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Chinese New Year 2020: 8 Exciting Deals to Welcome the Year of the Metal Rat

The rat is the first sign in the Chinese zodiac. This zodiac sign in Chinese astrology signifies vitality. And because Chinese New Year 2020 starts the Year of the Metal Rat, it’s considered a year of new beginnings. With the Year of the Rat officially starting on January 25, the city will be once more […]

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11 Must-Have Phones and Gadgets for Your 2020 Wishlist

The tech world in 2020 is buzzing as always, thanks to the constant innovation of phone and gadget makers worldwide. There are no shortage of innovations when it comes to consumer tech, and 2020 is no different. It’s time to update your tech wishlist because you don’t want to miss any of these. Here are […]

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How to Apply for an SSS or Pag-IBIG Calamity Loan

This article was originally published on September 13, 2018 and was updated on January 22, 2020. After a devastating storm, flood, earthquake, or any natural disaster, it’s only logical to get things back to normal. It entails so many expenses: the leaky ceiling needs to be fixed, your flooded car needs repairs, you need to […]

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10 Steps to Starting an Online Business in the Philippines

This article was published on November 13, 2018 and was updated on January 21, 2020. Planning to make money at home by starting an online business? That’s a bold move you’re making. Guts alone will only take you so far. Many other things make a new business work. They’re so plenty, they can easily overwhelm […]

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Complete Guide to LTO Car Registration and Renewal

This article was published on February 18, 2019 and was updated on January 20, 2020. So you got a new vehicle, a sedan or maybe a top of the line SUV… Congratulations! Before testing out your ride, you need to make your ownership formal with the government. Car registration and renewal are essential in the Philippines […]

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NBI Renewal Guide: How to Renew Your NBI Clearance in 2020

A National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance has plenty of uses in the Philippines. This simple piece of blue paper is often a requirement for job and visa applications. It’s also honored as a valid ID for postal ID application, voter’s registration, and DTI business name registration. Regardless of what you’ll use this clearance for, […]

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Why Gadget Protect Isn’t Exactly Phone Insurance

If there’s one thing most Filipinos cherish the most today, it’s their smartphones. From the moment you wake up to the moment you go back to bed, you spend most of your days with a smartphone in hand. And whether you admit it or not, you probably drop your phone at least once a day. […]

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Credit Card Promos for Dining, Traveling, and Shopping in 2020

Make the most of your credit card use this year! Here’s a roundup of credit card promos in 2020 that offer discounts, rebates, freebies, and other rewarding perks for cardholders in the Philippines. Welcome Gifts for New Credit Cardholders in 2020 No Annual Fee Forever, Air Miles, and More Eligible cards: All Citibank credit cards (except […]

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GCash 101: A Handy Guide for New GCash App Users

This article was originally published on August 11, 2018 and was updated on January 14, 2020. Turn your smartphone into a virtual wallet—that’s what using the GCash app is all about. A mobile payment innovation in the Philippines, GCash has revolutionized the way people make financial transactions. With just a few taps on a smartphone, […]

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The Importance of Having Acts of God Insurance Coverage

This article was published on June 15, 2018 and was updated on January 13, 2020. Do you know that the Philippines is ranked as the third most disaster-prone country in the world (1)? We experience almost all forms of disasters such as typhoons, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. We never know when calamity will strike so […]

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10 Compelling Reasons Why Filipinos Trust Moneymax

“Helping Filipinos lead healthier financial lives.” For five years and counting, Moneymax stayed 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? Explore the […]

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Simple Acronyms to Make Budgeting Simpler in 2020

Congratulations for surviving the last decade! We’re not psychics, but we’re guessing that one of your resolutions for 2020 is to start budgeting and saving money. Now those are resolutions worth keeping. But in order to see a resolution through the end, it helps to have some budgeting acronyms to help remind you of your […]

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20 Credit Cards You Need to Have in 2020

It’s the start of a new year again. If getting your finances in order is among your resolutions for 2020, then one of the things you need to do is to find the best credit card for your needs. With the right choice and responsible use, a credit card can be a helpful tool in […]

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Ipon Challenges to Help You Hit Your Financial Goals This Year

Saving money is as easy as spending it—said no one ever. This is probably why Filipinos are trying different fun and creative ways to save, or even coming up with their own ipon challenges. When you take on a money saving challenge, you’ll hit two birds with one stone. First, you achieve your financial goal […]

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Complete List of LTO Branches in Metro Manila

This article was originally published on March 13, 2018 and was updated on January 6, 2020. You’re probably familiar of the Land Transportation Office or LTO. Branched under the Department of Transportation and Communication, LTO is the agency responsible for all forms of land transport, along with the implementation of transportation laws, rules, and regulations. […]

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Online Scams in the Philippines to Watch Out For

Technology connects people in a matter of clicks even when they’re miles apart. But like any good thing, there’s also a dark side to it. Having a fairly visible online presence—and sometimes any online presence at all—can open one up to the risk of online scams. Nobody likes getting scammed, but not everyone knows how […]

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48 Cheapest Cars in the Philippines You Can Buy in 2020

What vehicle can you buy with PHP 1 million or less nowadays? With high car prices in the Philippines driving buyers crazy, you’d think that your options for the cheapest cars are now limited. However, you’ll be surprised by the numerous choices—including hatchbacks, sedans, multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs), sport utility vehicles (SUVs), and pick-up trucks—from various […]

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New Year’s Eve Countdown Events 2020 for Families and Friends

The 2010s is almost over—how time flies! What are your New Year’s Eve plans? Just a few days left before 2019 draws to a close, but that won’t stop us from celebrating the start of the new decade. If you spent Christmas on a family trip or in the comfort of your home, you may want to […]

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Vacation or Staycation: 11 Cool Airbnb Rooms in the Philippines

In every vacation brainstorming session, there are questions that need to be answered. Picking which city to go to is the easiest one, but the deeper the questioning goes, the harder the decisions will be. One question is constant: “Where are we going to stay?” And while hotels are a viable option, they also tend […]

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6 Affordable Noche Buena Menus Under P2,000

How far can your PHP 1,000+ go when you buy food for Noche Buena? An analysis by the ABS-CBN Investigative and Research Group (1) found that a typical food basket with 11 assorted Noche Buena products worth PHP 1,280 in 2014 can now buy only two expensive items: ham and keso de bola. That’s the […]

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