Posts tagged ‘Personal Finance’

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 […]

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Community Quarantine & Lockdown Money Tips (Episode 11)

Published: March 19, 2020 | Freelancing, Personal Finance, Podcast | 1 Comment

Listen to Episode 11 Summary of Episode 11: For those who are feeling anxious because of the recent events, you can check out what I wrote recently: How I Deal With Anxiety and Remain Productive During These Stressful Times (1:00) The Financial Fitness Forum 2020 has been rescheduled to May 23, 2020 and the new […]

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How I Invest and Manage My Finances When the Stock Market is Down

Published: March 2, 2020 | Investing, Personal Finance | 1 Comment

I’ve been investing since the early 2000’s and I’ve experienced how volatile the market can be. One of the worst downtrends I’ve seen happened in 2007-2008, during the US Subprime Mortgage Crisis. Moreover, the past decade hasn’t been that great at all, with the Philippine Index moving like a rollercoaster, and then going sideways in […]

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Travel Now AND Save for the Future: How To Do Both

Published: February 25, 2020 | Money Saving Tips, Personal Finance | 1 Comment

I recently stumbled upon a quote that says, “Travel while you’re young and able. Don’t worry about the money, just make it work. Experience is far more valuable than money will ever be.” I can’t help but shake my head at how misguided this advice is. Yes, I agree that travel is one of the […]

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4 Ways To Handle Your Finances as a Couple

Published: February 19, 2020 | Personal Finance | 1 Comment

What’s the best way to handle your finances as a couple? How can those in a relationship do money management? How should couples share their income and split their expenses? It’s important to know the answers to these questions because money is one of the most common reasons why couples fight. In fact, next to […]

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Personal Finance for Couples (Episode 6)

Updated: February 20, 2020 | Personal Finance, Podcast | 1 Comment

Listen to Episode 6 Summary of Episode 6: The story of a couple who wanted to fix their finances. (1:30) When it comes to relationships, money is always among the reasons why couples fight. (4:05) Top 3 reasons why couples fight about money. (4:30) Relationship advice from a marriage counselor — a lot of arguments […]

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Protect your Money and Bank Account from Romance and Dating Scams

Published: February 12, 2020 | General Information, In Focus, Personal Finance | No Comments

It hurts getting dumped. But do you know what hurts more than that? It’s getting scammed and losing money in your bank account. Scammers are out there, courting us until we give them our personal information, which they’ll use to steal our money. Tulad ng manlolokong ex mo na pinaglaruan lang ang feelings mo dati. […]

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How to Choose the Best Investment For You

Published: February 5, 2020 | Investing, Personal Finance | 4 Comments

There are hundreds and thousands of investments out there. How do you choose the best one? Do you simply search for and then put your money on the investment with the highest returns? Well, the answer is both yes and no. Yes, you should do research to find the investment with the best performance. And […]

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It’s Hard to Improve What You Don’t Measure (Episode 4)

Updated: February 20, 2020 | Personal Finance, Podcast | No Comments

Listen to Episode 4 Summary of Episode 4: Talked about the stock market and why people invest in companies. (1:45) How people choose which companies to invest in. A big part of it are the numbers in the financial reports. (2:50) If you want to be an entrepreneur, then you should take care of your […]

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Go Ahead! Spend Your 13th Month Pay The Way You Want It

Updated: November 13, 2019 | Mindsetting, Personal Finance | 3 Comments

The emails and direct messages have started to come. People are now asking me where they should spend their Christmas bonus and 13th month pay. Some already have a good idea where they’ll put the money. And they’re asking for my opinion if that’s a smart move. Meanwhile, some are confused and conflicted. They’re lost […]

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Funeral Costs Breakdown: Expenses When Dying in the Philippines

Published: October 29, 2019 | General Information, Personal Finance | 1 Comment

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg once said, “Always bounce the check to the undertaker, and give it all away before you go.” Personally, I wouldn’t want to bounce that check and rob the undertaker of his income. However, that quote is a reflection of the growing desire of many in Western countries to die broke. Dying broke […]

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What is Fintech, and How Fintech Products Are Changing The World

Published: October 15, 2019 | General Information, Personal Finance | 2 Comments

The first time I heard the term “fintech” was at a tech startup networking event; from a guy, who talked about cryptocurrencies and explained what Bitcoin is. It was an interesting evening, and I got to see a glimpse of what could be the future of the financial industry. Attending several more similar events was […]

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