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The Psychology of Investing: 9 Biases and Behavioral Mistakes You Must Avoid

Published: April 7, 2017 | Investing | 2 Comments

Author and financial expert, Dave Ramsey, claims that personal finance is 80% behavior and only 20% head knowledge. I agree. We can study and memorize all the theories and formulas in finance books but in the end, our actual financial decisions create the biggest impact on our cashflow. This is most especially evident on investing, […]

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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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3 Valuable Tips To Remember When Buying IPO Stocks

Published: March 30, 2017 | Investing | 3 Comments

One exciting part of investing in the stock market is buying IPO stocks. An initial public offering (IPO) is when the shares or stock of a private company is offered to the public for the first time. Years ago, Puregold was just a low-key supermarket chain in the country. But after its IPO in October […]

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15 Best Neighborhoods in Metro Manila for Real Estate Investors

Published: March 24, 2017 | 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

Published: March 8, 2017 | 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

Published: January 9, 2017 | 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

Published: December 9, 2016 | 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

Published: November 7, 2016 | 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

Updated: October 1, 2016 | 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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