Money-saving

Diana Lyn Balbalosa

The Best Times Of The Year To Buy Anything

They say strike while the iron is hot. But you only know the iron is blazing once the malls start announcing big sales and the stores display “sale” signboards on their windows.To be a wise consumer means timing your purchases perfectly as seasonality sign...

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Dino Mari Testa

Debunking Common Fuel-Saving Myths That Filipinos Fall For

When it comes to car care and maintenance tips, we put a premium on what people around us have to say. Whether it’s your encyclopedic tito or your seasoned mechanic, every advice they give seems to make sense.But there are hard facts and there are myths. And...

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Diana Lyn Balbalosa

Driving Your Own Car Vs. Uber: What Is The Cheaper Option?

At a time where ride-hailing apps like Uber and Grab exist to provide a safe, comfortable, and convenient means for moving around town, it is interesting to see a staggering rise in car purchases in recent years.Data from the Chamber of Automotive Manufacture...

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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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