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The Costs of Owning a Dog: Maintenance, Vaccinations, Vet Check-ups, and More

For some of us, the ideal best friend is a furry, hyperactive, and four-legged creature. If you want someone to keep you company or someone who loves warm cuddles, an adorable dog will surely fit the bill. Owning a dog has undeniable benefits. According to the reputable mental health publication HelpGuide, playing with a dog can elevate the levels of serotonin and dopamine.[1] In other words, dogs help you relieve stress. However, one truth remains: owning a dog can be stressful, too! This is especially true when it comes to dog care costs.  Taking care of younger pets, in particular, is not only physically taxing but also financially demanding. If you’re single and taking care of a dog, you’ll be somewhat forced to try your hand at child-rearing even if you don’t have a kid! With that, you need to be emotionally and financially prepared before you take home a pooch. Otherwise, you’ll end up neglecting your pet, which of course is not a great thing to do. Below is a comprehensive guide that will give you all you need to know about owning a dog, from costs to becoming a responsible fur parent. Table of ContentsHow Much Does Owning a Dog Cost in the Philippines?Shih Tzu: PHP 5,000 – PHP 25,000Siberian Husky: PHP 15,000 – PHP 50,000 Chow Chow: PHP 15,000 – PHP 50,000 Golden Retriever: PHP 15,000 – PHP 40,000 Labrador Retriever: PHP 15,000 – PHP 40,000Beagle: PHP 15,000 – PHP 40,000Pomeranian: PHP 15,000 – PHP 30,000 Chihuahua: PHP 10,000 – PHP 35,000Should I Consider Dog Adoption?Dog Adoption…

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Drive and Earn: How to be a TNVS Driver or Operator in the Philippines

Everyone wants to earn extra cash. After all, people have their own families to support and a future to prepare for. If you have a car and a lot of free time in your hands, why not consider working as a driver? Earn income from driving people around the city or using your car as a ride-hailing service. You can be a driver or operator for one of the transport network vehicle service (TNVS) companies in the Philippines. Yes, you can join TNVS companies, such as Grab, Hype, and OWTO. But don’t join a ride-hailing company yet—there’s some work that you need to do. The requirements can be quite a handful. But don’t worry, we’re here to simplify things for you. Table of ContentsWhat You Need to Join a TNVS in the Philippines1. Your Own Car2. TNVS Registration with the LTFRBWhich TNVS Company Should I Choose?Grab PhilippinesOWTOHYPENewbie’s Guide to Becoming a TNVS Philippines Pro1. Get to Know Your Area2. Observe Commuter Behaviors3. Invest in a Good Smartphone Mount4. Don’t Passively Listen to Passenger’s Orders5. Consider Cross-Selling6. Take Enough Rest7. Keep Your Car Clean and SanitizedFinal Thoughts What You Need to Join a TNVS in the Philippines 1. Your Own Car This is an obvious requirement. But just because you have a car doesn’t mean you’ll easily become a TNVS driver or operator. TNVS companies have their own sets of requirements when it comes to vehicles, so make sure to check them first.  2. TNVS Registration with the LTFRB You won’t become a legitimate TNVS driver unless you’re registered with the…

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Welcoming the Year of the Ox: Chinese New Year Food Delivery Promos

While the conventional New Year has passed, a lot of us are anticipating the approaching Chinese New Year, which is expected to usher in wealth and prosperity. The upcoming Year of the Ox will officially start on February 12, 2021. Once again, Binondo and other Filipino-Chinese enclaves will be draped in gold and red, which are always beautiful sights to behold. We may not be able to celebrate the festivities the way we used to, but that shouldn’t stop us from stuffing ourselves with the good grub. If you’re planning a simple celebration at home with your family, you can always count on food delivery services and restaurants accepting orders online. What’s great about this is that these delivery services always have exciting deals and vouchers. To help you welcome the Year of the Ox, we’ve rounded up some Chinese New Year food promos this 2021. Table of ContentsChinese New Year Food Promos 2021Citibank Credit Card Dining PromosGrabFood Promos in Metro ManilaFinal Thoughts Chinese New Year Food Promos 2021 Citibank Credit Card Dining Promos If you want to celebrate the Chinese New Year in style without breaking the bank, Citi has deals that are exclusive for its credit card holders. Enjoy a scrumptious cuisine, decadent desserts, and fine wines using these Chinese New Year food promos[1]. GrabFood Promos in Metro Manila GrabFood, one of Foodpanda’s main competitors, also has deals and promos on select restaurants. If your theme for the Chinese New Year is simple yet delicious, here is a list of top quick-service restaurants in Metro Manila with their…

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Best Car Apps for Drivers and Car Enthusiasts

You spend a lot of time in your car. Whether you’re driving to work, dropping your mom off at the grocery, or going on a road trip, you cannot deny that your trusty auto has become an extension of yourself. To make the most of your car, you need to completely integrate yourself into it. Thanks to technology, you will never have a hard time doing that. These days, you can create a personalized digital ecosystem that will help make driving seamless and efficient. And to turn your car into a fully functioning extension of yourself, you need to use the right car apps. The right applications will also aid in car maintenance, which in turn will help you save a lot of money. We have listed down some of the best car apps for drivers and car enthusiasts like you. Table of ContentsBest Car Apps for NavigationWazeGoogle MapsBest Car Apps for DrivingSpeed TrackerDrivemodeBest Car Apps for EntertainmentSpotifyYouTube MusicAudibleBest Car Apps for ParkingParkifyBest Car Apps for Utilities and MaintenancePricelocqGasoline Station Locator (Shell Motorist App and Caltex Station Locator)AutoSweep RFIDDrivvoMotolite RES-QBest Car Apps for Car-Driver IntegrationAndroid Auto or Apple CarPlayGet a Free Car Insurance Quote from MoneymaxFinal Thoughts Best Car Apps for Navigation Waze Driving is never the same with Waze. Imagine being a driver in the ‘90s when you have to rely on your foldable map when navigating unfamiliar roads. On top of that, you will have to stop every now and then just to make sure that you’re reading the map right. Waze suggests the best possible routes, and…

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10 Reasons Why Filipinos Trust Moneymax Philippines

“Helping Filipinos lead healthier financial lives.” For five years and counting, Moneymax stays 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 in the Philippines? Explore the reasons below. Table of ContentsWhy Filipinos Trust Moneymax Philippines1. Moneymax is a Market Leader in Financial Products2. Moneymax is a Top-Rated FinTech Startup3. Moneymax is Part of Asia’s Leading Financial Marketplace4. Moneymax is Highly-Praised by Partners5. Moneymax is Trusted by Global Financial Institutions6. Moneymax Champions Financial Literacy7. Moneymax is Recognized by Philippine Media8. Moneymax Clients Have Expressed Their Satisfaction to Our Services9. Moneymax is a Licensed Insurance Brokerage10. Moneymax Provides Quality Customer Support Why Filipinos Trust Moneymax Philippines 1. Moneymax is a Market Leader in Financial Products We started operations in 2013. Six years later, Moneymax Philippines has provided financial products to over a million Filipinos. Moneymax Philippines forged partnerships with the top car insurance companies and financial institutions. In 2020, we helped over 9,000 Filipino car owners get their vehicles insured. We were also able to set a 96% approval rate for car insurance claims. In 2020, we helped over 2,000 Filipinos get their credit card and personal loan applications approved. 2. Moneymax is a Top-Rated FinTech Startup We are rated the top startup company among other online platforms in the Philippines from the latest StartupRanking list. Moneymax ranked at #5 overall among all the startup companies in all of Manila[1]. We…

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Guide to BGC Bus Routes: How to Conveniently Commute to BGC

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 to BGC for the first time? Not sure how to go to BGC from Manila? You can’t depend on ride-hailing apps to book you a ride all the time, not to mention that they’re expensive. It’s more practical to commute via the BGC Bus, which is the main bus operator in the area. You can print out a BGC Bus route map, or you can just bookmark this BGC Bus routes guide to help you easily navigate the central business district in Taguig City. Table of ContentsHow to Commute to BGCvia MRTvia Busvia JeepBGC Bus Routes1. East Express Route2. North Express Route3. Lower West Express Route4. Upper West Express Route5. Central Route6. Night Route7. Weekend Route8. Arca South Express Route9. Nuvali Express RouteBGC Bus stops for Nuvali Express Route:10. Ayala Express Route11. SM Aura Premier – Cogeo RouteHow to Pay for BGC Bus FareFinal Thoughts How to Commute to BGC If you want to know how to go to BGC without driving or booking a ride, you must first familiarize yourself with the BGC Bus Terminal. It’s the starting point of most bus routes to different parts of BGC. Easily accessible to commuters via MRT-3, this bus terminal is located on the corner of EDSA…

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Living the Post-Pandemic Life: What to Do After COVID-19

It’s 2021 and things are starting to look up for everyone. Yes, there’s still the pandemic to worry about, but the arrival of numerous vaccines[1] changed the game. I, for one, am full of hope that we will see the end of COVID-19 this year. I can’t wait to live my post-pandemic life that I made a to-do list for when the new normal becomes a thing of the past. Table of ContentsWhat to Do After Quarantine Ends: PersonalWhat to Do After Quarantine Ends: FinancialWhat to Do After Quarantine Ends: CareerFinal Thoughts What to Do After Quarantine Ends: Personal Hug your loved ones and catch up. Finally, you can hug your loved ones without the fear of spreading the virus. Once the vaccine takes effect, visit your loved ones and spend more time with them as much as possible. Don’t wait for another pandemic to value the people around you. Tell them you love them and show them by being there with them. Reconnect with your friends. After almost a year of being stuck at home, you probably miss going out with your friends more than ever. With COVID-19 gone, start planning your get-togethers and reconnect with the friends you missed the most. Be with your own people once again and end your lonely existence with the help of your peers. Get an annual physical exam. With the threat of COVID-19 gone, clinics will become more accessible to non-threatening concerns. Take this time to get an annual physical exam at your nearest health clinic and see how the seemingly endless…

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Moneymax 2020 Recap: Looking Back on the Events of 2020

Ah, 2020. What a roller-coaster ride it has been—a year chock-full of surprises, uncertainties, and challenges. With all the things that happened in 2020, people are already looking forward to what lies ahead next year. But before moving on to 2021, it’s still worth looking back on the year that was. Moneymax lists the 20 events of 2020—both in the Philippines and around the world—that made the biggest impact on the lives of Filipinos. Table of ContentsTop 10 Events of 2020Taal Volcano EruptionKobe Bryant’s DeathCOVID-19 PandemicGlobal Economic SlowdownStock Market CrashUnemployment Hitting a Record HighKim Jong-un Death RumorsMeralco Bill ShockStrong Typhoons in the PhilippinesUS Presidential Election10 Good Things That Happened in 2020Annual Pay Hikes for Government WorkersMedicine Price CapCOVID-19 Vaccine DevelopmentRecord Drop in Global Carbon EmissionsRecord-Low Interest RatesKorean Wave PopularityPinoy Athletes Winning International CompetitionsParasite’s Historic Oscars WinGinebra as PBA ChampsDalgona Coffee-Making and Other Pinoys’ Newfound HobbiesFinal Thoughts Top 10 Events of 2020 Taal Volcano Eruption 2020 began with the devastating news about the eruption of Taal Volcano on January 12, its first major one in 43 years, which led to ashfall over Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, and surrounding areas. The blast affected more than 700,000 people and caused an estimated PHP 4.3 billion worth of damage to agriculture, infrastructure, tourism, and service sectors. Because of these, the Calabarzon region was placed under a state of calamity on February 21. Kobe Bryant’s Death The world grieved when NBA legend Kobe Bryant died, along with his daughter Gianna and seven others, in a helicopter crash in California on January 26. The tragic death of…

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New Year’s Eve Countdown Events to Usher in 2021

New Year in the Philippines is known around the world to be such a visual (and loud) spectacle. However, it will be very different this year because of the ongoing pandemic. With health and safety protocols still in place and strict rules regarding firecrackers and fireworks displays, it looks like it’s going to be a quiet and uneventful New Year’s eve countdown in the Philippines. Well, not really. Because you can still watch and join different online parties, concerts, and events to welcome the New Year in the Philippines and other parts of the world. Here are just a few we found: Table of ContentsNew Year’s Eve Countdown Events in the PhilippinesResorts World Manila Grand Countdown to 2021Manila Hotel 2021 Countdown and Virtual New Year’s PartyOkada NYE 2021Mall of Asia Fireworks DisplayNew Year’s Eve Countdown Events in Other Parts of the WorldMalaysia Heineken Star Club NYE LiveHello 2021 YouTubeFrance: Welcome to the Other SideKorea: 2021 New Year’s Eve Live!NYC Times Square New Year’s Eve 2021Tomorrowland (in your local time zone!)Grand Park New Year’s Eve L.A. Countdown to 2021Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 20Iceland: Polar Beat Virtual New Year’s Eve PartyT-Mobile Presents: NYE Live with Justin BieberFinal Thoughts New Year’s Eve Countdown Events in the Philippines Resorts World Manila Grand Countdown to 2021 December 31, 2020, 7 pm, live pay-per-view on KTX.ph Price: PHP 600 to PHP 2,000 Let’s face it. Our New Year countdown won’t be complete without some great live music from the country’s top performers. Welcome the new year on a musical high with Resorts World Manila’s grand countdown virtual concert…

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8 Christmas Saving Tips to Enjoy Your Quarantine Holidays

It was a long journey, but we all soon reach the end of 2020. Good thing we can all bookend the year with the holiday season. With only a few days away from the celebrated day, here are some tips on how to save money for Christmas. Because evidently, the COVID-19 pandemic will change the way we celebrate Christmas this year and you’ll definitely need to save up more for the upcoming year. Table of ContentsHow to Save Money for Christmas in 2020Save and Spend Your Christmas Bonus WiselySet a Spending Limit for Exchange GiftsHunt for Online Vouchers and DiscountsShop as Early as October for Christmas GiftsPrepare Your Very Own Noche Buena MealCancel All Your Holiday Outings Right NowFind Holiday-Related Side Gigs OnlineHave a Smaller Scale Christmas CelebrationFinal Thoughts How to Save Money for Christmas in 2020 Save and Spend Your Christmas Bonus Wisely December is indeed a wonderful time of the year, especially for the employed folks out there. Bust out the classic Aegis song because it’s time for your Christmas bonus and 13th month pay. You only get paid this much once a year so it’s important to handle your money with care. You have a choice to make: either save all your holiday earnings or spend it all on holiday cheers. Or there’s a third option: save and spend. Why not divide your earnings in half and use the other half to fund this year’s Christmas celebration? Use this opportunity to either start an emergency fund, a retirement fund, or even an investment fund. You can also take this…

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Ultimate Guide to Holiday Mall Hours 2020

The holiday season has officially begun. And it seems like there’s no stopping people from going to the malls to do their holiday shopping and to the supermarkets to buy Noche Buena ingredients, even with the pandemic. If you want to minimize the stress that comes with holiday shopping, one of the most important things to do before you head to the malls is to plan your schedule ahead. Fortunately, most shopping malls extend their operating hours (especially on Fridays and weekends leading to Christmas and New Year) to accommodate last-minute shoppers. Check out this list of the holiday mall hours in Metro Manila for December 2020. Table of ContentsDecember 2020 Mall Hours in Quezon CityAli Mall, Farmers Plaza, and Gateway Mall Operating HoursAyala Malls Cloverleaf Holiday Mall HoursAyala Malls Vertis North Holiday Mall HoursEastwood City Holiday Mall HoursEver Commonwealth Holiday Mall HoursFairview Terraces Holiday Mall HoursFisher Mall Holiday Operating HoursRobinsons Galleria Holiday Mall HoursRobinsons Magnolia Holiday Mall HoursRobinsons Magnolia Supermarket Holiday ScheduleRobinsons Novaliches Holiday Mall HoursRobinsons Novaliches Supermarket Holiday ScheduleS&R Congressional and S&R Commonwealth Holiday Store HoursSM Cherry Congressional Holiday Mall HoursSM Fairview Holiday Mall HoursSM North EDSA Holiday Mall HoursSM Novaliches Holiday Mall HoursTriNoma Holiday Mall HoursU.P. Town Center Holiday Mall HoursDecember 2020 Mall Hours in MandaluyongRobinsons Forum Holiday Mall HoursShangri-La Plaza Holiday Mall HoursSM Cherry Shaw Holiday Mall HoursSM Megamall Holiday Mall HoursS&R Shaw Holiday Store HoursStarmall EDSA-Shaw Holiday Mall HoursThe Podium Holiday Mall HoursDecember 2020 Mall Hours in PasigAyala Malls Feliz Holiday Mall HoursAyala Malls The 30th Holiday Mall HoursEstancia Holiday Mall HoursRobinsons Metro East Holiday…

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Best Cheap Staycation Places in Manila Under PHP 3,000

Tired of all the four corners of your home but don’t want to travel that far? A good option is to find a cheap staycation in Manila. Fortunately, the Department of Tourism (DOT) has finally allowed hotels nationwide to open their doors to all types of travelers[1]. That means you and your loved ones can finally take a short vacation and enjoy amenities you don’t have at home. But you don’t have to break the bank to do exactly that. We compiled some of the cheap staycation in Manila under PHP 3,000 so you don’t have to. Now go plan your upcoming Christmas break before these rooms get booked out. Table of ContentsCOVID-19 Protocols to Remember Before BookingCheap Staycation in Manila Under PHP 3,000RedDoorz @ San Antonio MakatiMySpace@BGCLancaster Hotel ManilaRed Hotel CubaoRegency Grand SuitesBSA Twin Tower OrtigasPrivato OrtigasBerjaya Makati HotelBayview Park HotelHerald Suites PolarisFinal Thoughts COVID-19 Protocols to Remember Before Booking While most hotels and resorts are now allowed to operate, it doesn’t mean that you can be complacent when it comes to COVID-19 prevention. Take note of these COVID-19 protocols when planning a weekend outing with your family and friends. Book only hotels that are DOT-accredited. Not all hotels are allowed to operate. Make sure you’re booking a DOT-accredited hotel to ensure that the hotel is following proper COVID-19 protocols. You can check out the list of accredited hotels here[2]. As much as possible, don’t bring children yet. Since Metro Manila mayors unanimously rejected the idea of letting minors inside malls[3], consider not letting children in your family go out anywhere….

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7 Travel Destinations in the Philippines You Can Visit in the New Normal

Right now, your feet are probably itching to go out and travel again. However, the Covid-19 pandemic is nowhere near over. Does this mean you should say goodbye to your 2021 travel plans? Well, not really. There’s a bit of good news for travelers. The government is now allowing tourists to travel within the Philippines. This means that people from Metro Manila can now go to other locations in the country that are not on lockdown,  This means that you can satisfy your wanderlust after all. With that said, what travel destinations in the Philippines can you visit in the new normal? Wonder no more because we came up with a list of travel destinations in the Philippines. We guarantee that all these beautiful places will heal your soul and help you get rid of those pandemic blues. Table of ContentsNew Normal Travel Destinations in the Philippines1. Siargao2. Ilocos Sur3. Baguio4. Pangasinan5. Boracay6. Coron7. TagaytayTravel Restrictions in the PhilippinesOther Travel Requirements to Take Note Of Final Thoughts New Normal Travel Destinations in the Philippines 1. Siargao You can’t talk about Siargao without mentioning the words “surfing,” “beach,” and “beautiful.” However, these words are not enough to perfectly capture the essence of this paradise. It’s hard to explain the allure of the island, though. You need to personally experience what this place has to offer! New Normal Accessibility: Siargao, which is part of the Surigao del Norte province, is open to domestic tourists. What to Do in Siargao If you’re a big fan of surfing, Siargao will definitely be your heaven…

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Travel Essentials in the New Normal: 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 medicine, wallet, or worse, your passport! Don’t just toss stuff into your bag. You’ll tend to leave out stuff that way. Packing for a trip shouldn’t be just an after-thought—it’s a critical part of your travel planning. Keep this travel essentials checklist handy for when you prepare for your next vacation in the new normal. Table of ContentsNew Normal EssentialsTravel DocumentsBags for Holding Your Travel EssentialsTravel Toiletries KitMedical SuppliesTravel WardrobeTravel Clothing for WomenTravel Clothing for MenTravel Tech Must-HavesTravel Essentials for Comfort and ConvenienceFinal Thoughts New Normal Essentials Face mask – No questions asked, you need to bring and wear a face mask. A face mask is your first layer of protection against the coronavirus. If you’re traveling for days, bring a box of surgical face masks so you won’t have to reuse your mask. Face shield – Airports, malls, and other public places now require the wearing of face shields. This new normal essential should always be in your travel checklist. Rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer – When you can’t wash your hands with soap and water, rubbing alcohol is your next line of defense. Always carry a bottle of alcohol spray for when you need to sanitize your hands, documents, chairs, and everything else! Tissue or wet wipes – Do you know that the coronavirus can live on steel surfaces for 2 to 3…

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12.12 Online Sales You Shouldn’t Miss from 19 Websites and Apps

Shopping for gifts this Christmas? Or perhaps you want to treat yourself to some clothes and shoes? You can satisfy your shopping and dining cravings and save some money this month. Here’s a roundup of various 12.12 online sales that you shouldn’t miss this holiday season—we’ve got electronic deals, fashion deals, and furniture deals online. Check them out! Table of Contents12.12 Best Online Sales1. Lazada 12.12 Grand Christmas Sale2. Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale3. Zalora Great Christmas Sale4. ShopSM 12.12 SaleBest Beauty Deals for December 20201. Innisfree x Lazada2. Sephora Philippines 12.12 Online Fever Sale3. BeautyMnl 12.12 Super SaleBest Gadgets and Electronics Deals1. Abenson 12.12 Awesome Deals2. Samsung Gadgets and Electronics DealsBest Fashion, Shoes, and Clothing Deals1. Matthews Holiday Steals Promo2. Shein 12.12 Year-End Pre-Sale3. Keds Holiday Sneaker DealsBest Online Food Deals for December1. McDonald’s Online Holiday Deals2. Pancake House Choose Any Two for PHP 399 Promo3. LalaFood Promos in December 20204. GrabFood Promos in December 20205. Foodpanda Promos in December 2020Other Exciting Online Sales to Watch Out1. Toys R Us Joyful Holideals2. BLIMS Holiday Sale 2020Final Thoughts 12.12 Best Online Sales 1. Lazada 12.12 Grand Christmas Sale Get awesome discounts on Lazada’s 12.12[1] online sale this year. Grab the best deals on beauty, gadgets, home, and even pet care when you shop at LazMall. There are also daily flash sales happening on the Christmas Sale, so don’t miss out! Sale period: December 12 to 14, 2020 Best Deals from Lazada 12.12 Discount vouchers and daily flash sales Use your Lazada Wallet and save up to PHP 1,212 Free shipping with…

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Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Loved Ones in 2020

It’s the last few days of November, which means the mad dash to shop for gifts have already begun. COVID-19 may have made family gatherings more difficult, but that doesn’t mean the spirit of the season is dead. But what if you’re still deciding what to give your loved ones for Christmas? Don’t worry, this list of fun Christmas gift ideas will help lead you to the perfect gift. From the youngest member of your family to the most difficult person to find gifts for, this list will definitely include everyone and every budget. Also, these gifts are all online so you don’t have to join the long lines at malls or shopping centers. Take a look at your options and enjoy your holiday online shopping spree. Table of ContentsBest Christmas Gift Ideas Under PHP 10,000Bamboo Clothes Rack 7-Tier StorageGoRiser Laptop Standing Desk RiserSony WF-SP700N Wireless Noise-Canceling HeadphonesForerunner 45 SmartwatchVersit Commuter BikeBest Christmas Gift Ideas Under PHP 5,000Gundam HGBD:R 1/144 Gundam Justice KnightStarbucks 16oz Stainless Steel TumblerOversized Cotton HoodieLogitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth KeyboardAvery Classic Low for WomenBest Christmas Gift Ideas Under PHP 1,000Basketball Set Magneto Basket Memo BoardFirefly Rechargeable Fan with Night LightK-Drama Oppa Planner 2021 Large Capacity Salad SpinnerKemilng Wooden Chess SetFinal Thoughts Best Christmas Gift Ideas Under PHP 10,000 Bamboo Clothes Rack 7-Tier Storage Price: PHP 6,799 at The Bamboo Company[11] Ideal for: family and relatives who love to #OOTD A good #OOTD Instagram post won’t be complete without a proper wardrobe to house all your choices. Gift your trendy loved ones this minimalist clothes rack from The Bamboo Company. Aside…

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Impulsive Financial Decisions to Avoid in the New Normal

The “new normal” is far from the buzzword[1] we all knew when the pandemic started. Basically, we’re living in the new normal now and all things considered, we’re doing okay–except for the impulse purchases and other financial setbacks along the way. It’s okay to stumble and fall when it comes to your finances, as long as you know the importance of bouncing back. That includes avoiding these impulsive decisions that a few of us probably already made in the new normal. Better take note while you can. Table of ContentsSpending on Impulse PurchasesStarting a Business Without a Stable IncomeStart a New Hobby Just BecauseHoarding All the EssentialsWithdrawing All Your InvestmentsPanicking About the FutureFinal Thoughts Spending on Impulse Purchases It’s normal to feel bleak about the future. It becomes wrong when you use it to justify adopting a YOLO lifestyle all of a sudden. Obviously, this isn’t the time to use your hard-earned savings to splurge on things you’ve always wanted but the pesky adult responsibilities prevent you from doing so. COVID-19 isn’t a life sentence—you still have a future to look forward to. Read more: 7 Questions to Re-Think Your Budget Strategy During COVID-19 Starting a Business Without a Stable Income Don’t let unemployment plant risky ideas into your head. Sure, the job market isn’t necessarily welcoming these days, but it’s not a license to bet every money you have to start the business you’ve always wanted. Don’t give up on finding a new job and be patient when it comes to earning capital. You will always need a fallback…

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Sulit Tiangges in the Philippines for Budget Shoppers

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 especially now that we are still facing a pandemic, nothing beats the experience of searching the best deals at every tiangge stall and haggling to get the lowest price possible. If online shopping isn’t your thing, consider value-for-money tiangges in the Philippines. Just remember to follow health and safety guidelines such as wearing a face mask and physical distancing. Table of ContentsTaytay TianggeTaytay Tiangge ScheduleTaytay Tiangge AddressHow to go to Taytay TianggeDivisoriaDivisoria ScheduleDivisoria AddressHow to go to Divisoria:Tutuban Night MarketTutuban Night Market ScheduleTutuban Night Market AddressHow to go to Tutuban Night Market:Baclaran MarketBaclaran Tiangge ScheduleBaclaran Market AddressHow to go to Baclaran Market:Quiapo MarketQuiapo Market ScheduleQuiapo Market AddressHow to go to Quiapo Market:Greenhills Shopping CenterGreenhills Mall ScheduleGreenhills Shopping Center AddressHow to go to Greenhills Shopping Center:Market! Market!Market! Market! ScheduleMarket! Market! AddressHow to go to Market! Market!:Dapitan TianggeDapitan Tiangge ScheduleDapitan Tiangge AddressHow to go to Dapitan Tiangge:Salcedo Saturday MarketSalcedo Saturday Market ScheduleSalcedo Market AddressHow to go to Salcedo Saturday Market:Final Thoughts Taytay Tiangge Best place to shop for: Clothes, shoes, sportswear, bags, novelty items Taytay, the country’s garment capital,  is home to the perfect budget shopping destination for Pinoy fashionistas: Taytay Tiangge. Cheap meets quality in this popular fashion flea market. Designed and manufactured locally, product selections in Taytay Tiangge include shirts, blouses, dresses, shorts, pants, skirts, sportswear, sleepwear, bags, and more. It’s advisable to go for a Taytay tiangge haul…

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10 Online Toy Stores in the Philippines for Kids and Grown-ups

It’s just a few weeks before Christmas. Nothing—not even the pandemic—can stop us from spreading the holiday cheers. Put a smile on the kids’ faces by gifting them with cool toys. If you’re a hobbyist, treat yourself by collecting more toys. If you’re feeling uncomfortable and wary of going to the mall for your Christmas gift shopping, your best bet is to shop for gifts online. Good thing, some toy stores in the Philippines have launched their own online stores, so people can shop from home instead of flocking to the malls. Here’s a list of online toy stores in the Philippines where you can buy gifts for your children, nieces, nephews, godchildren, or yourself. Table of ContentsOnline Toy Stores in the Philippines for Kids1, Toy Kingdom Online Store2. Toys R Us Online Store3. ToyMart4. AllToys5. Toytown Online StoreOnline Toy Stores in the Philippines for Grown-ups1. Anotoys Collectibles2. Big Boys Toys Store3. Funko Philippines Online Store4. Pops by Comic Odyssey Online Store5. Toyzone XpressFinal Thoughts Online Toy Stores in the Philippines for Kids 1, Toy Kingdom Online Store Do you always buy gifts for the kids from Toy Kingdom? No need to go to the mall to do that this time. You’ll be glad to know that you have not just one but three ways to shop online at one of the most popular toy stores in the Philippines. Toy Kingdom opened its e-commerce website in September 2020 for customers who prefer to shop online. The Toy Kingdom online store has guaranteed delivery services and a 15-day return policy. Alternatively,…

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5 Pinoy Movie Sites to Keep You and Your Loved Ones Entertained

Christmas in the Philippines won’t be the same without a trip to the cinema. However, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, most Filipinos won’t have the luxury of enjoying the annual family film viewing. But while movie theaters are still closed, it doesn’t mean the fun stops this year. There’s always another way and in this case, you can still have a movie night via various Pinoy movie sites. That’s right, you don’t have to leave home to enjoy a movie or two with your loved ones. From the latest Pinoy blockbuster to classic Pinoy films, you can always find the titles you’re looking for, assuming you know where to look. Here’s a quick guide to get you started. Table of ContentsWhere to Watch Filipino Movies OnlineNetflixiFlixiWantCignal PlayYouTubeFinal Thoughts Where to Watch Filipino Movies Online Netflix As one of the biggest streaming services in the world, you can’t go wrong with Netflix. Their local library boasts a variety of Filipino movies, from popular rom-coms to critically-acclaimed films. Recently, Netflix started hosting local TV titles as well, most prominently the ever-famous Ang Probinsyano series. Netflix plans start at PHP 149 for mobile devices and top at PHP 549 for all exclusive features. Moneymax Recommends: Pinoy Movies to Watch on Netflix Saving Sally – This 2016 film starring Rhian Ramos and Enzo Marcos tells the story of a comic book artist’s quest to save the love of his life from all her troubles. It features a combination of gorgeous animation and stellar acting from the two starring leads. It’s a fun and thoughtful movie that everyone…

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