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Wireless Internet on the Go: 5 Pocket WiFi Options for Filipinos

Battery-powered and fitting in the palm of a hand, a pocket WiFi (also called mobile WiFi) is a wireless router that lets you be connected anywhere and share internet access to multiple devices simultaneously. Although a smartphone can do the same job, using it as a WiFi hotspot can quickly drain the phone’s battery life. […]

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Business Loans for Startups in the Philippines

This article was published on June 6, 2019 and was updated on March 30, 2020 Finding good sources of funding is a critical step in starting a business. A small business loan from the government, a bank, or a private lender is one financing option for budding business owners. Business loans come in a variety […]

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9 House Cleaning Services You Can Book in Metro Manila

Everyone knows the importance of keeping one’s home clean. The problem, however, is not everyone has time for house cleaning, especially working professionals who live alone in the metro. Even if you or anyone in your household can take on the task of keeping your home clean, there are certain jobs like deep cleaning and […]

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Working from Home? Prepaid Home WiFi Options and Their Features

Internet services in the Philippines used to be expensive. Nowadays, it’s more affordable and gives you more choices than ever. There’s an internet plan for every budget, and thanks to prepaid WiFi kits, staying online has never been more affordable. Prepaid home WiFi kits have proven to be a godsend to those looking for more […]

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Quick Guide to Applying for an SSS Salary Loan Online

The enhanced quarantine currently placed over the entire Luzon area will certainly affect everyone’s finances for a while. Good thing applying for an SSS salary loan got a lot easier than it used to be. Thanks to a more developed online system, SSS members can easily apply for loans from the comfort of their homes. […]

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Shopping in the Time of COVID: 26 Online Grocery Stores with Delivery Services

How do you keep your pantry stocked without leaving home? Use an online grocery delivery service. They may not be as well-known as the brick-and-mortar supermarket giants, but online grocery stores have been around for a while. Suddenly, Filipinos have realized their value now that the entire Luzon and several provinces and cities in the […]

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TPL Insurance in the Philippines: A Quick Guide for Filipino Motorists

This article was published on May 27, 2019 and was updated on March 23, 2020. Owning a car entails a lot of financial responsibilities. Aside from the car itself, you’ll be paying for things like registration, maintenance, and insurance. Many Filipinos choose to forgo the latter, thinking that being careful is enough. Newsflash! It’s not, […]

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How to Clean Your Phone in Today’s COVID-19 Reality

Just a quick experiment: name all the dirty items you can find in your house. Chances are, you’d say “Toilet!” right off the bat. Those answers weren’t entirely wrong, but what you probably forgot to add was your smartphone. Then you’ll probably say, “No it’s not!” while you try to remember if you ever learned […]

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Financial Lessons the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Teaching Us

It’s been a rough couple of weeks here in Metro Manila. It’s one thing to deal with the COVID-19 virus lurking around, it’s another to deal with a Luzon-wide community quarantine[1]. These latest developments will certainly change the way we live our lives for the next few weeks. Uncertainty and unrest still loom above us […]

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Does Health Insurance Cover COVID-19? What Filipinos Need to Know

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak has caught the world off guard. With the rising number of confirmed cases and deaths worldwide, the pandemic disease[1] has triggered much confusion and uncertainty—feelings we certainly aren’t comfortable with. Having health insurance coverage (should you or a loved one gets infected with the dreaded disease) for COVID-19 is […]

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Citi Credit Card Application: An Easy 5-Step Guide

This article was published on June 28, 2018 and was updated on March 18, 2020. Citibank is known for its fast credit card approval and delivery time. It takes only one to two weeks to get approved for a Citibank credit card online and a few days to receive your new card. In contrast, other […]

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The Benefits of Going Paperless with Moneymax

We’ve gone paperless!  We know that a lot of people still prefer the traditional way of doing business, which is to receive and sign documents on print. However, we believe that going paperless is beneficial not only for you, our dear client, but for the environment as well. What does this mean? This means that […]

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Car Sanitation Tips to Help Prevent Coronavirus Spread

Is your car free from the novel coronavirus? Much of what we hear about coronavirus prevention has to do with good personal hygiene, such as frequent and proper handwashing. But there’s hardly any info on how to disinfect car interior and keep it virus-free. During the outbreak, protect yourself and your passengers through good car […]

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Staying at Home? 6 Cheap Yet Indulging Activities to Do

“Treat yo’ self!” says the popular expression. Indeed, it is important to treat yourselves to something after a long day of work. But at the same time, you don’t want to splurge to the point where you deplete your funds the next day. You have to find the right balance of treating yourself and making […]

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What is a Solo Parent ID and How Can I Get One?

This article was published on June 29, 2018 and was updated on March 13, 2020. There are over 20 million solo parents in the Philippines. With a growth rate of 30.5% from last year, the Federation of Solo Parents expects the population to upsurge this year. There are many reasons for being a solo parent—some […]

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12 Budget Smartphones for All Types of Gamers

Aside from texting and making phone calls, smartphone owners use their phones mostly for gaming. A good gaming phone should be able to run games like Pokemon Go and Mobile Legends with few to zero lags. Before, you need to shell out a lot of money to buy a smartphone with high specs that are […]

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11 Credit Cards for Women in the Philippines 2020

Women are nurturing by nature. We usually prioritize the needs of others—children, parents, partners, etc.—over our own. But have you ever considered your own needs like self-care? This is an especially important factor when shopping for credit cards for women. Do you love shopping, traveling, or pampering yourself to de-stress? Don’t feel guilty about it! […]

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[Battle of the Brands] Android vs iPhone: Which is the Better Smartphone?

Google’s Android or Apple’s iPhone? Picking one is difficult. Both types of mobile devices have great features, and their differences aren’t too obvious. Also, these smartphones are equipped with two of the world’s leading mobile operating systems. Android and iOS have the largest market share in the Philippines (at 99.72% combined), as of February 2020[1]. […]

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How Much Does it Cost to Insure Your Mitsubishi Vehicle in the Philippines?

Got a Mitsubishi vehicle that you need to insure? If you’re wondering how much a Mitsubishi car insurance policy costs, the best way to start is to search and compare quotes for your particular model. But first, let’s set your expectations right. Car insurance cost in the Philippines—regardless of vehicle make and model—isn’t a fixed […]

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Fire Insurance in the Philippines: Why It’s Important to Get One

Do you know why March was chosen as the month to raise awareness of the causes and dangers of fire? March marks the start of summer in the Philippines, apart from being one of the hottest months of the year. It’s also during this month when the most number of fires happen. This was why, […]

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