Starting out

Develop smart financial planning habits as you begin your career

Tips for financial planning and career development

About to graduate

  • You may consider planning on a memorable “Grad-trip” with your friends, enlivening yourself and getting prepared for new challenges when starting out
  • Apply a credit card that fits your spending habit to enjoy rewards from mobile payment, online and overseas spending. Make comparison before application for best-fit privileges
  • Choosing your first job carefully is crucial for your career development. Taking aptitude tests and personality tests to learn your abilities and interests. When facing a job interview, get prepared by understanding the company’s background. Practise as much as you can to give good first impression

Starting out your career

  • A payroll account is the first step for effective financial planning by consolidating your incomes and expenses at once. Remember to check out the latest banking offers regularly
  • Choose a right MPF plan based on your risk tolerance and financial circumstances. Consult an expert if needed to get more guidance on choosing suitable investment options
  • Apply the Octopus Automatic Add Value Service with your credit card to save your time and earn extra Cash Dollars to offset your daily transportation and petty expenses
  • Use FPS service for real-time fund transfer to financial connect with your colleagues
  • Regularly log on to e-Banking via internet or Hang Seng Personal Banking mobile app to manage your e-Statements and account balances to understand your expenses and develop a good saving and financial habit. Use our Savings Planner via the mobile app to keep track of your finances securely and effortlessly for free
  • Congratulations on your first payroll! Remember to repay any student loans to reduce interest expenses before rewarding yourself

Beyond your work life

  • Building your wealth through various wealth management and investment options. The sooner you start your financial plan, the sooner you have a chance to achieve financial independence
  • Your company may offer a group medical insurance plan with basic protection, but it may not fulfil your medical insurance needs. Review your healthcare needs and financial capability from time to time and choose a right medical insurance
  • Government certified Voluntary Health Insurance Schemes may help you get medical protection as well as tax deduction
  • Stay hungry, stay competitive and save up for your future studies. Government subsidies (i.e. Continuing Education Fund) or a personal loan offers you financial support
  • Remember to pursue work-life balance. Find your hobbies or listen to your favourite music. Take a break and free yourself from work pressure for higher efficiency
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