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Freelancers' Finance Forum

​​Everyone has the ability to build a financial ark to survive and flourish in the future. But you must invest time in your financial education to build an ark with a solid foundation - Robert Kiyosaki

Freelancers' Finance Forum will help freelancers to equip themselves with the knowledge and resources to make sound financial decisions and manage money better.​​

You will learn how to;

  • Manage business finances and obligations effectively and strategically
  • Build a viable and sustainable business as a freelancer
  • Balance business growth, personal development and longer-term plans in health, savings and retirement 

The forum is complimentary for freelancers and self-employed persons. Register at https://bit.ly/32tJzkn​ to secure a seat.

Registration ends 23 Oct 2019, or when seats run out.

Forum's Programme:

Activity Zone

10:00am - 6:00pm

Fringe activities such as will-writing service and bite-size financial workshops will run concurrently.​

Talk Zone

10.00am – 12.00pm

Building an “Exit-able" Business

Know the difference between business owners and self-employed and the impact on financial planning considerations, budgeting and planning.

Speaker: Christopher Tan, Executive Director of MoneyOwl

12.30pm – 1.30pm

Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

Ever wondered what will happen to your personal, financial or business affairs if you lose the mental capacity to make decisions for yourself? A Lasting Power of Attorney arrangement will allow you to make arrangements for your family members or trusted friends to make decisions on your behalf. CaregiverAsia's very own legal counsel will help prepare and educate you on what an LPA is all about, the benefits of making one and how to go about doing so. 

Speaker: Adel Chong, Legal Counsel, CaregiverAsia Pte Ltd

2.00pm – 3.30pm

Freelancing and small business 101

Know the governmental obligations (e.g. tax, CPF etc.) and rights (i.e. what you can claim etc.) for different business formats which a freelancer could operate concurrently e.g. freelancing, sole proprietorship, one- man company, partnership etc.

Speaker: Edgar Wong holds the FCCA, FCA Singapore, ASEAN CPA & is an accredited tax practitioner (income tax & GST). He is with Asiaf1rst, an accounting practice, fulfilling clients' needs in the areas of accounting, tax and corporate services. 

3.30pm – 4.30pm

Building your Nest-Egg

Learn how to build a retirement fund that requires more certainty in your financial planning and less risk-taking.

Speaker: Edy Hartono, Financial Planning Association of Singapore​ (FPAS)

4.30pm – 5.45pm

Sustainability in Free Lance Work

Free Lance Work can be sustainable. In fact, Free Lance Work has to be sustainable, if you are depending on it as a living. In order for that to happen, it takes a lot of planning, understanding your resources and a change of mind set. ​

Speaker: Jeremiah Choy is a trained lawyer who went full time into the arts in 1997. He is a freelance creative director, producer & curator.


Please e-mail: fseu@ntuc.org.sg

Download forum's programme here: ​UFSE Freelancers Finance Forum 2019_Programme_updated 19 Sep 2019.pdf

Accurate as at 30 Aug *NTUC U FSE reserves the rights to revise the programme should the need arise​​​​​

Transport options to the NTUC Centre

  • If you are taking the MRT, the nearest stations are Raffles Place Interchange (NS, EW lines) and Downtown Station (Downtown line).
  • If you are driving, you might wish to note that there are limited parking lots within the building. Other close-by parking options include The Sail and One Raffles Quay.

Location of the NTUC Centre

For directions, please refer to the enclosed map or go to the link: https://www.ntuc.org.sg/wps/portal/up2/home/contactus.NTUC CENTRE.jpg

NTUC Centre, 1 Marina Boulevard, Level 8, Singapore 018989