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15 Best Neighborhoods in Metro Manila for Real Estate Investors

Posted March 24, 2017 under Guest Posts, Investing | No Comments

Looking for the best neighborhood in Metro Manila to settle in seems simple enough, even despite the many personal factors you have to consider. Knowing the neighborhood’s potential as a real estate investment is a whole other ballgame. If you keep aside personal factors such as family-friendly level, lifestyle, and work location, how can one […]

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12 Alternative Investments To Consider If You’re Looking To Diversify Your Portfolio

Posted March 8, 2017 under Investing | 4 Comments

When it comes to investments, the stock market, mutual funds, bonds, and cash deposits are what most people first think about. However, if you’re looking for investment alternatives, what options do you have? If we’re in the U.S. or in a country with a mature financial market, then the list of alternative investments would be […]

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7 Not-So-Obvious Benefits of Investing

Posted January 9, 2017 under Investing | 3 Comments

Investing is a good habit to have. When you invest, you’re able to grow your money. You’re making it work for you. And if you do it long enough, you’ll become rich. But more than that, there are also some not-so-obvious benefits of investing. Here are seven of them. 1. You learn good spending habits. […]

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Reader Mail #34: Investing in UITF vs VUL

Posted December 9, 2016 under Investing, Personal Finance, Reader Mail | 4 Comments

Today, I’m sharing with you an email that I recently received. The sender is asking which is the better investment, UITF or VUL. Several people have also been asking me similar questions, that’s why I decided to answer it here today for everyone. But first, let’s read the letter of Mrs. M below: Hi Fitz. […]

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How to Save Money for a Laptop, Smartphone, and other Gadgets

Posted November 7, 2016 under Investing, Personal Finance | 4 Comments

Gadgets, such as laptops and smartphones, are now part of our lives. I dare say it’s essential to own them if we want convenient access to the internet and optimize our work productivity. Unfortunately, gadgets are expensive. A laptop that’s suitable for work can cost at least P30,000 or more than a month’s worth of […]

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Retiring Soon? This is How You Should Invest

Posted September 29, 2016 under Investing, Personal Finance | 2 Comments

The average life expectancy of Filipinos is currently at 71 years old. This means that if you retire at 60, then your retirement fund should be able to sustain you for at least 11 years. And it could be more, as new advancements in fitness, nutrition, and medicine are making people healthier and live longer. […]

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How to Invest in Bonds for Beginners

Posted September 26, 2016 under Investing | 5 Comments

If you’re looking for an investment that’s less risky than the stock market but earns higher than time deposits, then consider investing in bonds. But what are bonds? How do you make money from them? What are the risks? And finally, how do you invest in bonds? What are bonds? A bond is a debt […]

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How To Know If It’s Time To Sell Your Stock Investments

Posted September 9, 2016 under Investing | 4 Comments

A lot of stock market advice focus on buying. They’re usually geared towards which companies are good to buy today. But seldom do you hear or read tips on when you should sell those shares. Normally, it’s only when the market goes down do you ever hear people say that it’s time to sell. Unfortunately, […]

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6 Ways that an OFW Can Invest in the Philippines

Posted August 22, 2016 under Investing | No Comments

Where can an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) invest in the Philippines? What are the best investment opportunities available for Pinoys working abroad? There are currently more than 1.8 million OFWs who sends around 800 Billion Pesos every year to the Philippines. How is all this money spent? Most go to living expenses — theirs and […]

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How to Easily Decide Where to Invest

Posted August 12, 2016 under Investing | 6 Comments

Where should I invest? How do I choose the best mutual fund? What bank has the best UITF performance? Which stock broker has the best recommendation? If you’re new to investing, then it’s normal to have these questions in mind. A lot of people actually ask me these, and my answer is always the same. […]

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What Happens in the Stock Market During Ghost Month?

Posted July 29, 2016 under In Focus, Investing | 9 Comments

Every year as the month of August comes, people in the stock market become fearful of the ghost month. Many advise to avoid investing during this time, as it is considered bad luck. According to Chinese tradition, particularly Buddhists and Taoists, the Festival of the Hungry Ghost is when the gates of hell are opened […]

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