ArtisteConnect – Crowdfunding for Filipino Artists and Creative Projects

The Philippines is a small country with vast resources of untapped talents and people with almost boundless creative capabilities. Unfortunately, a handful of these individuals or groups are either incapable of funding their own projects, films, albums, books, social causes, and artworks or they just could not find a trusted venue to expose their works.

Struggling Filipino artists, bands, musicians, writers, filmmakers, and organizations have a lot of reasons to be grateful for the creation of ArtisteConnect.Com%

Protect Yourself From Identity Theft (Part 1)

Being in the auditing and fraud investigating professions for sometime, I feel I have the responsibility to share what I have learned from this experience so that more people will be educated on best practices for fraud and identity theft detection and prevention.

It pays to be informed.

Facebook Creepers

Just this afternoon, a Facebook friend posted her Professional Regulatory Commission ID Card complete with all juicy information such as her full name, profession, birth date, registration number, and the expiry date of her license. Continue reading Protect Yourself From Identity Theft (Part 1)

So Close,Yet So Far Away – Free Personal Finance Seminar for OFW’s in Israel

Our personal finance guru, Randell Tiongson will be conducting a free simple financial planning seminar for our OFWs based in Israel.  Most of the invited attendees are members of our OFW UsapangPiso Forum based in Haifa and Tel Aviv.

As compared to our previous personal finance seminar in Singapore, which is actually several thousand miles away from where I am, this one is a little bit more challenging. In case you don’t know, telecommunication between Saudi Arabia and Israel is totally forbidden, even if they are just neighboring countries.

So close, yet so far away. Continue reading So Close,Yet So Far Away – Free Personal Finance Seminar for OFW’s in Israel

OFW’s Must Invest in Retail Bonds

First, let us determine what bonds really are.

Bonds are a kind of “utang” (loan) by an investor from another individual or entity. It is classified as “fixed” because there is a specified interest rate and a specified maturity date or settlement period.

For example, I will borrow from you a principal amount of Php100 and i promise to pay you after 1 year with a fixed interest of 5%. Which means I will be returning to you an amount of Php105 at the promised (maturity) date after 1 year. Continue reading OFW’s Must Invest in Retail Bonds

Know The Secrets in Making More Money Online! Join the WebCamp – Internet Business Super Conference 2012

You can start to earn or grow your business online by learning how to do it in most effective ways.

My online friend Heinz Bulos and his group Learning Curve will be holding an internet business super conference called WebCamp 2012 on November 28, 2012.

Times are a-changing, as Bob Dylan would sing. Soon, the days of harsh commuting around the Metro will be gone for those who seek to finally just work at home in front of their computer screens. A lot of people are starting to make a lot of “active” money on the Internet. From a decade back, individual netrepreneurs on eBay, Sulit, and Multiply have earned more by selling toys, accessories, or clothes. More bloggers are quitting their day jobs to start earning more online. Continue reading Know The Secrets in Making More Money Online! Join the WebCamp – Internet Business Super Conference 2012

Are Banks and Stockbrokers (and Government) Violating the E-Commerce Law?

Browsing through the websites of banks, stockbrokers and even some government agencies, you will sometimes encounter a button that says, “Apply Online” or “Open an Account Online”.

Let’s look at some samples of what you may encounter when you decide to open an account.

Continue reading Are Banks and Stockbrokers (and Government) Violating the E-Commerce Law?

I Am Scam Hunter

Four Types of NERDS

Theoretically, there are four types of nerds in the world:

1) Those who were scammed and are crying in the rain
2) Those who were scammed and pretending they were not
3) Those who are waiting to be scammed
4) And those who HUNT for SCAMMERS

Continue reading I Am Scam Hunter

A Janitor Invests in the Stock Market

Once there was a 25-year old man named Kiko (real name withheld for security reasons) who knows nothing about investing but wanted to earn more apart from his monthly salary. He works as a janitor in a small professional firm in Makati.

One night, while doing his routine after-office cleaning, he noticed that one of the computers was left on by one of their employees who probably went off hurriedly for a Friday night gig. Kiko took the chance to browse the internet. (Yes, Fesbuk!)

Continue reading A Janitor Invests in the Stock Market