You don't need financial planning, but you do need answers to your financial question(s).
Understand people trust CF Lieu & his team even they are staying outside Malaysia and have not even met us in person
Why smart working professionals trust us for advice
Testimonial from SP Ng, HR Manager, KL
"AskCF is really a resourceful & helpful website, particularly on insurance perspective. Your starting approach is already very different from the rest of the agencies or agents out there.
You understood how to put yourself in a customer's shoes and use a sharing approach to guide us in making informed decisions. There is non-hard sell at all.
All in all, I'm really grateful for everything. I'd highly recommend AskCF - talk to CF Lieu & his team to make way better decisions you can yourself"
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Why busy medical professionals trust us for advice
Testimonial from Dr Jangjit Singh, Shah Alam
I have engaged CF Lieu for 1 on 1 consultation session, and I have to say, he straightened things out for me which my 5 insurance agents never told me for the past 20 years.
I would highly recommend AskCF membership to anyone who need independent financial advice, even though you don't go for the private consultation session (like I did).
Why even expatriates trust us for advice
Testimonial from Pierre Perusset, General Manager – The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong
The advisory sessions are conducted in no rush have been extremely helpful and have clarified a huge amounts of points which I wasn’t aware prior.
I now feel much better equipped to make the right decision being guided step by step by CF Lieu.
Of course the decision will be entirely mine but having the expertise of an expert from Malaysia who clearly understand the law, the rules , the practices if extremely valuable.
Private - Confidential - Anonymous
"We believe piecemeal and ad hoc advice should be made affordable & available to everyone, just like paying a visit to the doctor, without any product sale or marketing pitches.
The market should use a platform where they can get the most honest, genuine, non-biased, non-vested advice
That will empower you to make informed decisions about your financial product purchases based on no one's agenda except your own."
And we think you'd agree that the school system has done us a BIG DISSERVICE by depriving us of the life skills we need when it comes to money management and personal finance ~ as articulated so well by Gary Vee below
More than 1,000+ Questions Answered since 2013
(below are some examples)
How does this online advisory works
PAY TO GET ADVICE (One time - RM 47 or RM 250)
Use any major credit cards or online banking to subscribe to AskCF.com. All payments are processed securely on PayPal/Billplz SSL encrypted payment processor so you are sure that all transactions are secure..
Fill in your credit card, billing address and contact details, then click SUBMIT.
PAY TO GET ADVICE (Monthly retainer advisory - RM 24.90)
Use any major credit cards to subscribe to AskCF.com, however for recurring monthly payments, you need to create a Paypal account linked to your credit card.
Fill in your credit card, billing address and contact details, then click SUBMIT.
Wait to be Redirected to AskCF.com
After payment is successful, there is a link "CLICK HERE" for you to be redirected to AskCF.com. Otherwise, wait for 10 seconds and Paypal will auto redirect you.
Create your login username and password
After redirected back to AskCF.com, you will be required to create your own username and password for first time login into the site.
If this does not happen (it does, sometimes), do not panic. Please drop an email to admin[at]askcf.com so we can create the access for you within 1 working day.
Once you are inside the members-only-area of AskCF.com, you can:
1A) Ask your questions HERE, and a detailed reply will follow. You also have the option to engage us for a 1-1 session for an hourly fee.
1B) Everything in 1A above, plus a monthly insider update on personal finance related articles and published member's questions; examples of archived articles can be seen HERE
Let me walk you through how you do it
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How do I know the advice comes from a team of qualified & credible professionals?
CF Lieu is engaged by these organizations for financial workshops and advisory
Interview with CF Lieu Personal Clients
"I liked your approach of advising without financial jargons, just plain english, something I can relate.
Fees are affordable, and most importantly, from neutral perspective.
From medical perspective, you are prescribing medicine that you are actually eating."
Dr Hans Lim, 34 (Penang), married with 2 children, General Practitioner
"I really appreciate Ching Foo - he is very detailed - Always gives a lot of thoughts to me, always trigger my thinking so we can make the advisory more comprehensive...I really think he stands from Customer Standpoint"
Hong, Ling Seng, 43 (Penang), married with 2 children, Senior Engineering Director @ a Multinational company
"After your advice, I know what I should do...and know whether I am on the right path towards my goals or not"
Captain Sum Wei-Lymm, 26 (Penang), Commercial Pilot
I engaged Lieu all the way from Singapore at the moment where I was almost blindsided by an insurance agent. Lieu's advice has 'saved' me in the nick of time for me to fix the matter I overlooked.
As an analytical professional lacking time and practical exposure in the many aspect of personal finance, I often times feel I can't connect the dots. However, Lieu's process-oriented advisory approach has given me utmost clarity I need to untangle a web of complication, giving me the confidence to move forward with actionable strategy.
Also, I actually casually 'verified' his recommendations with the Finance director friend and he concurred that Lieu's advice does make sense and hold water.
It has been a great experience for me engaging him and I'd vouch for his client-centric approach.
Joe Koon, 36 (Malaysian)
Front Line Leader (Team Manager) at Abbott Singapore
Problem faced: An insurance policy that was unfairly imposed with both loading and exclusion (due to a recovered medical condition)
Solved: CF helped me to strategize a new insurance application that eventually got approved without any loading (premium penalty) or exclusion.
My response below says it all:
Ryan Yeap, 29 (Penang)
Engineer with a multi national company
I appreciate Lieu’s down-to-earth and casual approach. He did tax planning, insurance advisory and retirement roadmapping for me. I can say, I easily achieved 3x hard savings and ROI (return on investment) by engaging him 1 on 1 – that’s just in the first year!
Brandon Loh (36) Independent Film Director, KL
Lieu gave me the most detailed analysis I could ever expect from a financial adviser on why I should restructure my existing insurance policies. As many parents out there, I probably know I am under-insured, but not sure how much and how I could cover this coverage shortfall without incurring additional policy premium costs. Lieu showed me how this could be done, and we subsequently executed the strategy.
Francis Ong (44) Manager, Honeywell Penang
CF Lieu helped me to conduct a thorough tax planning for my private practice and investment portfolio. He came to me at the right timing of my career and, in turn I engaged him for fees-based advisory. I never would have thought a CFP can do advanced company & property tax planning, so I really credit CF for a a fee-based advisory nicely done – giving me and my wife much clarity on the overall big picture.
Dr Thinakaran Malapan, 40 (Ipoh), married with 2 children Gynecologist with Tropicana Medical Center
Working with CF has really been a breath of fresh air. He has been most professional and efficient in all their services rendered. The advisory approach by CF was structured and no fluff– he simplified it without missing the important points, yet not too much information to digest for a non-financial background person. CF is really easy to work with and is prepared to give me + my wife time to discuss ideas, address concerns and solve problems. I can safely say we have never experienced such comprehensive, integrated advisory approach, and we’ve since set our standards high.
John Paul Wang SS, 33 (Kulim, Kedah) Operations Manager, Intel
I like AskCF act as a platform of transparency and honesty without offending any party by raising sensitive questions. I appreciate the fact that it has made me understand insurance in a whole new level. A rewarding platform! Thank you for your effort to educate and enlighten!Priscilia Chua, Risk & Safety Consultant, O&G Industry - KL
How does this arrangement benefit you
No more searching for answers from Google or forums, or even getting multiple conflicting answers from non-qualified agents without credibility
You just need a quick answer, not a full-fledged financial planning service. Also, saving time means saving money too
Get a quick response to your question in 2 working days, and use it to make informed decisions
Have a hard time comparing features from different financial providers? Stop. This is your one-stop platform to get a second independent opinion
Know the Truth & Fine Print
Unsure of the hidden fine prints buried in your financial products brochure? Ask them here in AskCF.com
Avoid Costly Mistakes
Uncover potential mistakes and avoid being sold something which does not suit your needs
The monthly subscription is definitely worth more than the advice & info I am getting from AskCF.com
The most useful part of the advisory process was that on how you educate me on optimizing my spending on maximizing coverage at the lowest cost.Saiful Amry Mahat, HR IT Manager, Shell, Cyberjaya
Saved more than RM 6,000 a year for the next 17 years, and that’s not taking into account investing this amount and compounded annually.
AskCF.com is good, as almost every month there are new plan/info to look at.Howie Phang, Technical Support Analyst, Revenue Managment & Telecom Billing Industry, Subang Jaya
Learned so much from here in short time what would have taken me months to figure out. It was like 'insurance and financial wisdom' delivered in a capsule.
You may ask:
"Why do you charge fee for advice? I can get them for free via Google."
True, on the same analogy, you can be your own doctor nowadays via Google.
However, you would still go to see a doctor to confirm if everything is alright.
That's the difference between free info and consultation. We work on the same analogy as GP - a consultation fee per visit.
Since we don't intend to sell you any financial products, charging for advice is sustainable way to compensate us for the time put in to advise you.
Remember, there is no free lunch - you can probably get free advice from a product-selling financial agent, but he will expect you to buy his product and being biased about the product he has to offer.
You may also wonder:
"I can learn all of this elsewhere, why should I learn or get advice from you?"
Yea sure….you could search all over the internet...buy TONS of books...talk to lots of insurance agents....go become a CFP…do ALL this research...work as an independent financial adviser….and gain years or experience...
OR….you could just take advantage of my experience. I've done that and I took all that and put it into AskCF.com
AskCF is born after years of of research. I integrate all the contradictory financial advice, eliminate the nonsense, and simplify the whole thing into a cohesive membership website that makes complete sense to both non-expert and experts.
You’re paying for the royal road to this knowledge.
- No wasted time.
- No dead-end paths.
- No nonsense.
What is your time worth? What is it worth for you to get the advice you need now instead of later? The time value of the results should be more than enough to justify the subscription price (not to mention the time saved in learning).
This Is Your Frequently Asked Questions Section
It's simple. You pay for the level of access you need, create your username & password to access the paying member's area, submit your questions in the paying member's area, and we'll answer you in written form below your original question, usually within 2 working days.
Aside from that, AskCF is a self-paced content membership website, with lessons in video and PDF transcripts so you can learn in whatever format that is convenient for you. Access to all content is 24/7.
All members will get all future contents which are updated at least once every month. See the list of archived content HERE. The content we are referring to are specially curated stuff you cannot get anywhere else, not via Google or other public domains.
Via a member's only online 'forum', after you submit your questions in that same 'forum'.
Questions answered on first come first served basis. Please allow for 2 working days for our first reply. If it is something that benefits the other members, the content update in the form of video/article will be posted, anonymously of course. You can also submit your situation for case study with absolute anonymity.
AskCF.com is about answering your queries with absolute transparency.
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