I’m Giving Away Free Tickets to the Manila International Book Fair

Updated: September 12, 2018 | News and Events | 48 Comments

The Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) is among the biggest, most sought after, and longest running fairs in the country. Last year, they attracted a total of 120,000 visitors during its five-day run. This year, the 39th edition of the MIBF is happening on September 12-16, 2018 from 10AM to 8PM, at the SMX Convention […]

Personal Finance Strategies to Cope With the Rising Inflation

Published: September 7, 2018 | Personal Finance | 6 Comments

Inflation is a normal part of our economic life. Prices of stuff will always go up. And its effect is minimal as long as our income is able to catch up. From 1992 until 2017, the annual inflation rates in the Philippines were between 1.4% to 9.8% for any given year. If you received a […]

On Medical Emergencies and Time Management

Published: September 4, 2018 | Life Lessons, Productivity | 7 Comments

A couple of months ago, I experienced an unfortunate incident on my right eye. Of course, I immediately went to the doctor to have it examined. Over the next two weeks, I had to schedule several appointments with a retina specialist. And I had to undergo a couple of medical tests, which included taking an […]

Maintaining An Air Conditioner Unit In A Tropical Climate

Published: September 1, 2018 | Guest Posts, Money Saving Tips, Personal Finance | No Comments

The 2017 World A/C demand was estimated to reach 110.56 million units in 2017, which showed an 8.1% increase over the previous year. The second-largest market for air conditioning units in the world was Asia, whose demand reached 17.30 million units. This isn’t that astounding considering that the coldest month in places such as the […]

How to Turn Financial Planning Into a Full-Time Business

Updated: September 6, 2018 | Business, Freelancing | 1 Comment

I’ve been in the financial industry for over a decade now. I started through this blog, by writing personal finance articles. Eventually, it led me to putting up my own financial planning firm, Wealth Arki. One of the reasons why I stayed so long in this industry is because of the sense of purpose and […]

How to Make Money in the Gig Economy

Published: August 28, 2018 | Income Opps | No Comments

The Philippine Statistics Authority estimates that in 2017, there were approximately 11.2 million freelancers in the country. That’s around 10% of the population, who are self-employed and making a living from the gig economy. But what is the gig economy? The term “gig” used to often refer to a music band getting a paid opportunity […]

How and Why You Should Keep a Spending Journal

Published: August 20, 2018 | Guest Posts, Personal Finance | 3 Comments

Keeping a budget can be a powerful tool for managing your finances, but it is not always easy to make. When writing up a budget, it is necessary to know how much money you spend on what purchases. A spending journal is a great way to add up and even itemize expenditures. What is a […]

8 Admirable Habits of Debt-Free People

Published: August 17, 2018 | Personal Finance | 6 Comments

What is it like to be debt-free? What does it take to live a debt-free lifestyle? Is it possible to become debt-free on a low income? For me, the biggest advantage of being debt-free is never having to worry about debt collectors. And consequently, avoiding the emotional distress caused by their constant calls and letters. […]

How Virtual Reality Is Revolutionizing The Way Filipinos Buy Real Estate

Published: August 8, 2018 | General Information, Guest Posts | No Comments

In 2017, an estimated 15 million visitors spent more than 2.7 million hours online in search of a home, according to the real estate firm, Lamudi. This is not surprising, given that there are over 67 million internet users in the Philippines alone. However, a slice of technology in the industry has yet to fully […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Use Your Bank’s Mobile App

Updated: August 9, 2018 | Personal Finance | No Comments

Mobile phones have gone a long way. Before, people just use it to make calls and send text messages. But now, it has become an indispensable tool in today’s technology-driven society. People use mobile phones not just to talk and send messages to other people, but also to surf the Internet, send email, play games, […]

Passive Income Through Social Copy Trading: Invest in Global Stocks and Currencies

Published: August 2, 2018 | Announcements, News and Events | 3 Comments

The two most popular financial markets are the equities market (stocks) and the forex market (currencies). In the Philippines, we have the Philippine Stock Exchange, where people invest and trade shares of companies.

Useful Insurance Tips for Contractors

Updated: August 29, 2018 | General Information, Guest Posts | No Comments

There’s no such thing as an “easy job”. Each job presents its own distinct set of challenges that people must learn to deal with. There are some traditional workplace hazards that present a completely different kind of challenge. Luckily, there are multiple insurance plans and options that have been specifically designed for such situations. Contractors […]

4 Reasons Why Filing Taxes Can Benefit Your Life (For Freelancers, Licensed Professionals, and Entrepreneurs)

Updated: August 16, 2018 | Business, Freelancing, In Focus | No Comments

One of the most common questions people ask me is if it’s necessary for a starting freelancer or a newbie entrepreneur to file and pay taxes. The answer of course is yes, it is necessary and they should. It may seem common sense, but I understand where the question is coming from because I have […]

10 Income Sources For Travelers, Earn While On-The-Go

Updated: August 7, 2018 | Freelancing, Guest Posts, Income Opps | No Comments

Whether you’re just thinking about the logistics of travelling fair and wide, on an extended holiday to get a feel for properly travelling, or already fully immersed in the digital nomad lifestyle, at some point you have probably wondered how people make it work. Money-wise, that is. Sure, some people may be born into wealth […]