Posts tagged ‘Philippines’

The Philippines in 2020: An Economic Review with Security Bank (Episode 46)

Published: November 16, 2020 | General Information, Investing, Podcast | No Comments

Listen to Episode 46: on Spotify on Apple Podcasts on Google Podcasts Episode Sponsor: Save and invest with Security Bank Philippines. Visit their website at www.securitybank.com to learn about their investment products and wealth management services. Episode 46 Chapters: 02:23: Pre-Pandemic Economy 05:10: Resilience and Recovery 09:34: The Banking Sector 10:31: The Worst is Over […]

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Alex Javier: On Makeup, Beauty, and Kindness (Episode 42)

Published: October 19, 2020 | Business, Inspirational, Podcast | No Comments

Listen to Episode 42: on Spotify on Apple Podcasts on Google Podcasts Dell Technologies: This podcast episode is in collaboration with Dell Technologies. For entrepreneurs, check out Dell Vostro laptops, which are built exclusively for small businesses. Each Vostro laptop offers the right features, services, durability, and resources to serve the special needs of a […]

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List of Available Cash Assistance and Loans From The Philippine Government (Crisis Response)

Published: April 22, 2020 | General Information | 1 Comment

Dealing with this public health crisis is one thing, and taking care of our own personal finance is another. If you’ve been financially affected by the ECQ and lockdowns, then here’s a list of available cash assistance and accessible loans that you can apply for as provided by the Philippine government. These information has been […]

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Philippine Online Stock Brokers: Invest and Trade The Stock Market Online

Updated: January 14, 2020 | General Information, Investing | 3 Comments

Do you want to invest in the Philippine stock market? Or perhaps make money by trading stocks online? Then your first step is to open an account with a licensed trading participant. A licensed trading participant refers to a stock broker that’s been granted trading rights and is a member of the Philippine Stock Exchange, […]

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MBLife MOST 18: Multiple Option Super Term Life Insurance

Updated: April 9, 2019 | General Information, In Focus | 14 Comments

I’m an active member of IMG since 2012. If you’re not familiar with IMG, it stands for International Marketing Group. And they’re a Philippine-based global company whose mission is promote financial literacy among Filipino families. Furthermore, IMG is also a financial distribution company. They are partnered with many institutions and runs a financial center for […]

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New Estate Tax Rules Under TRAIN Law

Published: April 26, 2018 | General Information, Personal Finance | 9 Comments

Republic Act (RA) 10963 was signed into law last December 2017. This is more commonly known as TRAIN or the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion. Under the TRAIN Law, changes were introduced to the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997 (Tax Code). This had amendments on personal-income taxation, donor’s tax, value-added tax, and many […]

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The Scary Truth about Retirement in the Philippines

Updated: July 24, 2020 | Guest Posts, Personal Finance | 7 Comments

How do you imagine your life 30 to 40 years from now? Do you see yourself quitting your job and enjoying life? Or maybe, you haven’t given it much thought yet because retirement belongs to the distant future, and you have other priorities right now. Sorry to burst your bubble, but living your old age […]

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Are You Richer Than the Average Filipino?

Updated: January 18, 2020 | 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

Updated: July 3, 2017 | In Focus, Income Opps | 16 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

Updated: March 23, 2016 | 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

Published: May 31, 2014 | 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?

Updated: September 24, 2014 | Freelancing, Personal Finance | 22 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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