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Reader Mail #32: Fast Talk Answers to UITF Questions

Posted April 29, 2016 under Investing, Reader Mail | 3 Comments
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Unit Investment Trust Funds have been gaining popularity as an investment among Filipinos in the past few years. The primary reason being its convenience as they’re available in most commercial banks. But more importantly, it’s because more and more Filipinos are realizing that while it has greater risk than time deposit accounts, the upside potential […]

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Top Peso Equity Mutual Funds in the Philippines

Posted April 26, 2016 under Investing | 1 Comment
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What’s the best mutual fund in the Philippines? Which mutual fund should I invest in? These are questions that new investors often ask me, to which I always answer this… There’s no such thing as the best mutual fund in the Philippines, there’s only the best mutual fund that can help you achieve your financial […]

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A No-Nonsense Guide To Retiring Rich

Posted March 7, 2016 under Investing, Personal Finance | 6 Comments
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Don’t waste your time trying to win the lottery, or looking for get-rich-quick schemes because the best way to become, and retire rich is to plan and work for it. In fact, this is the safest and the most practical way to get millions in your bank account. Unfortunately, many do not know how to […]

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Is It Still Good to Invest in Real Estate in the Philippines?

Posted February 22, 2016 under Investing | 1 Comment
Makati central business district, the Philippines’ most important financial center.

Despite real estate long being one of the most dependable investments to make, like all others, it still has its fair share of risks and is not always guaranteed. Past circumstances like the 1997 Asian financial crisis and the more recent U.S. housing bubble that led to the global recession are lessons that investors remain […]

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Where To Invest in 2016

Posted January 11, 2016 under Investing | 7 Comments
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The Philippine stock market has fallen almost 6% last week, and has already lost around 10% of its price since last year. Many say that we’re now in the bear market, which is making a lot of new investors fearful, confused, and anxious about what would happen next. In fact, numerous people have been asking […]

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How To Build a Million-Peso Retirement Account

Posted January 9, 2016 under Investing | 3 Comments
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If you want to retire rich, then you need to invest – and the earlier you start, the better. As most financial planners would say, your “time in the market” is more important than “timing the market”; and that’s why the best time to start investing is NOW. Fortunately, you don’t need to have a […]

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How To Retire Young and Retire Rich

Posted January 6, 2016 under Investing, Personal Finance | 7 Comments
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To retire young and rich is everyone’s dream. While some are satisfied with just imagining this possibility, there are those who are fiercely determined to make this a reality. If you’re the latter, then this article is for you. As with any goal, the initial step is to objectively define what you want to achieve. […]

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The Things I Learned Since I Started Investing

Posted December 12, 2015 under Guest Posts, Investing | 3 Comments
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One of my greatest joys is seeing someone’s life change for the better. And I feel honored to have known and be friends with Philip, who will share some investing lessons today. I am a witness to his journey from being an ordinary employee, to becoming a financial literacy advocate who’s been helping Filipino families […]

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Taking The First Steps Towards Real Estate Investing

Posted November 26, 2015 under Investing | 4 Comments
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Real estate remains as one of the most desired type of investments among Filipinos, much like buying and living in their own home is a personal goal for almost all of us. There is no lack of opportunities out there when it comes to real estate as long as our population continues to grow – […]

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What Happens To Your Investments When You Die?

Posted November 1, 2015 under Investing, Personal Finance | 12 Comments
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What would happen to your stock market shares and other investments when you die? It’s a common question that people ask me and below is my usual answer. First, investments are considered your assets – it is among the list of things that you own – and because it is as such, they become “frozen” […]

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Hyperbolic Discounting (or Why Most People Don’t Invest)

Posted October 8, 2015 under Investing, Mindsetting | 7 Comments
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What is hyperbolic discounting, and how is it related to investing? Before I answer that, let me first give you a thought experiment. Below are three scenarios that I want you to consider. Carefully read the question, and try to answer with what you would immediately prefer among the two given choices. Scenario A I’m […]

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Understanding The Stock Market: An Online Seminar for Beginners

Posted September 7, 2015 under Investing, News and Events | 41 Comments
With host, Edric Mendoza, in ANC On The Money

The Philippine stock market has been going down since April 2015, and a lot of Filipino investors are fearful about losing their hard-earned money. However, a few of the stock market investors I know are on the other side of the fence, and are actually glad that stock prices are falling. Why are most people […]

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