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Diana Lyn Balbalosa

How To Tell If You Are Living Beyond Your Means

According to the latest Manulife Investor Sentiment Index (ISI) survey, a significant portion of millennials are at “risk of being debt-strapped.” The thing is, almost half of the Philippines' employed population fall under this demographic.A third of resp...

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Dino Mari Testa

Here's What Happened At Duterte's Intimate Dinner With Filipino Tycoons

Earlier this year, President Rodrigo Duterte had the most interesting dinner ever since he became the President of the Philippines. It’s one shared with the top businessmen in the country—which, according to presidential secretary Ernesto Abella, turned ou...

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Kristel Serran

3 Most Reliable Internet Service Providers In The Philippines

The need for a faster and reliable internet service provider (ISP) in the Philippines has been constantly expressed time and again. Netizens have called for ISPs to improve their services, and urged the government to open the market for foreign ISPs such as Te...

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Dino Mari Testa

Beware: These Weird Ordinances Really Do Exist

The Philippines is home to some of the happiest and craziest people in the world. But sometimes, our enthusiasm make us do some of the most questionable decisions in our lives. Alas, politics is not an exemption.To keep things in order, local officials enact o...

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Diana Lyn Balbalosa

Different Types Of Credit Card Holders: Which One Are You?

Though many financially conscious people veer from debt, we can’t deny the fact that a credit card can be useful especially during trying times. Not to mention, it entitles you to a number of benefits and perks if you know how to use it.People utilize their ...

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Dino Mari Testa

2017 Car Buyers Guide: 5 New Models To Check Out

The year 2016 ended on a high note, at least for car sales. According to the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI), the industry logged a total of 34,101 units sold in December, which is 3.5 percent higher than November 2016’s sales ...

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Kristel Serran

SSS Salary Loan Application: A How-To Guide

Government-imposed employee benefits provide financial assistance to employees who have met the total minimum monthly contributions and specified eligibility requirements. If you’re planning to apply for the Social Security System (SSS) Salary Loan, you may ...

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Dino Mari Testa

6 Filipinos Who Achieved Great Feats At A Young Age

Is youth really wasted on the young? Well, we beg to differ. In this day and age, even the young people are capable of achieving great feats that only seasoned people can accomplish. Sometimes, wide-eyed idealists and shameless dreamers can move economies, sta...

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Diana Lyn Balbalosa

The Ugly Truth: Why The Vanity Tax Just Won't Work Here

Beauty has a price and that's all right. But a tax?The hashtag #DontTaxMyBeauty trended on social media upon news of a proposal to impose 10- to 30-percent tax on cosmetic products and services spread. Female and male netizens alike didn’t mince words to exp...

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Dino Mari Testa

Top 20 Most Expensive Places To Buy Residential Real Estate In The Philippines

Most Filipinos are more than happy to live in a place of their own with all the basic features: a nice bed, a toilet and bath, a few pieces of furniture, and other things that make a home what it is.Dreams do come true, but sometimes you need to dump millions ...

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