Money Matters: Choosing Insurance Policies at 40

We have most often welcomed financial advisers wanting to present insurance policies to us in our home to hear what they have to say. Through the years we’ve been visited by financial advisers from PRULife UK, Manulife, and quite a handful of them from Sun Life Financial haha! And I thank them for it. As we keep listening and asking our questions, it becomes clearer and clearer to us what we can do to secure our children’s financial future and save up for our retirement. I’ve said it once before, we started out with our financial journey a little late. But all’s good […]

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Money Matters: Should we buy a house now?

I’m sure you’ve heard of people saying that it’s more practical to buy a house with the money you’re paying for monthly rent. We get that a lot. And honestly, it can get really tempting. Seriously, who doesn’t want to own a house? There are so many limitations when you’re just renting. You can’t apply changes without the approval of the landlord. You can’t repaint any time you want. Plus you need to pay for repairs when something gets broken on your watch. Not the major stuff, of course, but for example, it’s only right that we change the bathroom […]

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Money Matters: What on earth is BLISS for a #LiveFREEPH?

You’ve probably come across blogs on BLISS for a #LiveFREEPH and dismissed it as just another promo or package that Sun Life Financial came up with. Some of you may have seen the image that’s half bleak and half sunny, but didn’t really understand what it was about. So let me tell you straight out: BLISS for a #LiveFREEPH is an app on Facebook. And no, there’s no need to download it. You participate in it right off your Facebook. What’s it about? Well, basically it’s a survey on the current situation of Filipinos, whether their needs are being met […]

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Money Matters: Plan your retirement!

I look forward to our retirement. I’m not in a rush, of course, but I look forward to it because it’ll be just me and my husband once again. Once in a while we look back at the days when it was just the two of us and sigh at the memories. Not that we don’t like having children, they are the best thing that ever happened to us and our constant reminder of God’s faithfulness to us and our family. But I also know that they will grow up and lead their own lives someday, and we are doing […]

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Should we give our kids allowance?

Money’s quite an issue these days. I know it’s been an issue forever, but recently, it’s been hot topic in all the talk shows I’ve been watching like “Anderson” which I thought started out really great. (Those gossipy type issues seem kinda cheap, though) Anyway, there’ve been finance experts on TV giving sound financial advice on how to handle money and all that. I have to tell you, I take notes and actually applied some already, like giving up my freedom and taking some more projects to get more income rolling in. I’d probably be talking more about that on […]

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