In this week’s episode we talk money with Natalie Pringle and Saijal Patel. Think saving, spending and everything in between!
We’ve been your guide for all things Hong Kong for the last ten years, and to celebrate, we’ve decided to take the leap into the brave new world of podcasting! Each week we’ll sit down with two amazing guests to have candid conversations on a whole host of topics that you’ve told us you want to hear more about. There’ll be a new episode every Thursday for the next two weeks, so be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes or your favourite podcasting platform so you don’t miss a thing.
If cash is king, is your credit card the queen or that dirty little secret you’re keeping on the side? We know that in Hong kong you need more than a dollar to get by, so that’s why this week we asked two exceptional women, Natalie and Saijal, to talk all things saving, spending and, our personal favourite, spreadsheets!
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About Our Guests:
Natalie Pringle is the Chief Marketing Officer and Hong Kong Ambassador for The New Savvy, Asia’s leading financial, investments and career platform focusing on women. You can follow her on Instagram @thenewsavvy, or find them on Facebook.
Saijal Patel is the founder of Saij Elle, a platform dedicated to advocating for women’s financial capabilities so they can achieve financial security. You can follow her on Instagram @saijelle or find her on Facebook.
Useful Links and Some Extra Reading:
- Ready to set up your budget? Here’s Saijal’s easy to use Save & Spend Plan spreadsheet to get you started.
- If you’ve realised that A Man Is Not A Plan and need to create a quick snapshot of your financials to assess your situation, we’ve got a handy downloadable PDF for you to fill out, so you know just where you stand.
- There’s so many great apps out there that will help you be smart about your spending, understand where your money is going and make sure you snag the best deals – here are some of our favourites:
- gini for clear tracking of your spending habits
- The Entertainer for some of the best buy one, get one offers in town
- BloomMe for smart spending on your self care rituals
- Eatigo for up to 50% off your favourite restos at off peak hours
- Klook for saving on tourist attractions, local tours, and our favourite, the Airport Express
- We’re fans of podcast Call Your Girlfriend’s finance focused episode Money Money Money, which expands the conversation on female financial literacy even further through interviews with lady bosses Tonya Ripley (founder of MyFabFinance) and Lindsey Stanberry (the Director of Money & Work at Refinery29).
- For this week’s reading, we’ll be picking up The Financial Diet: A Total Beginner’s Guide to Getting Good with Money by Chelsea Fagan, which has been described as “the personal finance book for people who don’t care about finance”.
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