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The Philippines in 2020: An Economic Review with Security Bank (Episode 46)

Published: November 16, 2020 | General Information, Investing, Podcast | No Comments

Listen to Episode 46: on Spotify on Apple Podcasts on Google Podcasts Episode Sponsor: Save and invest with Security Bank Philippines. Visit their website at to learn about their investment products and wealth management services. Episode 46 Chapters: 02:23: Pre-Pandemic Economy 05:10: Resilience and Recovery 09:34: The Banking Sector 10:31: The Worst is Over […]

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Types of Insurance That Are Crucial During A Pandemic

Updated: September 11, 2020 | General Information, Guest Posts | No Comments

Seems like everybody is put in a precarious position at this trying time. And because of this, people have been trying to find ways to protect their assets and positions to mitigate any more losses, presently or proactively. Aside from saving up for the rainy day by setting up emergency funds, one of the ways […]

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What is a Stock Split and What It Means for Stock Investors

Published: August 24, 2020 | General Information, Investing, News and Events | 1 Comment

Tesla (TSLA) recently announced that they’re doing a stock split. It will be the first time for the company, whose 5-for-1 stock split will take effect on August 31, 2020. Interestingly, on the same day, Apple (AAPL) will also do a stock split, 4-for-1 in their case. For long-time Apple shareholders, this isn’t new as […]

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BDO Life: Transforming What Ifs from Challenges to Opportunities

Published: August 12, 2020 | General Information, In Focus | No Comments

Life is full of “what if” moments — crossroads and decisions that help us fulfill our dreams and realize what we set out to achieve. Each “what if” moment presents us with two possibilities, that which is desirable or that which is undesirable. Our subsequent decisions and actions direct the course of our lives moving […]

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Recession vs Depression: A Primer on the Economic/Business Cycle

Published: August 10, 2020 | Business, General Information, Investing, Personal Finance | 1 Comment

The economy of the country shrank by 0.7% in the first quarter of 2020. And recently, the GDP numbers for the second quarter show that we experienced a massive 16.5% contraction. When the economy shrinks for two consecutive quarters, it’s called a recession. And thus, the Philippines is now officially in a recession. And in […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to REIT — Real Estate Investment Trust Primer

Published: August 4, 2020 | General Information, Investing | 1 Comment

I wrote about Real Estate Investment Trusts or REITs several months ago, but its focus was investing on REITs in global markets. At that time, there was little information available on Philippine REITs even though there was already a lot of buzz about it. Particularly, that Ayala would soon be launching the first REIT in […]

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Investing for Beginners: The Two Major Investment Categories

Published: July 30, 2020 | General Information, Investing | No Comments

More and more investments are becoming accessible to Filipinos, and more and more Filipinos are investing. From time deposits to retail treasury bonds, from local and global stocks to real estate investment trusts, from mutual funds to cooperatives–the list of investments that are within reach for ordinary citizens have become much longer than it was […]

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List of Available Cash Assistance and Loans From The Philippine Government (Crisis Response)

Published: April 22, 2020 | General Information | 1 Comment

Dealing with this public health crisis is one thing, and taking care of our own personal finance is another. If you’ve been financially affected by the ECQ and lockdowns, then here’s a list of available cash assistance and accessible loans that you can apply for as provided by the Philippine government. These information has been […]

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Electronic Cash Transfer Programs Help Unbanked Filipinos Beat Poverty

Published: March 27, 2020 | General Information, In Focus | No Comments

The use of digital financial services platforms for humanitarian cash transfers plays a key role in the early recovery of Filipinos affected by disasters by giving them access to financial services and helping jumpstart local markets. This was among the findings in the study called “Cash in Hand”, which was launched by international development organization […]

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