Personal Finance

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

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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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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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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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 burst...

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Dino Mari Testa

Is It Better To Have Multiple Streams Of Income Or Focus On What You're Really Good At?

Having a fat paycheck feels nice, especially when you started rock bottom and rose through the ranks. But while some people prefer to just have a single source of income, others are better off hedging their bets and trying to put their time...

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Kristel Serran

The Tax Reform Package May Be Good For The Economy, But Is It Good For You Too?

The Department of Finance (DOF) submitted a new tax reform proposal to the Congress last week, aiming to update the country's two-decade old income tax system.Among the adjustments in the DOF’s comprehensive tax reform bill is exempting ...

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Dino Mari Testa

Why The ADB And The IMF Upgraded PH Economic Growth Outlook

Despite the recent political circus happening in our national government as well as the massive sellout happening in our local stock market, it seems like the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) both have ...

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Diana Lyn Balbalosa

Calculating The Real Cost Of Breaking Up Is Truly Heartbreaking

The demise of what you thought was an undying love is a reality that is difficult to swallow.Angelina Jolie recently filed divorce from her long-time beau Brad Pitt, after 12 years of being the #relationshipgoal every couple on the planet l...

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