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8 Priceless Pieces of Money Advice for Fresh Graduates

Posted June 27, 2016 under Personal Finance | 2 Comments
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My social media feed was flooded by graduation photos and congratulatory greetings over the weekend, as several colleges and universities held their commencement ceremonies. If you’re one of those fresh graduates, then let me give you a virtual handshake, a pat on the back, and a warm welcome to the first day of the rest […]

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Wealth Starts With Learning and Doing This One Habit

Posted June 20, 2016 under Mindsetting, Money Saving Tips, Personal Finance | 2 Comments
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Let’s admit it, everyone wants to be rich. Unfortunately, only a few would achieve wealth — most would struggle financially their whole life, while some would simply become financially stable and live a modest life. So why does this happen? Why can’t everyone achieve financial freedom and retire rich? Of course, there are many factors […]

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Be Careful on Who You Learn About Money From

Posted June 17, 2016 under Mindsetting, Personal Finance | 1 Comment
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A person’s financial success is mostly dependent on their values and behavior rather than their skills and knowledge about money. We can spend a lot of time learning about financial concepts and investing strategies, but ultimately it will be our mindset, particularly our courage to apply those knowledge, which will determine if we can reach […]

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Financial Commandments for Retiring in Comfort

Posted June 3, 2016 under Guest Posts, Personal Finance | No Comments
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Planning your retirement starts with having a vision of where you are now, where you want to be, and what you want to achieve when you retire. Your plans may evolve and change as you mature, together with the circumstances that you may encounter along the way. Nevertheless, retiring in comfort is undoubtedly everyone’s ultimate […]

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Tips for Financially Healthy Car Ownership

Posted May 28, 2016 under Guest Posts, Personal Finance | 3 Comments
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Buying a car is a significant financial commitment. While it can definitely make your life more convenient, there are also a number of ways it can come back to bite you. Gas, car insurance, and maintenance costs add up, and they can quickly get out of hand if you are not careful. If you do […]

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Travel Insurance: Is It Worth Buying?

Posted May 16, 2016 under General Information, Personal Finance | 4 Comments
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Today, there’s really no more excuse not to travel. What was once considered an expensive luxury has become affordable to many — thanks to the budget airline industry who made traveling more pocket-friendly for everyone. And that is great because traveling teaches a person important life lessons that he or she wouldn’t learn otherwise. When […]

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3 Times You Thought You Saved Money But Actually Didn’t

Posted May 13, 2016 under Money Saving Tips, Personal Finance | 6 Comments
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“So where are we eating lunch?” a friend asks. “I’m okay anywhere, as long as it’s not too expensive,” another friend replies. “How about at the food court?” I proposed. Everyone agreed and the four of us walked towards the mall’s food court. A few meters later, we passed by an Italian restaurant which was […]

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The Best Personal Finance and Investment Books I’ve Read

Posted May 4, 2016 under Personal Finance | 5 Comments
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I was not much of a book reader until I reached college, and that was because I was fortunate to have a roommate at the dorm who was a bookworm. I love watching movies, but when I learned the habit of reading, I discovered a world that can be as vivid as the cinema. By […]

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What Role Does Money Play In Your Life?

Posted April 14, 2016 under Mindsetting, Personal Finance | 2 Comments
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The buyer counted the money in front of us, and then he was off with his purchased second-hand smartphone. My friend, who is now P30,000 richer, puts the money in an envelope and inside his messenger bag. “That was a smooth transaction,” I commented as we walked out the coffee shop. “Yes, it was,” my […]

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The Best Financial Advice I’ve Received In My Life

Posted April 5, 2016 under Money Saving Tips, Personal Finance | 5 Comments
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In chess, there’s a strategic principle called “forced moves” wherein one player limits his opponent’s next move to only one or two options. For example, by attacking the other player’s king (check), his opponent is forced to remove his king from danger on his next move or else he loses the game — and usually […]

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How To Ask Better Questions and Learn More

Posted March 9, 2016 under Personal Finance | 1 Comment
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I get asked a lot of questions everyday, and mostly about personal finance and investments. People often send them through my email and social media accounts, and when I’m not busy, I try to give detailed and comprehensive answers. However, when I’m preoccupied with something, I tend to reply with just vanilla responses — which […]

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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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