Posts tagged ‘financial literacy’

Celebrating Economic and Financial Literacy Week with BDO Foundation

Published: November 20, 2019 | In Focus | No Comments

The 16th Congress of the Philippines through Republic Act 10922, has declared the second week of November every year as “Economic and Financial Literacy Week”. This is the government’s recognition of the importance of financial literacy to help the country grow. It hopes to teach people how to make sound financial decisions, mobilize savings, and […]

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12 Signs That You’re Doing Good Financially Even If You Don’t Feel You Are

Updated: May 30, 2020 | Mindsetting, Personal Finance | 21 Comments

Financial freedom is a long journey, and sometimes it can feel as though you’re not making any progress at all towards achieving this goal. It’s normal to feel uncertain about your future, and be doubtful of your financial progress. That’s why it helps to remind yourself once in a while, of how much you’ve actually […]

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Survey Results: The Financial Situation of Filipino Families

Published: February 10, 2014 | Personal Finance | 7 Comments

Last month, I did an online survey on the financial situation of Filipino families. I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to answer the questions. Below are the current summary of responses, and my personal thoughts about it. What is your biggest source of income today? Salary from being an employee: 85% Income […]

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I Checked Into Rehab and Gave The Gift of a Second Chance

Updated: December 13, 2019 | Life Lessons, News and Events | 4 Comments

Last week, I flew to Legazpi City in Albay and checked into the Malinao Treatment and Rehabilitation Center (MTRC) MTRC is a government facility run by the Philippine Department of Health, which treats and rehabilitates drug dependents and their families. The center primarily uses the Therapeutic Community Model to treat patients, which is a holistic […]

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Give Your Children Three Piggy Banks and Teach Them The Most Important Money Lessons They Will Ever Learn

Updated: November 11, 2020 | Personal Finance | 9 Comments

If I remember it right, it was my aunt who gave me my very first piggy bank, and it was a holiday gift. When I asked what it was, she said, “It’s where you should keep all the money you’ll receive this Christmas.” I did not fully understand why, but I did it anyway. And […]

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How Financial Responsibilities Change The Way Filipinos Think and Act About Money

Published: September 21, 2013 | General Information, Personal Finance | 6 Comments

When I graduated from college and got my first job, I officially became financially independent. For almost ten years since that time, all my income was mine alone to spend on whatever I need and want. But then, I slowly realized that my parents have not fully prepared for their retirement, and time would soon […]

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Philippine Financial Literacy Advocacy Report 2013

Updated: September 21, 2013 | General Information | 2 Comments

Back in 2008, I published a special research on The State of Financial Literacy in the Philippines. Five years later, let’s take a look at what has changed since then. Below, I’ve embedded the Financial Literacy Advocacy Report (FLARe) of Sun Life Philippines when they did the Study of Lifestyles, Attitudes, and Relationships (SOLAR). And […]

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How To Find The Best Personal Financial Advisor

Updated: August 9, 2020 | Mindsetting, Personal Finance | 9 Comments

Are you thinking of getting a financial advisor? If so, how do you choose the right one? Personally, I’ve already found the best personal financial advisor and if you would like to find yours too, then let me tell you where and how to find him or her. Simply look into the mirror and you’ll […]

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August 2008 Business, Livelihood and Personal Finance Workshops

Updated: September 22, 2014 | News and Events | 5 Comments

This month of August 2008, we have a lot of events lined-up so be sure to free up some of your time. Along with our regular business and livelihood trainings, there are also quite a number of seminars you can attend to improve your personal finance and business mindset. These opportunities are mostly in Metro […]

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The State of Financial Literacy in The Philippines

Updated: April 19, 2015 | General Information | 16 Comments

In my previous post, I shared F. Sionil Jose’s thoughts on why Filipinos are so poor. He mentions poverty of spirit, poor sense of nationalism and loss of ethical moorings as some of the reasons. Personally, I believe that the lack of financial literacy is also one of the major cause why Pinoys are struggling […]

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