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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, […]

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Disaster Preparedness: Have a Grab-and-Go Bag

Published: May 26, 2017 | General Information | 3 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. […]

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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 […]

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All About PDIC: Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation

Published: April 25, 2017 | General Information | 4 Comments

When a bank closes, your money is not permanently lost. You can get all (or some) of it back, thanks to the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation or PDIC. Below are some basic information that are important for you to know and understand regarding PDIC. What is the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC)? The Philippine Deposit […]

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Investing on Dollar-Denominated Securities in the Philippine Stock Exchange

Published: April 5, 2017 | General Information, Investing | 1 Comment

The Philippine Stock Exchange will now be offering dollar-denominated securities for both traders and investors in the stock market. Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about this new type of financial instrument, as provided to me by the PSE press. What are Dollar-Denominated Securities? Dollar-Denominated Securities (DDS) are securities listed, traded, […]

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How To Get a BIR Tax Identification Number (TIN)

Published: February 6, 2017 | General Information | 1 Comment

When are you required to get a Tax Identification Number (TIN) from the Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue or BIR? How do you get or secure one? There are several reasons why you would need to apply for a TIN. The most common is you need it for employment, specifically for your first job. The […]

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How To Write a Resume in the Age of Social Media

Published: January 18, 2017 | General Information | 4 Comments

Resume templates and design have changed over the years. And in today’s digital age where your social media account can affect the merit of your job application, it’s important to prepare not only your curriculum vitae, but also your online presence. The information that’s included when writing a resume has changed as well. It’s now […]

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Globe myBusiness Offers Free Business Consultation for SMEs

Published: August 31, 2016 | Business, General Information | No Comments

The typical Filipino dream is having your own business, may it be small or big, whether you graduated in any business course or not, it’s a step closer to success. Planning a business is one thing, but to roll it out is an entirely different story. It entails a lot of careful planning, and strategizing. […]

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Travel Insurance: Is It Worth Buying?

Updated: May 19, 2017 | General Information, Personal Finance | 5 Comments

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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