Personal Finance

Kristel Serran

10 Ways Being A "Tita" Actually Saves You A Lot Of Money

The most basic definition of a tita is the simplest one. It’s a Spanish term we Filipinos use to call our aunts. But even older family friends are also called "tita" when they’re too senior to be called "ate," and you’re not that close to address them by...

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pros cons car loans
Dino Mari Testa

Bank Vs. Dealer Financing: Know The Pros And Cons Of Getting A Car Loan

Getting a vehicle can take a long time if you intend to save up until you can completely pay it off in cash. Fortunately, an auto loan via bank or dealer financing can help you finally drive your own ride.Since not everyone can pay for a car using cold hard ca...

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bpi fees 2018
Dino Mari Testa

A Worry-Free Guide To BPI's Upcoming Fee Increases

The Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) recently posted an announcement about changes to its banking fees starting September 1.The announcement has been met with confusion and concern as many people feel that this increase in fees would make transac...

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Credit Card Debt Philippines
Kathryn Jalbuena

4 Clever Tips On How To Pay Off Credit Card Debt Fast

Credit cards are a convenient way to pay for every possible purchase there is. However, if you are not careful, you might find yourself knee-deep in credit card debt.When you use a credit card to pay for a purchase, you are essentially spending money that yo...

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Diana Lyn Balbalosa

The Hidden Costs Of Wedding Planning

The day after she says "yes” is a moment of bliss followed by stressful, albeit exciting, months of wedding planning. Even with a hired wedding planner, this stage can still get the best of you.While they may have already set aside a budget for your wedding ...

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Kristel Serran

10 Financial Questions You Should Ask Your Soon-To-Be Spouse

Falling in love is all rainbows and butterflies, but staying in love and forging a successful long-lasting relationship? To do that, you need to get real about so many things—one of which is money management.Aside from popping the big question, you need to a...

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Finding A Home in the Philippines
Kristel Serran

5 Important Things To Look For When Buying Your First Home In The Philippines

Finding a home to call your own? Congratulations!That means you've probably gone through the hoops of saving a fortune and securing funds for your dream house. Now it's time to get your eye on the prize and nail the deal.If you’re ready to take on this next...

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Home Internet Plans In The Philippines
Dino Mari Testa

Comparing Internet Service Providers And Plans In The Philippines: Which Gives The Most Bang For Your Buck?

Internet service providers in the Philippines currently leave a lot to be desired. According to the latest metrics by Speedtest by Ookla, the country ranks at 96th place with an average mobile internet connection of 14.01 Megabit per second (Mbps) and 83rd in ...

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OWWA Benefits That Every OFW Needs to Know
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OWWA Benefits Every OFW Needs To Know

With billions of remittances they send every year, it’s no wonder Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are often referred to as the pillars of our country’s economy. The government recognizes that, and in fact they have put up an organization that sees to our ...

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Nationwide P750 Wage Hike
Dino Mari Testa

How The Proposed P750 National Minimum Wage May Affect Businesses And Laborers

The minimum wage has always been a tricky area to navigate. In the Philippines, left-wing groups have always advocated for a universal base pay that would allow Filipinos to live humanely. However, it’s an issue, with a lot of potential ramifications policym...

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