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8 Sulit and Useful Rewards Cards for Pinoy Shoppers

Do you regularly buy from a particular store? Take advantage of the rewards, discounts, rebates, and other perks from the customer loyalty program of your favorite retailer. Rewards cards (also called loyalty cards) aren’t something to shy away from, especially if you’re trying to save money and stretch your budget. Rewards cards in the Philippines […]

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Save Money with These Co-branded Credit Cards

Co-branded credit cards are ideal for customers who are loyal to a particular mall, retailer, airline, oil company, auto dealership, restaurant, or brand. These cards come with attractive discounts, rebates, rewards, freebies, and other exclusive perks. The best co-branded credit cards help loyal customers save money on their credit card spending. Signing up for a […]

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Co-branded Credit Cards: Should You Get One?

Are you a loyal customer of a particular brand? Using a co-branded credit card will help you save money and maximize rewards on your purchases. To fully appreciate the value of co-branded credit cards and use them to your advantage, it’s important to understand how they work. Here’s what you need to know about co-branded […]

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Max Investigates: The Metrobank Direct Online Banking Experience

Metrobank, the second largest bank in the Philippines, provides its customers an alternative to its over-the-counter banking transactions via the Metrobank Direct Online facility. If you’re a Metrobank accountholder who’s considering to register for an online account, it’s good to know what to expect of the bank’s electronic banking services. Will you be in good […]

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Max Investigates: The BDO Online Banking Experience

BDO, currently the largest bank in the Philippines, is the only bank in the country with branches in malls that are open after regular banking hours on weekdays and even on weekends. However, you’ll rarely see a BDO branch that isn’t packed with customers waiting in line. People who are too busy and impatient to […]

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Max Investigates: The BPI Express Online Banking Experience

    As the third largest bank in the Philippines with more than eight million depositors, BPI serves a lot of clients during peak periods. BPI clients who want to avoid the long lines at their branches and ATMs have an alternative: the BPI Express Online website. All BPI and BPI Family Savings Bank clients […]

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GigaX: Are the New Smart Postpaid Plans Worth the Hype?

Smart has recently released a new set of postpaid plans, collectively known as GigaX. These mobile data plans feature “double data, an additional 10GB dedicated to video streaming, and a free LTE-capable handset,” according to the telecom giant’s press release. These things sound exciting, but do the new Smart postpaid plans actually live up to […]

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Top 5 Websites for Buying Second-Hand Cars in the Philippines

Online shopping has redefined the used car purchase process. Gone are the days when shopping for second-hand cars meant spending a whole day hopping from one dealership to another and haggling a lower price. No need to scan classified ads in newspapers and calling each seller to inquire about used cars for sale. Nowadays, you […]

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Have You Tried These 4 Hacks to Save Money on Gas?

Fuel price hikes are a reality motorists in the Philippines can’t escape. Adding fuel to the fire is the tax reform or TRAIN law implementation early this year. Fuel and other car-related expenses are getting more expensive. As of March 2018, the average gasoline and diesel prices have reached PHP 52.42 and PHP 40.30 per liter, […]

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No Income Documents? 3 Credit Card Alternatives to Consider

    If you’re a freelancer, stay-at-home mom, college student, fresh graduate, or just someone without a stable income (or no income at all), you know how hard it is to qualify for a credit card. Most credit cards in the Philippines require proof of income such as payslips, certificate of employment, income tax return, […]

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Complete Guide to PLDT Broadband Plans

PLDT is a pioneer when it comes to broadband services in the Philippines. Established in 1928, they are the largest telecommunications and digital services company in the country, offering not only broadband but landline services as well. When choosing an internet service provider, PLDT is commonly the top choice of Filipinos due to their nationwide […]

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5 Best Credit Cards for Overseas Spending

Credit cards that bear the logo of Mastercard, Visa, or American Express are most likely accepted as a payment mode for transactions around the world. Yes, nobody’s stopping you from swiping your card—the only problem is that it can be really costly if you’re using just a regular card. A number of credit cards in the […]

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10 Credit Cards for Young Entrepreneurs in the Philippines

Unless you have millionaire parents, you need to find a way to fund your new business venture on your own. Even if dad and mom got deep pockets, asking or borrowing money from them to run your enterprise doesn’t sound like a good idea. Having your own business means independence, so consider it as a […]

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The Best Promos to Boost Your Home Broadband

  For anyone who can’t live a day without internet, having a good home broadband plan isn’t enough. There will be times you go over your data cap, which could either lead to a painfully slow connection or worse, no internet at all, depending on your service provider. Or you have fast internet speed at home, […]

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LTE Broadband in the Philippines: What are Your Options?

How does LTE in the Philippines fare nowadays? It lags behind most countries worldwide in terms of availability (63.73%) and speed (9.49 Mbps), based on OpenSignal’s State of LTE report released in February 2018. Ironically, the Philippines has had this wireless broadband technology for over half a decade now (starting in 2012, according to OpenSignal.) […]

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Your Guide to Choosing the Right Globe Broadband Plan

Hate it or love it, Globe remains as one of the Filipinos’ top-of-mind broadband service providers. The telecom giant’s home broadband business enjoys steady sales growth, currently serving 1.3 million subscribers in the Philippines. Globe At Home postpaid broadband plans are not exactly the cheapest and fastest, but Globe provides customers with flexibility in customizing […]

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2018 Car Prices in the Philippines: How Much Does It Cost to Own a Car?

Can you afford to own a car this 2018? If you’re trying to cut costs, it would seem a little too late to buy a brand-new car this year. The tax reform or TRAIN law has raised excise taxes on petroleum products and automobiles since January 2018, driving up fuel and car prices in the […]

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Car Rental Companies Comparison: How to Find the Best Rent-a-Car Deal

Looking for the cheapest car rental service in the Philippines? Here’s the thing about saving money when renting a car: price isn’t the only thing to consider when choosing the best rent-a-car company. Cheaper doesn’t necessarily mean better. Of course, you need to you stay within your budget. But you also have to look at […]

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How to Check Your Broadband Performance with Internet Speed Tests

How’s your internet speed at home? Does your broadband service feel like it’s slower than the speed you signed up for? A good portion of your monthly budget goes to your internet service, so make sure it’s measuring up to what you’re paying for. Check your internet speed regularly. This will allow you to fix […]

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Finding the Best Unlimited Broadband Plan: 8 Things to Watch Out For

Think you aren’t getting your money’s worth with a consumable broadband service? Switching to an unlimited broadband plan could be a better choice for you. Browse, stream, download, and play as much as you’d like without worrying about exceeding your data usage and being charged with ridiculously high fees. Internet service providers that offer unlimited […]

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