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Pay Bills Online with These Convenient E-Payment Services

This article was published on October 13, 2018 and was updated on December 10, 2019. Paying bills is something everyone hates to do, but have to. If you think lining up at the bank or a bills payment center is such a hassle, imagine how more difficult it was to our parents many years ago. […]

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10 Driving Tips to Make Late Night Driving Safer

Shout out to all the night owls out there who prefer a night drive over the stress of dealing with daytime traffic. Indeed, driving at night has its benefits, whether it’s a long drive to the province or just a regular late night road trip. But obviously, it also requires extra effort and precaution to […]

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Ultimate Guide to Mall Hours December 2019

The traffic situation in Metro Manila is already bad on a normal day. Now that the holiday season has begun, it will only get worse, what with the throng of mallgoers. In recent years, mall hours start at 11 a.m. (instead of the usual 10 a.m. opening time) on weekdays during the Christmas season to […]

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Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Cool Car Gifts for Car Lovers

Christmas is not only for the children—it’s literally for everyone else, too. That means giving gifts to everyone close to you, not just your kid relatives. Shopping for others is easy enough, but what if they have specific interests like vehicles and driving? Luckily, car gifts aren’t that hard to find. Last week, we took […]

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10 Holiday Credit Card Promos for December You Shouldn’t Miss

The holiday season in the Philippines is all about celebrations, bonding activities, and gift-giving with family and friends. It also means more expenses! But you can ease up your budget by taking advantage of holiday promos. Your issuing bank may just have the perfect credit card promo for you. Here’s a round-up of the most […]

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How Much Can I Earn from Being an Airbnb Host?

“How much can I earn with Airbnb?” You probably have this question in mind while deciding if you should start hosting on the online home-sharing platform. Of course, you want to make sure it will be worth the time, money, and effort you’ll be investing. So take your time in evaluating if becoming an Airbnb […]

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Brand New or Second Hand Car: Which is the Right Option for Me?

This article was originally published on April 2, 2018 and was updated on December 2, 2019. Prices of brand new cars in the Philippines have gone up in 2019, following the higher excise taxes imposed by the TRAIN or tax reform law. It’s now harder to afford a new car than a few years back. […]

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Tired of Samsung or Apple? Check Out These Smartphone Brands

Getting tired of the same smartphones from Samsung and Apple year after year? You’re not alone. These two smartphone juggernauts have been the standard in the Philippines for far too long. Whether it’s because of their skyrocketing prices or their uninspired designs and gimmicks, there are plenty or reasons to try other smartphones out there. […]

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The Ultimate Checking Account Guide for Filipinos

Even though banking has gone digital these days, traditional financial products like checking accounts are still common in the Philippines. Some businesses and lending institutions even prefer payments in checks that serve as tangible proof of transaction. For regular folks, the need for a checking account may not be as urgent as that of a […]

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8 Best Credit Cards for Filipino Shoppers

Do you love shopping? When purchasing something, using a credit card is much better than paying in cash. Swiping a card is more convenient and secure than bringing cash. It also earns you rewards, rebates, discounts, freebies, and other privileges you won’t get from cash payments. But which credit cards for shopping is the best […]

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9 Sulit Tiangges in the Philippines for Budget Shoppers

This article was originally published on December 8, 2018 and was updated on November 26, 2019. The holiday season for the typical Pinoy isn’t complete without a trip to the tiangge or flea market that offers bagsak presyo items to shoppers . Even if online shopping sites provide an easy alternative to those who have no time to […]

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8 Great Ideas to Make Your Home Profitable

They say you can always make money in the Philippines if you’re smart about it. That can’t be farther from the truth. You can start a small business or invest on something profitable while you’re working a full-time job, like most adults do. You can also earn passive income by converting your home into countless […]

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7 Types of Car Insurance Claims You Can File in the Philippines

This article was published on October 8, 2018 and was updated on November 25, 2019. Got into an accident or an emergency involving your car? In such circumstances, it’s either you pay for vehicle repair and medical expenses out of your pocket or make a car insurance claim. Both have their pros and cons depending on […]

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Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Cool Gifts for Tech Lovers

Gadgets are among the most sought-after and exciting holiday gifts. They make awesome Christmas gift ideas, but what makes tech shopping so challenging is finding the perfect present for tech lovers who either seem to have everything or are hard to please. If you want to give thoughtful gifts this Christmas for your gadget-obsessed loved […]

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Simple Steps to Becoming an Airbnb Host in the Philippines

The real estate and tourism industries in the Philippines are booming—and what better way to take advantage of it than offering your property on digital home-sharing platforms such as Airbnb? Airbnb is an online marketplace that connects travelers seeking accommodations and hosts looking to rent out their properties. In recent years, the company has seen […]

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A Handy Guide to Getting a Citi Personal Loan

This article was originally published on September 10, 2018 and was updated on November 20, 2019. Approval within 24 hours and flexible repayment terms of up to five years—these features make the Citi personal loan attractive for those with urgent cash needs. Thinking of applying for a personal loan from Citibank? Here’s a definitive guide to […]

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7 Smart Ways to Spend Your 13th Month Pay

This article was originally published on December 12, 2017 and was updated on November 19, 2019. It’s that wonderful time of the year again, and it’s not because of the usual reasons. It’s not necessarily the Christmas season that brings joy to most Filipinos. It’s the fact that they will receive their 13th month pay […]

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8 Car Insurance Add-ons You Need to Consider

This article was published on May 9, 2018 and was updated on November 18, 2019. Getting a comprehensive car insurance policy is a smarter decision than just settling for the government-mandated Compulsory Third Party Liability (CTPL) insurance. Comprehensive insurance provides better protection against the financial impact of car damage and theft, personal accident, and property […]

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MMDA Violations and Penalties Motorists Must Know About

This article was published on April 16, 2015 and was updated on November 15, 2019. Everyone who drives tries their best not to violate any traffic rule—that’s a fact. However, there are moments when you’ll find yourself fined for an MMDA traffic violation, and “I didn’t know” is definitely not something you can say to […]

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10 Money-Saving Credit Card Hacks That Work

Is owning a credit card expensive? Will it get me into deep debt? Should I use my card less? These questions are probably running through your mind when you think of credit cards. However, such worries are just based on irrational fears of Pinoys about credit cards. In fact, you can use a credit card […]

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