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General money-saving tips and features to help you make better decisions and live a better life.

Dino Mari Testa

Will Self-Driving Cars Ever Work In The Philippines?

A few years from now, self-driving cars will be the gold standard of private transport. It may still take time before they become commercially available, but several companies are already in an arms race in developing the first batch of a...

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Diana Lyn Balbalosa

10 Things That Only Expert Filipino Hagglers Know

Rich people don’t always have the highest incomes; sometimes they’re just adept at vital life skills, such as haggling.If you’re still mastering the art of shopping frugally, this yuletide shopping may be the best time to sharpen your...

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Dino Mari Testa

7 Local Brands Perfect For Christmas Gift Exchanges

With Christmas Day just around the corner, we’re once again faced with the dilemma that is gift buying.Pressed with time to find the perfect gift, you may be tempted to go for the usual presents: gaudy towels, scarves unfit for a tropical...

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Dino Mari Testa

How Much Does Your Smoking Habit Really Cost?

Smoking kills. This has been an established fact for decades already. However, not everyone can just put their cigarettes away and kick the habit for good despite knowing its long-term consequences.If death can’t stop you from kicking the...

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Diana Lyn Balbalosa

A 20-Week Savings Plan For Those Who Can't Afford To Watch Coldplay Live In Manila

The long wait is over for fans of Coldplay. The British band has just confirmed their first-ever Manila gig next year, as part of their "A Head Full of Dreams" tour. Fans are raring to watch Chris Martin and co. live at the Mall of Asia...

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Kristel Serran

11 Nifty Uses For Your Expired Credit Cards

Ideally, expired credit cards should be shredded or cut through the magnetic stripe to avoid breach of your personal data and possible fraud. But did you know these pieces of plastic can be used for a number of purposes before you decide...

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Dino Mari Testa

7 Things You Could’ve Done 10 Years Ago That Would’ve Made You Rich By Now

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago,” says the ancient Chinese proverb.While the first part of the adage gives some serious scolding to those who didn’t straighten up their finances before, the latter part seems to be a bi...

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Kristel Serran

So You've Booked A Cheap Plane Ticket. Here's How You Can Save On Your Travel Expenses

Exploring the world’s #beautifuldestinations shouldn't mean putting your finances in lonely isolation. With enough preparation and research, you can maximize your trip by being smart with every money you spend.Booking a discounted plane ...

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Diana Lyn Balbalosa

Beat The System: Fast-Food Hacks For The Kuripot Foodie

The savviest of Filipinos strive to make the most of every peso that leaves their hands. Like in the fast-food, for instance. To the uninitiated, the menu is exactly what it is: a set of meals readily available to be served on your tray.But...

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Diana Lyn Balbalosa

The 2017 Starbucks Planner Is More Expensive Than Ever; Here's Why You Should Get It

For many Filipinos, it has been part of tradition to swig cups of coffee in exchange for stickers. All this, to get their hands on the Limited-Edition Starbucks Christmas Planner.Many of you probably know the drill. Present your Starbucks C...

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