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Money Smart: Own Your Financial Destiny

By: Lorna Tan
Publisher: Straits Times Press
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  • About the Author
  • The Straits Times’ Invest Editor Lorna Tan follows up on the success of her 2018 book, Retire Smart, with Money Smart: Own Your Financial Destiny.

    Like the best-selling Retire Smart: Financial Planning Made Easy — which sold 12,000 copies within a year — Money Smart is packed with information and insights into a range of personal finance topics such as retirement planning, investment, tax planning, financial planning, and consumer protection.

    This compilation of the author’s articles published in the Invest section of The Sunday Times from January 2018 to May 2019 includes:

    • Finding the right financial adviser
    • Funding your children’s education
    • Financial planning tips for millennials
    • 53 tips for better financial health
    • Stress-free investing (or at least, close to it)
    • Integrated Shield Plan riders: what you need to know
    • Stretching your dollar with a Supplementary Retirement Scheme account
    • Investor tips on Singapore Savings Bonds
    • Online investing: it pays to pause before you click

    Written in an easy-to-understand way, this book is a good guide for anyone who wants to understand how to manage his or her finances better, from retirees and more seasoned investors to young people just entering the workforce.

  • “Lorna... does an excellent job of simplifying complex financial terms and concepts, and offers value-added information and balanced views in her articles. Money Smart offers a wealth of information on financial and retirement planning, and is highly recommended reading.”
    —David Gerald, Founder, President & CEO of Securities Investors Association (Singapore) (SIAS)

  • Lorna Tan is an award-winning correspondent and an advocate of financial literacy and consumer protection. She is The Sunday Times Invest Editor and a senior correspondent with The Straits Times. With more than 15 years at Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), she helms The Sunday Times’ Invest section, which covers personal finance and investment issues.

    Over the years, she has won many awards for her journalistic work. They include the Investor Education award in 2016, the Financial Journalist of the Year award in 2007, and the Financial Story of the Year award in 2005, awarded by the Securities Investors Association of Singapore (SIAS). She was also a runner-up for the Excellence in Public Journalism category, and a winner in Excellence in Business Reporting, awarded by Hong Kong-based Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) in 2006 and 2004.

    Lorna is highly sought-after for her views and regularly gives talks on financial/retirement planning. She also participates in events as a moderator and speaker. She was on the judging panel of the Financial Planning Association of Singapore’s (FPAS) Financial Planner Awards in 2018 and 2019.

    She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at National University of Singapore (NUS), NUS Business School, and is the author of three bestsellers, Retire Smart: Financial Planning Made Easy; More Talk Money; and Talk Money.

    Lorna holds a Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences) and an MBA. Prior to returning to SPH in June 2015, she was Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, at CapitaLand Limited, for four years.

ISBN: 9789814827539
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 348
Year Published: 2019
Size: 227mm x 152mm
Language: English