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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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Market Recovery Can Happen When We Reach the Golden Cross

Published: March 22, 2020 | General Information, In Focus | 3 Comments

I recently attended a webinar organized by COL Financial on how should one invest in today’s volatile markets. It was conducted by Chief Equity Strategist, April Lynn Tan. There were many takeaways from the session, and I’d like to share with you today the most interesting lesson I learned that day. And that’s the concept […]

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How I Deal With Anxiety and Remain Productive During These Stressful Times

Published: March 18, 2020 | General Information, Productivity | 1 Comment

It’s been several days since Metro Manila was placed under Community Quarantine. Being one of its residents, I’ve been obediently staying and working from home. However, with cancelled meetings and postponed events, I honestly don’t have much professional work that I need to do. So, like probably most people, I log in to social media […]

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List of Websites That Offer FREE Online Courses

Published: March 16, 2020 | General Information, In Focus, Productivity | No Comments

Learning is a life-long process. It shouldn’t stop once you graduate and leave school. And those who succeed in life are often those with the growth mindset and in constant pursuit of new knowledge. Have you suddenly found for yourself some free time? Do you aim to upgrade your skills so you can stay relevant […]

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Protect your Money and Bank Account from Romance and Dating Scams

Published: February 12, 2020 | General Information, In Focus, Personal Finance | No Comments

It hurts getting dumped. But do you know what hurts more than that? It’s getting scammed and losing money in your bank account. Scammers are out there, courting us until we give them our personal information, which they’ll use to steal our money. Tulad ng manlolokong ex mo na pinaglaruan lang ang feelings mo dati. […]

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BDO Raises P40.1 Billion in Fixed Rate Peso Bonds

Published: February 4, 2020 | General Information | 2 Comments

BDO Unibank, Inc (BDO) successfully raised P40.1 billion of fixed rate bonds, or eight (8) times the original offer of P5.0 billion on robust demand from retail and institutional investors. The one-week offer period ended last January 24, 2020, with issue date set on February 3, 2020. The bonds will have a tenor of 2.5 […]

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Buy, Sell, or Hold? Trading Tactics Will Guide Your Stock Picks

Published: November 22, 2019 | General Information, In Focus | 3 Comments

Opportunities are present whether the stock market is bullish or bearish, but how to strategize to accumulate the best return on investments requires some expert advice. This is what online trading platform BDO Nomura Securities, the joint venture company between BDO Unibank and Nomura Holdings of Japan, recently did via the launch of “Trading Tactics,” […]

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Singles’ Day vs Black Friday: Facts About The World’s Biggest Shopping Events

Published: November 2, 2019 | General Information, In Focus, News and Events | No Comments

The world is now more connected than ever, thanks to the Internet. With e-commerce becoming more and more familiar to consumers, business retailers are no longer limited by their geographic location — anyone can now sell anything to anybody in the world. And of all the months in a year, November is perhaps the busiest […]

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