Announcing My First Book: The Ready To Be Rich Guide To Investing

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Finally, after years of putting this project on hold, I am proud to announce that my very first book is now finished. It’s entitled, The Ready To Be Rich Guide To Investing. The Ready To Be Rich Guide To Investing is a book written specifically to help you learn how to invest effectively and achieve […]

The Science of Productivity

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Over the week, I’ve been ruthlessly prioritizing a personal project, which thus explains the absence of new posts here in the past few days. I’ll tell you more about that project in the next post, but for now, I’d like to talk about Productivity, which is among the least read topics here in this blog. […]

How Much Is Your Investment Worth In The Future? Here’s a Calculator

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Most people invest because they want to grow their money, but have very little idea if they’re investing enough. They just invest and invest, hoping that they’ll reach their financial goals in the future. Take my friend Charles, for example. Last year, he invested P300,000 in a Balanced Fund, and has been regularly investing an […]

The Financial State of Filipinos: Q1 2014 Survey

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What’s the financial state of Filipinos for the first quarter of this year? According to a survey commissioned by Sun Life Philippines, and conducted by the Social Weather Station (SWS) – 9 out of 10 Filipinos had been short of cash for the past 12 months. The study involved 1,200 respondents sampled from the A […]

How To Overcome Your Fear of Losing Money When Investing

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Nobody wants to lose money. And when it comes to investing, the fact that this is a possibility has unfortunately, turned a lot of people off and made them choose to not invest at all. I used to be like that, too. I was a strong believer that when it comes to my hard-earned money, […]

Stocks vs Forex, Which One Should You Trade?

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When it comes to trading, the stock market is the default place where Filipinos go to. But in the past few years, more and more Pinoys are discovering the fast-paced world of forex trading. I, myself, used to be a stock market trader, but moved towards forex trading a little over three years ago, because […]

Welcome To Version 3.0

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Finally, after almost 6 years. I am able to change the theme and layout of this website. This has been what I’m doing for the past few days and I hope that you like my blog’s new look. Changes in the background include optimization of the source code, so the website now loads faster than […]

Hold On

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Hold on… because I’m preparing a few nice surprises for you. In the meantime, sing along with this inspirational song by Wilson Phillips. I know this pain Why do lock yourself up in these chains? No one can change your life except for you Don’t ever let anyone step all over you Just open your […]

An Update on My BDO EIP Peso Balanced Fund Investment

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Three years ago, I invested in BDO’s Peso Balanced Fund through their Easy Investment Plan (EIP). If you don’t know what the BDO EIP is, it’s a service by the bank wherein they will automatically debit a fixed amount from your savings account and invest it in your chosen Unit Investment Trust Fund. I chose […]

20 Financial Mistakes That 30-Year-Olds Regret The Most

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What financial mistakes do 30-year-olds regret the most? I asked my friends, ex-officemates, high school and college batchmates recently and these are their top answers. Saving and Spending Mistakes #1 I regret not learning how to budget my money early. “I used to spend my income on whatever I want because I lived with my […]

The Author of ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ Talks About Failure After Success, And Why It’s Okay

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Elizabeth Gilbert was once a struggling waitress. For six years she had no success as a writer, that is until her book ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ became a global bestseller. From a disorienting failure, she was catapulted in the blinding glare of fame, recognition and praise. But her story does not end there, in fact, it […]

Here’s Proof That Time is Your Greatest Ally in Investing

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A lot of people become impatient when it comes to investing. I can’t blame them because we’re getting used to having things quick. Hungry? Go to a fastfood or just prepare some instant noodles. Need to talk to a friend? He’s always just a text or call away. Sending a document? You can scan and […]