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Berita Harian organises third financial planning conference - "Money and You"

Singapore, 9 June 2005 - Following the success of the second financial planning conference for the Malay community last year, Berita Harian is organising the third financial planning conference to be held on 24 July 2005.

The conference is co-organised with SSA Consulting Group and sponsored by Maybank in Singapore.

The conference, to be held at Raffles City Convention Centre, will be officiated by Mr Raymond Lim, Second Minister for Finance and Minister, Prime Minister’s Office.

Berita Harian expects more than 500 participants to attend the one-day conference.

Participants for last two years’ conference were mainly professionals and white-collar workers between 25 and 55 years old.

This year’s conference on "Money and You’’ will feature five experts who will offer tips on money-saving strategies, strategies for retirement planning and estate planning, developing a mindset of a millionaire and strategies to avoid debt trap and what to do if one is already trapped by debt.

Mr Guntor Sadali, Editor of Berita Harian, said: "The past two conferences helped to enhance greater awareness on the importance of financial planning among the Malay community."

"Going forward, this year’s conference would provide more in depth and practical approach to managing and planning their finance.’’

Financial Planner of The Year, Mr Christopher Tan, chief executive of independent financial advisory firm Providend, will speak on "Money -Saving Strategies’’ to help participants reduce their financial commitments like insurance premiums, investments and mortgages, so they can free up more cash for savings and retirement needs.

Self-made millionaire, Dr Rusly Abdullah, motivational speaker and author of two books "SILENT Millionaire’’ and "Roadmap to Wealth’’ will share tips on how to create a mindset of a millionaire.

A lawyer, Mr Noor Marican, from Noor Marican & Associates will speak on the topic "Living on Credit and the Legal Implications’’.

Mr Marc Leong, Vice President, Head of Mobile Sales Team, Retail Finance Services Maybank, will share his expertise on the different avenues to meet retirement funds, managing current lifestyle and of course life during retirement.

The speaker personally has always believed in living well, enjoying life during our work life yet at the same time have sufficient funds to retire comfortably.

Estate planning scholar, Mr Mohd Murat, Director of Department of Islamic Affairs, Muslim Religious Council will share with participants some aspects of Islamic estate planning that Malay community must know in the context of Singapore.

Special early bird promotion is from now to 5 July at $50 person. Participants will be charged $75 per person after the promotion period. The fee includes 2 tea breaks and buffet lunch .To register, call 6842 2282 or register on-line at www.ssagroup.com

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    For more information on the conference or requests for interviews, please contact:

    Fadilah Majid
    Berita Harian
    Tel: 6319 5387/ 9625 5913
    E-mail: fadilah@sph.com.sg

    About Berita Harian
    Established in 1957, the Malay daily covers a wide spectrum of topics from politics and sports to culture and religion. It is a paper which speaks with authority and understands the needs and interests of the Malay community.