Doing Right. Doing Good.
Inaugural Batch of Volunteers
FinCARE started in 2013 with volunteers from the financial services industry who provide financial counselling and education on pro-bono basis to the needy in our community and the beneficiaries of the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.
Chen Kim Yen, AXA Insurance
Being in the industry for almost 2 decades, and going through the advising and interaction with my clients and prospects, it cam to mind that having the basic of financial literacy is important, as it propel one to be careful in handling money issues. This is utmost important with the increase of unsecured loan, credit card issuance, and increasing bankruptcy in the young generation. This pose a red alert sign for the importance of being involve in financial education to the masses. Armed with a strong belief that with education it will be helpful in money management, and assisting others in term of sound financial decision, I volunteer for the FinCARE..
Jacinta Tan, Prudential Assurance
It takes me out of my daily routine. Life has so much to offer if we remember to look beyond ourselves. I volunteer because I can. It's as simple as that. If you could do something to help someone else around you, why wouldn't you?
Alison Poh, AXA Insurance
There are 3 reasons (3Rs):
1. Remember - I want to remember how I started and how thankful I am always to those people who have believed in me and help me succeed.
2. Return - I want to return to the industry and community the valuable learning experiences which had enriched my life.
3. Remind - I want to remind myself to always stay relevant and competent in the work I do.
Eric Seah, Prudential Assurance
My life value is to stop complaining; start contributing. I have made it a point to contribute in whatever way I can wherever I am - whether it be in the camp (during reservist), at the grassroot level (in the community) or in the company I represent (at work). FinCARE is one of the best ways I can contribute to my industry!