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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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Hungry? Try These Convenient Food Delivery Apps Today!

This article was originally published on September 22, 2018 and was updated on December 20, 2019. Filipinos love food, that’s for sure. However, due to the soul-crushing traffic we encounter everyday and the highly unpredictable weather in the Philippines, we are often hesitant to go out and try new dining experiences. What makes it more […]

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[Battle of the Brands] SM Hypermarket vs Puregold: Which is the Cheaper and Better Supermarket?

Where do you usually buy your groceries from? For sure, you have shopped at one or both of the two largest grocery retail chains in the Philippines: SM Markets (which covers SM Hypermarket, SM Supermarket, and Savemore) and Puregold. You’re probably wondering which supermarket has cheaper products and better services. Should you stay loyal to […]

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16 Co-Branded Credit Cards That Can Help You Save Money

This article was published on June 12, 2018 and was updated on December 18, 2019. 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 […]

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Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Unique Gifts for Working Millennials

If the holidays is not only for children, who else is it for? Well for one thing, it’s also for millennials working hard to make Christmas happen. And if you’re reading this, you’re probably searching for Christmas gift ideas to give your Secret Santa for your upcoming office party. Reader, you’ve come to the right […]

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9 Tips to Protect Yourself When Buying a Used Car

This article was published on April 8, 2018 and was updated on December 16, 2019. You’ve decided to purchase a used car, and you’ve started to hunt for the right one for you. The next steps will be a lot trickier than the car buying decision. Of course, you want a vehicle in the best […]

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Philippine Holidays and Long Weekends Guide 2020

Two things any employee looks forward to the most: paydays and holidays. Well, who doesn’t? Holidays allow people to spend more time with their families and that much-needed me time before getting back to the daily work grind. Start planning your vacations by keeping tab of Philippine holidays for 2020. There will be 19 holidays and […]

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