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Withdrawing Huge Cash is a Risky Move During These Quarantined Times

Published: May 1, 2020 | In Focus, Personal Finance | 2 Comments

I’m currently working with BDO for their #BANKyanihan campaign. I was interviewed for an article that was recently published, which I’m reposting below. With the government’s decision to extend the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon until May 15, the National Economic Development Authority warns of a continuing economic slowdown which is likely to cause […]

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How to #COVID19-proof Your Finances

Updated: May 1, 2020 | In Focus, Personal Finance | 1 Comment

I’m currently working with BDO for their #BANKyanihan campaign. I was interviewed for an article that was recently published, which I’m reposting below. As the enhanced community quarantine is scheduled to end on May 15, it is expected that there will be a limited return to normal activities. It means some people will be going […]

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4 Business Lessons from ‘Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker’

Published: April 15, 2020 | Business, In Focus, Inspirational | No Comments

One of the things that has helped people cope with the lockdown is binge watching TV series on Netflix. And I am one of them. Recently, I finished watching this 4-part mini-series entitled, Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker, which tell’s the story of the first female self-made millionaire in America […]

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Let’s Look at What People are Trading and Investing on During This Pandemic

Published: April 7, 2020 | In Focus, Investing | 2 Comments

Recently, I found out that eToro released their internal data on client trades and trends during this coronavirus pandemic. I personally found this very interesting. So, I wanted to share this with everyone. And hopefully, by knowing where eToro’s millions of users are putting their money on, you can also gain insight on what you […]

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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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Traders and Investors Who Are Making Money Amidst the Bloody Global Market

Published: March 20, 2020 | In Focus, Investing | 1 Comment

The global financial market is in a rough patch. Everything is red and many are saying that we are all in the midst of history being made. The crash and volatility in the stock markets right now is one we haven’t seen since the 2008 financial crisis. As an investor or trader, it can be […]

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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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Primer: Investing in Art

Published: March 6, 2020 | In Focus, Investing | No Comments

Diversification is an important principle of investing. Putting your money in various types of financial instruments and asset classes helps minimize your risk. Aside from the usual paper assets such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds; many long-term investors would also invest in tangible assets such as real estate, jewelries, antiques, rare collectibles, and of […]

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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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The Effect of Viral Outbreaks to Global Markets

Published: February 11, 2020 | In Focus, Investing | No Comments

The outbreak of the 2019-nCov or Novel Coronavirus is definitely affecting businesses around the world, most especially in China and Asia, including the Philippines. Apart from the real threat to public health and safety, social media is also being plagued with fake news, which adds to the already-worried behavior of people around the world. Thus, […]

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