Money FM 89.3 launches series to improve youth financial literacy

Singapore’s SPH Media station Money FM 89.3 and Temasek Polytechnic are launching a new financial literacy series Money Manager on March 28 covering a wide range of topics such as debit or credit cards, retirement planning and buying a a first home.

Designed for young people by young people, this one-of-a-kind collaboration for Money FM 89.3 features 19 podcast episodes produced by Temasek Polytechnic students.

Each 2-minute episode features an interview with a professional in a particular field to provide relevant information and advice to help youth and young working adults better understand topics such as budgeting, inflation, insurance and investment.

The first two podcast episodes will debut on March 28 and will then be scheduled throughout the various timeslots of the week. Listeners can expect two new episodes every Monday.

Director of the Money FM 89.3 program, Lorette Lopeznoted: “We understand that managing your finances can be daunting at first and education plays a vital role in equipping young students and adults with the tools they need to make informed decisions. The students have put a lot of effort into producing this series and solving problems they feel are relevant to their peers and young working adults.

Tan Siew Kimdirector of Temasek Polytechnic’s School of Business said: “Temasek Polytechnic strongly believes in providing our students with a comprehensive educational experience that maximizes both academic learning as well as personal enrichment and growth. Knowing that student work has helped build a more financially inclusive and resilient community is indeed encouraging.