Four Silly Reasons Why People Don’t Invest

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Cognitive dissonance is a term in psychology where an individual experiences discomfort because they hold contradictory beliefs, ideas or values at the same time. It’s the guilt you feel when you eat junk food after you promised to yourself that you’ll start making healthy food choices. Or when you take personal calls at work even […]

Philippine Stocks That You Should Buy For Long-Term Investment

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The stock market is one of the best places to invest your money for the long-term. When I say long-term, that means you should be willing to let your money “sleep” and grow for at least 5 years or more – the longer, the better. Also, if you cannot commit to study and time the […]

Retire Rich Webinar: A Financial Planning for Retirement Online Seminar

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Retirement is something that a lot of people look forward to. More often than not, we imagine ourselves enjoying our retirement years traveling around the world, and enjoying life to the fullest with our loved ones. However, it’s ironic that not a lot of people actually plan for their retirement. All they do is daydream, […]

It’s My Birthday, and I Have a Small Request

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Yes, you read that right – it’s my birthday today! If you’re my Facebook friend, then you’d know that I just came back from Mindoro. I spent several days in Puerto Galera to simply relax, bum around the beach and exchange travel stories with the locals and other backpackers. I’m back in Manila, and now […]

How To Know If You’re Financially Stable

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How do you know if you’re financially stable? If you have a high-paying job, does it automatically mean that you are? What if you own a house and drive your own car, would you say that you are financially stable already? For many, that’s how they define financial stability – and sadly, this is wrong. […]

Research Shows 5 Effective Steps To Achieve Your Goals

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“Writing a book is one of those things that I hope I could do someday,” shares a friend. “So what’s stopping you?” I asked. “Lack of time mostly,” he confessed. “There are weekends when I do have some free time, but then I find myself just staring on a blank page for hours.” “I guess […]

Never Had the Knack for Budgeting? Try these Budgeting Starter Tips to Kick-Start your Money-Saving Habits

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It’s ironic that most people will say that budgeting is important, but only a few will actually create and religiously follow one. Tracking your expenses and sticking to a financial plan can be a challenge at first, but I will tell you now that – it gets easier through the years. In fact, it only […]

Life Lessons I Learned from Traveling

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December 29, 5:00 AM and a few days before the new year. I was at NAIA Terminal 2, alone and checking-in for my flight to General Santos City. The airport terminal was busy, but not crowded. And after five minutes of watching people, my mind began to review the presentation that I’ll deliver that day […]

The List of Good Business Ideas for 2015

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What’s a good business to start in 2015? Before astrologers start publishing their predictions on good businesses for the Year of the Sheep, let me offer first my practical list of “negosyo ideas” that I think will do well this year. These business opportunities are based on the 2015 outlook reports that I’ve read from […]

Good Investments for 2015: Where To Put Your Money This Year

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It’s now time to answer what many Filipino investors are asking… where should they invest in 2015? But before I tell you my investment tips for the Year of the Sheep, let’s take a look first at my recommendations last year and check how the market performed with respect to my advise. A Year in […]

6 Simple But Life-Changing Tips That Will Help You Achieve More This Year

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It’s the new year, and I know you’re feeling hopeful and excited for what’s ahead. You’ve written your goals, made your plans, and you’re ready to become a better person and achieve more this year. Hang on to that feeling. Close your eyes and remember it well. Because you’ll need to recall how you feel […]

Learn About Wealth Management Tips in 45 Minutes

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Several weeks ago, I became a guest on the television program Legal Help Desk at 9 News and Current Affairs (soon to be CNN Philippines). Together with IMG EVC Marketing Director, Dr. Jaime Lorenzo, we discussed basic wealth management tips with hosts, Attorney Karen Jimeno and Attorney Rod Nepomuceno. Below is the full 45-minute episode, […]