Gong xi fa cai! With abundance and prosperity at the top of minds this festive season, you may have noticed that CNA’s long-running flagship programme about money has been coming to you with a fresh new take – on personal finance.
This week, for example, host Dawn Tan goes behind the scenes at a yusheng factory to find out what goes into the traditional Chinese New Year raw fish salad – and what it is we’re paying high prices for. Meanwhile in this other segment, we share tips on how to stick to your CNY budget.
At Money Mind, we want to give you the information you need to help you grow, save and spend your money wisely, wherever you are in the region.
So we conducted a survey asking Gen Z in five ASEAN countries about their personal finance habits. What they told us about their hopes, their challenges, and their pain points led to stories about making the financial choices that could open the door to a better life.
Such as, a gig worker who grapples with the question: How do you save for your dream house when you don’t have a regular income?
And what does one single meal a day of chicken rice say about tough budgeting choices when you’re a 19-year-old living in a city like Bangkok?
These may be #adulting stories, but the dilemmas strike a common chord across all ages. You’ll hear more of them in the coming weeks (every Saturday at 8.30pm Singapore time on CNA, and online anytime).
We’d love to hear your stories about how you save, grow, use (or mis-use) your money. Get in touch with us via email at email@example.com