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Yolanda may have been a once-in-a-lifetime weather phenomenon. But that’s what they also said about Ondoy and the other typhoons. So it’s probably true only if you have the lifespan of a cockroach because almost every year we have these supposedly “rare” weather disturbances. The victims of natural calamities are obviously under a lot of physical, mental and emotional stress. Compounding their misery is the financial stress that comes with rebuilding their lives. This piece may have come too lat
admin · 389 days ago

I'll get straight to the point, here are the ways you can help victims of Typhoon Yolanda that recently destroyed several lives and properties.Habitat For HumanityPhilippine Red Cross:Text RED<space>AMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4143 (Smart)You can donate the following denominations:Globe: 5, 25, 100, 300, 500 or 1000Smart: 10, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500 or 1000Ayala Foundation Here's another list.
admin · 404 days ago

Within the next couple of months millions of Filipinos will once again feel richer because it’s time for their 13th month pay and bonuses. As early as now many are already busy making plans on how to spend all that money. A new smart phone seems a good idea or perhaps the latest tablet. That 60” flat TV will look good in your living room. What about an Xbox, Wii or PlayStation for your kids? A new mountain bike, a motorcycle, or maybe a full body tattoo? A trip to Hong Kong or Singapore would re
admin · 429 days ago

By Alvin Tabañag of Pinoy Smart SaversAs you go through life’s different stages your financial needs change. In your 20s and 30s you will be mostly concerned with addressing needs related to starting and building a family – a wedding fund, building your own home, stuff for the house, a new car, and your children’s college education fund. As you enter the midlife stage focus shifts to more long-term needs. Here are the most important financial needs you have to prepare for when you are middle-age
admin · 464 days ago

MANILA (FIBA Asia Championship/FIBA Basketball World Cup) - After a breathtaking game that will go down as an all-time classic, the Philippines have qualified for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Without the services of injured star Marcus Douthit for most of the game, the host nation took every shot Korea could throw at them before prevailing 86-79 in the second Semi-Final at the FIBA Asia Championship. The Koreans charged back from a nine-point deficit to take the lead in the final term,
admin · 496 days ago

I never write anything not related to entrepreneurship. But then I watched that Gilas game against Koreans which gave them finally an appearance at World Championship in Spain.It was a hard fought game by the Filipinos. Naturalized player Marcus Douthit appears to be injured and sat out the rest of the game. It was the Filipinos who rallied against the Koreans, playing with their hearts and in complete unity. The crowd being the "sixth" player made things worst for the Koreans. The crowd also in
admin · 496 days ago

By Alvin Tabañag of Pinoy Smart Savers A few weeks ago I began posting personal finance questions in different Facebook groups. The questions were meant to test the analytical and decision making skills of financial planners and advisors and anyone interested in personal finance. The latest question I posted was about calculating the required amount of funds to live comfortably in retirement. Susan, a former grade school classmate from down South, was quite candid to admit that she is not that
admin · 517 days ago

By Alvin Tabañag of Pinoy Smart Savers Filipinos have a common misconception about financial planning being only for the rich. Many also see it as boring, confusing, and tedious. Financial planning is not just for the wealthy. It is for every responsible Filipino who cares about the financial future and security of their family. Creating your own financial plan can be an enjoyable and exciting endeavor if you know how to do it. Here are the steps in creating a comprehensive and effective financ
admin · 518 days ago

Alvin Tabañag of Pinoy Smart Savers Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of queries about investing in the stock market. It’s probably because the Philippine stock market has been hitting record highs this year. You can hear many economists and financial experts declare that now is a good time to invest in stocks and equity funds. Yes, it is indeed a good time. But before you jump into the stock investing bandwagon there are several things you need to prioritize first as smart investors do. Don’t e
admin · 518 days ago

I'd like to share this great article from about qualities of truly confident people. This article is a gem, something that we can always refer to when looking for possible partners and dealing with random people. Please read the article 9 Reassuring Qualities Of The Truly Confident
admin · 531 days ago
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