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Kaiser Ultimate Health Builder: Long-Term Healthcare Product

Published: April 30, 2018 | General Information | No Comments

I am a member of IMG and one of our flagship products is the Kaiser Ultimate Health Builder. This is a long-term healthcare product, which includes health and investment benefits for the plan holder. A lot of people have been asking me if Kaiser is a good product to have. Personally, I think that it […]

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New Estate Tax Rules Under TRAIN Law

Published: April 26, 2018 | General Information, Personal Finance | 6 Comments

Republic Act (RA) 10963 was signed into law last December 2017. This is more commonly known as TRAIN or the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion. Under the TRAIN Law, changes were introduced to the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997 (Tax Code). This had amendments on personal-income taxation, donor’s tax, value-added tax, and many […]

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Wish to Take a Loan? Here’s How You Need to Start

Updated: May 9, 2018 | General Information, Guest Posts | 1 Comment

Anyone who is familiar with banking, finance or trading is familiar with the term loan. Loans are a convenient method of buying or investing in something that you need, want or intend to get immediately, with convenient payment options like EMI. In recent years, different types of loans have emerged with different packages and benefits. […]

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3 Intriguing Investments That Aren’t So Mainstream

Published: March 15, 2018 | General Information, Investing | No Comments

Investing in things that aren’t mainstream could yield some surprising benefits. There’s the joy of learning something new. Or even a chance of becoming a recognized authority, if you happen to become exceptionally good at it. And of course, the pleasure of earning a highly rewarding ROI. When it comes to specializing in lesser-known investment […]

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

Updated: July 2, 2018 | 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

Updated: April 30, 2018 | 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 | 12 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 | 5 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 | 2 Comments

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

Updated: January 22, 2018 | 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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