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Are You Richer Than the Average Filipino?

Posted January 16, 2017 under In Focus, Personal Finance | 1 Comment

According to Credit Suisse’s Global Wealth Databook 2016, a Filipino adult has an average net worth of $9,878 in 2016. Using 1 USD = PHP 50 as exchange rate, that converts to a net worth of P493,900. This means that if you own a car or a real estate property, then you’re most probably richer […]

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3 Things No One Will Tell You About Trading in the Financial Markets

Posted January 14, 2017 under Guest Posts, In Focus | No Comments

Trading stocks, commodities, forex, options, or ETFS is one of the dependable ways to build wealth outside of a 9 to 5 job. However, trading is not likely to transform you into an overnight millionaire; yet, many people begin their trading journeys with unrealistic expectations. Successful traders tend to highlight the glamour points of trading […]

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Is Now the Right Time to Make Financial Changes?

Posted December 14, 2016 under Guest Posts, In Focus | No Comments

We are about to bid farewell to 2016, and usher in a brand-new year. The year to date has been peppered with challenges and opportunities. Commodities markets endured a beating in Q1 and Q2 of 2016, with the oil price plunging to a multi-year low at just $26 per barrel in February. Equities markets reeled, […]

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Traffic in Manila and its Costs on Pinoys

Posted November 15, 2016 under Guest Posts, In Focus | No Comments

If the quote “Time is gold” is literally true, then the Philippines is throwing away hundreds of gold bars every day. Traffic in Manila and a lot of other places in the country has been a scourge to the millions of commuters for decades, and it has gotten significantly worse lately. The big-picture problem of […]

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Money Insights and Advice: Introducing My Video Blogging Project

Posted November 11, 2016 under Announcements, In Focus | 2 Comments

I’ve always been interested in doing a video blog. However, I never really got around to making one until recently. The video blogging project is entitled, “Money Insights and Advice” and I’m doing it with fellow Registered Financial Planner, Rienzie Biolena. As you will watch below, it’s not really a serious personal finance show. Rienzie […]

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Save Money on Printing Costs with Brother International Philippines’ Toner Management Program (TMP)

Posted November 9, 2016 under Business, In Focus | No Comments

Does your business have a print policy? Do you monitor how much your printing costs are? If not, then your company could be losing money. However, you’re not alone. According to a Gartner Group research, 90% of companies are unaware of how much exactly they are spending on printing costs. In fact, print is typically […]

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How To Drive an Uber and Make Money

Posted September 23, 2016 under In Focus, Income Opps | 5 Comments

For a couple of years now, Uber drivers have been providing Pinoys an alternative way to commute. I’ve been an Uber rider since it came to the Philippines and I’m still a frequent rider until today. But Uber has also given Pinoys a new way to make money as one can apply and become an […]

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Top 10 Benefits You’ll Enjoy as a Member of IMG

Posted September 15, 2016 under In Focus | 5 Comments

I became a member of IMG or the International Marketing Group four years ago. Occasionally, I write about my experience with them here. Most of the stories I shared were about the financial lessons I learned in attending the IMG Wealth Academy. But today, I’d like to give you a quick rundown of the top […]

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Quadrant Alpha Technology Solutions: Software Innovation by Filipinos

Posted August 17, 2016 under Business, In Focus | No Comments

I used to be a freelance software developer. That was the field I pursued that eventually allowed me to leave the corporate world. Putting up my own software development company was a plan that never really materialized for me. Partly because I became caught up in managing the internet cafe that I put up shortly […]

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12 Enterprising Ways to Make Money from Pokemon Go

Posted August 8, 2016 under In Focus, Income Opps | 2 Comments

Pokémon started in 1996, and this is why a lot of adults are now so much into Pokemon Go. Those who grew up playing the video games and watching the anime series are just happy to have a part of their childhood back in the form of this mobile game from Niantic. However, young adults […]

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5 Signs It’s Time for a New Binary Options Broker

Posted August 5, 2016 under Guest Posts, In Focus | No Comments

Choosing a binary options broker is such an important decision. Yet, it’s just as important that you know you’re not stuck with your choice. Here are five signs you could probably find a better broker elsewhere. The Bonus Didn’t Pan Out Every binary options broker out there will offer you some kind of bonus to […]

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Are South Africans Taking Out Too Many Unnecessary Loans?

Posted July 31, 2016 under Guest Posts, In Focus | No Comments

Today, I give way to a colleague who wants to share some thoughts on the state of personal debt in South Africa. His article starts below. A survey by Wonga.co.za has revealed that many South Africans are taking out loans for unnecessary purchases, using this finance to fund everything from holidays and fashion, to the […]

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