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Money Lessons Learned by an OFW’s Wife

Updated: June 24, 2019 | Reader Mail | 14 Comments

I’m sharing with you today an email which I received from one of our readers, which we shall call Mrs. A. She is 29 years old and wife to a husband working somewhere in the South Pacific since 2011. Below, she shares her story. How her life changed when her husband went abroad for work, […]

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Quick Q&A About Investing

Updated: June 23, 2019 | Investing, Reader Mail | 16 Comments

Welcome to another installment of Reader Mail, the section of this blog where I answer questions from my readers about money matters. Today, we’ll focus solely on investing and I hope you find my answers helpful. As always, please note that I am not a professional financial adviser and my responses are solely based from […]

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Reader Mail #23: No Nonsense Answers To Investing Questions

Published: April 1, 2013 | Reader Mail | 12 Comments

Welcome to another edition of Reader Mail, the special article series on this blog where I answer questions from readers. For today, I’ll be tackling several questions about investments, most of which have been sent to me multiple times by different people over the past few weeks. Honestly, I’ve been flooded by such inquiries lately, […]

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Reader Mail #22: OFW Personal Finance and Investing Questions

Published: March 4, 2013 | Investing, Personal Finance, Reader Mail | 3 Comments

Last week, I conducted a personal finance webinar with mostly OFW’s as my audience. The whole talk, including the question and answer portion, lasted for about an hour and a half. If you wish to watch the recording, you can view it HERE, you just have to register your name and email address. On a […]

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Reader Mail #21: FAQ About The Forex Orientation Seminar

Published: August 7, 2012 | In Focus, Reader Mail | 4 Comments

Forex or currency trading is not very popular in the country. In fact, there are only a handful of companies that offer forex seminars to Filipinos. Sadly, some of them try to mislead people that forex trading is easy, and anyone who knows how to use a computer can make money from it. I’ve attended […]

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Reader Mail #20: Personal, Housing and Business Loans in the Philippines

Published: August 5, 2011 | Personal Finance, Reader Mail | 5 Comments

I usually receive around three text messages every week from numbers I don’t know – all offering personal loans from different commercial banks. Sometimes, their offers are very tempting… terms such as “no collateral”, “instant approval” and many others would really make you consider applying. I myself have wondered at times how I could leverage […]

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Reader Mail #19: Some Personal Questions, Answered

Published: June 10, 2011 | Reader Mail | 22 Comments

Through the years, I’ve received a lot of emails from readers asking me various questions and advise on business, investments and finance. Once in while, however, I get curious personal questions which I try to answer the best I could without giving “too much information” about my life, for obvious reasons. 😉 Below now, are […]

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Reader Mail #18: Smart Money Moves With Your Savings

Updated: November 28, 2015 | Investing, Personal Finance, Reader Mail | 2 Comments

I always say that the very first thing you should do if you want to achieve financial freedom is to learn how to save money. Be frugal, pay yourself first, avoid unnecessary expenses – it’s just some of the things you can do to start building your wealth. And after a few months, or even […]

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I Want To Quit My Job And Start A Business

Updated: January 22, 2020 | Business, Reader Mail | 16 Comments

Do you want to quit your job and start your own business? DON’T – because it should work the other way around. You should first try to start your own business, then later on – quit your job. These and more are some of the advise I gave in today’s edition of Reader Mail. From […]

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Reader Mail #16: On New Directions

Published: August 5, 2010 | Inspirational, Mindsetting, Reader Mail | 11 Comments

My life has so far been a series of ups and downs with twists and turns. It’s been a journey of multiple successes and big failures, of dead-end roads and open fields. Through all these years, what has always kept me going is the proper mindset, discipline, belief and determination that in the end, I […]

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Reader Mail #15: On Finding Work, Investing and Family Finances

Published: June 18, 2010 | Investing, Personal Finance, Reader Mail | 3 Comments

Welcome to the fifteenth edition of Reader Mail. This is where I post the questions I receive from my readers and share with you the answers and advise I gave to them. For today, we’ll discuss the topics of finding work, investing and family finances. Note that the names of the senders have been made […]

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Reader Mail #14: Help Me Get Out of Credit Card Debt

Published: April 20, 2010 | Personal Finance, Reader Mail | 8 Comments

Recently, I received an email from a reader who is really set on getting out of her credit card debts. I replied back with quite a lengthy response and thought I would share with you my advise to her. I hope that through this, I would be able to help others who are likewise having […]

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Reader Mail #13: Business Names, Multi-Level Marketing and Franchise Businesses

Published: March 18, 2010 | Business, Reader Mail | 4 Comments

It’s time for another Reader Mail, an ongoing series where I answer your personal finance, business and investing questions which was sent through my email. For today, we’ll talk about business names, multi-level marketing and franchise businesses. I’m sharing these because I know, some of you might have the same questions in your mind and […]

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Gasoline Station Business ROI Computation and Sari-Sari Store Business Management

Updated: January 25, 2019 | Business, Reader Mail | 15 Comments

Today, we answer a question from our Reader Mail. In this edition, we’ll talk about how to do a simple computation of the business ROI. Then how to manage and grow a retail business. Specifically featured are two emails I received from a couple of enterprising individuals. The first one is set to start a […]

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