Disaster Preparedness: Have a Grab-and-Go Bag

Published: May 26, 2017 | General Information | 2 Comments

In unexpected ways, we can suddenly find ourselves in the middle of a disaster that will require us to evacuate our homes. It can be a fire, storm or hurricane. There could be an earthquake or worse, insurgencies. When this happens, it helps to have a “grab-and-go” bag where all your vital documents are stored. […]

BIR For Freelancers: A Quick Guide to Paying Taxes

Published: May 24, 2017 | General Information | 4 Comments

Paying taxes is mandatory. It’s what all law-abiding citizens do. Employees don’t really have to think about it as it’s done automatically by their company for them. But it’s a different story for freelancers and business owners. Today, we focus on how freelancers can register and pay taxes to the BIR. Particularly, what are the […]

Tips on How OFWs Can Get Out of Debt and Start Saving

Published: May 22, 2017 | Personal Finance | No Comments

It’s so easy for Overseas Filipino Workers to get a personal loan, especially in the Middle East. And this has caused a lot of them to become buried in debt. To make things worse, a lot of OFWs borrow money just to buy unnecessary stuff. They purchase cars, new gadgets, luxury bags, flat screen TVs, […]

5 Biggest Financial Mistakes that 50-Year-Olds Regret The Most

Published: May 19, 2017 | Life Lessons, Personal Finance | 4 Comments

I had the chance to talk to future retirees during a recent speaking engagement. Among the topics that we discussed were the biggest financial mistakes that they regret, now that they’re in their 50’s. Today, I’m sharing with you a few of their stories, which I hope you’ll find valuable. Read beyond their sentiments and […]

5 Quick Tips on Starting a Travel Agency Business in the Philippines

Published: May 17, 2017 | Business | No Comments

It’s fun to travel. And with social media showcasing a lot of wonderful destinations, who wouldn’t be tempted to travel, right? I actually know someone who has his travel agency on speed dial in his mobile phone! As you may know, traveling is not just about fun and leisure. A lot of people also travel […]

Business Academy PH Now Offering FREE Video Training

Published: May 15, 2017 | Announcements, Business, News and Events | 1 Comment

A few months ago, a reader asked me for book recommendations. Particularly, she wanted me to suggest good titles on personal finance and investments. I asked her what books has she already read, and she enumerated the most popular ones like “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”, “Think and Grow Rich”, and a few others. I then […]

8 Money Tasks Couples Must Do Before Getting Married

Published: May 10, 2017 | Personal Finance | 3 Comments

Getting married means more than just committing to love one another. It also means accepting the duty to work together as a team in tackling the financial obligations of the family. Talking about money is a must for engaged couples. Planning for a wedding is not as important as planning for your future, so don’t […]

Five Questions to Ask Before Investing in a Mutual Fund

Published: May 8, 2017 | Investing | 3 Comments

How do you choose the best mutual fund? Can you just select the top performing mutual fund and invest your money there? If you’re hoping to invest in a mutual fund, then here are five questions that you need to ask your investment solicitor or mutual fund agent. Knowing the answers to these will surely […]

Simple Tips on How to Increase Productivity at Work

Published: May 5, 2017 | Productivity | No Comments

Most people are busy, but not all of them are productive. Busy could simply mean you’re occupied with trivial matters. On the other hand, being productive means you’re producing results. Have you ever finished a day of work and felt that you did not really accomplish anything? That could mean you were just busy — […]

5 Tips on How to Motivate Yourself to Get Out of Debt

Published: May 3, 2017 | Guest Posts, Personal Finance | 1 Comment

The constant stress and overwhelming feeling, which debt burdens you with is painful and frustrating. Just having that weight off of your shoulders makes getting rid of debt, worth it. But there are also a lot of other rewards that come with becoming debt free. The trouble is that many of these rewards don’t appear […]