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Stepping Out of Comfort Zones: #WhyTravel With Colz Vidal

We travel because of many reasons. To relax, to explore, to experience, to gain wisdom that no school or occupation can provide. We travel to experience life beyond the workplace, to see what the world can offer beyond our expectations. This is something we realized upon meeting Colz Vidal. At a young age, Colz has […]

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Take These New Alternate Roads for a Smooth Holiday Trip (Updated)

What are your insights on the government’s Build Build Build program? During major holidays in the Philippines like All Souls’ Day and Holy Week, traffic is known to be nothing short of soul-crushing. You can be a better-informed and smarter driver to avoid being stuck in holiday traffic. Since last year, new roads and highways […]

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7 Productive Things You Can Do on a Long Weekend

Long weekends are quite common in the Philippines. In fact, there are 10 long weekends scattered throughout the year. You’re probably one to take advantage, especially if you love traveling and making plans with friends. However, when you’re on a financial rut, you’re probably one of those who chooses to stay at home and laze […]

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Going Out-of-Town? Here’s How You Can Beat Traffic This Holy Week (Updated)

Are you planning to go out-of-town this Holy Week? Brace yourselves. According to SMC Tollways, traffic volume is expected to increase up to 10% this year due to the long break. Expect major roads and highways to be heavily congested as early as Wednesday night. In order to beat—nay, survive—the impending traffic, it is important […]

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What Happens If I Don’t Pay My Taxes? Tax Evasion Penalties Every Taxpayer Must Know

It’s easy to disregard your tax obligations when you’d rather focus on running your business or earning more from your freelance gigs. Not to mention that it’s hard to part away with your hard-earned money, and you aren’t sure whether the government will put it to good use if you pay taxes. Filing and paying […]

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BLOWBAGETS: 10 Things to Check Before You Drive

Ever heard of BLOWBAGETS? This motoring term stands for battery, lights, oil, water, brake, air, gas, engine, tire, and self. Sounds a little funny, yes, but it’s a serious reminder about checking your car to prevent an accident or breakdown (We have the PNP-Highway Patrol Group to thank for this handy mnemonic). Whether you’re heading […]

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SSS Online Registration: A Simple Step-by-Step Guide (Updated)

Are you an SSS member but don’t have a My.SSS account yet? Better do it now to reap the benefits of this SSS online service facility. What is My.SSS? My.SSS is an easy-to-use online service portal of the SSS website that enables registered SSS members to conveniently and safely access their social security records online. […]

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How to File an Income Tax Return in the Philippines: Guide for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs

It’s the tax season once again. For freelancers and entrepreneurs, this means getting yourself busy because you’re filing an income tax return (ITR) and paying taxes all by yourself. The work would be easier if you can afford to hire an accountant or tax agent. But what if you can’t? Tax preparation and filing in […]

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Credit Cards with No Annual Fee in the Philippines

There are many advantages to owning a credit card: ease of purchase, having an emergency line of credit, and enjoying exclusive rewards and perks, among many others. Many people, however, are discouraged to get a credit card because of the fees that come with it. In fact, 22% of Filipinos do not own a credit […]

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15 Small Business Ideas in the Philippines You Can Start Even With Low Capital

Now is the best time to start a business. Apart from the growing Philippine economy, social media and the changing interests of consumers also influence the increasing demand for products and services. Filipinos are now more open to new brands and establishments, allowing the business industry to flourish more quickly. Be your own boss and […]

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How Much Does Car Insurance Cost in the Philippines?

Buying car insurance is a lot like buying a fire extinguisher: you pray that you’ll never need it, but you feel better knowing it’s there anyway. However, many car owners are concerned about car insurance cost and whether they can afford it or not. You might be wondering: “Why does car insurance cost so much?” […]

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Maxicare EReady: The Perfect Prepaid Health Card for Medical Emergencies

One can never be fully prepared for any emergency, especially when it concerns your health or that of your loved ones. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything for when anything unexpected happens. It doesn’t cost a fortune to prepare for any medical emergency. And now that prepaid health cards have become easily accessible […]

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10 Highest-Paying Jobs for Fresh Graduates in the Philippines

Students head off to university to ensure that they have the skills to land them their dream job by the time they graduate. Of course, this isn’t always the case. Some people may find that their actual career path has very little to do with their college degree. Still, it doesn’t mean that one can’t […]

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Take Advantage of These 16 Credit Card Promos in 2019

Make the most of your credit card use this year! Here’s a roundup of credit card promos in 2019 that offer discounts, rebates, freebies, and other rewarding perks for cardholders in the Philippines. Welcome Gifts for New Credit Cardholders in 2019 Free Annual Fee for Life Eligible cards: HSBC Red Mastercard, Gold Cash Back, and […]

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Transferring or Receiving Money? Complete List of SWIFT Codes and Bank Codes in the Philippines

When making international money transfers, you’re usually required to enter the SWIFT code (or bank code for PayPal transactions). Just what are these codes and what are they used for? How can you find them? Fortunately, these unfamiliar codes are actually simple to decode. This guide provides everything you need to know about SWIFT codes […]

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Here’s Why You Should Visit the 2019 Manila International Auto Show

The Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) isn’t your typical auto show. Car enthusiasts all over the Philippines come together every year in this most anticipated and largest motoring event in the country. Now on its 15th year, the Manila International Auto Show 2019 carries “Experience Fun and Function” as its theme. Looking at its activity […]

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NBI Clearance Online Application and Renewal: Simple Step-by-Step Guide

NBI clearance application and renewal used to be a tedious and time-consuming process. Remember how you endured long lines and spent almost an entire day to get that all-important piece of paper? The experience would get worse if you had a hit, which meant you’d have to bear the agony of waiting and the hassle […]

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8 Hacks to Save Money on Food for Families and Employees

Nearly half of a Filipino’s monthly budget is spent on food, a report from the Philippine Statistics Authority showed. The report, which was released in 2018, showed that food and non-alcoholic beverages shared 42.8% of the total household expenditure. With the increasing cost of basic food items in the market, Filipinos need to adjust their […]

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10 Best Credit Cards for Women in the Philippines

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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12 Cheap Batangas Beach Resorts for Your Summer Getaways

Batangas offers something that Boracay, Palawan, and Bohol can’t—quicker access to the Philippines’ stunning beaches. No need to book flights and plan long leaves because you can drive to Batangas on a whim for just two to four hours and spend a quick weekend getaway in one of its beach resorts. Cost-wise, Batangas beach resorts […]

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