Posts tagged ‘money’

Why Personal Finance is Personal, and Why It Matters That You Know

Published: July 24, 2017 | Personal Finance | 2 Comments

I often say that personal finance is personal. In fact, I believe that it is deeply personal, just like our fears and worries, our hopes and dreams. A basic example: what works for me when it comes to saving money may not work for others. In this case, I prefer paying myself first to save […]

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5 Facts About the Relationship of Money and Happiness

Published: July 10, 2017 | Personal Finance | 4 Comments

Can money buy happiness? Will becoming rich make you happy? How does a person’s amount of wealth affect their general well-being? These are some of the questions that Dr. Ryan T. Howell tried to find out. An assistant professor of psychology at the San Francisco State University, he conducted a study to find out the […]

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Be Careful on Who You Learn About Money From

Updated: June 1, 2017 | Mindsetting, Personal Finance | 2 Comments

A person’s financial success is mostly dependent on their values and behavior rather than their skills and knowledge about money. We can spend a lot of time learning about financial concepts and investing strategies, but ultimately it will be our mindset, particularly our courage to apply those knowledge, which will determine if we can reach […]

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10 Signs That Change Is Coming To Your Financial Life (And Will Get Better Soon)

Updated: April 4, 2017 | Inspirational, Mindsetting | 10 Comments

Think about who you were last year. Where were you? What were you doing? What were your worries? How about five years ago? Is who you are now the same as the person you were back then? Day after day, we seem to live our lives the same way; but pause for a moment to […]

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What Role Does Money Play In Your Life?

Updated: April 11, 2017 | Mindsetting, Personal Finance | 2 Comments

The buyer counted the money in front of us, and then he was off with his purchased second-hand smartphone. My friend, who is now P30,000 richer, puts the money in an envelope and inside his messenger bag. “That was a smooth transaction,” I commented as we walked out the coffee shop. “Yes, it was,” my […]

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Three Things That You Should Never Waste

Updated: February 2, 2017 | Life Lessons, Mindsetting | 10 Comments

We all know it’s bad to be wasteful of anything because almost everything has a limit. We conserve water because there’s only so much fresh water on our planet. In fact, while the Earth is 70% water, only less than 1% of it is fresh and usable by humans. It’s also for the same reason […]

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A Two-Year Financial Plan for Beginners

Updated: October 2, 2017 | Personal Finance | 12 Comments

When you reach that point in your life where you realize the need to be in control of your finances, how do you start and make the change? For most people, it’s as simple as spending less and growing their savings. For others, getting out of debt becomes the focus. While for some, this means […]

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On Health, Wealth, and Focusing on the Basics

Updated: October 6, 2017 | Personal Finance | 6 Comments

I get asked for investment advice often. Usually, those who consult me are people who recently received a large amount of money and don’t know where to put it. It’s easy to just recommend the stock market or pooled funds to them but I don’t, because I believe such financial decisions should be based upon […]

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10 Vital Financial Concepts That Every Adult Should Know

Updated: August 3, 2017 | Investing, Personal Finance | 11 Comments

Money is an essential part of every functioning adult’s life, and learning how to manage it starts in understanding some of its vital concepts. Here are ten financial terms that you should know if you’re hoping to achieve financial independence someday. These are not necessarily your textbook definitions, but more of a practical guide in […]

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

Updated: May 10, 2017 | Mindsetting, Personal Finance | 20 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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