BDO Life: Transforming What Ifs from Challenges to Opportunities

Published: August 12, 2020 | General Information, In Focus | No Comments

Life is full of “what if” moments — crossroads and decisions that help us fulfill our dreams and realize what we set out to achieve. Each “what if” moment presents us with two possibilities, that which is desirable or that which is undesirable. Our subsequent decisions and actions direct the course of our lives moving […]

Recession vs Depression: A Primer on the Economic/Business Cycle

Published: August 10, 2020 | Business, General Information, Investing, Personal Finance | 1 Comment

The economy of the country shrank by 0.7% in the first quarter of 2020. And recently, the GDP numbers for the second quarter show that we experienced a massive 16.5% contraction. When the economy shrinks for two consecutive quarters, it’s called a recession. And thus, the Philippines is now officially in a recession. And in […]

A Unique WFH Strategy for Productivity (Episode 31)

Updated: August 8, 2020 | Business, Mindsetting, Podcast, Productivity | No Comments

Listen to Episode 31: on Spotify on Apple Podcasts on Google Podcasts Summary of Episode 31: Work with Me Session. (1:40) Co-working spaces and productivity (3:47) YouTube Channels mentioned: Productivity – Thomas Frank Minimalist Lifestyle – Matt D’Avella The video that inspired this episode: The most ambitious Study With Me crossover The Pomodoro Technique (7:37) […]

A Beginner’s Guide to REIT — Real Estate Investment Trust Primer

Published: August 4, 2020 | General Information, Investing | 1 Comment

I wrote about Real Estate Investment Trusts or REITs several months ago, but its focus was investing on REITs in global markets. At that time, there was little information available on Philippine REITs even though there was already a lot of buzz about it. Particularly, that Ayala would soon be launching the first REIT in […]

Your Net Worth is Not Your Self-Worth (Episode 30)

Published: July 31, 2020 | Life Lessons, Mindsetting, Podcast | No Comments

Listen to Episode 30: on Spotify on Apple Podcasts on Google Podcasts Summary of Episode 30: “We buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like.” –Dave Ramsey (0:50) Our self-worth is not connected to what others think about us. (2:01) The concept of Money Shame. (2:32) Mentioned […]

Investing for Beginners: The Two Major Investment Categories

Published: July 30, 2020 | General Information, Investing | No Comments

More and more investments are becoming accessible to Filipinos, and more and more Filipinos are investing. From time deposits to retail treasury bonds, from local and global stocks to real estate investment trusts, from mutual funds to cooperatives–the list of investments that are within reach for ordinary citizens have become much longer than it was […]

3 Secrets of Resilient People

Published: July 26, 2020 | Mindsetting | No Comments

This pandemic has brought upon a blanket of grief and uncertainly on many people. Loss of jobs, of livelihood, and most especially the loss of life have left people devastated. The question now is, how do you cope when you experience these tough moments? Resilience researcher Lucy Hone shares in her TED Talk below, the […]

The 5 Stages of Financial Wellness (Episode 29)

Published: July 24, 2020 | Mindsetting, Podcast | No Comments

Listen to Episode 29 Summary of Episode 29: An Olympic triathlon. (0:55) The road to financial wellness is an emotional journey. (2:23) Stage 1: Inspiration. (3:10) Stage 2: Self-doubt. (4:00) Invest and trade global markets: Sign up for eToro here Check out these podcasts on Spotify: FirstMetroSec ParenTeam podcast Are you a podcaster? Use 80PERCENT […]

How to Make Money From Your Podcast Even If You Have Less Than 1,000 Listeners

Published: July 21, 2020 | Income Opps, Podcast | No Comments

Friends have asked me, “Why did you create a podcast?” My primary answer is because I want my advocacy of financial literacy to reach more people. But as a secondary reason, I also want to explore and see if I could earn good money from it. Six months into podcasting and three seasons into the […]

How to Earn P100,000 in 30 Days (Episode 28)

Published: July 17, 2020 | Income Opps, Inspirational, Mindsetting, Podcast | 1 Comment

Listen to Episode 28 Summary of Episode 28: The story of Brian. (1:35) The story of Lea. (2:54) The story of Fred. (4:07) Invest and trade global markets: Sign up for eToro here Check out these podcasts on Spotify: Tawa, Let’s! podcast Boiling Waters PH podcast Are you a podcaster? Use 80PERCENT as referral code […]

5 Ways To Earn Passive Income Through Real Estate

Published: July 16, 2020 | Income Opps, Investing | 1 Comment

Can you earn money without working? Yes, you can. That’s called passive income. Building massive wealth and achieving financial freedom often requires creating multiple sources of passive income for yourself. Fortunately, there are many ways to create passive income. And perhaps, the most popular method is through real estate. However, most people only know one […]

Live Stream Event: How to Invest in Real Estate for Only P1,000

Published: July 13, 2020 | Announcements, Investing, News and Events | 1 Comment

Investing in real estate normally requires a lot of money because property prices are quite expensive. That’s why most say that only rich people can invest in real estate. But that’s been changing. Over the years, real estate developers and financial institutions have been creating options to make property investing more attainable to more people. […]

Learning the Valuable Habit of Reading (Episode 27)

Updated: July 29, 2020 | Life Lessons, Podcast, Productivity | No Comments

Listen to Episode 27 Summary of Episode 27: Salve’s reading list that was posted on Facebook: The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko The Richest Man in Babylon by George Samuel Clason The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder Stocks for the Long Run by […]