If I tell you that you’re a manager, would you believe me or give me the standard reply of bewilderment that’s all to common these days: “Weh?”
If tell you even more specifically that you’re a finance manager, will I drive you further away from believing me? Chances are, yes.
But the truth is, you are a manager. By default, you are the general manager of your personal affairs. No one can brush your teeth for you, keep your body healthy for you and take care of your grooming for you but yourself.
In the same manner, no one else can take care of your money and financial needs but you. You’re your own finance manager!
Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about personal finance. One is that you can entrust your financial fate to the stars (heavenly, not earthly ones) or to masters that teach you to secure your financial future by simply rearranging all your furniture, windows and doors to a certain side of your house.
Another one is that God will provide for all your needs even if you just sleep all day, which is taking the biblical verse out of its immediate and overall biblical context. But generally speaking, the biggest fallacy about personal finances that have the most potential to harm people is the belief that only a handful of genetically or educationally pre-determined people can really manage money well.
My e-book aims to disprove that and convince the ordinary, average folk who doesn’t have any background on finance that he or she isn’t just a finance manager whether they like it or not but to also empower them to be a very good one. It’s a great springboard for reading and learning more advanced materials on personal finance because it explains the key basic principles for managing personal finances well.
As such, this book may not be a good read for those who are already familiar or well-versed with personal finance principles.
You are the finance manager and you have the potential to be a very good one too! Grab your copy at the Amazon Kindle Store!
by Seph Romana
Joseph Gerard “Seph” Romana worked as a Bank Examiner at the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC). He is a former Market and Liquidity Risk Officer with Metrobank, former treasury trader at United Coconut Planters Bank, and former stockbroker at All Asia Securities and Apex Philippines Equities Corporation. Seph is also a resource speaker for his church’s Biblical Personal Finance seminars. On his artistic side, Seph also used to sing for the band Army of One. He advocates financial literacy among artists and young professionals. He is one of the proponents of Angat Pilipinas Coalition for Financial Literacy.
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