Betterspider was started as a platform for me to share my views and knowledge about several topics from personal finance to financial technology, productivity to life hacks on doing things faster and better.
Adulting is difficult, from managing your own finances to figuring out about loans, credit cards, insurance and investments, many millennials are clueless about what to do when it comes to managing these topics since these are not taught in school.
But these topics are very close to the hearts of many millennials like myself. When I was a fresh graduate out of university, I find myself asking similar questions often like I am having a quarter-life crisis. This blog was started to share my perspectives, life lessons, knowledge and experiences with my dear readers.
These are some of my dearest topics which I care about and brings me enjoyment. I enjoy optimisation and doing things efficiently and sharing knowledge with others. I get inspired by people from all walks of life, from all around the world. I meet and learn about new ways of seeing and doing things everyday. This platform gives me a way to share them with you at no cost.
With technology being the driver of innovation in the next several decades, this platform brings ideas from personal finance and technology together.
Who am I
My name is Derrick and I graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Degree in Accountancy with second upper honours.
I had always looked into building a career path in the financial services industry and understanding the language of business to develop a deeper appreciation about the finer nuances that drive businesses forward. From macroeconomic views to detailed company analysis, I found myself intrigued by the complexity of the financial world and global markets.
Having also a keen interest in technology and building things, I read a lot about topics ranging from startups, technology, payments, fintech and gadgets. I have experience working in consulting firms, the world’s largest private wealth manager and even at a fast-growing technology startup. My multi-disciplinary experience across firms and functions brought me the knowledge and motivation in launching Betterspider.
Be a Better Spider
Betterspider aspires to be a platform that inspires people to create a better version of ourselves, each day, every day. From moving the needle just a tiny bit forward through a little bit of optimisation somewhere, leveraging technology to improve our quality of life, or making our money work harder for us so that we can focus on other things, I hope this platform inspires you to be better each day.
I am starting this as a small project, with a big goal in mind and I welcome you to follow me on my journey.