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When was the last time you received kindness from somebody? When was the last time you extended an act of kindness to someone else, and to what end? As it turns out, there can be tremendous merits and outcomes in paying forward a kindness received with a good deed to somebody else, especially when done out of gratitude. The concept of "Paying It Forward" is nothing new, but in our world, I believe we could do with more compassion and selflessness as it brings out the best in us.

The Art of Paying it Forward Without Spending a Dime

When we pay it forward we commit an act of selflessness that transcends our connection to other humans on the planet, elevating the human experience in a positive way. Whether it’s a showing of kindness, faith, or even compassion, it all makes a difference and can potentially trigger a chain reaction of reciprocated behavior.

 
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The Power of Altruism

Classical economics adopts a model that says people are primarily driven by material self-interest. Political science assumes that people are driven to maximize their power. But this worldview is clearly wrong. In real life, the push of selfishness is matched by the pull of empathy and altruism. This is not Hallmark card sentimentalism but scientific fact: As babies our neural connections are built by love and care. We have evolved to be really good at cooperation and empathy. We are strongly motivated to teach and help others.

 
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The Paying it Forward Paradox | Wayne Baker | TEDxUofM

 
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Testimonials and Referral Notes

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Lisa

Ruth has been my consultant for years now. Although I met her by chance, I am happy for that! I feel that she genuinely cares about and wants to make a real connection with her client. She would listen to my concerns before trying to provide a solution. She is patient in explaining and finding middle ground between minimising my future risk and ensuring my comfort and confidence on the plan. I also appreciate that she gives her client enough space and time to think and consider about the financial plan throughout the process. Thanks Ruth!

Joann Ong. Manager

I like that Ruth is genuine, honest and patient. She doesn’t hard sell, but instead she suggests the best possible plans that cater to my needs. She is very precise in her presentation and is always able to breakdown complex topics into simplified conversation. I would recommend her to my family and friends.

Mei Ying & Terence

We met Ruth to review the multitude of insurance policies that we already had. Having bought them some time ago, we were unsure of our existing coverage and wanted to know if they were adequate and how we could make plans for our growing family. Ruth explains our policies in a way that was so easy to understand and recommended us policies that catered to our specific needs. She has also been really approachable and prompt in responding to any questions - important qualities anyone would want in an financial consultant! We have nothing but compliments for her and would highly recommend her to friends and family!

Dr Claris Shi. Ministry of Health

I usually shy away from Financial Consultants but Ruth was so friendly and genuine, and didn’t laugh at my lack of financial planning knowledge! She took time to go through all my policies and identified areas where I needed coverage. She definitely goes above and beyond her call of duty and is so easy to talk to when I have any questions.

Catherine Lim. Key Accounts Manager

I have known Ruth for years, from a colleague to a dear friend. During her 5-year tenure in the MNC we worked together, she had changed several bosses and almost every time that happened, she would be given a different portfolio to handle. Each time she saw it as an opportunity to grow instead of dwelling in self-pity how challenging the role was or how established she had been in the current role. When I knew she became a Financial Consultant and asked if she could review my plans, she agreed immediately. She is someone I trust and she has my best interest at heart. Since then, she has been constantly updating me on plans or investments that might interest me. Ruth is quick to respond and will always give sound advice on financial related issues. Call Ruth now. You won't regret.

Crystalbel Foo. Public Service Officer

Ruth has an excellent work ethic and always goes the extra mile for her clients — I had spent close to a year looking for a Financial Consultant who could address my concerns before I met Ruth! Would definitely recommend her to everyone looking for a Financial Consultant (and friend) whom you can plan your life milestones with.