Money Matters: The Philippine Market Outlook 2017 and the Small Investor

As a newbie investor, I try my best to understand the processes involving my investments. I find that it’s good to know how the market is and where it’s going,how the peso is performing, and how the current world issues are seen to affect the local economy. I can’t speak for other investors, but I like knowing what to expect from my investments and whatever could cause its increase or decrease. I find that it gives me the opportunity to figure out my way through and maximise my options as an investor. I may have not been able to join […]

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Money Matters: 7 Investments I value the most in this lifetime

I have been pondering on some finance topics to write about this January. By tradition, the New Year stands as a fresh start for everyone and as expected, finance posts have been flooding my news feeds the past few weeks. It’s a fresh start for us, too! For months, I’ve been talking about how we were slowly but surely inching our way out of our credit card debt, and last week, we paid the last of it, yahoo! Let me take this opportunity to declare that we are finally “DEBT-FREE!” Opportunity in disguise Paying our credit card debt monthly became […]

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Tiny Living: 5 Things you need to know about tiny living

It’s been a year since we moved into our tiny apartment. The experience has been great but we were also forced to make some difficult decisions. For instance, we had to find our pet, Max, a new home. Max grew up to be a bigger dog than we expected and the balcony wasn’t enough room for him. We couldn’t bring him to the park as often as we wanted because the routes where he can pass weren’t easy. It was either one where there were too many dogs without leashes running around or the public road with very little sidewalk. His […]

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Money Matters: 5 Lessons in finances I don’t ever want to forget

I can’t really say if we have gone through the worst possible financial crisis ever since I can only speak from our experiences, but Jay and I have gone through some really tough times together. I mean, we’ve had a time when, had it not for friends who came to our rescue, our then 2-year old Pablo wouldn’t have food to eat and milk to drink for days. Or how about that time in December of 2009 when we had to wait three days before we were able to have our electricity reconnected? We went creative on that one! The Christmas tree was […]

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Money Matters: School Allowance and Money Management

A few years ago, I came across the three jars concept in teaching kids about finances and money management. The three jars concept teaches kids to divide their money in three jars labeled for giving, for saving, and for spending. In most videos I’ve watched on YouTube, the money that goes to the giving jar is meant to teach the child to give to charity institutions and for those in need; the jar for savings is meant to teach the child to learn to invest; and the jar for spending is for his own expenses. School Allowance I’ve taken note of the […]

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