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How to Apply for a Credit Card: What Beginners Need to Know

Is getting your first credit card a part of your #adulting goals? That plastic card can be a great tool for building your credit history and managing your finances as a young professional. But don’t dive into it yet without doing your homework. Know what it takes to get the right credit card for beginners […]

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Investments for Beginners: A Comprehensive Guide

Many of us Filipinos believe that there’s only one way to make money—by working for it. Either you’re paid to provide a service or you earn from running your own business. However, there’s a second but less popular way to make money—making it work for you. This entails investing your money so that it earns […]

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Number Coding Guide for Filipino Motorists in 2020

What could be worse than being stuck in EDSA traffic while rushing to work? It’s when you get busted for number coding violation. You may blame your misfortune on the confusing rules or you may argue that you don’t know you’re not supposed to drive today due to coding. While those may be true, ignorance […]

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8 Helpful Tips for First-time Hosts on the Airbnb App

Owning a condo unit as an investment? Bought a home that you won’t occupy yet? Experts advise that property owners in Metro Manila rent out their homes, apartments, and condos for short periods. It opens up plenty of leasing opportunities from app-based services like the Airbnb app. According to property consultancy Colliers International Philippines, there’s […]

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Know Your Fortune with Our Financial Fortune Cookie!

Ni hao, it’s Chinese New Year! Dragon dances and fortune cookies are an integral part of the Chinese New Year celebration, so here is your chance to find out what the Year of the Metal Rat holds for your financial fortune. Will you finally open a business? Will you be lucky with money? You better […]

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Chinese New Year 2020: 8 Exciting Deals to Welcome the Year of the Metal Rat

The rat is the first sign in the Chinese zodiac. This zodiac sign in Chinese astrology signifies vitality. And because Chinese New Year 2020 starts the Year of the Metal Rat, it’s considered a year of new beginnings. With the Year of the Rat officially starting on January 25, the city will be once more […]

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11 Must-Have Phones and Gadgets for Your 2020 Wishlist

The tech world in 2020 is buzzing as always, thanks to the constant innovation of phone and gadget makers worldwide. There are no shortage of innovations when it comes to consumer tech, and 2020 is no different. It’s time to update your tech wishlist because you don’t want to miss any of these. Here are […]

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How to Apply for an SSS or Pag-IBIG Calamity Loan

This article was originally published on September 13, 2018 and was updated on January 22, 2020. After a devastating storm, flood, earthquake, or any natural disaster, it’s only logical to get things back to normal. It entails so many expenses: the leaky ceiling needs to be fixed, your flooded car needs repairs, you need to […]

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10 Steps to Starting an Online Business in the Philippines

This article was published on November 13, 2018 and was updated on January 21, 2020. Planning to make money at home by starting an online business? That’s a bold move you’re making. Guts alone will only take you so far. Many other things make a new business work. They’re so plenty, they can easily overwhelm […]

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Complete Guide to LTO Car Registration and Renewal

This article was published on February 18, 2019 and was updated on January 20, 2020. So you got a new vehicle, a sedan or maybe a top of the line SUV… Congratulations! Before testing out your ride, you need to make your ownership formal with the government. Car registration and renewal are essential in the Philippines […]

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NBI Renewal Guide: How to Renew Your NBI Clearance in 2020

A National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance has plenty of uses in the Philippines. This simple piece of blue paper is often a requirement for job and visa applications. It’s also honored as a valid ID for postal ID application, voter’s registration, and DTI business name registration. Regardless of what you’ll use this clearance for, […]

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Why Gadget Protect Isn’t Exactly Phone Insurance

If there’s one thing most Filipinos cherish the most today, it’s their smartphones. From the moment you wake up to the moment you go back to bed, you spend most of your days with a smartphone in hand. And whether you admit it or not, you probably drop your phone at least once a day. […]

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Credit Card Promos for Dining, Traveling, and Shopping in 2020

Make the most of your credit card use this year! Here’s a roundup of credit card promos in 2020 that offer discounts, rebates, freebies, and other rewarding perks for cardholders in the Philippines. Welcome Gifts for New Credit Cardholders in 2020 No Annual Fee Forever, Air Miles, and More Eligible cards: All Citibank credit cards (except […]

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GCash 101: A Handy Guide for New GCash App Users

This article was originally published on August 11, 2018 and was updated on January 14, 2020. Turn your smartphone into a virtual wallet—that’s what using the GCash app is all about. A mobile payment innovation in the Philippines, GCash has revolutionized the way people make financial transactions. With just a few taps on a smartphone, […]

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The Importance of Having Acts of God Insurance Coverage

This article was published on June 15, 2018 and was updated on January 13, 2020. Do you know that the Philippines is ranked as the third most disaster-prone country in the world (1)? We experience almost all forms of disasters such as typhoons, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. We never know when calamity will strike so […]

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10 Compelling Reasons Why Filipinos Trust Moneymax

“Helping Filipinos lead healthier financial lives.” For five years and counting, Moneymax stayed true to their slogan by expanding their services and advocating for financial literacy. And in return, they have earned the trust of over a million Filipinos by being more than just an online comparison platform. Why do Filipinos trust Moneymax? Explore the […]

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Simple Acronyms to Make Budgeting Simpler in 2020

Congratulations for surviving the last decade! We’re not psychics, but we’re guessing that one of your resolutions for 2020 is to start budgeting and saving money. Now those are resolutions worth keeping. But in order to see a resolution through the end, it helps to have some budgeting acronyms to help remind you of your […]

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20 Credit Cards You Need to Have in 2020

It’s the start of a new year again. If getting your finances in order is among your resolutions for 2020, then one of the things you need to do is to find the best credit card for your needs. With the right choice and responsible use, a credit card can be a helpful tool in […]

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Ipon Challenges to Help You Hit Your Financial Goals This Year

Saving money is as easy as spending it—said no one ever. This is probably why Filipinos are trying different fun and creative ways to save, or even coming up with their own ipon challenges. When you take on a money saving challenge, you’ll hit two birds with one stone. First, you achieve your financial goal […]

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Complete List of LTO Branches in Metro Manila

This article was originally published on March 13, 2018 and was updated on January 6, 2020. You’re probably familiar of the Land Transportation Office or LTO. Branched under the Department of Transportation and Communication, LTO is the agency responsible for all forms of land transport, along with the implementation of transportation laws, rules, and regulations. […]

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