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Angat Pilipinas Goes To SM Cebu for GRAB Philippines’ MISISKOLAR Event

GRAB Philippines has invited our non-profit organization Angat Pilipinas Coalition for Financial Literacy together with Bo Sanchez’ Truly Rich Club, an online community which I also belong, to conduct a series of personal finance workshops for the housewives of their top drivers under their program GRAB MISISKOLAR, Wais Sa Pamilya, Wais Sa Pera.

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6 Real Estate Investment Opportunities Most Filipinos Miss Out On

Real estate is one of the safest and most profitable investments one can ever make through careful management and smart strategies. Here and abroad, the Philippines is considered a prime location for real estate investment, thanks to the property market boom in the past few years. Yet, most Filipinos are too risk-averse to take advantage of the high-yield property investment opportunities available to them.

On the other hand, savvy investors diversify their portfolio, including real estate, to maximize their long-term earning potential. If that is your goal, then you need to tap into these six real estate opportunities in the Philippines that most Filipinos miss out on. Continue reading 6 Real Estate Investment Opportunities Most Filipinos Miss Out On

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An Investor’s Guide to Central Business Districts in the Philippines

Whether you’re a business guru or not, you probably know the importance of finding a good location for your business. An ideal location should be able to satisfy certain criteria such as a steady populace, accessibility, good infrastructure, a well-developed community, availability of basic services and resources, safety, and many others which are all advantageous for business.

If you are an investor with plans to start a business in the Philippines, here’s some good news: the country has been able to develop central business districts in key cities and regions, which can be the best choice for your business location. With central business areas meeting the aforementioned criteria, putting up your office in those prime locations means better and higher chances of making your business thrive.

Below is a list of the CBDs in the Philippines, plus some basic information you need to know about each of them: Continue reading An Investor’s Guide to Central Business Districts in the Philippines

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What Are The Differences Between Ponzi and Pyramid Schemes? (Infographic)

It has been several years since this blog started exposing “scams” and investment scandals here in the Philippines and abroad.

We do our very best to protect our countrymen from falling prey to these scammers and fraudsters by providing free information and education through seminars and articles such as this one.

Thankfully, an online colleague (Thanks to Eammon!) decided to produce the below visual asset on the topic. It takes you through how they both work and what the key differences are between the two. Continue reading What Are The Differences Between Ponzi and Pyramid Schemes? (Infographic)

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This Filipino Family Earned P46 Million Pesos Online In Just One Year

Recently, I saw the documentary of a Filipino family living in the U.S. making $1,000,000 per year online.

Yes, that’s not a typo. Isang Milyong Dolyar kada taon.

That’s roughly over P46 Million pesos. It depends on currency exchange.

In short, they’re making P126,000 per day. Imagine how much your life will change if you make that much. Continue reading This Filipino Family Earned P46 Million Pesos Online In Just One Year

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5 Qualities You Should Look For In A Good Stock Investment

One of the most respected investing icons in this generation is Warren Buffet. You may have heard from experienced traders and investors that Warren isn’t actually investing in stocks. But that he is actually buying companies.

In a way, if you buy shares of a good company, you are indeed buying a portion of it. You become a part owner.

Mind you, Warren Buffet is not the type of investor who buys stocks on a whim. He looks at certain factors when picking stocks for long term investment. Continue reading 5 Qualities You Should Look For In A Good Stock Investment

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How To Make Money When You Literally Have No More Cash In Your Pocket

So you don’t have a job now. Or your business isn’t doing well. Or you simply just failed to manage your finances in the previous month and your bills are starting to pile up. Overdue notices have been slipping under your door while you are sleeping.What are you gonna do now? Should you immediately borrow money from a loan shark?

Here are a few suggestions that you can consider if you are cash-strapped today. Continue reading How To Make Money When You Literally Have No More Cash In Your Pocket

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Why OFWs Need To Invest in P.E.R.A. While Abroad

At last, PERA is here! After half a decade of waiting and being a #Paasa to many Filipinos, especially OFWs, the government has finally launched it to help promote long-term investments.

But what is PERA?

PERA is the acronym for PERSONAL EQUITY and RETIREMENT ACCOUNT. This is a voluntary retirement account, which an individual can set up for his/her exclusive use and benefit. It is similar to the 401(K) of the United States of America that serves as a financial instrument for retirement. Continue reading Why OFWs Need To Invest in P.E.R.A. While Abroad

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Investment Hacks That Will Make Your 2017 a Different Year

As 2016 draws to a close, do you feel you have achieved all your financial goals? If it’s a yes, you deserved a pat on the back, otherwise, you could just be in the same group as those who couldn’t afford a Christmas gift or dinner this year. Nevertheless, here are some investment strategies for 2017 to get you a bigger bank account.

It’s no secret, the only way to have more money is to actually make it grow. Saving is just one part of the equation then investments complete the whole balance. But like many, you may feel a bit intimated about the word investment. However, it’s not as hard as it sounds, and many wealthy investors today at one point were in the same position you are. Continue reading Investment Hacks That Will Make Your 2017 a Different Year