Making Money in Oil: How Do You Trade “Black Gold”?

Published: April 27, 2020 | Investing, News and Events | 1 Comment

The week of 20 April 2020 will definitely go into history books because for the first time, the West Texas Intermediate (WTI), the U.S. oil benchmark, dived down into negative territory. What does this mean? If I were an oil seller and you were a buyer, a negative price means I’m willing to pay you […]

7 Ways To Make Money During The Lockdown (Episode 16)

Published: April 23, 2020 | Business, Income Opps, Podcast | 1 Comment

Listen to Episode 16 Summary of Episode 16: Tip No. 1: Sell something (2:00) Further Reading: What Are The Best Things To Sell Online? Top Items That Sell on eBay 8 Quick Tips on How to Make Money from Selling Ebooks Online — Tip No. 2: Do freelancing (5:32) Pinoy Online Freelancers Facebook Groups: Freelancers […]

List of Available Cash Assistance and Loans From The Philippine Government (Crisis Response)

Published: April 22, 2020 | General Information | 1 Comment

Dealing with this public health crisis is one thing, and taking care of our own personal finance is another. If you’ve been financially affected by the ECQ and lockdowns, then here’s a list of available cash assistance and accessible loans that you can apply for as provided by the Philippine government. These information has been […]

Podcast United: Stay at Home, Give Back

Published: April 20, 2020 | Announcements, News and Events | 1 Comment

This week, from April 20-24, Podcast Network Asia will be having an online event entitled, Podcast United. This is a series of live streams featuring local podcasts to help raise funds for the COVID-19 frontliners via Frontline Feeders PH, and in partnership with PayMaya. And I’m proud to say that The 80 Percent will be […]

Band-Aids Don’t Fix Bullet Holes (Episode 15)

Published: April 16, 2020 | Mindsetting, Personal Finance, Podcast | No Comments

Listen to Episode 15 Summary of Episode 15: Featured Song: Taylor Swift – Bad Blood ft. Kendrick Lamar For OFWs, if you really want to someday come back home, then you have to think about how you can replace your current income. (2:38) Many OFWs feel guilty about not being able to spend time with […]

4 Business Lessons from ‘Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker’

Published: April 15, 2020 | Business, In Focus, Inspirational | No Comments

One of the things that has helped people cope with the lockdown is binge watching TV series on Netflix. And I am one of them. Recently, I finished watching this 4-part mini-series entitled, Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker, which tell’s the story of the first female self-made millionaire in America […]

What To Do With Your Finances Now That the Stock Market is in Bear Territory

Published: April 13, 2020 | Guest Posts, Investing | 1 Comment

We are living in an unprecedented time in our history where many people are in a state of distress and panic. With the recent outbreak of the coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19, almost all countries around the world are currently battling this disease. Almost everything that surrounds us lately has been affected by the virus; […]

It’s Hard to Hit a Target That You Cannot See (Episode 14)

Published: April 9, 2020 | Investing, Personal Finance, Podcast | No Comments

Listen to Episode 14 Summary of Episode 14: As a financial planner, it’s important for me to know your financial goals before I can confidently give you advice on what you should do with your money. (3:17) Mentioned study: The origins of the S.M.A.R.T. Criteria The definition of having S.M.A.R.T.E.R. goals. (5:54) Specific Measurable Attainable […]

Let’s Look at What People are Trading and Investing on During This Pandemic

Published: April 7, 2020 | In Focus, Investing | 2 Comments

Recently, I found out that eToro released their internal data on client trades and trends during this coronavirus pandemic. I personally found this very interesting. So, I wanted to share this with everyone. And hopefully, by knowing where eToro’s millions of users are putting their money on, you can also gain insight on what you […]

The One Who Succeeds Most in Life (Episode 13)

Published: April 2, 2020 | Mindsetting, Podcast, Productivity | 2 Comments

Listen to Episode 13 Summary of Episode 13: The 4 Types of Thinkers. (4:03) Suggested reading: More about the Spaghetti Brain Mentioned blog article: List of Websites That Offer FREE Online Courses TED Ed Talk: The Importance of Focus by Richard St. John When we say focus, we often meant long-term focus on a specific […]

The Benefits of Having a Daily Routine

Published: April 1, 2020 | Productivity | 1 Comment

The community quarantine has forced everyone to change their usual lifestyle. With curfews and lockdowns in place, we have no choice but to stay inside our homes for most of the day. To occupy ourselves, many chose to binge watch tv series and movies. Some became more active on social media. While others, worked from […]

Electronic Cash Transfer Programs Help Unbanked Filipinos Beat Poverty

Published: March 27, 2020 | General Information, In Focus | No Comments

The use of digital financial services platforms for humanitarian cash transfers plays a key role in the early recovery of Filipinos affected by disasters by giving them access to financial services and helping jumpstart local markets. This was among the findings in the study called “Cash in Hand”, which was launched by international development organization […]