Money-saving

Dino Mari Testa

7 Ridiculous (But Effective) Ways To Save Money

Collect loose change. Choose value-for-money over brand name. Buy items at thrift shops. Set aside a portion of your income and spend what’s left. These are all tried-and-tested measures for saving money. And if you’ve been trying all these but failing, th...

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Diana Lyn Balbalosa

We've Made A Budget Planner For The Lunar Year That Will Help You Manage Your Finances

Face the Year of the Fire Rooster well-equipped for changing tides—especially with seven long weekends and a couple of holidays coming up in 2017.To help you make your income and expenses meet, and hopefully be able to set buckets of money aside, we’ve com...

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Dino Mari Testa

How To Pay Off Debt Fast And Save Money This Year

A new year, a new chance to make it right. While some of us might still be having a hard time writing “2017,” we are all filled with high hopes that this year will be the time we can finally change our financial health for the better.If you truly want a cl...

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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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Diana Lyn Balbalosa

Top Money-Saving Challenges You Can Try In 2017

There is one mantra that everyone tries to live by once the clock strikes 12 on New Year’s Eve: “New year, new me.”Along with long lists of New Year’s Resolutions are wishes for good luck, good health, and more wealth. And what better to start 2017 tha...

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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 bargaining skills.O...

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Diana Lyn Balbalosa

10 Ways You're Wasting Money Every Day

It's the little things that count—especially when it comes to money. We are all guilty of spending more than we’re capable of, using “minsan lang naman” as an excuse for our one-time, big-time salvo.But if these small, sudden bursts of spending are ta...

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Diana Lyn Balbalosa

Things You Say Every Day That Actually Save You A Lot Of Money

They say positive words lead to positive behavior. At the risk being tagged kuripot or a killjoy, passing on a night-out, for instance, has its rewards. Just by being brutally honest about your finances, you are actually investing in yourself.The phrases below...

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Kristel Serran

Think Twice Before Buying These Items That Are Always 'On Sale'

Who doesn't love a good bargain? From apparels to appliances, on-sale items are just hard to ignore. Sometimes, all it takes to lure us into a store are signs like "50% OFF!," "Now only P99.99," "Save P300," or "Buy 1 Take 1." They're also signs that you're...

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Dino Mari Testa

4 Moneysaving Myths That Make It Even Harder For You To Save

Saving is the most basic aspect of financial literacy. When you learn how to give importance to every peso you earn, you can start your journey toward financial independence. We've heard this over and over again, yet a number of Filipinos tend to get their ...

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