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
Investing in the stock market has always been perceived generally as “only for the rich” or “only for the intellectuals”. These are false notions. But who’s to be blamed for this?
Most of our college professors who taught business, finance or accounting NEVER taught us (or insisted) that anybody who saves money regularly can actually invest in various financial instruments in the Philippines. We were raised up hearing the line, “Mag-impok sa bangko” (Save money in the bank). We were taught to SAVE but not to INVEST. Don’t tell me that I was absent in classes. Continue reading Why I Advocate Stock Market Investing for OFW’s