Unbeknownst to many, Asian parents start imparting financial advice to their kids even before they’ve barely learnt how to ride a bicycle. These came in the form of mostly nagging, but also at times great waves of wisdom. If you were raised in a typical Singaporean family, then these “mantras” of wealth advice would be nothing new to you.

Study hard, don’t get distracted trying to work to earn money. (This is often very hypocritical as parents nag incessantly about how much of their money you have spent..)

If you don’t get a good job, you’ll just be a disappointment to yourself. (and also your whole village) Save as much money as you can / Save EVERYTHING! Let me handle your money for you Get a roof over your