Posts tagged ‘Philippines’

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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Fees and Charges When Buying A House In The Philippines

Published: June 27, 2013 | In Focus, Personal Finance | 7 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

Published: January 5, 2013 | 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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Why Can’t The Government Just Print More Money To Solve Poverty?

Updated: December 10, 2018 | General Information | 18 Comments

A friend asked me this question and I thought it would be good to share the answer here. Honestly, I had the same concern a few years back and was able to immediately get the answer after a couple of searches online. But of course, I wouldn’t want you to leave this site so I’m […]

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Warning! Investment Scams Checklist

Updated: November 27, 2018 | 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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The Best Philippine Stocks For Long Term Investment

Updated: September 24, 2014 | Investing | 41 Comments

A reader recently asked me what are the best stocks in the Philippines which he can buy for long term investment, specifically those which he can use for cost averaging. If you’re not familiar with stock market investing, then I suggest you read this blog’s primer first: How To Invest In The Stock Market Also, […]

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A Simple Guide To Registering A Corporation in the Philippines

Published: June 23, 2010 | Business, General Information | 16 Comments

I was going through some of my old business documents when I stumbled upon the incorporation papers of a failed company I put up around four years ago. It was nostalgic to remember the fun, the hard work and even the headaches I experienced in making this start-up work. But I guess it was not […]

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The Meaning of the Campaign Colors of the Philippine Presidential Candidates

Published: March 23, 2010 | General Information, In Focus | 4 Comments

The use of colors has always been an effective marketing strategy. A strategy which the front-runners of the Philippine Presidential race has effectively been doing for the past few months. Now, just wearing a particular shirt color can make people assume your candidate of choice. So strong is this affinity that I actually know people […]

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Income Opportunities and Good Business Ventures During Philippine Election Time

Published: December 3, 2009 | Business, Freelancing, Income Opps | 9 Comments

The deadline for filing of the Certificates of Candidacy for the 2010 Philippine Elections has passed. And now the country officially enters another nationwide campaign and election period. For most entrepreneurs and freelancers, this time is a great opportunity to earn money. No, this does not involve selling your vote to the highest bidder. But […]

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My SM Trash To Cash Experience

Published: August 2, 2008 | Life Lessons | 46 Comments

I did an inspection of the office stock room the other day. Looking around, I noticed that electronic junk and waste paper from the past four months have already accumulated significantly. Boxes of paper, old magazines, computer casings, empty ink cartridges, defective scanners and printers were neatly stacked in one corner. Immediately, I checked my […]

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