The Scary Truth about Retirement in the Philippines

Published: July 26, 2017 | Guest Posts, Personal Finance | 2 Comments

How do you imagine your life 30 to 40 years from now? Do you see yourself quitting your job and enjoying life? Or maybe, you haven’t given it much thought yet because retirement belongs to the distant future, and you have other priorities right now. Sorry to burst your bubble, but living your old age […]

Why Personal Finance is Personal, and Why It Matters That You Know

Published: July 24, 2017 | Personal Finance | No Comments

I often say that personal finance is personal. In fact, I believe that it is deeply personal, just like our fears and worries, our hopes and dreams. A basic example: what works for me when it comes to saving money may not work for others. In this case, I prefer paying myself first to save […]

Stocks vs Bonds: Differences Between Them When It Comes to Investing

Published: July 19, 2017 | Investing | 2 Comments

There are many types of paper assets and investments. But two of the biggest components of most portfolios are stocks and bonds. Even mutual funds and UITFs are mostly composed of stocks and/or bond investments. And many people ask… What are the differences between stocks and bonds? What are the similarities? And where should I […]

5 Steps to Finding the Best HMO and Health Insurance Plan For You

Published: July 17, 2017 | Personal Finance | 1 Comment

I am often asked what’s the best health insurance company in the Philippines. And each time, I reply that there is no straightforward answer to that question. Some would then ask me which HMO do I have, and I’d share that (at present) I have EastWest and Kaiser as my short-term healthcare providers. However, I […]

5 Facts About the Relationship of Money and Happiness

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

Can money buy happiness? Will becoming rich make you happy? How does a person’s amount of wealth affect their general well-being? These are some of the questions that Dr. Ryan T. Howell tried to find out. An assistant professor of psychology at the San Francisco State University, he conducted a study to find out the […]

What is Phishing? 6 Tips to Prevent Phishing and Avoid Getting Hacked

Published: July 6, 2017 | General Information | No Comments

A friend got his Facebook account hacked. Although he was able to recover it after a few days, he’s worried that it might happen again. When I asked him how his account got compromised in the first place, he suspects that he might have been a victim of a fake website. Or in other words, […]

Ways to Make Money in the Sharing Economy

Published: July 3, 2017 | Income Opps | No Comments

The Internet has caused a major disruption in the lives of people. Because of the instant connectivity that it has brought, everyone found faster means to communicate, a wider reach for their self-expression, stronger support for their causes; and for entrepreneurs—new ways to do business. For the past several years, the term “disruptive technology” has […]

How To Start an Event Planning Business

Published: June 28, 2017 | Business | No Comments

Organizing an event such as a company party or a wedding can be overwhelming if you do it alone. To help with the management, many choose to hire an event planner or get the services of an events company. Event planning has good income potential, especially if you have a large network of suppliers. You […]

How to Start and Grow Your Facebook Group: An Online Course

Published: June 21, 2017 | News and Events | No Comments

It’s great to have friends who have the same interests as yours. But unfortunately, they won’t always be as passionate as you about some of the things you love. For example, I’m an avid Clash Royale player, and have been playing for almost a year now. However, none of my friends are into it. And […]

Tips for Starting a Photocopy Center or Xerox Business

Published: June 19, 2017 | Business | No Comments

A photocopying center or “xerox” business is not a normal consideration when one wants to start a business in the Philippines. But if you notice, they are everywhere, especially near colleges and government offices. Despite the existence of digital technology to duplicate and distribute documents, the need for photocopying services still exists. And the “xerox” […]