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[Tuning In] Reggie Koh on bringing financial literacy to Singapore

Written by Taro Ishida Published on 

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Reggie recalls his days of unknowingly being involved in a major scam, and his journey into creating Singapore’s number one personal finance podcast.

Reggie Koh is a serial failed entrepreneur that has gone through the abyss of self destruction since his days of becoming an “accidental scam artist.” His desire to question, challenge, and create perfumes everything he does and he is currently the founder of Singapore’s No.1 personal finance podcast The Financial Coconut.

The interview has been edited for brevity and clarity.

KrASIA (Kr): Could you give an introduction to your podcast? 

Reggie Koh (RK): My podcast is called The Financial Coconut. It started shortly after I moved to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I didn’t have much to do and as people say: “Good things are born out of boredom.”

I was getting annoyed by YouTube advertisements and “success gurus” promoting themselves. So I decided to put up my own fight and show them the way to do it. Not that I’m highly successful in life, but I wanted to share my realistic thoughts and perspectives. I picked up the mic, recorded, and published videos. In 10 episodes, I had more than a thousand followers. By the 20th episode, we were in the ballpark of 3,000 followers. That’s where things got more serious. I felt responsible, I started scheduling content and currently, we are the number one financial literacy podcast in Singapore.

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