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FREE Workshop! Outsmart Your Wallet: How to Optimize the Way You Spend Your Freelance Income

Published: September 16, 2018 | News and Events | 1 Comment

The rising rate of inflation has definitely affected us in the past several months. How are you coping? What financial strategies have you done? On September 22, that’s this coming Saturday, starting at 2PM onwards, I will be conducting a FREE workshop. It’s entitled, Outsmart Your Wallet: How to Optimize the Way You Spend Your […]

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I’m Giving Away Free Tickets to the Manila International Book Fair

Updated: September 12, 2018 | News and Events | 47 Comments

The Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) is among the biggest, most sought after, and longest running fairs in the country. Last year, they attracted a total of 120,000 visitors during its five-day run. This year, the 39th edition of the MIBF is happening on September 12-16, 2018 from 10AM to 8PM, at the SMX Convention […]

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Personal Finance Strategies to Cope With the Rising Inflation

Published: September 7, 2018 | Personal Finance | 6 Comments

Inflation is a normal part of our economic life. Prices of stuff will always go up. And its effect is minimal as long as our income is able to catch up. From 1992 until 2017, the annual inflation rates in the Philippines were between 1.4% to 9.8% for any given year. If you received a […]

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On Medical Emergencies and Time Management

Published: September 4, 2018 | Life Lessons, Productivity | 7 Comments

A couple of months ago, I experienced an unfortunate incident on my right eye. Of course, I immediately went to the doctor to have it examined. Over the next two weeks, I had to schedule several appointments with a retina specialist. And I had to undergo a couple of medical tests, which included taking an […]

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Maintaining An Air Conditioner Unit In A Tropical Climate

Published: September 1, 2018 | Guest Posts, Money Saving Tips, Personal Finance | No Comments

The 2017 World A/C demand was estimated to reach 110.56 million units in 2017, which showed an 8.1% increase over the previous year. The second-largest market for air conditioning units in the world was Asia, whose demand reached 17.30 million units. This isn’t that astounding considering that the coldest month in places such as the […]

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How to Turn Financial Planning Into a Full-Time Business

Updated: September 6, 2018 | Business, Freelancing | 1 Comment

I’ve been in the financial industry for over a decade now. I started through this blog, by writing personal finance articles. Eventually, it led me to putting up my own financial planning firm, Wealth Arki. One of the reasons why I stayed so long in this industry is because of the sense of purpose and […]

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How to Make Money in the Gig Economy

Published: August 28, 2018 | Income Opps | No Comments

The Philippine Statistics Authority estimates that in 2017, there were approximately 11.2 million freelancers in the country. That’s around 10% of the population, who are self-employed and making a living from the gig economy. But what is the gig economy? The term “gig” used to often refer to a music band getting a paid opportunity […]

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How and Why You Should Keep a Spending Journal

Published: August 20, 2018 | Guest Posts, Personal Finance | 3 Comments

Keeping a budget can be a powerful tool for managing your finances, but it is not always easy to make. When writing up a budget, it is necessary to know how much money you spend on what purchases. A spending journal is a great way to add up and even itemize expenditures. What is a […]

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8 Admirable Habits of Debt-Free People

Published: August 17, 2018 | Personal Finance | 6 Comments

What is it like to be debt-free? What does it take to live a debt-free lifestyle? Is it possible to become debt-free on a low income? For me, the biggest advantage of being debt-free is never having to worry about debt collectors. And consequently, avoiding the emotional distress caused by their constant calls and letters. […]

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How Virtual Reality Is Revolutionizing The Way Filipinos Buy Real Estate

Published: August 8, 2018 | General Information, Guest Posts | No Comments

In 2017, an estimated 15 million visitors spent more than 2.7 million hours online in search of a home, according to the real estate firm, Lamudi. This is not surprising, given that there are over 67 million internet users in the Philippines alone. However, a slice of technology in the industry has yet to fully […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Use Your Bank’s Mobile App

Updated: August 9, 2018 | Personal Finance | No Comments

Mobile phones have gone a long way. Before, people just use it to make calls and send text messages. But now, it has become an indispensable tool in today’s technology-driven society. People use mobile phones not just to talk and send messages to other people, but also to surf the Internet, send email, play games, […]

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Passive Income Through Social Copy Trading: Invest in Global Stocks and Currencies

Published: August 2, 2018 | Announcements, News and Events | 3 Comments

The two most popular financial markets are the equities market (stocks) and the forex market (currencies). In the Philippines, we have the Philippine Stock Exchange, where people invest and trade shares of companies.

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