Posts tagged ‘Philippines’

Are You Richer Than the Average Filipino?

Posted January 16, 2017 under In Focus, Personal Finance | 2 Comments

According to Credit Suisse’s Global Wealth Databook 2016, a Filipino adult has an average net worth of $9,878 in 2016. Using 1 USD = PHP 50 as exchange rate, that converts to a net worth of P493,900. This means that if you own a car or a real estate property, then you’re most probably richer […]

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How To Drive an Uber and Make Money

Posted September 23, 2016 under In Focus, Income Opps | 5 Comments

For a couple of years now, Uber drivers have been providing Pinoys an alternative way to commute. I’ve been an Uber rider since it came to the Philippines and I’m still a frequent rider until today. But Uber has also given Pinoys a new way to make money as one can apply and become an […]

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This Is How I Will Vote: Selecting The Best Presidential Candidate

Posted March 21, 2016 under In Focus | 13 Comments

The candidate who will win this year’s presidential election will be the most influential person in the Philippines for the next six years. That’s why I’m doing my best to choose the most competent person for the position. Much like investing, I believe that one cannot simply rely on emotions and gut feel when selecting […]

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The Financial State of Filipinos: Q1 2014 Survey

Posted May 31, 2014 under News and Events, Personal Finance | No Comments

What’s the financial state of Filipinos for the first quarter of this year? According to a survey commissioned by Sun Life Philippines, and conducted by the Social Weather Station (SWS) – 9 out of 10 Filipinos had been short of cash for the past 12 months. The study involved 1,200 respondents sampled from the A […]

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Employees vs Professionals: Which One Pays More Taxes?

Posted March 4, 2014 under Freelancing, Personal Finance | 20 Comments

I met with an accountant friend yesterday and one of the topics of our conversation was how much taxes employees and professionals pay in the Philippines. I listened intently to his explanation, and below is my best effort to share with you the surprising things I learned. — Meet Mr. Employee. He is a graphic […]

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Fundamental Analysis For Stock Traders Just Got Easier with the PSE Edge Portal

Posted January 29, 2014 under News and Events | 1 Comment

Doing fundamental analysis is an important part of stock trading and investing. And for those who regularly buys and sells shares in the local market, the PSE or Philippine Stock Exchange has launched a new online disclosure and reporting system that traders and investors will surely find helpful. The PSE Edge Portal, located at […]

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Infographic: The Spending Habits of Filipinos

Posted October 18, 2013 under Personal Finance | 9 Comments

After years of “blind spending”, a friend has decided to finally track his expenses and create a monthly budget starting next month. I’m glad and excited for him because he did not wait for 2014 to work on his “New Year Resolution” to save more money. So, we were talking yesterday and he asked for […]

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

Posted September 21, 2013 under 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

Posted July 7, 2013 under 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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Fees and Charges When Buying A House In The Philippines

Posted June 27, 2013 under In Focus, Personal Finance | 5 Comments

One of the most popular financial goals of people, especially Filipinos, is to own a house. If you’re one of them, then you have to be “SMART” about this goal. What I mean to say is that, you cannot simply work for your dream house. You have to be more specific and define the amount […]

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Video: The Philippines Moves Forward

Posted January 5, 2013 under General Information | 2 Comments

It’s a great time to invest in the Philippines, do you agree? According to analysts, the Philippine economy is finally on an upswing, after over a decade of stagnancy – and now the country has a real potential to move forward and become an Asian tiger. Below is a business feature produced by the Asia […]

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Warning! Investment Scams Checklist

Posted November 30, 2012 under General Information, Investing | 8 Comments

I believe in the general goodness of people, that’s why it’s always heartbreaking to read about news stories on investment scams in the Philippines. So as a public service to my fellow Pinoys, I’d like to give you below the following tips on how to spot, avoid and report an investment scam to the proper […]

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