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Top Holiday Destinations to Visit This Ber Month Season

This article was originally published on September 7, 2018 and was updated on October 2, 2019. The ber months have finally arrived! That means malls will start playing Jose Mari Chan’s greatest hits, employees will start receiving their 13th month pay, and newscasts will start their holiday countdowns. Yes, the holiday cheers aren’t hard to […]

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Hungry? Take Note of These Buffet Promos in Metro Manila

Planning to celebrate your birthday with a feast? Or maybe you’re just hungry and craving for an eat all you can treat? You’re in luck because there are tons of buffet restaurants in Metro Manila to choose from. Whether you’re craving Korean, Italian, or Japanese cuisine, you’re sure to get your appetite satisfied with the […]

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A Commuter’s Guide to LRT-1 Stations

The Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 1 (LRT-1) is one of the major public transportation systems in the Philippines. Launched in December 1984, the line consists of 20 stations, linking the cities of Pasay, Manila, Caloocan, and Quezon City. Serving more than 800,000 passengers each day, the government is planning to extend the rail […]

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8 Financial Mistakes Single People Make

Contrary to popular belief, marriage isn’t the be-all and end-all in life. Being single rocks! If you haven’t found “the one” just yet, don’t sweat it and just enjoy your freedom. Don’t enjoy it too much though, or you’ll end up making financial mistakes along the way. If you’ve been single for a long time, […]

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What Type of Spender Are You? Discover Your Money Personality

Have you ever wondered what your money personality is? Have you ever wondered how your spending habits stack up to other people’s spending habits? It’s important to ask these questions once in a while as part of your self-reflection. You may not be aware of it, but you definitely belong under one of the money […]

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Best Milk Tea in the Philippines: Where to Satisfy Your Bubble Tea Craving

Milk tea is the new frappe in the Philippines. We don’t just love milk tea—we’re addicted to it! Shops serving milk tea (also called bubble tea or boba tea) have been around in the country for quite some time. But lately, their popularity exploded as new milk tea trends and brands from Taiwan and other […]

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BGC Bus Route Guide: How to Commute to BGC Easily

Bonifacio Global City (BGC), one of Metro Manila’s major financial and lifestyle districts, has its own public transport system that enables commuters to navigate the area easily and systematically. It’s as organized (though not as extensive) as the bus systems in Singapore and Hong Kong—a far cry from the chaotic buses plying along EDSA. Traveling […]

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Typhoon in the Philippines: Tips and Reminders to Keep Your Family Safe

Filipinos are known for being resilient in the face of storms. It comes with living in a natural disaster-prone country like the Philippines—we’re so used to dealing with it. Every time a typhoon hits your area, you’ve got no other choice but to remain strong no matter how badly you’re affected. Resilience is an admirable […]

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#ThriveAtFive: Moneymax Kicks off 5th Anniversary Celebration

Moneymax is five years old! To celebrate our 5th birthday, we threw a party and invited our financial partners who helped us along the way, along with other prominent personalities in the finance industry. It all went down on June 18, 2019 at Yes Please in BGC. And needless to say, everyone had a great […]

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Visa-Free Countries for Traveling Filipinos in 2019

What’s your dream destination? Raring to go to Japan, Korea, the US, or France? That dream can be really elusive for many Filipino travelers, what with these countries’ strict visa requirements. Applying for a visa is generally time-consuming, tedious, and costly. You won’t even get your money back when you’re denied for a visa. Even […]

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Airport Fees Every Traveler Should Remember

Travel has become a part of the Filipino lifestyle. In fact, in 2016, the Philippines amassed 5.1 million departures to 42 destinations worldwide. The number is expected to increase this year as plane tickets become cheaper and as more budget airlines operate in the Philippines. Whether you’re traveling abroad or domestic, you need to secure a budget […]

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10 Travelers Share Why They See the World

“Why do I travel? Why do I spend time and money to see the world?” You may ask yourself these questions one day.  Well, we all have different reasons on why we travel. Even well-traveled individuals have their own reasons, too.  So out of curiosity, we asked 10 travel influencers on why they see the […]

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What are the Best Online Shopping Sites in the Philippines?

One of the best ways to fulfill a shopping list is through online shopping. As long as you have a trusty smartphone and internet access, you can cross out the items on your shopping list anywhere you go or without leaving your home. No need to tire yourself walking the entire day around malls and bazaars […]

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The Ultimate Travel Checklist: What to Pack for Your Next Trip

All your bags are packed; you’re ready to go. You thought you’ve brought everything you need for your trip, only to find out later that you forgot to bring something really important. It could be your medicines, passport, or worse, your wallet! Don’t just toss stuff into your bag. You’ll tend to leave out stuff […]

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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

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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14 Kickass Women Share Their Favorite Financial Tips

Empowered women empower women. It’s true. Whilst a woman alone has power, collectively they bring an impact to the world. And because of this, women, no matter what age and profession, can do whatever men can do–drive a car, start a business, hold an executive position. Moneymax is inspired by such women–the leaders of our […]

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We Got Ourselves a Complete Makeover!

We have super exciting news for you – we just launched a completely redesigned website and a brand new logo. What does this mean for you? Read more to find out! What has changed: Our Website We believe in keeping our customers (and we mean you) at the center of everything we do. Therefore, we […]

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10 Empowered Pinays Who Prove That Success Knows No Gender

There has never been a better time to be a woman than today, according to 85% of Pinays surveyed for a study on the current state of modern Filipina’s role and contribution to society. Moreover, despite the Philippines’ largely patriarchal culture, the J. Walter Thompson study noted that today’s Filipinas are at their most empowered. […]

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