The Angat Pilipinas Coalition for Financial Literacy and OFW UsapangPiso Forum have found an advocacy partner in the Heart of Music Foundation headed by the legendary “Manila Girl” and Queen of Philippine Ska music Myra Ruaro, more popularly known in the local music scene as Skarlet Brown of the famed alternative/ska bands Put3Ska and Brownbeat All Stars.
Heart of Music is an NGO that seeks to secure and protect the health and livelihoods of local musicians. Skarlet is joined in this advocacy by another passionate jazz music artist and editor/writer Gou de Jesus.
On October 26, 2013 at 3pm, these heroes will conduct a FREE financial learning event for our fellow artists and musicians based in the Philippines. This will be held at the 70’s Bistro located in Anonas Street, Project 2 in Quezon City.
The seminar will focus on personal financial management and stewardship such as saving, proper budgeting, spending (needs vs. wants), avoiding and getting out of debts, and making money grow through affordable investment vehicles and financial instruments.
Skarlet Brown (Myra Ruaro) is the President of the Heart of Music organization and will be the driver of this movement to bring financial literacy to all Filipino artists and musicians in the Philippines and abroad.
Joseph “Seph” Romana as the resident “doctor” for our financial literacy programs in the Philippines will be the main speaker for our seminar. He is Angat Pilipinas Coalition‘s silent yet passionate volunteer financial coach. He is a Bank Examiner at the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC).
Seph used to work at the Philippine Stock Exchange as Market Risk Officer, Fixed Income Securities Trader, and as a Stockbroker. Seph is also a resource speaker for Biblical personal finance seminars in his church. He was the former vocalist of Army Of One.
Gou de Jesus is Skarlet’s partner at the Heart of Music (HOM) and she hopes to inspire the participants to take care of their health and finances and change their bad spending habits. She also serves as the Secretary of HOM.
Des Feliciano is a digital creative (webdesign, game interface, apps design, etc.) and is Angat Pilipinas Coalition‘s volunteer visual artist. She graduated cum laude and won the first prize in the National Shell Arts Competition in 2006 for her work “Really, I’m Not an Apple”. Whenever she’s free, she provides the artworks for our organization’s posters, logos, and banners.
She will share her experience as a stock market investor and will reveal to fellow artists how simple “piggy bank” type of ipon will go nowhere because of inflation. Savings accounts earn no more than 1% annually while yearly inflation runs from 3% and up. She will also inspire fellow artists to consider investing in a financial instrument that earns at least 10% per year such as stocks so that they can be financially independent upon retirement.
Musicians and artists working overseas who are currently on vacation in the Philippines may grab this opportunity to learn how to become financially independent. Who else can understand best what you are going through but your fellow artists and musicians with knowledge in personal finance management?
Special thanks to 70’s Bistro owners and management for allowing us to use their bar for this historic financial literacy event. Thanks also to Bon of Agimat.net for supporting our cause and for helping out in promoting this FREE learning session to artists and musicians.
Education is key to financial freedom and independence. See you all on October 26, 2013 at the 70’s!
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