (CCS) general manager Tan Huey Min (second from left) with her colleagues (from left) Catherine Siah, Tang Lai Pin and Jonathan Peh. Since 2004, CCS has helped more than 32,000 people manage their finances better. Those w
CCS general manager Tan Huey Min (second from left) with her colleagues (from left) Catherine Siah, Tang Lai Pin and Jonathan Peh. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
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When people in financial trouble come to you for advice, it is not as simple as just giving them tips on how to manage their dollars and cents.

Very often, financial counsellors end up handling challenging cases involving people who harbour suicidal thoughts and are depressed because they do not know how to solve their money problems.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 16, 2020, with the headline They help people with money woes. Subscribe